Bob Jones Seminary Conference Back On

Terrible weather postponed this conference when it was first planned last year (or was it two years ago?). Now it’s back on. I’ve got limited time, but I hope to hear several of the presentations live….

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The Mythos of Neutrality

The myth of neutrality isn’t just a not-true-idea kind of myth. It’s also a powerful-organizing-story kind of myth. The myth of neutrality is a myth in both dictionary senses: 1 A widely held but false belief or…

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David Brooks Is a Fundamentalist

An otherwise wise and helpful column from David Brooks—a column noting that it’s somewhat hypocritical for American liberals to defend Charlie Hebdo’s anti-Muslim provocations—takes an epistemologically naive turn at this point: Provocateurs and ridiculers expose…

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Condescending to Men of Low Estate

Stereotyping and prejudice are endemic to humanity. Conservatives have done it (and do it), and secularists it have done it (and do it). Your vision of a group colors your interpretation of actions performed by…

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Five Responses to the Newsweek Screed

The 9,000-word, Merry-Christmas, anti-Christian Newsweek screed opens with the following attempt at journalistic objectivity: They wave their Bibles at passersby, screaming their condemnations of homosexuals. They fall on their knees, worshipping at the base of granite monuments to…

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Five Reasons not to Sign the Evangelicals for Marriage Equality Petition

It didn’t take a prophet to predict this. So I’m not handing in my cessationist credentials when I point out that I did in fact say this was coming: an organized group of evangelical Christians…

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