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How Genius Is Made

I meant to get into the discussion of “how genius is made” as a part of my essay on Peter Leithart and the Protestants who can’t write, but I decided that it would take an already too-long essay down one more rabbit trail. Still, it’s worth considering, and an important new book on this topic […]

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Reza Aslan’s Explanation

Two weeks ago we noticed that Reza Aslan’s scholarship seemed to be about 20 years out of date. He was simply recycling claims made by Bart Ehrman and the Jesus Seminar with seemingly no knowledge of the numerous scholarly rebuttals that have come out over the past decades. As it turns out, there’s a perfectly […]

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NPR Still Not “Getting” Religion

It has been obvious for some time that the media “just doesn’t get religion.”┬áSome writers are better than others, and every so often an actual expert in the field will be given a platform on a mainstream media outlet, but taken as a whole, things are still pretty bad. NPR continues this trend with its […]