A conversation between three friends.
In a landmark decision today, the Supreme Court effectively struck down federal laws against sports gambling. While the full implications of the ruling will probably take time to realize, most states in the US will likely sanction and promote (though, according to this ruling, they wouldn't have to) betting on professional sports, such as NFL, [...]
In reflecting on InterVarsity's recent decision, two things occur to me. The first is that critics of the decision need to realize that, even though fealty to IV's evangelical doctrinal heritage was clearly the decisive factor here, it wasn't conservative evangelicalism that forced this kind of move. Rather, the political and cultural pressure has been coming [...]
Today I have a new piece at Boundless.org, entitled "How Pornography Kills Ambition." I suppose I sound like a broken record when I say this, but it just can't be said enough: Online pornography destroys the self. And one of the ways it does this is by collapsing personality into secretive voyeurism. Here's an excerpt: [...]
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 [...]