Drastic oversimplification

From Peter J. Leithart at First Things: Evangelicalism is also a conversionist faith. The key crisis of life is the moment of commitment to Christ. In Woodlawn, most of the characters convert early in the film, necessarily so because the story is about the effect of the revival on race relations. But that means that […]

Is religious adherence bad for the economy?

I have a new post up at First Thoughts about religious adherence and economic performance. This one was prompted by a frustratingly shallow NPR story about Ramadan’s effect on GDP in majority-Muslim countries. Ramadan,┬áit said, and (by implication) similar events in other religions steal from productivity as religious adherents divert energies toward something other than […]