Donald T. Williams

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D. G. Hart's essay "The Evangelical Narrative: Getting Rid of the Church" (Modern Reformation, November/December 2008) is an insightful study of the nature of evangelicalism and its relationship to Reformation Christianity, and an incisive critique of what Hart sees as evangelicalism's resulting weakness in ecclesiology and approach to ministry. I find Hart's history plausible, his […]

Donald T. Williams
Friday, October 30th 2009

No modern writer has gotten more Christian truth into more heads than C. S. Lewis. His works of popular apologetics are full of clarity, insight, and good sense; his fiction glows with high imagination and wholesome wisdom. No one is better at showing us the contours of the Christian worldview in all their sanity and […]

Donald T. Williams
Friday, May 1st 2009

I am a Southerner. Lost causes don't bother me. We are used to them. And ours is not even lost-at least, not in the long run. In the short run, I am not very optimistic for our society or for the church. We as a society are trying to maintain our democracy while dismantling its […]

Donald T. Williams
Friday, September 5th 2008

It was disappointing that the movie version of C. S. Lewis's second chronicle of Narnia, Prince Caspian, did not stick as close to the story as that of The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. There may not have been more scenes made up out of whole cloth and gratuitously inserted, but the ones which […]

Donald T. Williams
Friday, June 13th 2008

This is not a flick to see lightly for entertainment. A genetically engineered virus that was supposed to cure cancer wipes out 90% of the human race instead, and turns most of the rest into mutated, rabid, aggressive, vicious, and very hungry monsters who only come out at night. Will Smith is a medical researcher […]

Donald T. Williams
Wednesday, January 9th 2008

I am not even going to get started on the differences in plot between the new Beowulf movie and the original poem; or even the differences in the characters. If a student watched this movie to learn about Beowulf for his English class and tried to substitute that viewing for reading the book, he would […]

Donald T. Williams
Thursday, November 29th 2007

Now that the Harry Potter series has finally been completed, we can look back on the whole Potter legendarium and draw some conclusions. Despite the hysterical rants of some Christians, the books are not occultic. None of J. K. Rowling’s magicians, not even the dark ones, has an attendant spirit or anything like that. Their […]

Donald T. Williams
Thursday, August 2nd 2007

Agnosticism is, in a sense, what I am preaching. I do not wish to reduce the skeptical element in your minds. I am only suggesting that it need not be reserved exclusively for the New Testament and the Creeds. Try doubting something else. – C. S. Lewis, “Modern Theology and Biblical Criticism” English professors find […]

Donald T. Williams
Wednesday, May 2nd 2007

“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

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