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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A Must-Read Piece Featuring a Number of My Favorite Writers

I read pretty much everything Alan Jacobs writes. This piece is at the top of the list of must-reads. It’s his assessment of the major storm between two conservatives: Sohrab Ahmari and David French. Let…

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Ron Horton: A Biblical Approach to Objectionable Elements

I had only one class with Ron Horton, Aesthetics—and I had to drop it when my little daughter was born. But I listened to enough lectures to know that the man was brilliant, and I…

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Review: Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion

What first attracted me to Rebecca McLaughlin’s Confronting Christianity: 12 Hard Questions for the World’s Largest Religion was the title. I actually assumed it was a non-Christian book. Second was the author: I read a…

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