Wednesday, December 30, 2015

Can Cubans Be Evangelicals?

If you are a regular reader of this blog, then you know how frequently faith and politics intersect. Partly, that is because of my training and interests. However, it is also because they simply do. Donald Trump provided another example of that yesterday.

Tuesday, December 15, 2015

Can a Christian Woman Wear a Muslim Hijab?

Update 12/16/15:

According to this report, Wheaton College has suspended Hawkins.

Original Post:

Last week, Prof. Larycia Hawkins of Wheaton College in Chicago posted this call to action on her Facebook page. Read it yourself, it is fairly brief. A few things leap out at me, which you may have noticed, as well.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Is Christmas a Pagan Holiday?

Christmastime is a season of contrasts, is it not? It is a celebration of peace, surrounded by hectic bustle. It is a time devoted to joy, but is so often accompanied by feelings of depression. The purpose of the holiday is to commemorate the birth of the Savior of the world, and yet more energy is devoted to service at the altar of consumerism. It can be a real struggle to make sense of this time of the year.

Thursday, December 3, 2015

Is Prayer Worthless?

This question of whether prayers are worthless is, unfortunately, a major news item as a result of the attack in San Bernardino, CA, yesterday. Before moving into a discussion of it, however, the first thing to do is to offer a prayer in spite of those who doubt its efficacy.