September 26, 2017

The honeymoon is over (thankfully)

The honeymoon is over (thankfully) by Michael Spencer The honeymoon of President George W. Bush was, as political honeymoons go, better than average. The removal of the Arkansas mafia from the Presidential premises brought … [Continue reading...]

Is school out for Baptists?

Is School Out for Baptists? Southern Baptists consider the benefits of dropping out of public schools by Michael Spencer "Contemporary Christianity in America has become a self-absorbed culture of protection against everything … [Continue reading...]

Don’t know much about History

Don't Know Much About History Postmodernism turns off the History Channel At least once during any year, those organizations that attempt to monitor the effectiveness of American education send forth an alarm about the … [Continue reading...]

Why Do They Hate Us?

Why Do They Hate Us? Evangelical Christians are almost universally disliked. Is there a good reason? (2002) I don't really know why someone thought it was necessary to do a poll to see just who were the most disliked groups … [Continue reading...]

I Hate Theology

I Hate Theology Give the lawyers the day off -- It's the theologians' turn to be the scum of the earth The moment of truth There is a moment in every torrid romance when things go badly, the magic vanishes, and one looks at … [Continue reading...]

Eric Rigney: The Good Spell of Harry Potter

The Good Spell of Harry Potter by Eric Rigney Last summer I was traveling with a friend of mine, listening to the radio, when NPR broadcast a short feature on the Harry Potter books and the rapidity with which children were … [Continue reading...]

Wretched Urgency II: My not-so-guilty pleasures

Wretched Urgency II: My Not-So-Guilty Pleasures In which I disagree with John Piper and defend goofing off. by Michael Spencer Note: The original "Wretched Urgency" was an essay dealing with how a fundamentalistic concern for … [Continue reading...]

Our problem with grace

Our Problem With Grace Sweat. Hand-wringing. "Yes, but..." by Michael Spencer Q. 1. What is your only comfort, in life and in death? A. That I belong--body and soul, in life and in death--not to myself but to my faithful … [Continue reading...]

The glory of the nations

The Glory of the Nations How Common Grace Redeems Nationalism by Michael Spencer My friend Mark is a soldier. A Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. He just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, where he, in … [Continue reading...]

Girls tradin’ up

Girls Tradin' Up Femininity goes out with the trash by Michael Spencer It must have been three years ago that I noticed most of the girls in my classes were anti-feminine. They didn't just act like boys at their worst; they … [Continue reading...]