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  • Do We Derive Pleasure from Sports Violence?

    The problem of football is football. Which is to say, it [NFL football] is consciously merchandising violence.

    — George Will, Fox News Sunday, September 21, 2014

    I have been an … more

  • The Seven Deadly Sins, Part 2 (of 4)

    In part 1 of this series, I began a discussion with RTB editor Sandra Dimas about the seven deadly sins. This week we delve deeper into the topic by looking at two more sins and their virtuous … more

  • Do You Like Being Alone with Your Thoughts?

    I have often said that the sole cause of man’s unhappiness is that he does not know how to stay quietly in his room. — Blaise Pascal1

    Are you comfortable being alone with your … more

  • New Year’s Resolutions for 2014

    Each January, goals like healthy living, money management, and community volunteering top people’s resolutions lists. Striving for a more well-rounded life is admirable and even biblical. … more

  • Reflections for Christmas

    The Advent season is my favorite time of year in my church’s liturgical calendar. I believe that when Christians celebrate the Incarnation they acknowledge the fact that their lives are hidden … more

  • Is God Too Busy for Us?

    Gift-giving, though a big part of the holiday season, can get mired in a lot of debate. But beneath all the hoopla, there’s something about a thoughtful gift that touches the heart. A good … more

  • God’s Compassion in Narnia

    In my recent reflections on the 50th anniversary of C. S. Lewis’ death, I focused on the influence Lewis has had through works like Mere Christianity. Now I’ve asked RTB editor and Take … more

  • RTB Is on the Move

    When The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey film released last year, I wrote an article about how Bilbo’s willingness to leave his cozy hobbit hole might cause us to consider stepping out of our … more

  • Celebrating God's Goodness

    This week Maureen and Sandra offer a double serving of blogging goodness in celebration of Thanksgiving. We hope you enjoy these reasons for having a gratitude-filled holiday!


    To Whom … more

  • A Conversation on the Life of the Mind, Part 3

    Throughout this series RTB editor Maureen Moser and I have been discussing the importance of loving God with our mind (see part 1 and part 2). Scripture is clear that believers are obligated to love … more

  • A Conversation on the Life of the Mind, Part 2

    In part 1 of this series we explored what the life of the mind means for those who embrace the historic Christian world-and-life view. This week I continue my conversation with Reasons to Believe … more

  • Hope for the Forever Empty

    Perhaps you’ve seen the clip, or perhaps you’ve heard conversations ‘round the Internet’s water cooler (Facebook). But here’s the scoop in case you haven’t: A few … more

  • A Conversation on the Life of the Mind, Part 1

    The motto of the United Negro College Fund is “A mind is a terrible thing to waste.” This is an excellent observation, but according to Christian theism the stakes are actually higher. … more