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Tim Keller in The Atlantic

February 22, 2011


Eleanor Barkhorn gave Tim Keller a nice interview in The Atlantic yesterday (“How Timothy Keller Spreads the Gospel in New York City, and Beyond”). The occasion? Tim’s latest book, King’s Cross: The Story of the World in the Life of Jesus, is released today. My favorite part of the interview? Pastor Keller’s easy and natural […]

Christian vocation in the Wall Street Journal

February 17, 2011


Here is a brief report by Rob Moll on the role of Christian faith in the world of business (“Doing God’s Work — At the Office”). He shares the comments of Stanford design professor (and EA co-founder) Dave Evans, who is to speak at the Yale School of Management Christian Fellowship Conference hosted by Christian […]

Issues in the new year

December 31, 2010


Don Sweeting has composed a list of cultural trends facing us in 2011. Tidbits include: “the West is still in a heightened phase of anti-authoritarianism” “. . . for the first time a Chinese city (Shanghai) ranked number 1 in the world’s most recognized standardized test for 15 year old students (the 65 country Pisa […]

Mathison reviews VanDrunen

December 9, 2010


To my knowledge, this review by Keith Mathison is the most clear-headed review of David VanDrunen’s helpful book, Living in God’s Two Kingdoms. I can concur with Mathison that I do not necessarily “object” to a two kingdoms view of biblical theology; there is much from VanDrunen (and Stellman) that I heartily applaud. In particular, […]

At least he got “three days” right

November 11, 2010


Given the paltry state of biblical literacy among the general population, I suppose one could make the argument that it is good to that Ryna Singel got the “three days” right. Look at Christ Took 3 Days, the Web 3 Months. Even so, how unappealing it is to me that a better metaphor could not […]

Mark Dever speaks about culture

October 13, 2010


I learned about this video clip from the Provocations and Pantings blog. It is worth a viewing because Dever addresses both the offense and attractiveness of the gospel to a watching world.

McCracken critiqued

August 20, 2010


John Wilson’s (of Books and Culture) challenging review (“Adventures in the McCrackenverse”) of Brett McCracken’s recent New York Times op-ed, “The Perils of ‘Wannabe Cool’ Christianity,” is quite helpful.  Brett’s piece received boatloads of comments from Times readers, so it is a worthy topic.  However, I too, was suspicious of Brett’s ability to critically engage the […]