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Benjamin Guyer

Benjamin Guyer is a church historian based at the University of Kansas.

Charles III and Kenotic Monarchy

The coronation of Charles III was easily the most subversive event of my lifetime. If it is fair to say that the coronation was...

More Christmas Music Worth Your Time

A lot of Christmas music is morally problematic and aesthetically painful. Here are some counter-examples.

Anglican Financial Transparency: A Lambeth Conference Imperative

“Charity rejoices in the truth.” — 1 Corinthians 13:6 An oft-named but otherwise shadowy presence haunts current Anglican difficulties: money. With most of the Communion living...

Alternative Facts on Church Growth

A Response to Scott MacDougall On November 30, House of Deputies theologian Scott MacDougall published “The Church Is Not Dying, It Is Changing: A Message...

The First Commandment

Part of a series on the Ten Commandments. By Benjamin M. Guyer I am the Lord your God who brought you out of bondage. You shall...

President Trump and Evangelicals’ Shifting Playbook

Believe Me: The Evangelical Road to Donald Trump By John Fea Eerdmans Pp. 238 $24.99. Review by Benjamin Guyer John Fea opens the conclusion of Believe Me by...

How Should We Use Our Stimulus Money?

By Benjamin M. Guyer On March 25, the Senate approved a $2 trillion economic stimulus package. It includes a provision of at least $1,200 for...

Christmas Music Worth Your Time

The following may not quite enable the musical equivalent of a monastic flight from the forced saccharine madness that blares from too many speakers in public places, but each album will help create spaces of Christian contemplation and reflection during the Christmas season.

David Bentley Hart has Written a Silly Book

David Bentley Hart’s That All Shall Be Saved is a regrettably unflinching reminder that ego, not piety, is the ground of much modern theology.

Jesus Reimagined in Modern South Africa

Christians have long struggled with seeing Jesus as Jewish. Yes, Christ becomes more relatable once “incarnated” in a specific cultural context.