Atheism Is Not Endearing

While looking for something else, I stumbled across this quote from the actor/atheist Hugh Laurie. I find my atheism is becoming more marked with each passing year. I once prided myself on a relaxed and respectful attitude to other people's beliefs, but I'm finding it harder to keep that up. I might find myself taking …

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Did Gandalf Rescue Evangelicals?

Yesterday afternoon I was watching the live stream of the 2016 ERLC National Conference. Specifically, I tuned into a panel that discussed how evangelicals could engage with art in a gospel-centered way. In the course of the conversation, one of the panelists, Alissa Wilkinson (a film critic that you should read), remarked that, in her …

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The Slough of Internet Despond

The latest nominee for Tweet of the Year comes from professor James K.A. Smith: https://twitter.com/james_ka_smith/status/764601247919771648 I am endlessly perplexed by people who say--and there are many who do--that social media and the internet "community" are the best measures of What's Really Happening in the world today. These folks will point us to Twitter if we …

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