Radio Lab: A This American Life Alternative

Before I got married I used to spend a bit more time listening to MP3s… There’s been a marked drop-off in my listening time. Why would I want to listen to anything other than the…

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Carl Trueman as Dove and Serpent

A follow-up on my last post: For a calm, loving, and incisive response to Lisa Miller’s pro-gay opinion piece in Newsweek, see Carl Trueman’s excellent article at Reformation 21. Carl Trueman is always, always worth…

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What Is Original Sin?

Alan Jacobs, in his new book Original Sin, lists “five distinct beliefs” which make up an Augustinian anthropology (or a belief in original sin): You must believe that everyone behaves in ways that we usually…

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Original Sin

“Original Sin: A Cultural History” (Alan Jacobs) I just finished Original Sin, an excellent book by Wheaton English professor Alan Jacobs (heretofore of Books and Culture and First Things fame). It’s obviously appropriate to argue…

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Liberty, License, Legalism

I recently recommended a message by my pastor, Mark Minnick. Here are my notes from that message, taken on my trusty Palm IIIxe. Minnick does something he rarely does: he chooses a controlling metaphor. In…

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