Category Archives: Morals & Manners

What Moral Leadership Looks Like

  The following is the transcript of my video contribution for the Convention on Founding Principles, held August 24 to 27, 2020.   *****   We’re not electing a pastor-in-chief. That was one of the main criticisms of my now … Continue reading

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After the Protests, Now What?

After absorbing the video of George Floyd gasping for breath under the knee of a policeman, the country erupted in protest.  The anger and frustration of blacks especially, but also of people of all races in many nations across the … Continue reading

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There Is More than One Gospel

The current riff about it is a distraction from urgent matters. For a few years now, certain players in the evangelical stratosphere—John Piper, Trevin Wax, N.T. Wright, Scot McKnight, among others—have been arguing about “the gospel.”  Each in turn wonder, … Continue reading

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My Latest Book Just Released

That book would be When Did We Start Forgetting God? The Root of the Evangelical Crisis and Hope for the Future. Regarding the book, there is some good news and bad news. The book is (as of this writing) #1 … Continue reading

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Who Made Us God?

I failed to note this article in the National Catholic Reporter when it was first published.  Unfortunately, it is perennially timeless.  Some readers have been concerned I’ve been hard on the religious right and have gone easy on the left.  … Continue reading

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‘Essentials’ in a Pandemic

Perhaps you are aware of the “essential controversy”—meaning the umbrage some Christian leaders have taken because the state has determined that only grocery stores, medical facilities, gas stations, and the like are considered “essential” services.  By implication (it is argued), … Continue reading

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Why I Believe Mr. Trump’s Caustic Speech Is Not Mere Bad Manners

[I’m reposting this from a year ago because of its obvious relevance this week–mg] As I watched a recording of the Evangelicals for Trump rally on January 3 in Miami, I couldn’t help but admire one speaker who has worked … Continue reading

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