Theological Thinking on Social Media…

In what may well be an unlikely turn of events in my fledgling writing career, I have been directing considerable energy toward media issues.  “Unlikely,” because I am not very tech-savvy.  “Unlikely,” because I have often been a bit of a curmudgeon when it comes to social media.  And I should admit that I don’t…

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Fact vs. Fiction

“Fact vs Fiction” had apparently been a teaching topic for my two oldest little kids at school. They were telling me about it… “Fact is, like, real.  But fiction is not real.  Fiction is stuff that’s not true.” I took offense. “You mean,” I asked, “fiction is not true at all?” “No, Dad, of course…

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Roman Soldiers, Jesus, & Heroic Little Boys

My 4-yr old son was playing with a forbidden set of toys this morning before I left the house.  They are forbidden by his big brother because they are his personal property, his collection of toy Roman soldiers.  There are figurines of Augustus Caesar—august and fierce with sword drawn—and a couple of centurions, armed to…

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Interview with Wesley Hill (Part 2)

This is the second part of our interview with Wesley Hill, author of Washed and Waiting: Reflections on Christian Faithfulness and Homosexuality.  (Click here for Part 1).  His book is a theological memoir about his decision as a gay Christian to embrace what is often called “Side B”—the choice of a celibate lifestyle.  Wes just…

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Interview with Wesley Hill (Part 1)

In Eugene Peterson’s memoir, The Pastor, he calls his activity as an author “heuristic writing.”  That is, he writes to think, to sort, to wrestle… not necessarily to explain tidily or to make authoritarian decrees.  “Heuristic writing” captures well what we are trying to do with this blog.  Our writing is a discipline of straining…

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Sex in the City on the Hill (Younger Evangelicals & the Culture Wars… cont’d)

Previous Posts in the series “Younger Evangelicals & the Culture Wars”: At War with the Culture Wars:  When it comes to high-profile moral issues, younger evangelicals seem more at odds with older evangelicals than with secular culture. “Not Your Aunt Gertrude’s Church”:  Are younger believers too hip to worship with “Aunt Gertrude”? (What about in…

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Bloggers’ Prayer for the week

[This is something I am planning to do every week as a reminder (more to myself than to anyone else!) that a Christian’s public speech should appeal to Someone wiser and better than the speaker/writer.]   “Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable to you, O LORD, my…

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