Movie Reviews and Evangelical Blind Spots

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 [...]

They Were Right About Us

It's been astonishing to watch fellow conservatives redefine everything--and I mean everything--they say they believe in order to defend President Trump. I'm now hearing from some that the President's vulgar and hostile remarks about NFL athletes' kneeling during the national anthem are not a gross attack on free speech. Why not? "It's a private corporation! [...]

A new way to read this blog

More times than I can count I've been asked how to subscribe to this blog via email. Until today I didn't have a way to do that. I do now. If you go to this link and fill out your name and email, you will receive new posts here when they publish. I wish I [...]

The Work, and Worth, of Writing

I've come to fervently believe that, especially as it pertains to the digital age, you get what you pay for. Many of us millennials, reaping the harvest of the emergence of the Internet, have been raised to expect much for free. The democratization of information that led to the "online writing economy" generated an ocean [...]

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 [...]

A note of welcome

I'm terrible at making meaningful "welcome" or "About me" pages. But since this is the inaugural post at my Mere Orthodoxy blog, it's probably fitting that I take a second and offer some preliminary welcome and thanks. Firstly, welcome to this blog page. If you've followed me from my previous home blog at samueldjames.net, a [...]