Culture and Education

Manipulation 101: How to Spot Heart-Theft and Stop It in Its Tracks

Recently, I published a series of articles on the personal, social, and political implications of the Bible’s Ten Commandments. The article on the eighth commandment—the prohibition against theft—included a small section on “manipulation” as a form of heart theft. This portion of the article triggered a number of inquiries, which has prompted me to follow [ Read More ]

In Defense of Private Christian Schools

Every year, private schools across the nation commence for graduation ceremonies. Yet, if many of today’s progressive educators are to be believed, the ceremony they participate in ought to be abolished or sent underground. They wish for public schools to be the primary—and in some activists’ view, exclusive—vehicle for educating our youth. Indeed, whenever the idea of [ Read More ]

Expressive Individualism: Our Twenty-First Century American Ba’al

During the middle of the twentieth century, the great German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote that the Western world was a “world come of age,” by which he did not intend a compliment; he meant that Westerners had learned to manage life without reference to God and that life without God is deeply unhealthy for individuals [ Read More ]

Join me for a Facebook Live discussion of Christian faith and American politics

Friends, please join me at 8:00 p.m. on Tuesday, July 24 for a Facebook Live event hosted by The Gospel Coalition. I will give three 10-minute talks, followed by three 10-minute Q&A sessions with Facebook viewers. Envisioning Christianity & Politics for a Secular Age Building a Whole-Life Pro-Life Ethic Cultivating a Christian Hope for American [ Read More ]