Category: Theological Discussions

There Is No Such Thing As a Self-Made Man: What We Owe the Worker

Reprinted from Patheos. I spent my Labor Day weekend laboring: I dug potatoes, started a batch of sauerkraut, simmered beef bones to make stock for Vietnamese pho, froze vegetables, and canned sauce. I tried to deal with the weeds in my garden, and then gave up the unequal struggle. I don’t mind that I spend my days off working, though, because…

Just Imagine: God a Father!

By Greg Forster: part eight of a series. The title of this post pulled me up short when I wrote it. I was just following the format for all the titles in this series: Just Imagine, God a Farmer! Just Imagine: God a Doctor! But this one’s different. “Just Imagine: God a Father!” It’s amazing. Just imagine it! God .…

I Was Told There Would Be More: Book Review of The Vanishing American Adult

Why should we think adulthood is synonymous with independence? This article originally appeared on June 22, 2017, in Comment, a publication of Cardus. by B.D. McClay The Vanishing American Adult: Our Coming-of-Age Crisis and How to Rebuild a Culture of Self-Reliance St. Martin’s Press, 2017. 320 pp. For the other animals, adulthood is easy. One obtains sexual maturity and there you are.…