|   Oct 4, 2017   |  

Are You “Struggling” With Sin?

Yesterday I noted on social media how frustrated I am with the common evangelical lingo of saying, “I’m struggling with…” fill in the blank with some persistent sin, anything from gossip to jealousy to pornography. I suppose there’s probably been… Read More

  |   Oct 2, 2017   |  

Where Is God in a Mass Shooting?

A few hours ago I was on the phone with a friend in Las Vegas. He and his neighbors had just lived through, and will be living through for some time, the trauma of seeing in their own city the… Read More

  |   Sep 28, 2017   |  

Hugh Hefner Did Not Live the Good Life

Overnight, we learned of the death of Playboy founder Hugh Hefner. Hefner is the iconic figure who not only made pornography socially respectable (and even more lucrative), but also spent a life constructing a “playboy philosophy” of sexual freedom that… Read More

  |   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