Category Archives: Cultural Observations

The Other Worldview (Book Review)

“Peter Jones is too smart for his own good.”  That was the comment my pastor friend whispered in my ear as we attended Jones’s seminar.  I thought the same thing, with the additional question, “Who is this guy, and why … Continue reading

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Same-Sex Mirage (Book Review)

There is a story out there about Martin Luther that’s not very flattering.  I first heard it in my church history class in seminary. After many years of fighting for the truth of the gospel and the freedom to worship … Continue reading

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God and the Transgender Debate (Book Review)

This one matters.  A lot. When it comes to discussing explosively controversial topics, people with settled convictions sometimes have a hard time separating the issue from the person.  It is vitally important to make this distinction.  Because it’s one thing … Continue reading

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When Harry Became Sally (Book Review)

Last month I had the privilege of attending a “Pastor’s Summit” in Richmond, Virginia, hosted by the Family Foundation.  The topic was The Transgender Moment in which Western culture finds itself in this second decade of the 21st century.  Formatted … Continue reading

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Not You Too, U2!

A friend of mine (a fellow U2 superfan) told me about the just-released music video for “Love is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way.”  (You can google the video and easily find it online.  I’m not going to link to … Continue reading

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How (Not) To Be Secular (Book Review)

My wife and I used to frequent the local Barnes and Noble bookstore on our dates out on the town.  Instead of dinner and a movie, for a while it was dinner and a book.  Yeah, we’re a bit nerdy.  … Continue reading

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Good Faith (Book Review)

Most people in America have heard of the Barna Group.  It is a Christian sociological research organization with expertise in statistical polling of the population.  Fewer folks have heard of Q.  “Q” is a community devoted to learning and education … Continue reading

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