The Momentum of the Secular Left against the First Amendment Rights of Traditional Religious Colleges and Universities

Matthew Pinson (This post originally appeared at matthewpinson.com.) A Recent Lawsuit Two weeks ago, the Religious Exemption Accountability Project filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Department of Education. The suit aimed at the Department’s funding of colleges and universities that have policies that prohibit LGBT conduct. The class…

Reimagining Apologetics: A Review Essay

W. Jackson Watts (This is the first of a two-part review essay. Part two will post next week) The proper way to do apologetics has preoccupied many theologians and philosophers. But anyone who talks to skeptical neighbors about Christ has some guiding assumptions about apologetic methodology, even if…

Making Sense of Religious Liberty

Jackson Watts Recently a friend of mine at the Helwys Society Forum, a site I also contribute to, called attention to Robert Louis Wilken’s book, Liberty in the Things of God: The Christian Origins of Religious Freedom. I had somehow overlooked this title, though I had admired Wilken’s…

Roger Scruton, in Memoriam

Matthew Pinson Some while back I wrote a couple of blog posts that reflected on some ideas from the book Conservatism: An Invitation to the Great Tradition by the British philosopher Sir Roger Scruton. Many readers of this blog have benefited a great deal from reading one of…

Some Thoughts on What Unchurched People Want in a Church

Matt Pinson Ultimately the question of what unchurched people want in a church is very unimportant compared to what the Bible says people need in a church. But over twenty-five years ago, some church growth experts started telling pastors that the main impediment to their growth was their…
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