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Robert George

The end of comfortable Christianity…

The moment has arrived!  It is no longer easy to be a faithful Christian witness.  The operative words here are, of course, “faithful” and “witness.”  To be faithful is to be true to the truths of Christianity.

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Character--David Brooks

Whatever happened to “sin”?

David Brooks has been described as a “cultural Jew.”  But it would be a mistake to think that this New York Times columnist is just another secular journalist.  In articles, speeches, interviews and a recent book, Brooks describes

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Pew Research Center

The fastest growing religion in the world is …

Pure and simple, the future is the great unknown.  But the Pew Research Center’s “The Future of World Religions” should be taken seriously—given the massive amount of research that went into the report.  In sum, religion is not

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I Am Charlotte Simmons

The sexualization of the American college…

“Dorm Brothel” was published in Christianity Today in 2005.  In this article, Vigen Guroian provided a small window into the sexual chaos on American campuses that Tom Wolfe’s novel, I Am Charlotte Simmons, had chronicled in greater detail

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Humpty Dumpty

How getting love wrong leads to culture wars…

Humpty Dumpty is alive and well in contemporary culture.  His view of language has escaped the pages of Alice in Wonderland and shapes the most important debates of our day.  “When I use a word,” Humpty Dumpty said,

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Ed Stetzer

Living on the losing side of the culture wars…

The challenge of living in a post-Christian culture is becoming more and more obvious to more and more evangelicals.  The trends show movement away from positions critical to evangelical faith and practice. Evangelicals “must face the reality that we

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Consumerism--Oscar Wilde

The cult of consumerism – desire, distract, possess…

G.K. Chesterton wrote that “The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried.”  This pithy observation can serve as a helpful starting point for examining how well contemporary Christianity fares

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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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Living the Secular Life

How American culture produces irreligion…

One third of Americans under 30 are without religious affiliation.  When all adults are considered together, one fifth of all adults have no connection to religion—up from two percent in 1950.


These are the “nones.”  When asked

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Hunger Games-book

The Hunger Games and the Gospel…


 The Hunger Games and the Gospel” is the theme of two talks by Dr. Ted Sherman in The Humanitas Forum on Christianity & Culture, February 13 & 14.  In an effort to better understand popular

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