“What should we learn from this?”

Many thoughtful Christians are generating helpful responses to the last month-and-a-half which model different ways Christians might think about what we’ve faced and are facing, from the sickness to the lockdown. For instance, here’s Carl Trueman [emphasis...

Calvin v. The Stoics

This post might only appeal to those of you who know that Stoicism has enjoyed a little bit of a revival in interest among evangelical Christians in the last few years. It seems that John Calvin had some choice words for the old Greek philosophers in book three of his...

God With Us Changes Everything

A few years ago someone gave me a copy of a movie about Corrie ten Boom’s life and ministry under Nazi occupation. I decided to check it out, but half-way through, I had to shut it off. It’s a little embarrassing, but I finally realized that I couldn’t take it. It was...

Deconversion Stories and Evangelism

On Monday night, Chris mentioned some prominent stories of celebrities who have recently “deconverted,”  renouncing their previous commitment to Christian belief. Some YouTubers recently joined the ranks of the deconverted, and it prompted a little spate...

No more Mr. Nice

What do you think? A Philistine has invaded our ranks, a shadow has swept across culture and crept into the church. He is a suffocation, a photo negative. He has become a false ideal, a half-truth, a silhouette: a man described by what he should not be rather than...