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.…

Random reflections on lying

Discernment / Faith / Maturity and Flourishing / Scripture

“I’d like to move next February,” my mother told me. She looked me in the eye intently and repeated herself. “I’m going to move…

A Scholar’s Prayer (InterVarsity, 2018)

Faith / Scripture / Spirituality

A prayer for discernment Good friends of ours, Greg and Mary Jane Grooms recently introduced us to a poem, a prayer I have been…

Be of Good Courage

Faith / Scripture / Spirituality

It might be wise to resurrect a biblical greeting that was used when God’s people faced uncertain times—“Be of good courage.” The story goes…

The Birth of the Christian Worldview

Discernment / Scripture / Spirituality

Imagine a citizen of Rome thinking about the world the year Herod Antipas became tetrarch of Galilee—4 bc, the historians reckon. There are skirmishes…

Finding the Book

Scripture / Spirituality

A close friend told me recently that he can no longer read the Bible. He isn’t as angry as Frank Schaeffer, whose Why I…

Resources for Understanding Scripture

Books / Scripture

Christian discernment is not the process of applying minds and imaginations to issues of life and culture. It is, rather, applying minds and imaginations…

Responding to Questions About Old Testament Law

Faith / Scripture

Here’s the situation: A non-Christian friend asks how I can possibly take Old Testament laws against homosexuality seriously when other laws make provisions I…

At Peace, Always Troubled

Faith / Scripture

The greatest goodness is a peaceful mind. - Atiśa Dipankara Shrijnana (982-1054 AD, Tibetan Buddhist teacher) A sense of deep inner peace is a…