Many in the online world are caught in the social media spin cycle of partisan bickering around politics, religion, and celebrity gossip. What is one to think of the frustration, the insults, and the open hostility that have become the normal pattern of response? Do we forget a human being is typing on the other side?

Our hosts need help as they consider how to think in this heated environment. There is no one better than Alan Jacobs to provide it! He is the distinguished professor of Humanities at Baylor University and an outstanding writer. His newest book How to Think: A Survival Guide for a World at Odds is a rich resource of well done research on how to navigate life from an Augustinian view of humanity. He might help us not view people as RCOs (Repugnant Cultural Others).

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The Blog

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics.

Posted on Saturday, December 31, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Because you need more books...

Posted on Friday, December 30, 2016 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

Stephen Wellum's book on Christology offers both solid theology and an example of how theology should be done.

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

My favourite church history book of 2016.

Posted on Thursday, December 22, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

Kevin Giles' paper from ETS 2016

Posted on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

A forthcoming book brings Lutheran and Reformed theology into conversation with each other.

Posted on Friday, December 16, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

What you talkin' 'bout, Willis?

Posted on Monday, December 12, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

A Guest Post from Mark Jones

Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2016 by Carl Trueman on Postcards from Palookaville

The Reformation was nasty.  Thankfully so.

Posted on Thursday, December 08, 2016 by Aimee Byrd on Housewife Theologian

Taking a closer look at one of the top buzzwords of 2016

Posted on Monday, December 05, 2016 by Todd Pruitt on 1517

The difference a book review makes.

The Contributors

Each of our contributors post here regularly, sharing their wit and wisdom on a wide variety of topics. Read more at each of their individual blogs, listed below.

 


Carl Trueman

Postcards from Palookaville

Pastor and teacher of church history, this anti-celebrity "celebrity” dreams about what might have been, had he played his cards right. See all of Carl’s posts »


Todd Pruitt

1517

Always Texan, once Southern Baptist, now Presbyterian, he exhibits a high regard for BASE jumping, interpretive dance, and puppies. See all of Todd's posts »


Aimee Byrd

Housewife Theologian

Driving her kids all over tarnation, and her husband crazy, this tender-loving, cut-throat theologian packs a punch... or Nunchuck. See all of Aimee's posts »