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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The Christian Speaker and Non-verbal Communication
Nov06

The Christian Speaker and Non-verbal Communication

For the preacher, teacher, or leader, speaking well in public is vital. Of course, public speaking is verbal, but it’s also non-verbal. In fact, the majority of public speaking is non-verbal. Albert Mehrabian states, “Only 7 percent of a speaker’s message comes through his words; 38 percent springs from his voice; 55 percent comes from his facial expressions.”[1] Thus, the Christian speaker must concern himself not simply with what he...

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