Tom Gilson


Podcast Episode 1: “Too Used To Jesus”

On this inaugural episode of a revamped Thinking Christian podcast, Tom Gilson describes a problem undermining American Christianity, ...

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Potshots From Other Public Places

I just added this to my discussion policy: 13. Commenters who use other social media for gross character ...

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Why Did A&E Suspend Phil Robertson?

I wrote the following last night, and then decided it was too speculative to publish. I had opinions ...

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“Faith” In Science: Jerry Coyne Is Right and Wrong

I don’t often agree with New Atheists on the subject of faith, but I do this time—up to ...

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Shout-Out: Epiphany Space

I got an email last night from Epiphany Space, a coworking and collaboration place for actors and artists ...

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The Fourth — or First — Reason for Religious Freedom

When I wrote recently on three reasons religious freedom matters, I kept it generic, with no particular religion ...

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He Is Risen! Three Reasons We Know It’s True

He is risen! How do we know? John Stonestreet of BreakPoint/The Colson Center for Christian Worldview does a ...

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Survey: Faith Challenges for Parents and Youth

Survey on Faith Challenges for Parents and Youth I am haunted by the image of teens coming home ...

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I should have stayed off the blog like I said I was going to. I tried installing some ...

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  • Tom Gilson July 9, 2020 at 7:24 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsYou’re not trying to be rude? Really? If you want to rewind, then begin by reading what I wrote, not by asking me to rewrite it. I've already answered that question. Repeatedly. You're honestly not paying attention. I haven't answered with numbers like you want me to, but I have
  • Shane Fletcher July 9, 2020 at 2:26 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsI'm not trying to be rude, or poke you with a stick. I'm honestly asking for clarification. I'll attempt to rewind. You: "If you know of any in recent history, though, you’re welcome to list them. I’ll be wondering whether it’s a long enough list to conclude it’s a widespread,
  • Tom Gilson July 8, 2020 at 8:01 am on Jesus Won’t Let Us Use Him for Our PoliticsDoes that mean my wondering is meaningless? Good grief, no. Wondering is wondering. How much background info does it require to wonder? Why on earth would you even ask such a question? And even if it were a halfway sensible kind of question, why would you ask without offering the

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