Category Archives: Books

Al Mohler undresses Rob Bell and the theological liberalism of his new book “Love Wins”

In a strong article, Mohler dissects Rob Bell’s noxious attempt to rescue Christianity from the Bible. He writes: Bell’s argument is centered in his affirmation of God’s loving character, but he alienates love from justice and holiness. This is the traditional … Continue reading

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A helpful but incomplete book: my review of Mere Environmentalism, by Steven Hayward

My review of Mere Environmentalism, a small book by conservative writer and policy analyst Steven Hayward, is now appearing in Flourish magazine.  It is a helpful, but incomplete, view of Christians in environmental work, which presents the clear distinctions between … Continue reading

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New chapter added in Americans: The Novel

John Ralston is gay, an active Christian, and a key character in Americans: The Novel. He is introduced in today’s addition to the online novel: Never lacking in energy or creativity,  was a favorite with the children and was also active in … Continue reading

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Americans. Chapter 2 now posted

I’ve posted the second weekly installment of Americans (the novel).   The World Series, a beautiful woman, politics.  A good start, don’t you think? 2. Jamie Bryant. The World Series.

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Americans: A Novel Experience

One of the most interesting questions in the great experiment that is the United States of America, now in its 235th year, is why the nation survives, prevails, and even thrives when at times it appears there is so little … Continue reading

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Three Men Somewhere Beyond Death: C.S. Lewis, Aldous Huxley, and John F. Kennedy all died on November 22

Three men of renown died on this date, November 22, 27 years ago–in 1963: C.S. Lewis, Aldous Huxley, and John F Kennedy.  Paul Sailhammer notes three very different quotes from the three men, and points to a book on them, … Continue reading

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Bush’s Turn: Now More Popular Than Obama, “W” Offers Counterpoints After Two Years as a Punching Bag

A presidential memoir from George W. Bush that will be released November 9 (note to my Christmas list) will arrive in a political environment very different than the one that saw him leave Washington two years ago.  In a poll … Continue reading

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Weekend Blogpost: Pro-life Cover of TIME, Is Debt “W’s” Fault, Christians Wielding the Political Sword, and more

 1.   The First Nine Months of Your Life:  Mere Comments points to the cover and cover story in the Oct. 4 Time magazine, that could suggest that the editors are acknowledge what many of us see as self evident: life … Continue reading

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CT Review of A Climate for Change: Global Warming Facts for Faith-Based Decisions

Nice review by Christianity Today of the terrfic book  A Climate for Change by my friends Katherine Hayhoe and Andrew Farley.  Mark Galli writes: I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of both the alarmist cries and defensive denials about … Continue reading

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Two large thoughts: on the restoration of responsbility and family as the conduit of virtue

In my reading this week I came across two large thoughts that are valuable for the start of a week, and anytime. They are appropriate in a political season, but also for all seasons of our lives.  1. Progress requires … Continue reading

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