The Millennial Existential Experience

Maturity and Flourishing / Pluralistic World

He stood out in a room of forty balding pastors. Most were old and graying with the settled paunch of a largely inactive lifestyle.…

Once Upon a River (Diane Setterfield, 2018)

Art / Books / Discernment

Seeing into other worlds -- in a novel Friends recommended Once Upon a River to us over dinner, saying it was one of their…

The Pioneers (David McCullough, 2019)

Books / Discernment

A problem in story telling David McCullough knows how to tell a good story, and as a historian has published a series of well…

Science & The Good (James Hunter & Paul Nedelisky, 2018)

Books / Pluralistic World

A scientific morality To be plausible a worldview needs to be able to account for morality. It’s not a surprise then, that in the…

Discerning Cultural Liturgies

Culture / Discernment / Pluralistic World

In Desiring the Kingdom, philosopher James K. A. Smith says that to be culturally discerning we need to view and respond Christianly to our…

Discernment Exercise: Cultural Lies

Culture / Discernment / Exercises

Lies We’re Being Told In the April 15, 2019 issue of The New York Times, columnist David Brooks published a thoughtful opinion piece titled,…

Race, Economics and Apologetics: Is There a Connection? (Luke Bobo; 2019)

Books / Community / Pluralistic World / Scripture

Embodying the gospel Margie and I heard Luke Bobo—no stranger to the pages of Critique—speak on this topic and hoped to publish his talk.…

Leadership in Turbulent Times (Doris Kearns Goodwin, 2018)

Books / Pluralistic World

Studies in leadership Doris Kearns Goodwin is the best sort of historian: a careful scholar who teaches by telling compelling stories. In Leadership in…

Brief Answers to the Big Questions (Stephen Hawking, 2018)

Books / Discernment / Pluralistic World

The Reason for No God My first thought upon picking up Stephen Hawking’s 2018 book, Brief Answers to the Big Questions is that it is…