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The Shining Men
November 16, 2017
In shining cities made of gold, shining men were kings, They made the art, the songs, the shows, and dimmer men believed, That all was gold and shined quite bright, in citadels so strong, None could believe or dream that all gold would go wrong. As time went by the gold grew faint, and needed fresh […]
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Trinitarian Politics and Trending Totalitarianism
March 4, 2016
Trinitarian Politics and Trending Totalitarianism
As a pastor, a Christian, and an American, I’m feeling increasingly alienated from my country’s political process. I’m probably not the only one. It may not surprise you that a pastor isn’t happy with politics. But what may surprise you is why. It’s not because I’m a shill for the Republican or Democratic parties. Neither is my […]
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Revelation v. Speculation
February 5, 2016
How can we know God? This question comes up when I teach Life and Doctrine more than any other. We, having been brought up under the tutelage of a thorough-going secularism, want a sort of logical, mathematical proof of God’s existence. They’re asking, “How can I get from where I am up to truth about God?” The truth […]
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Social Justice Needs Personal Righteousness
January 18, 2016
“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly affects all indirectly.” – Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., Letter from a Birmingham Jail We live in the day and age of the social justice warrior — the young man […]
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Crisis Fatigue, Cowardice, and Christian Genocide
August 11, 2014
I’m weary of war. And poverty. And disease. And large-scale crises of any kind, really. I’m soul-tired of decade-long conflicts — of men from my generation dying in deserts across the globe. I’m exhausted of the internet and cable news which delivers evidence of the fall before my very eyes all the time. In short, I’ve got […]
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News and Views Roundup
July 26, 2014
Here are some stories and articles that have garnered my attention this week. Marriage for the Common Good James K.A. Smith is a Philosophy Prof at Calvin College, and a generally stupendous fellow who spins a solid stream of social commentary. Over at Cardus he wrote a great article called Marriage for the Common Good. […]