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Basil the Great: A Theology of Reading

When I taught humanities at a Christian secondary school, I spent the first week or so of the fall semester exploring how Christians should read because I anticipated that the pagan literature of the Greeks and Romans would chafe against my students’ delicate sensibilities and trigger . . . . Continue Reading »

Why We Need the Dark

Jesus taught that “people loved the darkness rather than the light because their works were evil” (John 3:19). As an anthropological and ethical statement, this is unequivocally true. But do we need physical darkness?In a National Geographic article entitled “Our Vanishing . . . . Continue Reading »

Time Poverty and the Sabbath

We all struggle with rest.The paradox of modernity, according to theologian Colin Gunton, is that “a world dedicated to the pursuit of leisure and of machines that save labour is chiefly marked by its levels of rush, frenetic busyness and stress.” Liberals and conservatives, secularists . . . . Continue Reading »

The Augustine Question

One of the wonderful moments in St. Augustine’s Confessions returned to me in force from out of the blue. Now, I’ve not been a Christian for long in my adult life, having been raised within the fold of the Church, but having fallen away for 20 years of my adult life until fairly . . . . Continue Reading »

A Pastoral Standpoint

I have no idea how long ago I received my review copy of Abide by Jared C. Wilson, but it has had me on a guilt trip every since it came in the mail box.See: Jared and I sort of met because we both started blogging at Evangel, and I think we weren’t supposed to like each other. He’s a . . . . Continue Reading »

A follow-up on the Death of Evangelicalism

A while ago I posted a few thoughts on the idea that Evangelicalism is somehow dying, and while we’re waiting for the next round of statistical data to roll in, the Christian Science Monitor — which first popularized the idea that Evangelicalism is about to collaspe — has come up . . . . Continue Reading »

Video Interviews: Michael Horton

Mars Hill Church Public Relations Director Nick Bogardus interviews Michael S. Horton, the J. Gresham Machen Professor of Systematic Theology and Apologetics at Westminster Seminary California. Dr. Horton is the president of White Horse Media, for which he co-hosts the White Horse Inn, a nationally . . . . Continue Reading »

The Poetic Language of Leadership

From Faith & Leadership at Duke UniversityROGER LUNDIN: THE POETIC LANGUAGE OF LEADERSHIPThe Blanchard Professor of English at Wheaton College reconciles the modern age with evangelicalism through the poetry of Emily DickinsonMarch 23, 2010 | Download this clip for free on iTunes U to hear . . . . Continue Reading »

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