Stanley Fish and the Norming Norm

Who gets to define “normal”? Some in the deaf community do not want cochlear implants because giving them hearing would deny their identity. One sufferer of autism likewise wrote that the doctors searching for a…

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Does “By Faith We Understand” (Heb 11:3) Have It Backwards?

A Christian friend who struggles with doubt recently wrote me asking why I chose the name of long-time blog, byfaithweunderstand.com. Today I was thinking again about those four words “by faith we understand” and I…

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Have You Ever Doubted the Christian Faith?

A young aspiring pastor recently asked other pastors in a Facebook group what kinds of doubts they’ve had about Christianity, and what they’ve done with those doubts. I replied… I went through a several-month period…

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How to Read More Books in 2020

I was asked by a friend to write this. Thirty minutes later, here it was: Watch less TV. Don’t let it be your default evening activity. Love higher and better things. Don’t let social media…

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Fish on Facebook and Free Speech

Free speech issues have made the news recently as political tensions rise—along with distrust in and fatigue with social media. No one has helped me understand the issues at stake better than Stanley Fish. His…

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Bible Study Magazine Podcast Launches Today

Faithlife’s brand new Bible Study Magazine podcast, hosted by yours truly, launches today. ​The first season of twelve episodes (four available today; one released per week after this) is focused on how to achieve and…

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