2022

Looking out onto the world

An essay on Father and Son by Edmund Gosse. October 21st


Turning around

A review of The Philosophical Baby by Alison Gopnik. September 3rd


A superior understanding of Canada

A review of The Longer I’m Prime Minister by Paul Wells. August 26th


Predictably conventional

An essay on the Canadian political spectrum. August 18th


2021

To end poverty

An essay on Karl Marx, Jesus Christ, and politics. September 15th


Isaiah’s vision

A post about reading the Book of Isaiah en fran├žais. September 1st


Instances of ideology

A post on the pandemic politics GraceLife Church. August 25th


What is this that you have done?

A post on Genesis, anthropology, and ideology. April 2nd


The passion and the prose

An essay on E. M. Forster, Charles Taylor, and the politics of literature. March 8th


That monstrous paradox

An essay on Genesis, Kierkegaard, and history. February 15th


A sudden disintegration

A review of The Evangelicals by Frances Fitzgerald and Virgin Nation by Sarah Moslener. February 1st


Weary of particulars

An essay on Hegel and the history of art. January 14th

2020

Emperor Trump?

A post about President Trump and the ancient Rome analogy. September 30th


Has God disappeared?

A post about the scope of unbelief today. September 24th


Life’s narrative wholeness

A short essay about The Republic of Love by Joyce Carol Oates. July 28th


Seeing First Reformed

A review of the movie directed by Paul Schrader. July 16th


This paradise of books

An essay on wandering through the world of literature. June 5th


Unaffected by history?

A review of Why Study the Past? by Rowan Williams. May 7th


The history that lies between

A review of The Moral Vision of the New Testament by Richard Hays. April 28th


Bear witness

A post about Canada, the novel by Richard Ford. April 17th


Normative requirements

A post on the practice and method of writing the history of religion. April 2nd


Seeing Never Look Away

A review of the movie directed by Florian Henckel von Donnersmark. March 30th


2018

A grand interlocking network

An essay on Northrop Frye and the politics of the human imagination. July 24th


The search after truth

An historical essay on how Hugo Grotius and religious apologetics shaped the Enlightenment. March 1st


Inventing the virtuous atheist

An historical essay on Plutarch and Enlightenment conceptions of atheism. February 1st


2017

Consensus politics in Canada

A critical review of Justin Trudeau’s campaign book. October 10th


Seeing Fargo

A review of Season Two. August 1st


Taking the Bible as it is

An essay on interpreting the Bible. July 25th


Seeing the 2017 National Photographic Portrait Prize of Australia

A review and overview of the exhibit in Canberra. July 17th


No religion

An essay in the rise of the nones. July 10th


A whip out of cords

An essay on the politics of Jesus in the Gospel of John. July 3rd


Commit sociology

A post on Stephen Harper’s maladroit phrase. June 19th


Disregard or despair?

A post on Alasdair MacIntyre and C. S. Lewis. June 12th


Seeing “The Case for Christ”

A review of the movie in terms of its evangelical ideology. June 5th

2011 – 2016

Philip Yancey’s America

A post on the evangelical response to Trump.


Smart Alec

A post about my dad’s rejoinder to my childhood self.


Neoliberal Jesus

A review of a recent book by James Crossley.


Atheism’s origins

A review of Nick Spencer’s history of atheism.


The evangelical imagination

A review of a book by Molly Worthen.


Augustine’s mantle

A review of collection of essays on Christian historiography.


An engaged faith

A review of a book by Miroslav Volf.


Evangelical appropriation

A review of a book by Mark Noll.


Historicizing Christian nationalism

A review of a book about America’s founding and Christianity.


Ears to hear

A review of a book by Richard Kearney


Religious and atheist diversity: an essay


Immoral atheism

A response to an article in Christianity Today.


Arguing against atheism

A review of five books on the “new atheists.”

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