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


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


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


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


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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