Articles By: David Nilsen

David graduated from Biola University in 2008, with a B.A. in Philosophy. He studied Historical Theology for three years at Westminster Seminary in California (his essays on Theology, Church History and Eastern Orthodoxy can be found here). David has been blogging about Philosophy, Politics and Culture since 2004. He has contributed to The White Horse Inn and The Gospel Coalition. You can also follow him on Twitter.

Weekly Roundup (Shutdown Edition)

If the cover image worried you for a moment, fear not, faithful readers.  The Evangelical Outpost did not shut down this week.  We’re an essential service! Politico takes us on a photo tour of the previous 17 federal government shutdowns.  (What might be most surprising to many people, given...
October 4th, 2013 | Other | Read More

Weekly Roundup

UPDATE:  “Where’s the outrage?”  Christians are being singled out and massacred from Pakistan to Syria to the Nairobi shopping mall. Kirsten Powers on the deafening silence from U.S. pews and pulpits:  A Global Slaughter of Christians, but America’s Churches Stay Silent.  *** Far...
September 27th, 2013 | Other | Read More

Weekly Roundup

UPDATE:  In case you missed it, Vladimir Putin recently wrote an op-ed for the New York Times in which he offers counsel to the United States.  Yesterday “President Obama” responded with his own op-ed for the Huffington Post.  *** Katelyn Beaty writes at Christianity Today about our...
September 13th, 2013 | Other | Read More

Weekly Roundup

A good friend of the EO and Biola graduate Renee Bolinger was recently featured on The Huffington Post’s website for her fantastic series of paintings that depict famous philosophers in the style of a famous artist (let’s hope all the fame and riches don’t go to her head):  10 Unexpected...
September 6th, 2013 | Other | Read More

Weekly Roundup

Note from the editor:  Evangelical Outpost has nothing to say or share about Miley Cyrus or “twerking.”  That is all.   From First Things:  Buzzfeed as a Cultural Battleground. *** A startling (to some) new development in the Syria affair: U.K. Parliament Votes Against Syria Resolution...
August 30th, 2013 | Links | Read More

Weekly Roundup

From Kirsten Powers at The Daily Beast: The Muslim Brotherhood’s War on Coptic Christians. *** And from First Things: The Persecution of Egypt’s Christians. *** Doug Wilson has been engaged in some friendly sparring with Carl Trueman over the issues of “Transformationalism” and ”Christian...
August 23rd, 2013 | Other | Read More

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Apparently, pornography is the new normal. Iceland brought the idea to our attention earlier this year, but now the UK is forcing us all to ask questions about liberty, personal freedom, and harmful dispositions of the soul. Fred Sanders argues at Christianity Today that anyone who suggests that the...
August 9th, 2013 | Links | Read More

Weekly Roundup: Millennials And The Church

Rachel Held Evans has inspired some great insights on “Millennials” and their relationship to the church this week. Her own thoughts, in her recent CNN piece on the subject, were mostly the same tired assertions of the liberal Christians of previous generations.  However, they prompted some...
August 2nd, 2013 | Other | Read More

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The Downfall of Detroit (and what it means for the rest of us). *** In the wake of Detroit’s downfall, Prager University presents a new 5-minute course,  ”The Public Unions vs. The Public”: *** The biggest (and awesomest) news from this year’s Comic Con:  Zack Snyder announces...
July 26th, 2013 | Other | Read More

Weekly Roundup (Or: How Sherlock Survived His Deadly Fall)

A young writer has some advice for church leaders trying desperately to attract and retain young people: change carefully and wisely. What young people say they want in their 20s is not necessarily what they want 10 years later. *** Keeping up with the times: Pope Francis to Offer Plenary Indulgences...
July 19th, 2013 | Other | Read More