The Assault at Wheaton… and the Importance of Interfaith Engagement

By now, I suspect most of my readers have read about an incident involving students at Wheaton College, perhaps the leading evangelical institution of higher learning. As first reported by the Chicago Tribune, five members of Wheaton’s football team assaulted one of their teammates in March 2016. The victim transferred to another school, while the … More The Assault at Wheaton… and the Importance of Interfaith Engagement

How You Can Help Spread the Word about The Pietist Option

Two weeks until The Pietist Option hits shelves! And I know that our publisher has already been sending out some pre-ordered and promotional copies. So as it starts to find its way into the hands of readers, let me suggest a few ways that you can help Mark and me spread the word about a book whose … More How You Can Help Spread the Word about The Pietist Option

Where You Can Hear Us Speak on The Pietist Option

Three weeks and counting until The Pietist Option hits bookshelves! I’m marking the occasion in SeaTac International Airport, waiting for my flight home after my first visit to the Pacific Northwest. Hard to imagine a better introduction to a region than one that offers these kinds of views: I was on Whidbey Island to give two talks … More Where You Can Hear Us Speak on The Pietist Option

That Was The Week That Was

Here… • As always, the acknowledgments section of a book is both the best and hardest section to write. • A new book contends that a 1928 diplomatic pact outlawing war was actually effective. Count me dubious. • And I offered two postscripts to my post on the Nashville Statement. …There and Everywhere • Over at The … More That Was The Week That Was

That Was The Week That Was

Here… • In some ways it’s not strong enough, in other ways it’s too strong, but it’s what I think about the Nashville Statement. (For another perspective… a British evangelical tried to explain why he signed the Nashville Statement, even though he regarded it as “far from perfect” and worried that its credibility was damaged.) … More That Was The Week That Was

The Nashville Statement: Theology for the Age of Trump

On Tuesday the Council for Biblical Manhood and Womanhood (CBMW) released the so-called Nashville Statement, “in the hope of serving Christ’s church and witnessing publicly to the good purposes of God for human sexuality revealed in Christian Scripture.” There were enough instantaneous hot takes as it was, so I thought I’d let the dust settle … More The Nashville Statement: Theology for the Age of Trump

The Big Five

As usual, I took a lot of time off from blogging in August. So I’ll present a Big Five rather than Big Ten list of especially popular posts: How You Can Help Minnehaha Academy How History Is Actually Erased On Charlottesville: “This Is Not My Country” The Pietist Option Is Not a Quick Fix How Historians … More The Big Five