August 2005 Archives

American Idolatry

Article by   August 2005
I start with a shameful confession. I belong to a family which regularly watches the frightful drivel called American Idol. All I can plead in mitigation is that my children are avid followers of the program; and both sons compensate... continue

Cybersin

Article by   August 2005
 I want to speak with you about the single greatest threat to romantic love in America today, and possibly in human history. I refer, of course, to the ready availability of internet pornography. Nearly ten years ago, before I had... continue

Broken Fences: in the Valley of Brokeback Mountain

Article by   August 2005
Is it possible for men to hug other men, or young boys without the suspicion of being gay? It is a serious, if offensive question, raised by the "pansexualist" agenda foisted upon the culture by Hollywood. We are reaching a... continue

The Purpose Driven Life

Article by   August 2005
This review originally appeared in the January 2005 9Marks newsletter. We are grateful for their permission to republish it hereI)  Introduction Books on living the Christian life are a dime a dozen. The shelves of Christian bookstores bow under the... continue

Gilead

Article by   August 2005
 Carrying biblical overtones and set in the rural Iowa town of Gilead, Marilynne Robinson's second novel is the winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction--and with good reason. In a spare prose that rings with psychological realism and... continue

Becoming Conversant with the Emerging Church

Article by   August 2005
The Emergent (or Emerging) Church is hardly a dozen years old and already it is has reached a level of considerable importance. Indeed, it is argued that the term is out of date; it has already emerged! Its hydra-like nature... continue

The Rise of Evangelicalism: The Age of Edwards, Whitfield, and the Wesleys

Article by   August 2005
One of the binding chapters of the Directory for Worship for my denomination instructs the minister presiding at the Lord's Table to "invite all those who profess the true religion, and are communicants in good standing in any evangelical church."... continue
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