• "Gospel-Shaped Marriage" by Chad and Emily Van Dixhoorn

    In this book, Chad and Emily Van Dixhoorn teach us that the gospel of Jesus Christ contains within itself a new power and a new principle for human relationships. They apply this truth to the domain of marriage. The more we understand how God has welcomed, loved, and forgiven us...


  • Rock as trivial adolescence

    “Rock music is intrinsically trivial, and I say this as a rock music fan who has been to more concerts than I can remember. Rock began as teenage rebellion in the affluent post-war years and was rapidly commodified. The very concept of “teenager” emerged as part of a perceived commercial...


  • What happens after we become more efficient?

    My question about all this is: And then? You rush through the writing, the researching, the watching, the listening, you’re done with it, you get it behind you — and what is in front of you? Well, death, for one thing. For the main thing. But in the more immediate...


  • Reading, writing, thinking

    Reading about x doesn’t just teach you about x; it also teaches you how to write. If we replaced reading, would anyone need to be good at writing? There is a kind of thinking that can only be done by writing. You can’t think well without writing well, and you...


  • Bavinck on man's vocation

    [Man] received a double task to perform: first, to cultivate and preserve the garden of Eden, and second, to eat freely of all the trees in the garden except of the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The first task defines his relationship to the earth, the second...