The Future of ESN

This is my final post on the Emerging Scholars Blog. Well, my final planned post, anyway. Tom insisted that I leave the door open for guest posts in the future, but I won’t be writing here every Tuesday as I haveRead more…

George Marsden

Is Naturalism Losing Steam?

Last week, Tom and I attended the national staff meetings for InterVarsity Graduate and Faculty Ministries, which continued the theme of Campuses Renewed from our national staff conference in January. Our speakers could not have been better: historian George Marsden,Read more…

Three Concerns about Anti-Christian Rhetoric

Last week, I asked how you handle anti-Christian rhetoric. This week, let me share my three concerns about verbal attacks on Christianity — specifically, those that come from academic scientists like Richard Dawkins and PZ Myers. Spiritual/Theological: I’m currently readingRead more…

Poll: How Do You Respond to Anti-Christian Rhetoric?

There’s a poll at the bottom of this post. Take a second to leave your answer to this question, or elaborate in the comments: How do you respond to anti-Christian rhetoric? Here’s why this question is on my mind. LastRead more…

Can Scientists Talk About Religion?

Last month, I blogged about the religious discrimination lawsuit filed by astronomer Martin Gaskell against the University of Kentucky. I included a quote from Elaine Howard Ecklund’s book Science vs. Religion: What Scientists Really Think about the degree to whichRead more…

How open should you be about your faith?

I was all prepared to write a post about astronomer Martin Gaskell’s lawsuit against the University of Kentucky, but Jesus Creed blogger RJS (a scientist at a major research university) beat me to the punch and stole many of myRead more…