Over at The Atlantic, Andrew Santella writes about his lifelong obsession with Walker Percy’s novel The Moviegoer. Like Santella, I typically re-read this book every year or so. Unlike Santella, I’ve never found this childish or unhealthy, but after reading this essay I can see why, for him, it was. Santella writes that his problem was that he identified with Binx Bolling as a kind of role model “for the
Jim Crow is dead; Jesus Christ is alive. But, like a zombie, the spirit of Jim Crow keeps walking. The answer is a gospel that is as big as the kingdom of Christ.
Tim Challies posted a piece about the history of Riverside Church, in his digital walking tour on objects that explain American religion. The post made me think of a visit I made on a Sunday morning to that church, pastored years ago by the titanic liberal Harry Emerson Fosdick, some years ago. The service that morning included all sorts of items that were almost parodies of progressive Christianity, the announcement
The past year has been a blur for me, full of a move, a transition, and, at long last in keeping my promise to my kids, a dog. Here’s one new thing I’ve put off a little while, and I’m excited about: the new “Moore to the Point.”
Russell Moore answers a difficult question from a pastor who wonders how he should approach baptizing an autistic teenager who has expressed genuine saving faith, but has difficulty communicating. How should this impact the baptism experience?