Answering Moe the Internet Bully

Calvin of Calvin & Hobbes fame was sometimes targeted for abuse by a bully, Moe. Unfortunately, Calvin’s clever retorts usually came to him hours after Moe’s initial taunts. I’ve got a parallel situation: a minor…

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Is Christianity True Truth, Or Is It an Evolutionarily Successful Archetype?

A friend of mine is something of a seeker, entertaining and exploring Christian faith and often apparently inhabiting it—but still struggling in a move from darkness to light. That’s the best way I know how…

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The Saddest Story I’ve Read in a Good While: Kids See through Adults’ Blindness to Natural Law

When I first heard the story below, about a New York City public school, I didn’t believe it. It seemed too convenient, like something concocted for a fundraising letter. My wife had the same reaction….

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The Allure of the Iron Cage: Reactions to Steven D. Smith’s The Disenchantment of Secular Discourse

Rcently, against my better judgment and somewhat by accident, I became involved in today’s predominant form of public discourse: an online discussion with strangers. I found myself the lone defender of the fairly straightforward idea…

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An Example of What You Can Get out of a Self-Helpy Book When You Must

My company offers incentives to employees every year to read business books. By this means I have gotten through some self-helpy stuff I admit I would have disdained otherwise. To be honest, I feel icky…

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The Story of Ἀρσενοκοίτης according to BDAG

The following is a paper I delivered at the Bible Faculty Summit. The “Puritan canopy” that once overarched our city-on-a-hill began to fray and tear apart long ago—though that canopy always had its gaps (and…

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