Of Parties and Populists

Over at The American Conservative, Larison uses the NY Times/CBS News poll to argue that the Tea Partiers aren’t populists but rather “base” conservatives . He echoes Peter Beinart, who points out the differences between the Tea Partiers and the followers of William Jennings . . . . Continue Reading »

Science and Religion: A Review Essay [1]

With the ongoing discussions about Bruce Waltke’s video at the BioLogos website and his subsequent resignation from RTS, as well as the long comment thread here at Evangel about events in Genesis, I thought I would post some thoughts about the relationship between science and religion that . . . . Continue Reading »

Reading the Church Fathers

Here’s a very helpful introduction to reading the Fathers from Dr. J. Ligon Duncan III, delivered this past week at Together for the Gospel:For more from Duncan, see the interview Patristics for Busy Pastors, where he answers questions like:Why should a busy pastor invest time in reading the . . . . Continue Reading »

The Mormon Menace

A neighbor at First Thoughts  has found occasion (someone was listening to Glenn Beck . . . ) to issue yet another warning to any who might consider communing as Christians with members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.  Fair enough.  Since we Mormons (you may as . . . . Continue Reading »

Libertarians Against Nudging

Yes, Virginia. Will Wilkinson does the world a service and gives Glen Whitman plenty of space to air his deep concerns with nudgetarianism. At a recent panel discussing prospects for libertarian/liberal relations, I asked whether the real trouble, as opposed to liberaltarianism, wasn’t . . . . Continue Reading »

The Giant Vampire Squid and Leviathan

Goldman Sachs, colloquially known as the Giant Vampire Squid, may meet the fate that our sages of antiquity predicted for the sea-monster Leviathan:Raba said in the name of R. Yochanan: The Holy One will make a feast for the righteous out of the flesh of Leviathan, and what is left will be . . . . Continue Reading »