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The Dark Side of God-Belief: Evil

November 19, 2013 by Scot McKnight<p>Any good solution to the big problems of life must deal at some point with “why evil?” If the apostle Paul proposed …

Why Men Like Jane Austen

From soldiers in the trenches to modern Millennial guys, the secret to why dudes read chick novels. Or at least watch the movies.<p>The stories have …

Evangelical Theology: A Review (of a section) - Mere Orthodoxy | Christianity, Politics, and Culture

Michael Bird has written a new single-volume systematic theology titled <i>Evangelical Theology</i>. His publisher, Zondervan, offered complementary volumes …

The mindfulness business

IN HIS 1905 book, “The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism”, Max Weber credited the Protestant ethic with giving rise to capitalism. Now it …

‘Dear Mr. Watterson’ Review

At one point in Joel Allen Schroeder’s 90-minute documentary about "Calvin and Hobbes," we catch a glimpse of the form letter that the comic strip’s …

Flannery O’Connor’s impact on an unbeliever

Flannery O’Connor’s impact on an unbeliever<p>November 14, 2013 by Gene Veith<p>Here is another excellent review of Flannery O’Connor’s Prayer Journal, in</i> …

Flannery O’Connor’s prayer journal

Flannery O’Connor’s prayer journal<p>November 13, 2013 by Gene Veith<p>Speaking of Flannery O’Connor, her prayer journal has just been published, dating …

Christianity’s Dangerous Idea

Christianity’s Dangerous Idea<p>November 7, 2013 by Michael F. Bird<p>Recently the “Festival of Dangerous Ideas” was held in Sydney featuring, among …

Obsessive Thoughts: A Darker Side of OCD

Depictions in media tend to focus on the compulsive behavior. Obsessive thinking like mine, though, can be debilitating.<p>"That's so OCD."<p>This comment, often traded among high school girls, usually regards someone’s organizational skills: properly spaced tab dividers, arrays of multicolored pens, or …

The End of Protestantism | Peter J. Leithart

The Reformation isn’t over. But Protestantism is, or should be.<p>When I studied at Cambridge, I discovered that English Evangelicals define themselves …

How to Become a Church-Planting Church

How can a church that has never been involved in church planting become a church-planting church? Many churches aren't sure where to even begin this …

Why You Shouldn't Judge Lance Armstrong (and Why You Should)

A new documentary about the cyclist makes the case for moral relativism: Don't be mad that he doped, because everyone doped. Be mad that he said he was the exception.<p>Last January, a few months after the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency report released a 202-page report that named former cycling champion …

How Many Astronauts Believe Aliens Exist?

All of them, according to former Space Station commander Chris Hadfield. At least somewhere.<p>Astronaut Chris Hadfield is a reasonable man, a former commander of the International Space Station, and a social media superstar.<p>He recently went on WNYC's Brian Lehrer show to discuss his life and career …

Catholic News Service

Vol. 48, No. 1<br>May 3, 2018<p>-- President Trump's executive order banning immigrants from certain countries discriminates against Muslims and is …

Paris Review - Peter Levi, The Art of Poetry No. 24

Interviewed by Jannika Hurwitt<p>Issue 76, Fall 1979<p>Besides having a wide reputation in England as a poet, scholar, and Oxford don, Peter Levi is also a translator of Russian and Greek writing. He has traveled extensively through Greece and Afghanistan. His travels through Greece, which began in 1963, …

How I Learned to Kill My Darlings

William Faulkner said, “In writing, you must kill all your darlings.” When I first heard that from my mentor, the late Andre Dubus Jr., I knew what …