Recently I was speaking to a group of pastors, youth pastors, and other church workers in Idaho. One pastor asked a question that, in my experience, perfectly captures the thinking process of many students today. He said, “My younger brother, a Millennial, is constantly on his cell phone. When I try to talk to him about God, he says that people disagree and so we simply can’t have any confidence at all in our beliefs.” How would you respond? Can we know things or are we lost in a sea of endless information?
If you caught last week's "Gilmore Girls" revival on Netflix, you may be one of the many, many people wondering what on earth went wrong with Rory Gilmore, who went from confident Yale graduate to aimless drifter. Here's my theory.READ FULL ARTICLE »
Lewis's birthday is a great time to read a very timely piece by Michael Ward about how, as a Christian, Lewis learned to welcome disagreement and handle it with civility. Here's a sample:
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Martin Scorcese's new film, dealing with the plight of Jesuit missionaries in 17th-century Japan, comes out in limited release on December 23. You can get your first look here. (For more on the story of "Silence," see my piece "Hope in the Silence.")READ FULL ARTICLE »