Steve Jobs

Low-tech parenting: Steve Jobs and other tech parents…

If you don’t carry a smartphone you’re old, odd, or eccentric.  You are hopelessly out of step with the times, according to conventional wisdom.  But is this wisdom?  Or, more precisely, convention without wisdom? 



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Kevin Vanhoozer

What are theologians for?

“Every Christian is to become a little Christ. The whole purpose of becoming a Christian is simply nothing else.”  These two lines state a crucial theme running through the last section of C. S. Lewis’s Mere Christianity.


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Dorothy Sayers

How the loss of doctrine makes Christianity boring…

Dull doctrine has long been blamed for ills of the Christian church.  Some seventy-five years ago Dorothy Sayers responded that the exact opposite is true: “It is the neglect of dogma that makes for dullness.”  In fact, the

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After You Believe - N. T. Wright

Cultivating the virtues, transforming character…

After Virtue is a book title that is descriptive of the time in which we live.  In our day, “The language of morality is in [a] … state of grave disorder,” writes Alasdair MacIntyre.  In other words, we

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Sloth, the besetting sin of our age!

Sloth has been considered one of the seven deadly sins for much of Church history.  It can be described differently when viewed from different angles.  In the world, it can call “itself Tolerance, but in hell it is

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T. S. Eliot

The Advent of Christ — Was it birth or was it death?

The passion of Christ is generally though to encompass the final hours of Jesus’ life.  But is that so?  T. S. Eliot’s imaginative poem, “The Journey of the Magi,” suggests that the passion began much earlier. 


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C. S. Lewis-2

C. S. Lewis, a secret agent?

C. S. Lewis’s remarkable resume has just become even more remarkable!  Now, we learn that in addition to being a novelist, apologist, lay theologian and brilliant lecturer, Lewis was also an agent for Britain’s ultra-secret MI6 early in WWII.

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Reclaiming Conversation

Making a case for face-to-face conversation in an age of digital connection…

It may be the techies themselves who give us some of our better advice in the debate about the use of communications technology.  Kevin Kelly, senior maverick for Wired magazine, has written that smartphones are the new “sugar and

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William Wilberforce

Learning from William Wilberforce…

How to live in our increasingly secular culture?  That is the question that many, if not most, Christians are asking these days.  But the answer(s) is not clear even for those who have focused greatest attention on various

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Living at Crossroads

The “unbearable tension” of living at the crossroads…

Should we fit in?  Should we hunker down? Should we retreat?  Should we engage?  How should Christians respond to the challenges of living in a post-Christian culture?  The answers to these questions will be decisive as

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