I did not learn to care about unborn human life or about the centrality of marriage to human culture in my boyhood Southern Baptist congregation. I came to care about these things on the campaign trail with a Democratic United States Congressman from Mississippi. I won’t say that everything I know about politics I learned from the Mississippi Democratic Party. But close. As a young idealistic Southerner, I was a
“Mom’s not going to look comfortable in that casket.” That’s the newest euphemism of the funeral industry, according to the New York Times. The carefully crafted phrase is a way to tell grieving family members that their loved one will require a larger-than-standard casket. And, according to the Times, funeral directors are saying it more and more. In fact, the article notes that a new industry is emerging around the
Dr. Russell Moore discusses the new Revolve New Testament. Listen to his interview from Issues, Etc here: MP3.
“The child care crisis is so acute that child care workers in many areas of the country are unable to find adequate day care for their own children,” complains Patty Siegel, a child care consultant in California. Now, let’s stop for a moment to diagram that sentence. The absurdity in Siegel’s complaint is cited by scholar Brian Robertson as precisely the reason why Americans need to rethink the American pressure
Several years ago, a children’s animated film on the life of Christ jazzed up a bit the encounter between Jesus and the religious leaders over Caesar’s coin. In this version, after Jesus pronounced “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s”, he threw the coin to the floor of the Temple. As it rolled across the stone, the film pictured Judas chasing
Carl Henry’s Uneasy Conscience is back, and not a moment too soon. Over fifty years after its debut, Eerdmans Publishers has reprinted The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism. The importance of this little book might escape the contemporary generation of American evangelicals. In 1947, the young theologian issued a jarring manifesto calling for a theologically informed and socio-politically engaged evangelical movement. Henry indicted conservative Protestantism with an isolationism rooted in
Russell Moore discusses the Supreme Court’s Hobby Lobby decision.