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Renewing the Covenant

Good news, fellow Americans: It’s civil war time! The violence, praise the Lord, unfurls exclusively on the silver screen, where the tortured protagonists of Alex Garland’s new blockbuster—unimprovably named Civil War—watch America being torn apart in a hail of bullets. Who’s . . . . Continue Reading »

The Fullness of Time

How long, O Lord? The question is posed repeatedly by the Psalmist. It continues to be posed across the ages, uttered even by our lips in the shadows of a dark season. How long must I suffer this illness? Drag through this labor? Bear with evil men? Did not our Lord himself wonder this . . . . Continue Reading »

Christian Urbanism

Cities have figured prominently in the Christian imagination: City of God, City of Jerusalem, the Heavenly City. The single English word “city” has varied referents that easily blur our vision. But the image has lodged itself firmly into our religious politics. The “secular city” (a phrase . . . . Continue Reading »

Critical Grace Theory

As debates over critical race theory rage on, both in society and within the church, one important point seems to have been missed by all sides: Many of the most important biblical writers were among the sharpest critical theorists of their day. I may be naive to imagine that an appreciation of the . . . . Continue Reading »

The Great Forgetting

The rising generation of leaders knows next to nothing about the great thinkers who have shaped our history. Who can blame them? They have been educated during the Great Forgetting. We have embarked on a remarkable experiment: a society governed by those who have little knowledge of the humanities, . . . . Continue Reading »

A Prodigal

. . . If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there. —Psalm 139: 8 It takes a while for you to know what nought is.You answer Thou shalt not with your unless . . .You sell your birthright for a mess of pottage. You dream of mansions, settle for a cottage,but end up with the pigs a sloppy . . . . Continue Reading »

Pedagogy of Love

Whenever Christians have pursued the comprehensive pedagogy of the Shema, it has taken form in a civilization that expresses single-minded love for God and serves as a ubiquitous exhortation to persevere in that love. Continue Reading »

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