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A year ago, when Tempting Faith was published, one of the things that received a lot of attention was my call for evangelicals to “fast” from politics. Here is a snippet: I’m not talking about a permanent retreat from politics. […]

My new favorite blog is written by a 29-year-old woman, who loves U2, is a Lost-fanatic, loves Napolean Dynamite and Jesus (not in that order), is a pediatrician, and decided to give up the lure of American luxury to practice […]

Different thoughts on what Jesus might say to Mahmoud Ahmadinejad: From Saadaya: Jesus didn’t go for rhetoric, like the Iranian President’s, he was straightforward and direct. He was the very embodiment of Truth. I can see some of Jesus in […]

On her website, novelist Anne Rice offers a lengthy and fascinating and important defense of her “earlier” (pre-Christian conversion) works within the context of her Christian faith. She writes in part: Let me begin by saying that I see my […]

Bill Clinton’s new book, Giving: How Each of Us Can Change the World is out to much fanfare. I haven’t read it yet and frankly wasn’t planning on reading it. But then a friend send me a note saying, “So […]

Yesterday I had a chance to interview Jud Wilhite, senior pastor at Las Vegas’ Central Christian Church. He is the author of a new book called Stripped: Uncensored Grace on the Streets of Vegas. The interview will be appearing later […]

More thoughts on that article on the lack of pain relief for the poor from Thinker: When I was a nurse, there seemed to be an unofficial kind of medicine for poor people – who might become addicted and for […]

I was struck by this statement from D. James Kennedy on how he wanted others to view his death: “… I don’t want them to cry. I want them to begin the service with the Doxology and end with the […]

I just got this note in my inbox from Stephen Strang, head of Strang Communications, one of the largest Christian magazine companies. Dear friend, Since I am a networker in the Christian community, I am contacting you on behalf of […]

In the mid-1980s, Darryl Strawberry was one of baseball’s elite. He won a World Series ring, he was selected to repeated All Star games, he was a rich man. He was a troubled man. There was a divorce, there were […]