Can Reason Withstand the Death of God?

Freddie has written a post that forces me into the odd position of defending Sam Harris; the crux of which is the claim that once we accept the human mind as being a contingent accident of evolution, we necessarily must abandon any faith in the intellectual edifices constructed by such minds: For . . . . Continue Reading »

Not our Enemy

Russell Moore preaches one that everyone should hear, from 04 March 2010 at SBTS: Archived at Archive.Org if you want to podcast it and save it for later; you could also subscribe to the SBTS podcast and really give yourself a . . . . Continue Reading »

The OL and the NTJ

Something you should know about: the weblog Old Life: Reformed Faith and Practice and the sporadically published quarterly newsletter the Nicotine Theological Journal edited by my friend D. G. (Darryl) Hart and John Muether ( subscription information here and archives here ). Both the weblog and . . . . Continue Reading »

The Pretense of Capacity

As churches large, small, and at-large give consideration to the broad social issues of our day, one complaint that is frequently offered is that the church is doing little or nothing in such-and-such a field. The answer provided to resolve this complaint is that the responsibility must now lie with . . . . Continue Reading »

On the Square Today

First Things editor Joseph Bottum considers the recent health care legislation : Instead of falling—or rising, if the left proves correct—on the great wave of Armageddon, we must wait, in this trough of exhaustion, to learn what happens next. Our apocalypse is a slow one; it smothers us . . . . Continue Reading »

They Really Approve of Death Threats

The New York Times is a fascinating newspaper for the study of bias. Yes, of course we all have our biases and blind spots, and every publication has a point of view, but there is something about the Times ’ style and tone that suggest a loftier than usual view of their own objectivity and . . . . Continue Reading »

The Moral Character of Music

Does music shape not only our souls but the laws of a nation? Roger Scruton believes so : We know of music that is good-humoured, lascivious, gentle, bold, chaste, self-indulgent, sentimental, reserved, and generous: and all those words describe moral virtues and vices, which we are as little . . . . Continue Reading »

Chris Castaldo’s Holy Ground

For the sake of balance, there are good reasons why Catholics become evangelicals. Books & Culture’s “book notes” features a post by Mark Noll about a book written by Chris Castaldo who is on the staff of College Church in Wheaton. He writes,Yet as a former Catholic who . . . . Continue Reading »