And the Christian calling to opt back in
Two new books offer an education—with grace and humor.
It’s easy to overestimate the credit we deserve for our own success.
De La Torre has little use for hope in a God who only seems to show up for Christians, never for their victims.
How can we live well after 40? asks Barbara Bradley Hagerty. She could have consulted the wisdom traditions.
“We live in a time of exile. At least those of us do who hold to traditional Christian beliefs.” So says Carl Trueman at First Things, making the case that the Reformed tradition will weather the “exile to cultural irrelevance” imposed by secularism and the sexual revolution better than other Christian traditions. This provocative premise touched off an online symposium on the question of which tradition is best equipped to endure this condition of exile.
I'm puzzled by Sally Quinn's take on Hillary Clinton's tweeting debut this week: There were two surprising things about Hillary Clinton’s first tweet. Clinton broke her Twitter silence this week with this bio: “Wife, mom, lawyer, women and kids advocate, FLOAR, FLOTUS, US Senator, SecState, author, dog owner, hair icon, pantsuit aficionado, glass ceiling cracker, TBD . . . .” A photo by Diana Walker showing a serious-looking Clinton in black and looking at her Blackberry through dark glasses is her avatar.