We hope you will join us on Tuesday, June 30 for an Evening Conversation with author and professor Joe Loconte on his soon-to-be-released book A Hobbit, A Wardrobe, and a Great War: How J.R.R. Tolkien and C.S. Lewis Rediscovered Faith, Friendship, and Heroism in the Cataclysm of 1914-1918.
By Charles Krauthammer via The Washington Post We often wonder how people of the past, including the most revered and refined, could have universally engaged in conduct now considered unconscionable. Such as slavery. How could the Founders, so sublimely devoted to human liberty, have lived with — some participating in — human slavery? Or fourscore […]
By Abby Skeans From June 5-9, just six years after the end of Sri Lanka’s civil war, Global Unites, a youth-led organization working for global conflict transformation and sustainable peace hosted its inaugural summit.
By Mark Rodgers Several months ago I shared my reflections on Jack Heaslip, the traveling pastor for U2, whose death recently was compounded for the band by the unexpected death of their longstanding tour manager. This month, I sadly have to share my reflections on the life of another Jack … Dr. “Jack” Templeton, […]
By Mark Rodgers “It seems probable that once the machine thinking method had started, it would not take long to outstrip our feeble powers. They would be able to converse with each other to sharpen their wits. At some stage therefore, we should have to expect the machines to take control.” -Alan Turing, the […]
By Abby Skeans In his newest book, The Road to Character, David Brooks pulls back the curtain and invites readers to indulge in that one activity which our human nature instinctively abhors, self-criticism. In his winsome and raw tone, Brooks guides readers into a space where he has led us many times before in his […]
By Abby Skeans Last week the article, “Inside the Evangelical Push to Rally Around Animal Ethics” was published in the Washington Post by Sarah Pulliam Bailey in which she reflects on the Evangelical Statement on Responsible Care for Animals.
By Michael Leasers Filmgoers get a rare treat next weekend when Little Boy opens in theaters nationwide April 24. Too few and far between are four-quadrant live-action films with exceptional production values, Academy Award-nominated actors, and a moving story that inspires and enlightens audiences.
By Mark Rodgers Eschatology is the field of theological study concerned with the final events in human history. The term may be hard to pronounce and appear spiritually and future-focused, but what one believes about the future has an impact on today.
In her most recent work, Fierce Convictions: The Extraordinary Life of Hannah More — Poet, Reformer, Abolitionist, Karen Swallow Prior introduces readers to a female educator who, motivated by faith, dedicated herself to eradicating injustice and encouraging virtue alongside social reformers, such as William Wilberforce and others from The Clapham Sect. ————- In the chapter, […]