Sep 22, 2009   |  

Top Ten Southern Novels

The Oxford American magazine recently asked 134 scholars to vote for the ten best Southern novels of all time. The Nashville Tennessean has an article about it here. Now, first of all, I haven’t forgiven the Oxford American for moving… Read More

Sep 22, 2009   |  

The Emerging Church: Right and Wrong

Blogger Trevin Wax interviews my friend, doctoral student, and assistant Robbie Sagers about Sagers’s recent writings on the emerging church. Sagers is precisely right to see the so-called “emerging church” as a more complicated issue than either the label’s enthusiasts… Read More

Sep 20, 2009   |  

Why the John Edwards Story Matters

The devil’s accusations against us are often true and so are sometimes, it turns out, those of the National Enquirer. Over a year ago the tabloids announced a secret affair and “love child” for former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.)—the Democrats’… Read More

Sep 8, 2009   |  

Sabbath and the Rhythm of Creation

There’s something kind of providential about lecturing on Sabbath the day after Labor Day. Today I’ll be discussing with my students the Sabbath and the rhythms of creation. I do this one day after reading a psychologist explain that Sunday… Read More