Sex at the End of the World

In Huxley's dystopian novel, Brave New World, sex has been completely removed from any traditional constraints. Sex literally has nothing to do with procreation or love. In fact, these things are seen as dangerous, backward, and uncivilized. Sex must be love-less, child-less, and meaning-less. Children are taught to experiment from a very young age in … Continue reading Sex at the End of the World

Why Not Abortion? An Answer to My Teenage Daughter

Yesterday, I was on the road coming back from two weeks at a summer conference for high school students when I got a call from my daughter. She was full of questions and anxiety. Like the rest of us, she had just heard about the SCOTUS ruling overturning Roe. She had already seen students expressing … Continue reading Why Not Abortion? An Answer to My Teenage Daughter

The New Civil Religion

Stick with me through this first part. I promise it's going somewhere. In the middle of the 18th century, Genevan philosopher Jean-Jacques Rousseau wrote an important book on political philosophy called The Social Contract which still influences political theory today. Rousseau disagreed with many of the most popular political theories that went before him from … Continue reading The New Civil Religion

How Then Should We Live: Models of Christian Engagement of Culture

How should a Christian live his or her life in this world? We rightly assume that our Christian faith is not merely abstract belief. Our faith means something. It has consequences. It weighs upon and informs our decisions, our relationships, and our values. Or at least it should. After we have found the answer to … Continue reading How Then Should We Live: Models of Christian Engagement of Culture

Three Toxic Ideas on Race

See to it that no one takes you captive through hollow and deceptive philosophy, which depends on human tradition and the elemental spiritual forces of this world rather than on Christ.Colossians 2:8 (NIV) This weekend we were saddened (but sadly not surprised) by news of yet another mass shooting.* An 18 year old man walked … Continue reading Three Toxic Ideas on Race

The Consequences of Magical Thinking

Arthur C. Clarke was a science-fiction author. His most famous work was the screenplay for the Kubrick film, 2001: A Space Odyssey. He once pointed out that "any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic." What did he mean by this? Well, our experience with technology is based almost entirely on power and not knowledge. … Continue reading The Consequences of Magical Thinking

Asking Questions Doesn’t Make You a Relativist

Hello friends. If you are a regular reader of my blog, I want to thank you. I'm not writing as much lately just because, you know, life and stuff. I'm also working on another project that is taking a lot of my writing time. If you are not a regular reader of my blog, there … Continue reading Asking Questions Doesn’t Make You a Relativist

The Joe Rogan Experience

This morning I finished listening to what is undoubtedly one of the most listened to podcast episodes in the history of podcasting. You can listen to it here. In fact, I would encourage you to listen to it not because I'm convinced that everything said is absolutely true, but because being exposed to ideas that … Continue reading The Joe Rogan Experience

Dirty Mark

I never much liked Mark Driscoll. I don't say that because it is now fashionable to not like Mark Driscoll. I say that only to admit my biases here at the beginning of this post. I suppose in some ways I should have liked Mark Driscoll. I'm a white evangelical male who was entering leadership … Continue reading Dirty Mark