Movie Reviews and Evangelical Blind Spots

I have respect for the ministry of Plugged In and how they serve Christian families by flagging objectionable content in film. I think there's a place for this kind of thing and have availed myself of the site frequently over several years. But in my experience, evangelicals frequently place too much trust in services like …

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Latest Mere Orthodoxy blog: “Disappointed by Christmas”

A friendly reminder for those visiting this page that my main blogging has moved to Mere Orthodoxy. My latest, just posted, is a reflection for those of us who struggle in the days after Christmas. Here's an excerpt: The realization that it's possible to get exactly what you want and yet feel that hope has …

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Why Can’t Progressives Talk About Smut?

I have a piece at First Things today (my first ever!) on the uneasiness of modern liberalism when it comes to pornography. Here's an excerpt: Despite much emerging data, including research on the psychological costs of addiction, it seems that the American left rarely talks about porn and culture. A celebrity iCloud hack or the …

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