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324 Untethered MindsAs a  prototypical, optimistic “progressive,” believing the world was getting better and better, and after …2019/12/01Notes on Books2019-12-01 00:42:34
323 “Social Justice” CasualtiesIn Why Meadow Died: The People and Policies That Created The Parkland Shooter and Endanger …2019/11/01Notes on Books2019-11-01 23:07:00
322 The Myth of the Dying ChurchSeveral weeks ago I began the Sunday school class I teach during the summer by …2019/10/01Notes on Books2019-10-01 23:02:00
321 Readable HistoriesBeginning with the “father of history,” Herodotus, most historians crafted interesting stories designed to appeal …2019/09/01Notes on Books2019-09-01 23:00:00
320 New Conversations on Faith and ScienceTwo months ago I attended a conference hosted by Faith Bible Church, a large church …2019/08/01Notes on Books2019-08-01 22:58:00
319 Suspect “Science” – the Low-Fat DietFifty years ago I regularly read Organic Gardening and Prevention Magazine—back-to-the earth publications urging readers …2019/07/01Notes on Books2019-07-01 22:54:00
318 Christian EthicsAs is evident in the New Testament, from the beginning Christians have been concerned with …2019/06/01Notes on Books2019-06-01 22:52:00
317 Facts, Not FearTwo decades ago, Bjorn Lomborg insisted (in The Skeptical Environmentalist:  Measuring the Real State of …2019/05/01Notes on Books2019-05-01 22:50:00
316 Solzhenitsyn’s WitnessSince becoming aware of Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn 50 years ago I’ve read—and read about—him.  He has …2019/04/01Notes on Books2019-04-01 22:45:00
315 Culture of FearOne of the more amazing contemporary phenomena—despite our very evident safety and comfort —is the …2019/03/01Notes on Books2019-03-01 22:43:00
314 Luther’s Reformation and Its ConsequencesIn his Requiem for a Nun William Faulkner famously said, “The past is never dead.  …2019/02/01Notes on Books2019-02-01 22:40:00
312 Contempt, Compromised, HoaxIn the 1980s Kenneth Starr was one of the legal luminaries circulating within the higher …2018/12/01Notes on Books2018-12-01 22:26:00
311 Who Are We?During the American Revolution, in his celebrated Letters from an American Farmer, J. Hector St. John de …2018/11/01Notes on Books2018-11-01 01:18:00
310 Medieval Wisdom for Modern ChristiansThroughout the past century a number of discerning thinkers have lamented the immanent demise of …2018/10/01Notes on Books2018-10-01 01:22:00
309 Hitler’s Ethics, Philosophers, DoctorsWhen driven to illustrate utter evil in history, many of us simply point to Adolph …2018/09/01Notes on Books2018-09-01 22:33:00
307 Leon Kass: Living a Worthy Life“Our society,” said Leon Kass two decades ago, “is dangerously close to losing its grip …2018/07/01Notes on Books2018-07-01 22:20:00
173 The Souls of Our YoungIn Soul Searching: The Religious and Spiritual Lives of American Teenagers (New York: Oxford University …2006/05/01Notes on Books2006-05-01 05:00:00
172 American Autobiographies: Buckley; Hillerman; MedvedIn 1951, when William F. Buckley published God and Man at Yale, there were millions …2006/04/01Notes on Books2006-04-01 06:00:00
171 Captialism & ChristiansReturning recently from a conference featuring some influential contemporary thinkers, I noticed a book in …2006/03/01Notes on Books2006-03-01 06:00:00
170 Disconsolate BritsRecent laments from some eminent British writers provide a somber appraisal of their nation’s current …2006/02/01Notes on Books2006-02-01 06:00:00
169 Original Intentions – Founding FathersAs a “new nation” America was uniquely shaped during the first half-century other existence. To …2006/01/01Notes on Books2006-01-01 06:00:00
168 Europe at RiskIn The Cube and the Cathedral:  Europe, America, and Politics Without God (New York:  Basic …2005/12/01Notes on Books2005-12-01 06:00:00
167 “Built to Last” and “Good to Great”I rarely read books on “leadership” or business management, finding them generally focused on “bottom …2005/11/01Notes on Books2005-11-01 06:00:00
166 Benedict XVIFollowing the election of Joseph Cardinal Ratzinger as Pope Benedict XVI, I have read or …2005/10/01Notes on Books2005-10-01 05:00:00
165 Pragmatism’s FoundersAmerican historians generally note that “pragmatism” is this nation’s only uniquely homespun philosophy.  Now most …2005/09/01Notes on Books2005-09-01 05:00:00
164 Rodney Stark’s Church HistoryFor several decades Rodney Stark, currently a sociology professor at Baylor University, devoted himself to …2005/08/01Notes on Books2005-08-01 05:00:00
163 Churchill & Reagan SpeakFew historians today question the significance of Winston Churchill and Ronald Reagan.  Both men led …2005/07/01Notes on Books2005-07-01 05:00:00
162 Global Warming Forest                My father worked as a meteorologist for the United States Weather Bureau.  He occasionally …2005/06/01Notes on Books2005-06-01 05:00:00
161 War Against the WeakTerri Schaivo’s recent death illustrates the continuation of a process detailed in Edwin Black’s War …2005/05/01Notes on Books2005-05-01 05:00:00
160 Schroeder’s CosmologySCHROEDER’S COSMOLOGY                 Tremors cascaded through the philosophical community when Anthony Flew, perhaps the world’s …2005/04/01Notes on Books2005-04-01 06:00:00
159 Secularizing AmericaSECULARIZING AMERICA              In the 1960s, there was significant cultural ferment as Pope John XXIII …2005/03/01Notes on Books2005-03-01 06:00:00
158 Higher Education WoesAnyone seriously concerned about the souls of our youth should seriously ponder Vigen Guroian’s recent …2005/02/01Notes on Books2005-02-01 06:00:00
157 Taking Sex and Home Seriously“Facts do not cease to exist because they are ignored,” Aldous Huxley wisely noted, and …2005/01/01Notes on Books2005-01-01 06:00:00
156 David Horowitz on the LeftDAVID HOROWITZ on the LEFT                Few thinkers understand the American Left as well as …2004/12/01Notes on Books2004-12-01 06:00:00
155 Aussie Academics: Biology; Philosophy; History                Though Australia stands, in many ways, on the periphery of Western Civilization, some …2004/11/01Notes on Books2004-11-01 06:00:00
154 A Century of Holiness Theology                      Everyone interested in the “cardinal doctrine” of The Church of …2004/10/01Notes on Books2004-10-01 05:00:00
153 Deconstructing The Da Vinci Code                In an era when large numbers of people take seriously the …2004/09/01Notes on Books2004-09-01 05:00:00
152 Anti-Americanism      ANTI-AMERICANISM          Jean-Francois Revel’s Anti-Americanism (San Francisco:  Encounter Books, c. 2003) …2004/08/01Notes on Books2004-08-01 05:00:00
151 Powell & Lodahl: PLNU Theologians      POWELL & LODAHL:  PLNU THEOLOGIANS    Two of Point Loma Nazarene University’s …2004/07/01Notes on Books2004-07-01 05:00:00
150 Appraising The Crusades      APPRAISING THE CRUSADES              Crusades and crusaders have lately elicited little …2004/06/01Notes on Books2004-06-01 05:00:00
149 The Case for A Creator      THE CASE FOR A CREATOR                         In 1959, Chicago hosted a …2004/05/01Notes on Books2004-05-01 05:00:00
148 Solzhenitsyn’s Warnings      SOLZHENITSYN’S WARNINGS                         During the 1970s I read most of Alexander …2004/04/01Notes on Books2004-04-01 06:00:00
147 The Cornucopia of Capitalism      THE CORNUCOPIA OF CAPITALISM                 As an adolescent, growing up in Stockholm, …2004/03/01Notes on Books2004-03-01 06:00:00
146 Child Care? Who Cares?“Train up a child in the way he should go:  and when he is old, …2004/02/01Notes on Books2004-02-01 06:00:00
145 The Homosexual AgendaIn 1986, United States Supreme Court Chief Justice Warren Burger, writing for the majority in …2004/01/01Notes on Books2004-01-01 06:00:00
144 Judicial Tyranny?              When he argued the case for the ratification of the United States Constitution …2003/12/01Notes on Books2003-12-01 06:00:00
143 War Against Terrorism One of the nation’s finest and most able scholars, Jean Bethke Elshtain, Professor of Social …2003/11/01Notes on Books2003-11-01 06:00:00
142 P.C. Tyranny  P.C. TYRANNY                     SmithCollege, an elite women’s school, recently decided to eliminate the …2003/10/01Notes on Books2003-10-01 05:00:00
141 “The New Faithful”Just when the advocates of “contemporary worship” and “user-friendly” churches have succeeded in revamping large …2003/09/01Notes on Books2003-09-01 05:00:00
140 Dylan, Colson, GrahamIn unique ways Bob Dylan, Chuck Colson, and Billy Graham have left formative impressions on …2003/08/01Notes on Books2003-08-01 05:00:00
139 “No Free Lunch”“NO FREE LUNCH”   One of the most self-evident propositions is this:  from nothing comes …2003/07/01Notes on Books2003-07-01 05:00:00
138 Christians and WarCHRISTIANS AND WAR  In Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis explains the “just war” position I’ve come …2003/06/01Notes on Books2003-06-01 05:00:00
137 When Character Was KingI never voted for Ronald Reagan and often criticized his policies. Towards the end of …2003/05/01Notes on Books2003-05-01 05:00:00
136 The Sword of the ProphetEducated in England, receiving a PhD at the University of Southampton, and doing postdoctoral research …2003/04/01Notes on Books2003-04-01 06:00:00
135 No Good Men Left?Barbara Dafoe Whitehead (the author of The Divorce Culture) is one of the premier scholars …2003/03/01Notes on Books2003-03-01 06:00:00
134 The Battle for the Trinity  We are, by nature, word-shaped and word-shaping creatures.  Consequently, we define and debate the …2003/02/01Notes on Books2003-02-01 06:00:00
133 Real (Christian) Ethics                  Most folks readily give “opinions” on various moral topics ranging from capital punishment …2003/01/01Notes on Books2003-01-01 06:00:00
132 Dissolving MaterialismMaterialism, both scientific and philosophical, undergirds modernity.  The physical world, ourselves included, must be reduced …2002/12/01Notes on Books2002-12-01 06:00:00
131 Islam: Past & PresentA widespread scholarly consensus exists concerning the Middle East:  to historically understand it one must …2002/11/01Notes on Books2002-11-01 06:00:00
130 Laws of Leadership             For many years John Maxwell has both exemplified and written about “leadership.”  Though his …2002/10/01Notes on Books2002-10-01 05:00:00
129 The Question of God                  For more than two decades Armand M. Nicholi Jr. a psychiatrist and professor …2002/09/01Notes on Books2002-09-01 05:00:00
128 Gifford Lecture Contrasts: Hauerwas & McInerny                  If we believe Time Magazine, Stanley Hauerwas is “America’s best theologian,” indeed, “contemporary …2002/08/01Notes on Books2002-08-01 05:00:00
127 Ropke’s “Humane Economy”                 John Zmirak, in William Ropke:  Swiss Localist, Global Economist ( Wilmington :  ISI Books, …2002/07/01Notes on Books2002-07-01 05:00:00
126 Recalling Education                Hugh Mercer Curtler, Professor of Philosophy and Director of the Honors Program at Southwest …2002/06/01Notes on Books2002-06-01 05:00:00
125 “Coloring the News”                Years ago a distinguished columnist, Nat Hentoff, received the National Press Foundation’s award for …2002/05/01Notes on Books2002-05-01 05:00:00
124 George, Finnis, & Natural Law                 Princeton University, noted a century ago for employing stalwarts of the Faith like Benjamin …2002/04/01Notes on Books2002-04-01 06:00:00
123 Barbara Olson’s Testament                 Perhaps the best-known victim of the terrorists’ atrocities on September 11, 2001, was Barbara …2002/03/01Notes on Books2002-03-01 06:00:00
122 Body & SoulBODY & SOUL            In Body & Soul:  Human Nature & the Crisis in Ethics …2002/02/01Notes on Books2002-02-01 06:00:00
121 Skeptical Environmentalists                 Were more of us more skeptical, less credulous, fewer of us would fear environmental …2002/01/01Notes on Books2002-01-01 06:00:00
120 The Clash of CivilizationsAllegedly one of the most widely-discussed books in the Bush White House is The Clash …2001/12/01Notes on Books2001-12-01 06:00:00
119 Darwin’s GodIn Darwin’s God (Grand Rapids:  Brazos Press, c. 2001), Cornelius G. Hunter argues that Darwinism …2001/11/01Notes on Books2001-11-01 06:00:00
118 In Defense of TraditionHaving earlier read and relished the writing of Richard M. Weaver, most accessible in Ideas …2001/10/01Notes on Books2001-10-01 05:00:00
117 More Guns, Less CrimeGun-control advocates generally assume the intuitive “certainty” that guns per se encourage crime–so reducing the …2001/09/01Notes on Books2001-09-01 05:00:00
116 Dietrich von HildebrandDietrich von Hildebrand In The Soul of a Lion: Dietrich von Hildebrand (San Francisco: Ignatius …2001/08/01Notes on Books2001-08-01 05:00:00
115 Unapologetic ApologeticsUntil 1943, apologetics was required of Princeton Theological Seminary students. In 1944, as a result …2001/07/01Notes on Books2001-07-01 05:00:00
114 The Moral SenseJames Q. Wilson, a UCLA professor, hopes to “help people recover the confidence with which …2001/06/01Notes on Books2001-06-01 05:00:00
113 Michael D. O’BrienThomas Howard, a respected Christian literary critic, gives high praise to Michael D. O’Brien’s first …2001/05/01Notes on Books2001-05-01 05:00:00
112 Kids Who KillIn 1998, when Mike Huckabee was Governor of Arkansas, two boys (aged 11 and 13) …2001/04/01Notes on Books2001-04-01 06:00:00
111 Thomas Sowell on Justice“Justice,” C.S. Lewis said, “is giving equal things to equals, and unequal things to unequals.” …2001/03/01Notes on Books2001-03-01 06:00:00
110 One Nation, After All?Alan Wolfe is one of the nation’s most highly regarded sociologists. In One Nation, After …2001/02/01Notes on Books2001-02-01 06:00:00
109 The Atheist SyndromeWhile finishing his Ph.D. in psychology at Stanford University, Paul Vitz settled into a comfortable, …2001/01/01Notes on Books2001-01-01 06:00:00
108 The War Against Boys“It’s a bad time to be a boy in America” (p. 13) writes Christina Hoff …2000/12/01Notes on Books2000-12-01 06:00:00
107 How We Got HereIf you’re wondering “what’s happening now,” David Frum’s How We Got Here: The ’70s: The …2000/11/01Notes on Books2000-11-01 06:00:00
106 Sellout  David Schippers, under Attorney General Robert Kennedy in the early ’60s, led the Justice …2000/10/01Notes on Books2000-10-01 05:00:00
105 The Death of CharacterTo understand our culture, reading the works of James Davison Hunter, Professor of Sociology and …2000/09/01Notes on Books2000-09-01 05:00:00
104 Communism’s Black Book“Communism has been the great story of the twentieth century,” says Martin Malia, in his …2000/08/01Notes on Books2000-08-01 05:00:00
103 The Gospel of JesusFor more than a century the “synoptic problem” has troubled the waters of New Testament …2000/07/01Notes on Books2000-07-01 05:00:00
102 Chosen But FreeNorman Geisler, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary in Charlotte, North Carolina, has published some 60 …2000/06/01Notes on Books2000-06-01 05:00:00
101 Intelligent Design  During the past decade, a committed corps of brilliant scholars has launched a powerful …2000/05/01Notes on Books2000-05-01 05:00:00
100 Marriage, Divorce, FamilyDavid Popenoe, Professor of Sociology at Rutgers University, has devoted his scholarly career to a …2000/04/01Notes on Books2000-04-01 06:00:00
099 Moral AbsolutesWhen he began teaching philosophy and government at the University of Texas, J. Budziszewski expounded …2000/03/01Notes on Books2000-03-01 06:00:00
098 Euthanasia and BioethicsWhile I find N. Scott Peck’s books a mixed lot, especially insofar as they tend …2000/02/01Notes on Books2000-02-01 06:00:00
097 America’s Real War“The whole of man’s history,” we read in one of the documents of Vatican II, …2000/01/01Notes on Books2000-01-01 06:00:00
096 Ideas Have ConsequencesIt’s always a delight to discover substantive thinkers whose works, while not widely celebrated, endure …1999/12/01Notes on Books1999-12-01 06:00:00
095 Collegians, Hungry For Heaven  J. Budziszewski, a philosophy professor at the University of Texas, has written a handy …1999/11/01Notes on Books1999-11-01 06:00:00
094 “How Now Shall We Live”The historian Will Durant once declared that “From barbarism to civilization requires a century; from …1999/10/01Notes on Books1999-10-01 05:00:00
093 Pastoral Perspectives  Pastoring, like parenting, necessarily entails both joys and pains. Surviving in ministry, Gary D. …1999/09/01Notes on Books1999-09-01 05:00:00
092 Envy, Property, FreedomEnvy, one of the “seven deadly sins,” sorrows at another’s good. When someone else enjoys …1999/08/01Notes on Books1999-08-01 05:00:00
091 Domesticating God?  In The Trivialization of God: The Dangerous Illusion of a Manageable Deity (Colorado Springs: …1999/07/01Notes on Books1999-07-01 05:00:00
090 The Case For ChristA former legal editor of the Chicago Tribune, Lee Strobel, has written a fascinating work, …1999/06/01Notes on Books1999-06-01 05:00:00
089 Socialism RevisitedA century ago, Feodor Dostoevsky, speaking through the character Aloyosha, said: [If] God and immortality …1999/05/01Notes on Books1999-05-01 05:00:00
088 “A Return to Modesty,” Marriage, and Motherhood“A Return to Modesty,” Marriage, and Motherhood A recently published “American Freshman” survey, conducted by …1999/04/01Notes on Books1999-04-01 06:00:00
087 An Education For Our Time“AN EDUCATION FOR OUR TIME” Major General Josiah Bunting III, a Rhodes scholar who has …1999/03/01Notes on Books1999-03-01 06:00:00
086 The Character of NationsFor good reason thinkers such as Aristotle have urged us to invest wisely and well …1999/02/01Notes on Books1999-02-01 06:00:00
085 Faith and ReasonFAITH AND REASON “When the turmoil of this century’s final decade has at last been …1999/01/01Notes on Books1999-01-01 06:00:00
084 The Dying of the Light“THE DYING OF THE LIGHT” One of today’s more perceptive thinkers, William Willimon, Dean of …1998/12/01Notes on Books1998-12-01 06:00:00
083 Preaching, Prayer, Faithful ChurchesRoy Clements, says Ravi Zacharias, “is one of the finest biblical expositors of our time.” …1998/11/01Notes on Books1998-11-01 06:00:00
082 On Losing – And Learning – The VirtuesON LOSING–AND LEARNING–THE VIRTUES David Wells, a professor at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, established his niche …1998/10/01Notes on Books1998-10-01 05:00:00
081 Christians and the LawCHRISITIANS AND THE LAW Most of us realize the importance of laws–especially when driving on …1998/09/01Notes on Books1998-09-01 05:00:00
080 Should God Get TenureSome fine essays, dealing with issues germane to higher education, appear in David W. Gill, …1998/08/01Notes on Books1998-08-01 05:00:00
079 Evangelicals and Catholics TogetherEVANGELICALS AND CATHOLICS TOGETHER During the past 25 years a surprising development has brought together …1998/07/01Notes on Books1998-07-01 05:00:00
078 The Real Jesus“THE REAL JESUS” For nearly two millennia one Person–Jesus, the Christ–has loomed above all others, …1998/06/01Notes on Books1998-06-01 05:00:00
077 Destructive GenerationNumber Seventy-seven May 1998 “DESTRUCTIVE GENERATION” One of the finest books I’ve read in the …1998/05/01Notes on Books1998-05-01 05:00:00
076 Ravi ZachariasRAVI ZACHARIAS Ravi Zacharias routinely defends the faith in leading universities (Harvard, Oxford, et al.), …1998/04/01Notes on Books1998-04-01 06:00:00
075 Necessary Natural LawNECESSARY NATURAL LAW The Natural Law is one of the most durable of all ethical …1998/03/01Notes on Books1998-03-01 06:00:00
074 The Empty Church Explained: Destructive Liberalism Self-Destructingthe EMPTY CHURCH explained: DESTRUCTIVE LIBERALISM SELF-DESTRUCTING: For two centuries various forms of liberalism have …1998/02/01Notes on Books1998-02-01 06:00:00
073 Pitrim Sorokin RevisitedPITRIM SOROKIN REVISITED Harold O. J. Brown, a distinguished professor of theology at Trinity Evangelical …1998/01/01Notes on Books1998-01-01 06:00:00
072 The Divorce Culture“THE DIVORCE CULTURE” The Atlantic Monthly‘s cover story in the April 1993 declared “Dan Quayle …1997/12/01Notes on Books1997-12-01 06:00:00
071 On Having A Soul“On Having a Soul”    From earliest times we’ve wondered at ourselves. There’s more to man …1997/11/01Notes on Books1997-11-01 06:00:00
070 New Age, New AbsolutesPeter Jones grew up in Liverpool, England, attending school with a friend named John. “For …1997/10/01Notes on Books1997-10-01 05:00:00
069 On Looking Into the Abyss“ON LOOKING INTO THE ABYSS” One of America’s finest historians, Gertrude Himmelfarb, has published a …1997/09/01Notes on Books1997-09-01 05:00:00
068 Philosophers Who BelievePHILOSOPHERS WHO BELIEVE      Though university professors, especially professional “philosophers,” have a somewhat jaded reputation …1997/08/01Notes on Books1997-08-01 05:00:00
067 Walking With Saints“WALKING WITH SAINTS” Years ago Calvin Miller published a poetic trilogy–The Singer, The Song, The …1997/07/01Notes on Books1997-07-01 05:00:00
066 Why America Needs ReligionGuenter Lewy, professor emeritus of political science at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, has written …1997/06/01Notes on Books1997-06-01 05:00:00
065 Darwin’s Black Box“As we reach the end of this book,” says Michael Behe in Darwin’s Black Box: …1997/05/01Notes on Books1997-05-01 05:00:00
064 After VirtueDuring the 1990’s much as been written about “virtue.” William Bennett and others have vigorously …1997/04/01Notes on Books1997-04-01 06:00:00
063 Realism RedivivusWilliam P. Alston is one of the most highly regarded contemporary American philosophers. Now Professor …1997/03/01Notes on Books1997-03-01 06:00:00
062 The Gospel of LifeThat we live in what John Paul II calls a “culture of death” becomes evident …1997/02/01Notes on Books1997-02-01 06:00:00
061 Generation NextGlib and frequently negative references to “Generation X” are usually rooted in anecdotal and impressionistic …1997/01/01Notes on Books1997-01-01 06:00:00
060 Truth at StakeTRUTH AT STAKE Vaclav Havel, the dissident playwright who moved from a prison cell to …1996/04/01Notes on Books1996-04-01 06:00:00
059 Men, Women, and ChildrenTwo years ago Dr.Tom Goble urged me to read John Gray’s Men Are from Mars, …1996/03/01Notes on Books1996-03-01 06:00:00
058 Justification by Faith Alone?R. C. Sproul shares Martin Luther’s conviction that justification by faith alone is “the article …1996/02/01Notes on Books1996-02-01 06:00:00
057 Not the Way It’s Supposed to BeCornelius Plantinga Jr. lifted the title of his recent book from a tow truck driver’s …1996/01/01Notes on Books1996-01-01 06:00:00
056 Gnostics Old and NewDuring the past few decades “advocacy scholarship” has gained increased standing and influence in academic …1995/12/01Notes on Books1995-12-01 06:00:00
055 Defending the FaithIt’s always a pleasure to recommend a colleague’s book, and a new professor in Point …1995/11/01Notes on Books1995-11-01 06:00:00
054 Contemporary Culture, Faith and the ArtsDuring the past five years Gene Edward Veith, Jr., Dean of the School of Arts …1995/10/01Notes on Books1995-10-01 05:00:00
053 Liberty Endangered?One of my former students, Allen Brown, a lawyer, urged me to read The Theme …1995/09/01Notes on Books1995-09-01 05:00:00
052 Pneumatology: Protestant and CatholicPNEUMATOLOGY: PROTESTANT AND CATHOLIC Jurgen Moltmann, one of the most influential Protestant theologians in the …1995/08/01Notes on Books1995-08-01 05:00:00
051 Early Christian HistoryScholarly assessments of early Christianity continue, unabated–illustrating, if nothing else, the perennial allure of Jesus …1995/07/01Notes on Books1995-07-01 05:00:00
050 For the Soul of the UniversityOne of America’s finest scholars, George M. Marsden, offers us a first-rate intellectual history in …1995/06/01Notes on Books1995-06-01 05:00:00
049 Compassion, Justice and RedistributionMost of us know the U.S. has spent some five trillion dollars, fighting the “war …1995/05/01Notes on Books1995-05-01 05:00:00
048 Prayer and Spiritual FormationHaving been blessed by the writings of Thomas Dubay (especially Fire Within), I was delighted …1995/04/01Notes on Books1995-04-01 06:00:00
047 Peterson on PastoringMy friend and fellow-bibliophile Larry Powell gave me Under the Unpredictable Plant: And Exploration in …1995/03/01Notes on Books1995-03-01 06:00:00
046 Families MatterMotherhood Deferred: A Woman’s Journey by Anne Taylor Fleming (New York: G.P. Putnam’s Sons, c. …1995/02/01Notes on Books1995-02-01 06:00:00
045 The Scandal of EvangelismTHE SCANDAL OF EVANGELICALISM In The Scandal of the Evangelical Mind (Grand Rapids: William B. …1995/01/01Notes on Books1995-01-01 06:00:00
044 Reclaiming America’s MoralityWhen journalists and politicians join preachers lamenting the loss of ethics in America, it’s time …1994/12/01Notes on Books1994-12-01 06:00:00
043 Dunning and Grider: Holiness TheologiansTwo of the finest theologians in the Church of the Nazarene have recently published works …1994/11/01Notes on Books1994-11-01 06:00:00
042 Generation X?“GENERATION X”? A recent article by Andres Tapia in Christianity Today (September 12, 1994), “Reaching …1994/10/01Notes on Books1994-10-01 05:00:00
041 Eastern OrthodoxyThough the perspectives of Eastern Orthodox peoples have rarely received much attention in the West, …1994/09/01Notes on Books1994-09-01 05:00:00
040 Men in AmericaMEN IN AMERICA Few issues touch hearts as deeply as those affecting families. From the …1994/08/01Notes on Books1994-08-01 05:00:00
039 The Slient HolocaustRoutinely teaching Ethics, I revisit the main issues which we face, including abortion–labeled “the silent …1994/07/01Notes on Books1994-07-01 05:00:00
038 Whither Christ’s Church?A recent (May 16, 1994) article by Robert Roberts in Christianity Today, entitled “Psychobabble,” blends …1994/06/01Notes on Books1994-06-01 05:00:00
037 Racial Perspectives: Black; White; RedRACIAL PERSPECTIVES: BLACK; WHITE; RED William Pannell, Dean of the Chapel at Fuller Theological Seminary, …1994/05/01Notes on Books1994-05-01 05:00:00
036 Education at the CrossroadsEDUCATION AT THE CROSSROADS The year 1989 was a historic watershed: the Berlin Wall came …1994/04/01Notes on Books1994-04-01 06:00:00
035 Jacques and Raissa MaritainI earlier noted, when reviewing Jacques Maritain’s Moral Philosophy in my May 1992 newsletter, how …1994/03/01Notes on Books1994-03-01 06:00:00
034 Democracy In AmericaI took the advice of two good friends, Allen Brown and John Wilson, and read …1994/02/01Notes on Books1994-02-01 06:00:00
033 The USA TodayWhen someone as renowned and knowledgeable as Arthur M. Schlesinger Jr. fears an impending unravelling …1994/01/01Notes on Books1994-01-01 06:00:00
032 Higher EducationI recently read that Allan Bloom’s The Closing of the American Mind (New York: Simon …1993/12/01Notes on Books1993-12-01 06:00:00
031 Evangelical TheologyDavid D. Wells, a professor of theology at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary, has launched a missile, …1993/11/01Notes on Books1993-11-01 06:00:00
030 Oden’s Magnum OpusShould Thomas C. Oden proves to be a harbinger of things to come, systematic theology …1993/10/01Notes on Books1993-10-01 05:00:00
029 Foundations For Our FaithOne of C.S. Lewis’s maxims I agree with (but too often fail to heed) is …1993/09/01Notes on Books1993-09-01 05:00:00
028 Modern MoralityDuring the past decade, a swelling chorus of journalistic lament and breastbeating has decried the …1993/08/01Notes on Books1993-08-01 05:00:00
027 Colson, Steele, SykesI’ve read most of Chuck Colson’s books, often recommend them to students, and I consider …1993/07/01Notes on Books1993-07-01 05:00:00
026 Thomas V. MorrisDuring the past decade, a young Notre Dame philosopher, Thomas V. Morris, has published some …1993/06/01Notes on Books1993-06-01 05:00:00
025 Creation ConcernsIn 1962, while still in college, I received, as a member of the Book-of-the-Month Club, …1993/05/01Notes on Books1993-05-01 05:00:00
024 Gender IssuesDeborah Tannen, a linguistics professor at Georgetown University, has (in addition to scholarly publications) written …1993/04/01Notes on Books1993-04-01 06:00:00
023 Biblical IntegrityIVP has just published Is the New Testament Reliable: A Look at the Historical Evidence …1993/03/01Notes on Books1993-03-01 06:00:00
022 Philosophy, Technopoly(ERRATUM: Two perceptive readers (Don Hughes and David Whitelaw), who read my “reedings” better than …1993/02/01Notes on Books1993-02-01 06:00:00
021 Mark A. NollDuring the past decade a young (at five years my junior, he’s obviously “young”) Wheaton …1993/01/01Notes on Books1993-01-01 06:00:00
020 Culture Wars?Few of us, I think it’s safe to say, question the truism that contemporary culture …1992/12/01Notes on Books1992-12-01 06:00:00
019 Gore, Las Casas, JakiGORE, LAS CASAS, JAKI While in college, Senator Al Gore awakened to the reality of …1992/11/01Notes on Books1992-11-01 06:00:00
018 Conservative CritiquesCONSERVATIVE CRITIQUES To balance the fashionably leftist tilt of academia, one needs to read things …1992/10/01Notes on Books1992-10-01 05:00:00
017 The Art of Preaching TodayTHE ART OF PREACHING TODAY We who preach understand how difficult it is to preach …1992/09/01Notes on Books1992-09-01 05:00:00
016 T. S. EliotT. S. ELIOT Almost every year I re-read at least some of the works of …1992/08/01Notes on Books1992-08-01 05:00:00
015 Some Spiritual SustenanceEnduring institutions draw inspiration from their founding fathers. A new publication, Thank God and Take …1992/07/01Notes on Books1992-07-01 05:00:00
014 Modernity’s InquisitorsMODERNITY’S INQUISITORS The classic question “what ought I do” entails not only an ethical imperative …1992/06/01Notes on Books1992-06-01 05:00:00
013 Should Old Aquinas Be Forgot?SHOULD OLD AQUINAS BE FORGOT? While in graduate school I encountered, providentially I think, while …1992/05/01Notes on Books1992-05-01 05:00:00
012 Contemporary TheologiansCONTEMPORARY THEOLOGIANS Dietrich Bonhoeffer occupies a distinctive niche in modern theology–a focus for both hagiography …1992/04/01Notes on Books1992-04-01 06:00:00
011 The State of the WorldTHE STATE OF THE WORLD Since reading Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring thirty years ago I’ve …1992/03/01Notes on Books1992-03-01 06:00:00
010 The World We Live InTHE WORLD WE LIVE IN I’ve found a number of useful illustrations in The Day …1992/02/01Notes on Books1992-02-01 06:00:00
009 Newbigin – PerettiNEWBIGIN . . . PERETTI A year ago I was privileged to take part in …1992/01/01Notes on Books1992-01-01 06:00:00
008 God in Contemporary ThoughtSeveral recent studies remind us of the perennial importance of “our idea of God,” the …1991/12/01Notes on Books1991-12-01 06:00:00
007 Worthy HistoryOne of the best historical works I’ve read in some time is The Democratization of …1991/11/01Notes on Books1991-11-01 06:00:00
006 Science and ReligionIn the on-going dialogue between religion and science, some valuable perspectives distinguish recent studies. Christopher …1991/10/01Notes on Books1991-10-01 05:00:00
005 Sin-as-Addiction and Grace-as-RemedyI’m told Dr. H. Orton Wiley, the dean of Nazarene theologians, often said that once …1991/09/01Notes on Books1991-09-01 05:00:00
004 Higher Education in AmericaSince Allen Bloom published The Closing of the American Mind in the mid-1980’s, several probing …1991/08/01Notes on Books1991-08-01 05:00:00
003 Against HeresiesProbing the past for perspectives on the present, a Presbyterian pastor in Saint John, New …1991/07/01Notes on Books1991-07-01 05:00:00
002 A Hunger for TraditionAt a recent meeting Wheaton’s Professor Robert E. Webber challenged us to rediscover and reemphasize …1991/06/01Notes on Books1991-06-01 05:00:00
001 America’s Youth CultureWe who work with young people today sometimes sense the acute need for cross-cultural communication! …1991/05/01Notes on Books1991-05-01 05:00:00