The Illusion of “The Present Moment”

By Ronald A. Wells This essay is a reflection on what some have called “the sacrament of the present moment.” It is in two parts, from experiences a decade apart. It is written by a historian, not a theologi... Read More...

Apologetics: A Comeback

Defending and Defining the Faith: An Introduction to Early Christian Apologetic Literature By D. H. Williams Oxford University Press. Pp. 465. $74. Review by Jonathan Bailes I can’t recall what was th... Read More...

Priestly Sacrifice

By Mark Michael You’ve probably seen “your pastor before and after coronavirus” memes on your Facebook feed. Over the course of a year, wrinkles sprout and wild hair proliferates, or cuddly Grogu morphs into a wearied ancient Yoda. We’re all tired, sadde... Read More...

Re-Evaluating David Brooks

By Matt Boulter It was circa 2002. I was an urban church planter in an evangelical denomination in my early 30s, working in a trendy American city. I was full of enthused, energetic adrenaline for gospel-bas... Read More...

A Book for Our Time

Michael Mayne’s A Year Lost and Found By Ronald A. Wells About six months into the COVID-19 quarantine, a friend from another part of the country called to ask how I was getting on. I mentioned that a silve... Read More...

“Children, Keep Yourselves from Idols”

Idolatry By Stephen E. Fowl Baylor University Press 2019. Pp. 180 $34.95. Review by Anthony Petrotta Professor Fowl's argument is clear and concise: idolatry is alive and well, just as it was in the days of ancient Israel and the early Church. Fowl fle... Read More...

Books: Forgotten Friends

By Ephraim Radner When I worked in Burundi in the early 1980s, my house stood across the road from the local school. One day, a young man came by and introduced himself. He was a teacher at the school, a Rwa... Read More...