Posts Tagged ‘John Pattison’

Editorial Notes

Editorial Notes
Burnsiders, It’s been a while since I’ve said hello, and I apologize for that. I thought I’d give an update on what’s been going on around here. I’ll make it a numbered list, because that’s always nice and easy. 1. Three of Burnside’s editors, along with a good...
March 7th, 2011 | Editorial, Featured, Letters from the Editor | Read More

Interview with Dan Gibson, John Pattison and Jordan Green

Interview with Dan Gibson, John Pattison and Jordan Green
We warned you we’d be pimping this book thing pretty hard.  If you didn’t get the memo, the three of us wrote a book called Besides the Bible – 100 Books That Have, Should, or Will Change Christian Culture.  It’s being heralded the greatest book about books ever written, or...
December 2nd, 2010 | Books, Burnside Sells Out, Featured | Read More

BtB Excerpt: Silence, by Shusaku Endo

BtB Excerpt: Silence, by Shusaku Endo
(Editor’s Note: This is our third excerpt from Besides the Bible – 100 Books That Have, Should or Will Change Christian Culture.  This time, John Pattison writes on Shusaku Endo’s Silence. You can learn more about our book, Besides the Bible, here and here. You can buy it here.) Francis...
November 2nd, 2010 | Books, Burnside Sells Out, Featured | Read More

Room to Shop

Americans need room to buy stuff Americans don’t need. I read an article in last week’s New York Times Magazine about the movement to convert vacant retail space into churches, museums, libraries, schools, and other community spaces. The article’s author, Rob Walker, quoted some statistics...
June 22nd, 2009 | Blog | Read More

Some Belated Thoughts on the End of "The Sopranos"

I finished “The Sopranos” on Saturday. I didn’t watch the second half of Season 6 when it aired on HBO because it had been too long since I had seen everything up to that point. I wanted to begin from the beginning, which I did in early May. I watched 86 episodes in six weeks, an average of 2.047...
June 17th, 2009 | Blog | Read More

Focus on the Family: The Patriot’s Bible, Revisited

Last month, John Pattison and Larry Shallenberger brought the “American Patriot’s Bible” controversy to light in this post and this post, respectively. There was much dialogue around the issue on whether we should consider this publication offensive as Christians and, if so, what our response...
June 13th, 2009 | Blog | Read More

Donald Miller Rides a Fixie

June 10th, 2009 | Blog | Read More

The Language of Violence

Dr. George R. Tiller, a high-profile abortion doctor who performed abortions late into the third trimester, was gunned down on Sunday while handing out bulletins in the foyer of his Wichita, Kansas church. The suspect, Scott Roeder, is being described by the media, his acquaintances, and his family as...
June 2nd, 2009 | Blog | Read More

My (Proverbs 31) Wife

Some scholars find the poetic description in Proverbs 31:10-31 of the so-called “Proverbs 31 woman” demeaning to women. One scholar calls the passage “the petit bourgeois portrait of the ideal wife…, or perhaps…an unattainable, male fantasy of the perfect spouse…”...
May 19th, 2009 | Blog | Read More

Father Emmanuel Katongole Responds

I wrote the Summer Reading Guide for the May/June issue of Relevant magazine. In conjunction with that article, I conducted short interviews with Makoto Fujimura, our own Susan Isaacs, and Father Emmanuel Katongole, who is a Catholic priest, an associate professor at Duke Divinity School, and the author...
April 24th, 2009 | Blog | Read More