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…

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…

More Challenges to Christian Ideas

Discernment / Faith / Pluralistic World

In every age and generation and culture Christian belief and practice has been challenged. That’s only to be expected since Christianity, following Christ who…

Busy, fast and distracted

Ordinary Life / Pluralistic World / Work and Rest

Last month I sat in a coffee shop in Portsmouth, NH —if you are ever in that lovely coastal city do have coffee at…

The New Copernicans: An Interview with Author John Seel

Books / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

In his The New Copernicans: Millennials and the Survival of the Church, cultural analyst, social-impact consultant, and author, John Seel, draws attention to a…

Building Wells In a Spiritual Desert

Culture / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

Ranchers have a choice: build fences or dig wells. Wells are the better choice. In the Australian outback there are two main methods of…