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It seems that politics are becoming more and more disorientating, especially for Christians. Our outlook on goodness and justice is dismissed as outdated at best and regressive at worst, and we feel increasingly confused about relating our spiritual principles to our civic life. Some have proposed that we abandon society altogether to form our own […]

Harrison Perkins
Friday, December 27th 2019

In 1655, Puritan pastor William Gurnall began publishing The Christian in Complete Armour, addressing the “war between the saint and Satan […] so bloody a one, that the cruelest which was ever fought by men will be found but sport and child’s play” by comparison.[1] This commentary on Ephesians 6:11-20 totals over 1,100 pages in […]

Sarah White
Tuesday, December 17th 2019

Years ago, when I first began to read Lutheran theologians, I remember friends warning me to watch out. “Lutherans were weak on sanctification,” they said. But by that point it was too late. The work of Martin Luther had already begun to haunt me. The wild and paradoxical claims in his Heidelberg Disputation intrigued me; […]

Silverio Gonzalez
Thursday, December 12th 2019

Have Christians forgotten how to live well? Do we approach life with a different mindset than that of an unbeliever, or do we get caught in the chaos and stress of life? It is crucial to examine our lives in the light of Scripture and understand who God made us to be and how he […]

Ayrian Yasar
Thursday, December 5th 2019

Sarah Moore Grimké (1792–1873) and Angelina Emily Grimké Weld (1805–1879) were two sisters born into a slaveholding family on a South Carolina plantation. Along with twelve siblings, they were the children of John Faucheraud Grimké, a prominent judge and former mayor of Charleston, and Mary Smith Grimké. They were brought up in the Episcopal Church, descended […]

Sarah White
Tuesday, November 26th 2019

Noteworthy social commentator and Senior Research Fellow at the Faith and Reason Institute, Mary Eberstadt, follows her 2013 landmark book How the West Really Lost God: A New Theology of Secularization with her latest imprint, Primal Screams: How the Sexual Revolution Created Identity Politics. Both provocative and insightful, Primal Screams stands as a clarion call […]

John J. Bombaro
Tuesday, November 19th 2019

“Identity” is something of a buzz word today. It’s almost impossible to avoid discussions about gender identity, sexual identity, or racial identity in the mainstream media. So-called “identity politics” are increasingly dominating the decisions on Capitol Hill and the discussions at home. While this is a popular topic right now, it’s by no means a […]

Jonathan Landry Cruse
Monday, November 18th 2019

I spent three hours waiting in line at the social security office last week. It was first thing in the morning, and the line weaved away from the designated waiting area, out the door, and down the sidewalk. The waiting area was smaller than I expected for a government building in a largely populated area. […]

Sherrene DeLong
Thursday, November 14th 2019

True story: in 1965, Congress held a lengthy hearing to discuss the looming twenty-hour work week. According to their estimates, the rapidly expanding automation of the day mean that by the year 2000, Americans would have more free time than they’d know what to do with. Summer camps would have to stay open year-round. People […]

David Zahl
Tuesday, November 12th 2019

In Lovin’ on Jesus: A Concise History of Contemporary Worship, authors Swee Hong Lim and Lester Ruth offer a thorough, honest, and surprisingly non-polemical presentation of the development of contemporary worship practices. Rather than attempting to justify these practices or defend them against their detractors, the authors simply describe and explain certain post-1960 liturgical developments, […]

Micah Everett
Tuesday, November 5th 2019

Christmas is a time when we cross great distances and deep divides to be with the ones we love. For some, that might mean traveling to see family and friends in a different town or state. For others, it might mean taking small steps to overcome conflict with someone in your family. Christmas is a […]

Eric Landry
Friday, November 1st 2019

How the Body of Christ Talks: Recovering the Practice of Conversation in the Church By C. Christopher Smith Brazos Press, 2019 222 pages (paperback), $16.99 Some of the most profitable, God-glorifying, and personally challenging conversations I’ve had in the last decade occurred with a deacon in my local church. With our union in Christ at […]

Matt Boga
C. Christopher Smith
Friday, November 1st 2019

Christ the Heart of Creation By Rowan Williams Bloomsbury, 2018 304 pages (hardcover), $35.00 I have always had a somewhat ambivalent attitude to Rowan Williams. I find his own positive theology to be of the banal liberal variety that causes damage to the church. His time as archbishop of Canterbury was, in a sense, the […]

Carl R. Trueman
Rowan Williams
Friday, November 1st 2019

Essential Writings of Meredith G. Kline Introduction by Jonathan G. Kline Biographical Sketch by Meredith M. Kline Hendrickson, 2017 330 pages (hardcover), $29.95 In a festschrift for Professor Moshe Greenberg, Tehillah le-Moshe (Eisenbrauns, 1997), the editors’ appreciation honored the scholar in the following manner: “His life-work is a demonstration that the study of ancient texts […]

Zach Keele
Jonathan G. Kline
Friday, November 1st 2019

On a clear day, I can see the Italian Alps from the balcony in my study. Their impressive form stares at me like the imposing faces of majestic giants, sculpted by deep lines of grey and green, crowned with snow-topped peaks. Living in Milan, I know that the Alps are never far away. Although a […]

Michael Brown
Friday, November 1st 2019

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

Picture of J. Ligon Duncan, IIIJ. Ligon Duncan, IIISenior Minister, First Presbyterian Church
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“Modern Reformation has championed confessional Reformation theology in an anti-confessional and anti-theological age.”

Picture of J. Ligon Duncan, IIIJ. Ligon Duncan, IIISenior Minister, First Presbyterian Church
Magazine Covers; Embodiment & Technology