Karl Marx pointed out that Martin Luther “turned priests into laymen because he turned laymen into priests.” Marx was surely right in his observation—regardless of all that else flowed from his pen as an atheist.
Marx’s remark, along …Read more
Men despise religion; they hate it and fear it is true. To remedy this, we must begin by showing that religion is not contrary to reason; that it is venerable, to inspire respect for it; then we must make it …Read more
‘Awesome’ is probably the most overused—and most abused—word in the English language. The awesome tag gets attached to anything and everything: to a Grunge band, to a worship band; to cheese cake, to Jennifer Lawrence; to a friend’s new …Read more
The Gospel becomes something other than the Gospel if it is relegated to the private realm. Compartmentalized, privatized faith was not what the early Proclaimers of the Good News had in mind. Declaring what they had “seen and heard,” …Read more
The secular assault on the Christianity is, in essence, a project of banishing Christian practice to the private lives of believers. You can keep your Christianity if you reduce it to ideas, feelings, and experiences.
But the ferocity of …Read more
Soul Searching has been described as an “illuminating and disturbing exposé of the faith of American youth.” But, more significantly, for those of us committed to the teachings and practices of orthodox Christianity, Soul Searching is good sociology in …Read more