Recent Mentions

“I’d feel better about Lupfer’s claims if I could point to scholarly fields where Christians are doing work that is clearly superior to what their secular colleagues are doing, or at least where Christians are blazing distinctive new ground.”
Alan Jacobs offers a few thoughts on my column about Christian intellectuals.
Snakes and Ladders, a blog by Alan Jacobs, September 2, 2016

“I tend to side with Lupfer, that the role of public intellectual has morphed since Niebuhr's day, so the question is more complicated than Jacobs suggests.”
Michael Sean Winters includes my commentary on Christian intellectuals in his blog roundup.
Distinctively Catholic, Michael Sean Winters's blog at the National Catholic Reporter, September 1, 2016

“Jacob Lupfer, a religion blogger, said the term conflates 'two distinctive traditions in the name of political expediency. And though they claim to be concerned about theological rigor, they create considerable confusion…Just because a few Catholics and evangelicals subscribe to the same conservative magazines does not mean there’s such a thing as evangelical Catholicism.'”
Michelle Boorstein quotes me in her article, "What it means that Mike Pence calls himself an 'evangelical Catholic.'"
The Washington Post, July 18, 2016

“This essay by Jacob Lupfer of Religion News Service makes little sense, and it starts right at the headline: “Why Richard Dawkins’ new book won’t win him many converts.”
"Friendly Atheist" Hemant Mehta critiques my "lazy" critique of Richard Dawkins.
Patheos, October 18, 2015

“Lupfer identifies a persistent narrative common to secular observers and religious progressives.”
Albert Mohler discusses my commentary about conservative evangelical colleges and the recent Supreme Court same-sex marriage ruling.
The Briefing, a podcast by the Rev. Dr. R. Albert Mohler, Jr., August 18, 2015

“If Jacob Lupfer (and my friend Damon Linker) were managing this, I wouldn’t worry. They’re not. They’re going to be steamrollered.”
Rod Dreher responds to my criticism of the Benedict Option.
The American Conservative, June 18, 2015

“…explains why evangelical leaders are unwilling to attempt compromise on same-sex marriage…”
The Deseret News cites my writing on evangelicals' responses to the SCOTUS SSM decision.
Deseret News, June 12, 2015

“…a thoughtful writer and personal friend echoes what some church bodies have long or at least more recently urged…”
Mark Tooley, president of the Institute on Religion & Democracy, responds to my column on the ecumenical concensus for nuclear disarmament.
The American Spectator, March 19, 2015

“A good many evangelicals hope to do far more than sow seeds of doubt about the morality of birth control.”
Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, responds to my commentary on evangelical unease over contraception.
The Washington Post, January 8, 2014


Audio & Video

My interview starts around 12:15

Part two in a series of interviews. Here, I explain why I started the Save OBU blog and offer some thoughts about the causes and effects of personnel and policy changes at Oklahoma Baptist University in 2010 and 2011. (Note: In the year or so after these videos were made, I softened my criticism after the wholesale takeover I feared never materialized.)