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

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 Three Journeys of the Christian Liberal Arts

I originally delivered this address (which pulls together several ideas I’ve chewed on at this blog) last spring and published it at The Anxious Bench. But it struck me last night that it’s actually better-suited to this time of year, when many of us are welcoming new students who may not understand or value the liberal … More The Three Journeys of the Christian Liberal Arts

Now Available from Major Retailers: The Pietist Option

We’re still several weeks away from our October 3rd publication date, but I’m happy to report that The Pietist Option: Hope for the Renewal of Christianity is now available for pre-order from several major retailers: Amazon Barnes & Noble Christianbook.com And you can still pre-order directly from the publisher, InterVarsity Press. As an appetizer, here’s a two-and-a-half-minute … More Now Available from Major Retailers: The Pietist Option

On Charlottesville: “This Is Not My Country”

“This is not my country.” That’s what I wanted to believe yesterday, as I stumbled back from a week-long vacation in the Rocky Mountains into the ugly events transpiring in Charlottesville, Virginia. Having intentionally tried to avoid the news in order to savor time with my family, it was bewildering to check social media in … More On Charlottesville: “This Is Not My Country”