Can We, Will We Redeem the Vampire?

Books / Pluralistic World

Dracula (1897) In 1897 Bram Stoker published a book that drew upon numerous ancient myths from a variety of people groups that spoke of…

Wings Not Walls

Community / Pluralistic World

Bulwarks of safety Walls have been in the news. At various places along America’s southern border the U.S. government is erecting a border fence…

Postville I: Undocumented Workers, Immigration & Justice.

Community / Faith / Pluralistic World

Everything changed for Postville on a morning in May. At 10 a.m., immigration agents descended en masse upon the tiny Iowa town. They arrived…

Questions for Lost People

Pluralistic World / Safe Place

I had a stick of CareFree gum, but it didn't work. I felt pretty good while I was blowing that bubble, but as soon…

Engaging New Atheists (2): Three Consolations on Reading Dawkins

Discernment / Faith / Pluralistic World

Editor’s introduction When the New Atheists began producing books that quickly became bestsellers, I was interested to listen to what they were saying. I…

Questions from an Athiest

Faith / Pluralistic World / Spirituality

One of the selections Christopher Hitchens includes in his The Portable Atheist is from A Farewell to God by Charles Templeton. In it, Templeton…

Material Boy: On Artifacts, Discernment, and Elites

Community / Discernment / Pluralistic World

Andy Crouch’s Culture Making, is an important book written by an insightful writer. It warrants wide discussion. It is also strangely troubling. Perhaps this…

Overfed but Undernourished: Reality Television

Culture / Pluralistic World

In many ways, Reality TV may be the best example of many characteristics of television in the future.” ~Herb Terry (associate professor of communications…

Youth Culture and Growing Up

Community / Faith / Family / Maturity and Flourishing / Pluralistic World

It is impossible to think about “growing up” in modern America without considering the role of the “youth culture” which every young person—even those…