Inclusion Has Its Limits

I sat opposite from the student life director and listened to her concerns about our governing documents. The student ministry of our church had filed for status as a student organization at Florida State, and they were making sure everything was in order. The process required that we put in a statement that all students…

When Society Awakens to the Reality of Truth

Post-truth. Alternative facts. Fake news. These concepts have dominated much of our cultural conversation over the past few months. This problem is not one that affects only one political party. Fake news sites exist across the political spectrum and politicians on both sides of the aisle often play fast and loose with the facts. Let’s…

BuzzFeed and Post-Truth Journalism

The headline in the New York Times not only told the story, but it also raised a good many eyebrows: BuzzFeed Posts Unverified Claims on Trump, Stirring Debate. BuzzFeed, a somewhat-news-more-entertainment website leaning far to the left, pushed the boundaries of journalistic ethics by publishing a dossier detailing allegations of ties between the Russian government…

The Need of Evangelical Cultivation of the Mind

In C.S. Lewis’s classic The Screwtape Letters, he writes as Screwtape, a mentor demon, to Wormwood, an apprentice, providing counsel on how to keep his “patient” out of the grips of the Enemy. Throughout the work Lewis provides a fascinating insight into the nature of temptation. Interestingly, one of the most valuable insights in the…