Marvin Olasky

Posted February 02, 2016

The earth on which we live is a spinning globe. Vast though it seems to us, it is a mere speck of matter in the greater vastness of space. Thats the beginning of H.G. Wells The Outline of History (1920), a history of the world that helped to move me toward atheism and socialism when I was a teenager.

Posted January 21, 2016

Is this 2016? Maybe. The crucial but unspoken question as the GOP primaries beckon: What year is it?

Posted January 09, 2016

My wife Susan and I look forward in 2016 to our 40th anniversary. Like Gods loving-kindness described in song, a good marriage does not fade away, but is new every morning.

Posted December 08, 2015

Hear this, all peoples! Give ear, all inhabitants of the world, both low and high, rich and poor together!

Posted November 26, 2015

At the Thanksgiving table few of us are likely to express thankfulness for hard work -- but thats what Ecclesiastes recommends. Heres wisdom from Chapter 5: What I have seen to be good and fitting is to eat and drink and find enjoyment in all the toil with which one toils under the sun.

Posted November 10, 2015

Waiting amid a long twilight struggle.

Posted October 27, 2015

Many baby boomers look at cultural wreckage and see nothingnothing

Posted October 14, 2015

My children and millions of others have enjoyed the Wheres Waldo? series of books by English illustrator Martin Handford. Theyre even popular in other countries where Waldo has other names: Charlie in France, Jonas in Lithuania, Holger in Denmark.

Posted September 29, 2015

The Center for the American Experiment is my favorite think-tank name. I like it because America really has been an experiment: Could we become a melting pot, with many becoming one?

Posted September 15, 2015

We can learn from the great exiles legacy as we face an uncertain future

Posted September 03, 2015

A good education equation needs elements that are often left out

Posted August 20, 2015

Evangelicals should start voting with clear eyes to the future.

Posted August 05, 2015

I often edit better and occasionally think better by keeping a particular person in mind.

Posted July 21, 2015

This is no time to give up on politics.

Posted July 07, 2015

When leaders of City Church in San Francisco recently decided to offer membership to same-sex marriage partners, investment banker Liza Hing says a lot of people in the church were totally blindsided.

Posted June 23, 2015

Fifty years ago the two greatest songs of all time (so the magazine Rolling Stone declared in 2004) emerged just one month apart. The Rolling Stones I Cant Get No Satisfaction (#2) came out in June 1965. Bob Dylans Like a Rolling Stone (#1) emerged in July.

Posted June 10, 2015

Unlikely love languages may be lurking in your family circle

Posted June 03, 2015

How to face the overwhelming but inevitable end of life?

Posted May 27, 2015

Does Christian perseverance pay off? In a fallen world, often not. Sometimes the grace is in the running of the race, not the outcome. But sometimes

Posted April 29, 2015

Pray for the strength to persevere in loving our neighbors in the face of acts of war.