|   Sep 22, 2017   |  

Why Americans Love Doomsday Prophecies

Today I have a piece in The Washington Post on the phenomenon of doomsday prophecies. Here’s an excerpt: Here we are again. News reports are abuzz with a “Christian numerologist” suggesting that Sept. 23, 2017, is the fixed date for the end of… Read More

  |   Sep 14, 2017   |  

Will a Happy Marriage Prevent an Affair?

Whenever one sees a marriage fall apart due to adultery, one of the first things one hears is, “And I thought they were so happy!” Often, we tend to assume that couples torn asunder by an affair must be secretly… Read More

  |   Jul 3, 2017   |  

Independence Day and the Empty Tomb

A few years ago, I stood at the grave of Thomas Jefferson, and wondered. I was in Charlottesville to speak at the university Mr. Jefferson founded, and made my way up to his homeplace, Monticello. Standing at his grave, I was… Read More

  |   Jun 28, 2017   |  

Does Jeremiah 29:11 Apply to You?

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” These words are the John 3:16 of American cultural Christianity. Watch how often… Read More

  |   Jun 26, 2017   |  

Why Trinity Lutheran Matters

The Supreme Court just handed down a decision in the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Comer, Director, Missouri Department of Natural Resources. In a 7-2 decision, the Court ruled that the state cannot restrict a program of… Read More