Category Archives: Life & Culture

dc Talk and the Influence of Faith-Fortifying Songs

20 years later, I’m revisiting “Jesus Freak.” Here is what has surprised me.

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“Who Should Raise Your Children?” When G. K. Chesterton Debated Bertrand Russell on the Ideal Family

In 1935, Bertrand Russell argued that “parents are by nature unfitted to bring up their own children.” G. K. Chesterton disagreed. Here’s how their debate went…

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Evangelicals and Catholics Explain What Marriage Is and Why It Matters

Time to look past past the misleading headlines and dig into the substance of the Evangelicals and Catholics Together statement on marriage.

Also posted in Christianity, Church Issues, Future of the Church | | 11 Comments

President Obama and the Problem of Religious Conviction

According to President Obama, certitude, conviction, and confidence are the drivers of religious conflict, not the content of religious belief.

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Andrew Peterson’s Tribute to Nashville

I just can’t get enough of Andrew Peterson’s new song about Nashville – “Everybody’s Got a Song.”

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Religion & Politics: Why We’re Always Talking Past One Another

If it seems like too often we are talking past one another, the truth is, we usually are.

Also posted in Christianity, Politics | | 3 Comments

The 6 Moral Foundations of Politics

Here are the six primary moral sensibilities, and how the Right and the Left diverge on the best way to apply them.

Also posted in Politics | | 7 Comments

The Hobbit and the Video-Gamization of Movies

Much of The Hobbit was about as enjoyable as watching someone else play a high-definition video game. In other words, not very.

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Your Mind is a Spin Machine

Our moral thinking is much more like a politician searching for votes than a scientist searching for truth.

Also posted in Christian Living, Christianity, Church Issues, Politics | | 6 Comments

Our Moral Compass Is Turned Toward Self-Righteousness

Psychologist Jonathan Haidt believes “an obsession with righteousness (leading inevitably to self-righteousness) is the normal human condition”.

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