It’s All Bad News

From First Thoughts

My colleague at Houston Baptist University, Sara Frear, entered the blogosphere today. I think her inaugural piece, “No News Is Good News,” might be of interest to many readers of First Things . At one point she writes: But is the good really the norm?  With all the brokenness of . . . . Continue Reading »

A Satisfyingly Odd Book

From First Thoughts

Dean Koontz recently released the latest installment in his Odd Thomas series, Deeply Odd . These supernatural thrillers have gained quite a following among conservatives because the books reject moral relativism and critique America’s political correctness. Though they are thrillers, the . . . . Continue Reading »

Why We Don’t Have Lutheran Baptists

From First Thoughts

David Koyzis asks why we have Calvinist Baptists, but no Lutheran Baptists. He makes some good points in his piece . There is a certain awkwardness when discussing Calvinists within the Baptist tradition. Baptists are called Baptists because we baptize those who profess belief in Christ, while . . . . Continue Reading »

The Gods of Social Media

From First Thoughts

This morning I tumbled down a rabbit hole of divinely inspired social media. I always knew that I could connect with friends and acquaintances through Facebook and Twitter, but I hadn’t considered using those platforms to strengthen my connection to God. As it turns out the Internet offers . . . . Continue Reading »