An Introduction to Conservativism: Canons 1-3
Feb19

An Introduction to Conservativism: Canons 1-3

Russell Kirk (1918-94) is credited with reviving modern conservatism. He was a prolific author of more than three dozen works, including letters, non-fiction, novels, short stories, and more. At a time when many believed that conservatism was in its twilight, Kirk emerged with the dawn. Rod Dreher identifies Kirk as “one of the key figures in the renascence of twentieth-century American conservatism.”[1] If you describe yourself as a...

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Recommended Books (Winter 2018)
Feb15

Recommended Books (Winter 2018)

The cold grey days of winter are here again. This year has been particularly frigid, driving even the hardiest indoors for unusually long spells. In such weather, there are few pass times more profitable than spending the day in a reading chair with a good book. Below we have provided some of our favorite reads from recent weeks that may be beneficial to you as we slog through the last half of the season. Be sure to leave us some of...

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The Any-benefit Mentality
Feb12

The Any-benefit Mentality

I regularly find myself looking for tools to help increase my productivity. Whether they are productivity books, blogs, or apps, I’m always intrigued by the possibility of doing things more efficiently. That’s why when my friend and fellow Forum contributor Matthew Bracey recommended Cal Newport’s book Deep Work, I immediately ordered it and started to read it as soon as it arrived. The book has been extremely helpful for me in many...

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New Feature for Purchasers of The Promise of Arminian Theology
Feb09

New Feature for Purchasers of The Promise of Arminian Theology

We want to say a special thanks to the many Forum readers who have purchased copies of The Promise of Arminian Theology: Essays in Honor of F. Leroy Forlines. Since its publication in the fall of 2016, we’ve enjoyed receiving feedback on it from many quarters. We were honored put together this festschrift, and we hope it will stimulate more reflection on Mr. Forlines’s legacy and the issues he has cared so deeply about throughout his...

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A Trip to the Art Museum
Feb07

A Trip to the Art Museum

Premise Together, the man and woman ascend the granite steps to the art museum. It’s early in their dating relationship, and though they are new to one another, they share old ideas. They also know they are in for something quite interesting, to put it mildly. The exhibit focuses on American art produced during and following the year 2000. Together, they walk through the galleries filled with paintings and sculptures, machines and...

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An Introduction to Old Testament Textual Criticism
Jan29

An Introduction to Old Testament Textual Criticism

by Zach Vickery In the opening words of the book of Ruth, one finds a variety of readings between the textual witnesses. The Masoretic Text (MT) reads, “In the days of the judging of the judges,” but the Greek Septuagint (LXX) simply reads, “when the judges judged.” Moreover, the Syriac Peshitta reads, “In the days of the judges.” Though this example is relatively insignificant, it demonstrates the dilemma of the Old Testament textual...

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