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Exorcist-In-Chief (Part II): Christian Optimism Is Boring – Guest Post

Christian Optimism is Boring. After Trump won the Presidential Election (God, help us all), I was surprised by my Facebook feed. It was so…boring. Granted, every single post was election-related, which was expected, but nevertheless, I. Was. So. Bored. Why? This: “Guys, let’s just all remember that no matter what happens tonight, we’re all people…

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The ‘Evildoer’ Of The Modern Age Is A Humanitarian? (Reflections from Solzhenitsyn, Part I)

A Secular society always envisions itself as fundamentally moral, humane, and considerate of those in the periphery. And we in said society pride ourselves on caring for those different than us – providing evidence of the ever-growing list of positive rights for the ‘marginalized’ in our countries. But this is precisely the issue in secular society,…

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A Theology of Alternative Endings (Part 1)

As a student of Philosophy, and an observer of the various ways others think and act, I mostly pay attention to two things: Coffee and Kierkegaard. The former is for obvious reasons, sometimes for taste but mostly for necessity. The latter because, well, he is the thinker I mostly attach my current faith-awakening to. It…

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Book Review #1: The Very Good Meh

In this post I review Lisa Sharon Harper’s book, The Very Good Gospel. She is the chief church engagement officer at Sojourners, a nonprofit organization committed to putting Christian faith into action in the pursuit of social justice, peace, and environmental stewardship. She is the author of several books, including Evangelical Does Not Equal Republican…or Democrat and…