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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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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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Robert Louis Wilken

Living in hard times — lessons from the early Christians…

Pre-Christian.  Christian.   Post-Christian.  Roughly speaking, these categories outline the major changes in the history of the Western world.  We say “roughly speaking” because the West never became fully Christian.  And even now, it is not

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James K. A. Smith

Thinking carefully and theologically about technology…

“We shape our tools and afterwards our tools shape us” wrote communications expert Marshall McLuhan in the early 1960s.  His assessment of the various communications media (radio, television, movies, telephones, and computers) was simply, “We become what we behold.”

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True Paradox--Blog 2

How an atheist helped write a book on Christian apologetics…

The New York Times is an unlikely place for a favorable review of a book on apologetics by an Evangelical Christian.  Actually, it’s the apologist and his atheist friend who are reviewed, rather than the book.


David Skeel

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A Little Manual-Knowing--Meek

How do we know what we know?

We all know that we are knowers, but we seldom think about knowing itself.  For the most part, knowing is taken for granted until we encounter some really difficult problem.


What we may need is some “epistemological therapy,”

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Love the Lord with all your mind…

The Christian Mind is on all accounts a classic.  Its call to serious Christian thinking left a lasting impact on the careers of a broad range of Christian leaders, such as Mark Noll (historian), James Sire (apologist), John Piper

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Jesus Christ--Life of the Mind

Jesus Christ and the life of the mind…

The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind is undoubtedly one of the most significant assessments of modern evangelicalism to date.  Historian Mark Noll summed up his appraisal in the very first sentence:  “The scandal of the evangelical mind is

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Your Mind Matters--Stott

Responding to a legacy of Christian anti-intellectualism…

Your Mind Matters is a small book written by John R. W. Stott in reaction to the problem of Christian anti-intellectualism.  Stott asks, “Why should Christians use their minds?”


The absence of thinking Christians and Christian thinking (on

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