Sifted and Refined: A Blog on Human Weakness, Frailty, and Brokenness, and How God Can Use It (If We Let Him)

  Pain changes you. “There’s something I want to tell you,” she began. I suddenly became aware of the din of china as she paused to collect herself. Lauri and I sat forward. It was clear from her quavering voice, her whole bearing really, that what she had to say was very important to her. … Read more

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March Madness to the Final Four: Clash of Civilizations Edition

If you are a sports fan then you know that we are in the midst of “March Madness,” that is, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament.  For the uninitiated, a committee picks 64 college teams, and over the course of a few weeks those teams play until the field is whittled down to the “Final Four.”  … Read more

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Questions & Answers: The Next Generation of Atheists

I received this letter from a reader of my article “Ye of Brittle Faith” in this month’s issue of First Things: Letter to Larry Alex Taunton regarding “Ye of Brittle Faith” I read with interest the article by Larry Alex Taunton entitled “Ye of Brittle Faith” (February). Although I am a follower of Jesus Christ I … Read more

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My Response to the Dishonest Atheist Critics of My Book (First Things)

This article, “Ye of Brittle Faith,” was published in the February 2017 edition of First Things.  My response was a long time in coming due to a number of distractions, chiefly, the fact that I was (and still am) recovering from a serious accident.   Sometimes it is not worth responding to critics.  You simply cannot convince … Read more

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“Who Framed Christopher Hitchens?”: A Report on Fake News

A couple of days ago my latest column was published in First Things.  It is titled “Ye of Brittle Faith.”  It is a response to the atheist mafia’s orchestrated attacks on me and my book, The Faith of Christopher Hitchens, from such quarters as The Guardian (UK), BBC, and The New Yorker.  First Things is a very influential journal for … Read more