Note: I’m posting here my piece “Last Things” in anticipation of its appearance in the Ichthus print issue (theme: “Confessions”), to be published in January. If you’ve read through any portion of this journal (which I hope you have; it’s…

Check out my op-ed celebrating the beginning of Advent season in the Harvard Crimson. (It’s a development of my earlier piece here.) Here’s the teaser: Phillips Brooks is a name well known to all Harvard students. Lesser known, however, is the…

Recently a student in a Harvard Christian fellowship I am part of started a thread on our fellowship’s email list with this: Something that I’ve been thinking and praying about a lot lately is the pervasiveness of materialism in Western…

The Digital Church

I attend church. I read my Bible. Experiencing community in a fellowship of believers is an integral, in fact necessary, facet of the Christian faith. Reading one’s Bible is indispensable; the centuries-old textual encounter with counter-cultural spiritual truths is both…

Final version posted! Inspired by China’s poorer villages and people, ‘There is No God in China’ will be serially written and posted Sundays. 甲Jiǎ Under the famine sun, my uncle squatted to dip his hands into a murky pit. Dirt suspended…

Hi all, just a brief note to advert you all to the results of the 2014 Gallup Poll on Creationism and Evolution: http://www.gallup.com/poll/170822/believe-creationist-view-human-origins.aspx But see Biologos’s very interesting response! http://biologos.org/blog/what-americans-think-and-feel-about-evolution –S.G.M.

From the Spring ’14 issue of the Ichthus. The rest of the issue will follow soon! I have posted this article separately by popular demand. –S.G.M. Also, do check out Matthew Vines’s response to Sam Allberry’s review of this book. I…

Jesus, Buddha, and the Zen of Struggle

Can a socialist smile? Is it possible to be joyful while one rebels against the world? These questions seem to me among the most important any socialist can ask herself. The answers, after all, are not so clear. Aside from…

Tonight, Jesus’ body and blood will be mocked in a Satanic Black Mass. In this time, as always, Christians should look to Jesus for a response. Jesus’ body and blood was desecrated in his brutal execution, yet in the midst…

God Among the Religions

Check out my op-ed over at the Harvard Crimson!  The comment thread below has also proven very thoughtful and interesting. I’m not sure if I’m supposed to re-post the op-ed here, so here’s the introductory excerpt: * * * It’s…