Jonathan Haidt and Greg Lukianoff have written an important new book titled The Coddling of the American Mind: How Good Intentions and Bad Ideas Are Setting Up a Generation for Failure. It's a lucid, eye-opening and (in my opinion) convincing work. I'll have more to say about it in a future post. But I wanted …
By Nate Martin Shared experiences are the foundation for empathy, care, and comfort. When Paul desires to comfort the Corinthians he reminds them that experiencing God’s comfort allows one to become a vessel of comfort to others, “Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of all comfort, who comforts …
No hashtag—and no Supreme Court seat—is worth ignoring the truth
Why Christians should take suffering that inflames unbelief far more seriously
On (not) writing about sin.
What fandom offers us is precisely the thing that virtually every other facet of our culture wants to take away: Self-forgetfulness.
The church owes Karen Swallow Prior a debt of gratitude for reminding us of the spiritual power of imagination.
So many things that we modern people add to our lives are utterly trivial. This is a spiritual AND political problem.
My answer in First Things: No. Excerpt: Warnings about the optics of Trump as a leader of religious conservatives aren’t totally misguided. Trump’s pro-life politics almost certainly arise from convention and convenience, rather than conviction. His rhetoric is incompatible with a holistically Christian worldview, and there may be some political blowback to the pro-life agenda …
A decade later, the Emergent Church discovers that you DO need boundaries. Just the right ones.