New evangelical blog at First Things

My friend Joe Carter, web editor for First Things, has begun a new evangelical group blog to which I’ve graciously been invited to participate. Besides being a razor-sharp thinker and writer, Joe has a unique gift for coalescing Christians in the internet “world.” His latest effort, Evangel, a group blog launching today written by a …

Now hiring

If you’re web-savvy, politically pro-family, and looking for a job in the Washington, D.C. area, Family Research Council is now hiring for the position of Web Editor: The Web Editor serves as the editing and preparation channel through which all publications, papers, and communications from all FRC departments are funneled for the most effective presentation …

Three things before we get started…

Before regular posting here resumes tomorrow (really–no foolin’!), there are two items I highly recommend reading: Colby Willen’s 2-part (of a promised 3) series on the “Call to Ministry.” It’s a seldom seen perspective within the church on a phenomenon that’s too often abused. Part one, and part two. Read them now. Eaten Alive: An …

Religion & Politics at American University

Yesterday, I had the privilege of participating in “Table Talk Luncheon” at American University’s Kay Spiritual Life Center. The topic was “Religion & Politics in the US: Young Evangelicals in National Politics.” My worthy counterpart on the panel was Tim Kumfer from Sojourners, with whom I even found a few points of agreement (you’ll have …

Thumos in Washington

We had the privilege tonight of attending the National Endowment for the Humanities’ 2007 Jefferson Lecture, given this year by the inestimable Harvey C. Mansfield. Mansfield spoke at the historic Warner Theater in downtown D.C. on the topic, “How to Understand Politics: What the Humanities Can Say to Science.” Mansfield did a great job of …

Four years and seven minutes ago…

…this blog exhibited its very first posting. That’s right, today marks my four-year “blogiversary.” Since that time, there have been wars and rumors of wars, and well, we’re still here. Only four years seems a lifetime away. I’ve since obtained a graduate degree, two wonderful children (whom I’ll cite unashamedly as the cause of decreased …