But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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Monday, 26 March 2018 06:54

Letter Liturgy: A friendly reminder!

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A friendly reminder: I’m writing now at Letter & Liturgy!

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Authors: Samuel James...

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Tuesday, 13 March 2018 04:47

Announcement!

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I’m very pleased to unveil a project several years in the making.

Letter & Liturgy is an online writing initative and an evangelical Christian review of ideas and culture. Throughout nearly 5 years of regular blogging, I’ve had a vision for a site that did for gospel-centered...

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A few months before I started there, I took part in a preview weekend for the Bible college that I eventually attended. At one point I had the opportunity to ask the then-dean of the college what the vision of the school was for people (like me) who did not intend to go into vocational ministry....

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Thursday, 08 March 2018 23:01

Augustine and Parental Ambition

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Although she (Augustine’s mother) had warned me to guard my virginity, she did not seriously pay heed to what her husband had told her about me, and which she felt to hold danger for the future: for she did not seek to restrain my sexual drive within the limit of the marriage bond, if it...

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Sunday, 04 March 2018 23:18

Grievances > Movies

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On Friday I stuck up for the movie industry. Last night the Academy Awards made me regret it. I’ve defended both films and the Oscars from their conservative naysayers in the past (and for the record, I still think the Right tends to be obnoxious about pop culture), but the telecast last...

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Thursday, 01 March 2018 23:39

Carl Trueman, Movies, and Beauty

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I agree with almost everything Carl Trueman has to say in this piece, which makes me all the more eager to briefly interject and explain why I think he’s wrong to make the movie industry his whipping boy.

Trueman’s contempt for Hollywood celebrity culture is understandable and...

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Wednesday, 28 February 2018 04:17

Shaking John Piper’s Hand

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Yesterday I shook John Piper’s hand for the first time. It was a big moment for me. There are many things I could say here about what Piper’s books and sermons and articles have meant for me over the past 10 years or so, but I’ll try to summarize it like this:

At 21 years old and a...

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Tuesday, 27 February 2018 05:14

“There, We Must Die”

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Philosophy may expand our ideas of creation, but it neither inspires a love to the moral character of the Creator, nor a well-grounded hope of eternal life. Philosophy at most can only place us upon the top of Pisgah—there, like Moses, we must die. It gives us no possession of the good land:...

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Thursday, 22 February 2018 23:55

The Wrong Spite of History

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Social media doesn’t usually shock me, but it got me this week. I was genuinely taken aback by the bile and viciousness I saw toward Billy Graham and his family from progressives, especially LGBT progressives. What I saw in dozens of tweets from accounts with shiny blue checkmarks was hatred...

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