articles by S. M. Hutchens

33.5 — September/October 2020

Complexity & Judgment


33.5 — September/October 2020

Doing Well with Youth


33.5 — September/October 2020

J. I. Packer, R.I.P.


33.4 — July/August 2020

Alas, Average at Best


33.4 — July/August 2020

A Draught from the Stynx


33.4 — July/August 2020

Partisan Debauchery


33.4 — July/August 2020

St. Mary Jane's?


33.4 — July/August 2020

Dwelling in Unity

Our Views on the President Are Not Crucial


33.4 — July/August 2020

The Speaking Truth


33.4 — July/August 2020

The Joy of God


33.3 — May/June 2020

More Leonine Microscopy

Losing the Good Portion: Why Men Are Alienated from Christianity by Leon J. Podles


33.3 — May/June 2020

La Trahison des Clercs


33.3 — May/June 2020

Looking Good


33.3 — May/June 2020

A Rectification of Names


33.2 — March/April 2020

Cosmic Economics

The Household and the War for the Cosmos
by C. R. Wiley


33.2 — March/April 2020

The Benedictine Preacher

—from the 2019 Touchstone Conference


33.2 — March/April 2020

"Dialogue" & Chaos


33.2 — March/April 2020

Down Smoothly


33.2 — March/April 2020

A Sin of Omission


33.2 — March/April 2020

Prose Pruning


33.2 — March/April 2020

How It Happens

Easy Descent on an Unguarded Road


33.2 — March/April 2020

"Change Is Good"


33.1 — January/February 2020

The Religion of Antichrist


33.1 — January/February 2020

Really Bad Guys


33.1 — January/February 2020

Frank Speech


33.1 — January/February 2020

More, Less & Mere


33.1 — January/February 2020

Narrative Dissonance


32.6 — November/December 2019

Getting to Know Lizzie


32.6 — November/December 2019

From the Devil's Discard Heap


32.6 — November/December 2019

Word, Number & Music


32.6 — November/December 2019

Dinner with Darwin


32.6 — November/December 2019

Sexism & Idolotry


32.6 — November/December 2019

What We're Doing Here

The Three-Way Conversation of Touchstone


32.6 — November/December 2019

Madness at the Poles


32.6 — November/December 2019

Terminal Niceness


32.5 — September/October 2019

Some Words on the Church


32.5 — September/October 2019

Hail the Glorious Names


32.4 — July/August 2019

The Two Faces of Modern Misandry

2018 Conference Talk


32.4 — July/August 2019

Rigidity


32.4 — July/August 2019

Putting a Point on It


32.4 — July/August 2019

Rhetorical Dodgers


32.3 — May/June 2019

Still At It, with Good Help


32.3 — May/June 2019

Church of the Last Days


32.3 — May/June 2019

Mere Conservatism Is Not Christian


32.3 — May/June 2019

Less Than or Equal To?


32.3 — May/June 2019

Muddle Men


32.2 — March/April 2019

Shortfall

Deeper Magic: The Theology Behind the Writings of C. S. Lewis by Donald T. Williams


32.2 — March/April 2019

The Trouble with Religion


32.2 — March/April 2019

When Begging Is Off


32.2 — March/April 2019

The Weight of Silence


32.2 — March/April 2019

Axios!

The Good Pastor Finishes His Course


32.2 — March/April 2019

Moderate Disguises


32.2 — March/April 2019

Protestant Unwillingness


32.1 — January/February 2019

Once Removed

on Sectarian Endurance & Women's Ordination


32.1 — January/February 2019

The Devil's Brigade


32.1 — January/February 2019

Closed for Business


32.1 — January/February 2019

Incipit Vita Nova


32.1 — January/February 2019

Iconic Presbyters


32.1 — January/February 2019

Mere Opposites

Fundamentals Can't Be Reduced


32.1 — January/February 2019

The Joys of the One-Can-Short


32.1 — January/February 2019

Saltus Fidei


31.6 — November/December 2018

Sin & Psyche


31.6 — November/December 2018

More on Children


31.6 — November/December 2018

Tantrumism


31.6 — November/December 2018

Deceptive Rejects


31.6 — November/December 2018

The Wagers of Death


31.6 — November/December 2018

Literary Ambition


31.6 — November/December 2018

Enduring Sacrilege

The Slow Vindication of Leon Podles


31.6 — November/December 2018

The Expertise of Non-experts


31.5 — September/October 2018

Getting Rid of "Youth"


31.5 — September/October 2018

Prayer Screens


31.5 — September/October 2018

Political Abuse


31.4 — July/August 2018

Where the Gulf Is Fixed


31.4 — July/August 2018

From a Letter to a Friend


31.4 — July/August 2018

Secular Independence


31.4 — July/August 2018

Courage, Ass!


31.4 — July/August 2018

Swimming with Sharks

The Politics of Power, Pleasure & Atheism


31.4 — July/August 2018

Transgenderism: What the Biology Professor Must Say


31.3 — May/June 2018

About Mother


31.3 — May/June 2018

Religion Resurgent


31.2 — March/April 2018

The Gifts of the Poor


31.2 — March/April 2018

The Little Skeptic


31.2 — March/April 2018

War on Two Fronts


31.2 — March/April 2018

How Can They Lie Like That?


31.1 — January/February 2018

Dynamic Duo

Reviews of Man Up! by Jeffrey Hemmer & Man of the House by C. R. Wiley


31.1 — January/February 2018

Caspian, Solomon & Mr. Trump


31.1 — January/February 2018

Funding the Devil

On Irresponsible Nostalgia


31.1 — January/February 2018

Intelligent Design & the University


31.1 — January/February 2018

A Pen for the Lord


30.6 — Nov/Dec 2017

The Rules of Progress


30.5 — Sept/Oct 2017

Divinely Saved

Theosis: Patristic Remedy for Evangelical Yearning at the Close of the Modern Age by Michael Paul Gama


30.5 — Sept/Oct 2017

Polar Composites


30.5 — Sept/Oct 2017

Allied Soldiers

Reformations & Touchstone Diplomacy


30.4 — July/Aug 2017

Education in Pen State


30.4 — July/Aug 2017

Surely Not Us


30.4 — July/Aug 2017

Unsettled Celibacy

Uncertain Sounds for Ministry


30.4 — July/Aug 2017

The Senior Editors & the Presidency


30.4 — July/Aug 2017

In the Service of Children


30.3 — May/June 2017

"Dialogue" & the Character of the Republic


30.2 — March/April 2017

The Persistence of Mummery

Without Precedent: Scripture, Tradition, and the Ordination of Women by Geoffrey Kirk


30.2 — March/April 2017

Christology & Bible Translation


30.1 — Jan/Feb 2017

On Mrs. Jongke's Porch

The Basis of the Fellowship in Real Time


30.1 — Jan/Feb 2017

The Symphony of Comprehension


29.6 — Nov/Dec 2016

The Mustard Seed


29.6 — Nov/Dec 2016

Witness Tampering

On the Politics of Martyrdom


29.5 — Sept/Oct 2016

Our Common Story

The Church: A Theological and Historical Account
by Gerald Bray


29.5 — Sept/Oct 2016

Foundational Error


29.5 — Sept/Oct 2016

School's Out

Where Not to Send Young Children


29.4 — July/August 2016

Salvation's Network

Reclaiming the Atonement: An Orthodox Theology of Redemption; Volume 1 by Patrick Henry Reardon


29.4 — July/August 2016

• FORUM: Response

Toleration & Divine Forbearance


29.4 — July/August 2016

Nice Pope, Mean Priests


29.3 — May/June 2016

Merely Sexist?

Women and C. S. Lewis: What His Life and Literature Reveal for Today's Culture
by Carolyn Curtis and Mary Pomroy Key


29.3 — May/June 2016

From a Far Country

A Change of Heart: A Personal and Theological Memoir
by Thomas C. Oden


29.3 — May/June 2016

The Gospel Rules


29.3 — May/June 2016

Hailing Deliverance

A Last Trump Before an Apocalypse?


29.3 — May/June 2016

For the Hill-Dwellers

Christians, Imperialism & the Rule of Law


29.2 — March/April 2016

Guides to the Perplexing

The Memoirs of Louis Bouyer
J. Pepino, trans.
Louis Bouyer: Memoirs
J. E. Nash, trans. and annot.


29.2 — March/April 2016

Mere Christianity Must Go


29.1 — Jan/Feb 2016

Pulpit Masters

The Pastor as a Public Theologian: Reclaiming a Lost Vision by Kevin J. Vanhoozer and Owen Strachan


29.1 — Jan/Feb 2016

Not as the Scribes


28.6 — Nov/Dec 2015

Art and Effrontery


28.6 — Nov/Dec 2015

Electronic Babies

Virtual Reality as an Opiate of the People


28.5 — Sept/Oct 2015

Alpha Academics


28.5 — Sept/Oct 2015

Equal & Ordered

Affirming Both Truths In & Out of Season


28.5 — Sept/Oct 2015

Re: Capitulation

Tony Campolo's Turmoil over Homosexual "Marriage"


28.4 — July/Aug 2015

Stalled by An Ox

A Philosophical Walking Tour with C. S. Lewis: Why It Did Not Include Rome by Stewart Goetz


28.4 — July/Aug 2015

Not Forgetting Beauty


28.4 — July/Aug 2015

No Argument

We Are Given Clarity About Sexual Morality


28.3 — May/June 2015

But Is It Interesting?


28.1 — January/February 2015

Kinderszenen


28.1 — January/February 2015

Resurrection, Dust, and Ashes

Cremation Is a Counter-Christian Witness


27.6 — Nov/Dec 2014

The Best Years of Life


27.6 — Nov/Dec 2014

Flagging Faith

Caesar in the Sanctuary


27.6 — Nov/Dec 2014

Identity Thievery

In Christ All Sinners Are Truly Made New


27.5 — Sept/Oct 2014

Shades of Divinity

On the God of the Christians (and on one or two others) by Rémi Brague


27.5 — Sept/Oct 2014

Ministry & Learning


27.4 — July/August 2014

Lemuel's Manhood


27.3 — May/June 2014

God's Shadow


27.2 — March/April 2014

Easter Field

on an Old Cemetery Opening Soon


27.2 — March/April 2014

The Transcendental Canon


27.2 — March/April 2014

Ducking the Issue

Phil Robertson's Problem Is Ours


27.1 — Jan/Feb 2014

The Quandary of the Good Woman Pastor


26.6 — Nov/Dec 2013

What the Documents Say


26.5 — Sept/Oct 2013

What the Bishop Didn't Say


26.5 — Sept/Oct 2013

Good News or Dead End?

Genuine Seekers & Holy Irrelevance


26.4 — July/August 2013

Notes on the Sect System

on the Unchristian Maneuvers of the Sectarian Mind


26.4 — July/August 2013

Just Christians

On Homosexuality & Christian Identity


26.3 — May/June 2013

The Pharmakon Athanasias

on Worshiping the Lord Without Lying About the Faith


26.3 — May/June 2013

Passing It On

Benedict XVI's Fidelity on Behalf of the Faithful


26.2 — Mar/Apr 2013

Hard to Reach

on Clarity, Mystery & Their Demands on Preachers & Hearers


26.2 — Mar/Apr 2013

The Fog of Money

Bubbleheadedness & the General Law of Chickens


26.1 — Jan/Feb 2013

Interlocking Hearts

on the Consequential Metaphysics of Sexual Union


25.4 — July/August 2012

Fierce Charity

on the Christian's Duty to Be Strictly Loving


25.3 — May/June 2012

America's Theologian

The Theology of Jonathan Edwards by Michael J. McClymond and Gerald R. McDermott


25.3 — May/June 2012

The Way of the Class

on Suffering Education as a Discipline from God


25.3 — May/June 2012

Party Over Time

Unfortunately, We Were Right in 2003


24.5 — Sept/Oct 2011

Welcoming Antichrist

on Living Comfortably with the Sectarian Impulse


24.2 — March/April 2011

Gospel Out of Reach

Why "Apologetics" Is So Often Wrong


24.1 — January/February 2011

The Jewish Indictment

on the Gospel of Christ & the Law of the Lord


23.6 — November/December 2010

Fixing Lewis

A Sword Between the Sexes? C. S. Lewis and the Gender Debates
by Mary Stewart Van Leeuwen


23.6 — November/December 2010

Between Caesar & Mohammed

Love of Enemies & Patriotic Duties


23.3 — May/June 2010

Marked Men

The Christian & the Tattoo


23.2 — March/April 2010

Media Wineskins

on the Electronic Book & Its Kin


23.2 — March/April 2010

But Are We Christians?

Ecumenical Bedfellows of the Manhattan Declaration


23.1 — January/February 2010

Always the Trinity

Answers a Question on Egalitarian Theology


22.6 — July/August 2009

Paradox Lost

on Open Theism & the Easy Road to Heresy


22.5 — June 2009

Our Fathers’ Religion

on Mere Christianity That Is Not Merely Mine


22.4 — May 2009

Picture Imperfect

on the Discovery of Dirt in Potter’s Field


22.4 — May 2009

The War on Error

The Business of Confronting Heresy


22.1 — January/February 2009

A Certain Anger

on Secularists Who Don’t Get Hell & Terrorists Who Do


21.9 — November 2008

Up a Creek

on the Dangerous Success of Rudderless Christianity


21.8 — October 2008

A Semple Mistake

on Misplaced Adoration & the Cult of Personality


21.7 — September 2008

Hidden Gender

on the Universal Grammar Feminists Can’t Speak


21.7 — September 2008

On the Far Side of the Family

The Love That Transcends the Killjoy Child


21.5 — June 2008

Screwtaped Saviors

on the Endless Succession of Historical Jesuses


21.5 — June 2008

As God Gives Growth

When Organizations Become Empty Wombs & Dry Earth


21.1 — January/February 2008

Sister Amiss

Aimee Semple McPherson and the Resurrection of Christian America
by Matthew Avery Sutton


20.10 — December 2007

Mean Girls

Tripping the Prom Queen:
The Truth About Women and Rivalry
by Susan Shapiro Barash


20.8 — October 2007

Helpers Meet?

A Symposium on Dating, Courtship & Marriage


20.6 — July/August 2007

Fully Living Sacrifices

Where Nietzsche Was Right About Christians


20.3 — April 2007

Terrible Salvation


20.1 — January/February 2007

Guy Spy

Self-Made Man: One Woman?s Journey into Manhood and Back Again
by Norah Vincent


20.1 — January/February 2007

The Worst Policy


20.1 — January/February 2007

Self-Abortion

The Demonic Voice Behind the "Right to Choose"


19.9 — November 2006

Reformed Schools

Protestant Theology and the Making of the Modern German University
by Thomas Albert Howard


19.8 — October 2006

Men at Worship

Why Men Hate Going To Church
by David Murrow


19.8 — October 2006

Levels of Alliance


19.7 — September 2006

A Maid to Order Bible

Finally Feminist: A Pragmatic Christian Understanding of Gender by John G. Stackhouse, Jr.


19.5 — June 2006

The God Who’s Still There


18.7 — September 2005

Passing on the Right


18.5 — June 2005

The Pope Is Christian!

on Disappointing Catholic Revisionists


18.3 — April 2005

The Economy of Love


17.10 — December 2004

Green Hornets’ Nest


17.9 — November 2004

The Critical Adjustment

on Pleasing the Lord in Worship


17.6 — July/August 2004

Reversing the Charges


17.4 — May 2004

Please Me, O Lord

on the Roots of Romantic Worship


17.2 — March 2004

The Signified Man

Ordination & the Shape of the Pastoral Office


17.2 — March 2004

Just Stewards


17.1 — January/February 2004

Between Icon & Idol

Harry Potter & Imagination's Symbolic Life


16.9 — November 2003

The Evangelical & the Academy


16.6 — July/August 2003

Unity, Truth & Christian Identity

In One Body Through the Cross
edited by Carl E. Braaten and
Robert W. Jenson


16.6 — July/August 2003

A Realistic Alliance

A Response to Richard John Neuhaus


16.5 — June 2003

Practical Atheism


16.4 — May 2003

A Fundamental Clash


16.1 — January/February 2003

Children of a Better God

A Reply to “Is God Masculine?”


15.10 — December 2002

Years of the Locust


15.7 — September 2002

God’s Hat

on the Tenth Commandment


15.5 — June 2002

With Every Good Intention

on the Ninth Commandment


15.5 — June 2002

Unmanning the Bible


15.4 — May 2002

In Praise of the Good Pastor


15.3 — April 2002

Heretical Bibles


14.8 — October 2001

Facing the Real Jesus


14.5 — June 2001

Complicit Voters


14.2 — March 2001

Engaging Greatness


14.1 — January/February 2001

The Craft of Fatherhood

on Christian Fatherhood


13.9 — November 2000

Full & Honest Ecumenism


13.7 — September 2000

Be True to Your Child

on Choosing Schools


13.6 — July/August 2000

Getting Justification Right

Getting the Gospel Right
by R. C. Sproul
Union with Christ
Carl E. Braaten and
Robert W. Jenson, eds.


13.3 — April 2000

Stealing from God

on the Eighth Commandment


13.1 — January/February 2000

The Head of the Church

on Women’s Ordination


12.6 — November/December 1999

The Fairy-Tale God

Truth & Deceit in Children’s Fiction


12.6 — November/December 1999

A Noble Company of Martyrs


12.4 — July/August 1999

Modernism & Theology

The First Moderns
by William R. Everdell


12.4 — July/August 1999

The Divide That Is There

on Egalitarian Christianity


12.3 — May/June 1999

A Christian Women’s Declaration

On Coalitions & Biblical Orthodoxy


12.1 — January/February 1999

Those Curious Lutherans

The Comforts of Northfield Theology


11.6 — November/December 1998

Adultery & the Death of Covenant

on the Seventh Commandment


11.5 — September/October 1998

Faith Without Ethics

Not by Faith Alone
by Robert A. Sungenis


11.5 — September/October 1998

Bishops & the Word


11.2 — March/April 1998

Mad as Hell

on the Sixth Commandment


11.1 — January/February 1998

Trash the TV?

An Internet Discussion Between Terry Mattingly & S. M. Hutchens


10.4 — Fall 1997

On Christian Unity

Two Excerpts on the Relations Between Protestants, Roman Catholics, & Orthodox


10.4 — Fall 1997

Live Long & Prosper

on the Fifth Commandment


10.4 — Fall 1997

A Porch to Talk On


10.3 — Summer 1997

Rest in Remembrance

on the Fourth Commandment


10.2 — Spring 1997

The Name of the Lord

on the Third Commandment


10.2 — Spring 1997

First Things & the Mandate of Heaven


10.1 — Winter 1997

Idols Old & New

on the Second Commandment


10.1 — Winter 1997

Churches for Families


9.4 — Fall 1996

Which God?

on the First Commandment


9.3 — Summer 1996

Staying with the Lemmings


9.2 — Spring 1996

On Capital Punishment


9.1 — Winter 1996

Gray Logic, Gray Wisdom


8.4 — Fall 1995

Abreast of the Times

The Quiet Modernization of a Divinity School


8.4 — Fall 1995

Giving the Devil His Due


8.3 — Summer 1995

My Brother, Be He Ne’er So Vile?

The Difficulty & Promise of Catholic-Evangelical Rapprochement: An Address to an Evangelical Congregation


8.2 — Spring 1995

The Professor & the Unicorn

Reality, Revelation & the Seductions of Abstract Thought


8.2 — Spring 1995

Sunday at Willow Creek

Four Responses


8.1 — Winter 1995

Making an Issue of It: A Word from the Gnomes


7.4 — Fall 1994

More Than a Prophet

The Ministry of John the Baptist


7.2 — Spring 1994

Avoiding Spirituality

A Philistine Looks (Obliquely) at Spirituality


7.1 — Winter 1994

Evangelicals Confront the Church Catholic

The Body: Being Light in the Darkness by Charles Colson with Ellen Santilli Vaughn


6.4 — Fall 1993

The Reforging of “Fundamentalism”


6.3 — Summer 1993

On Turning the Cheek & Giving the Cloak


6.2 — Spring 1993

Mystical Theology & the Sublimation of Gender


5.4 — Fall 1992

God, Gender, and the Pastoral Office


5.3 — Summer 1992

Gridlocked


5.2 — Spring 1992

On Falling Towers and Fig Trees


5.1 — Winter 1992

J. W. Nevin on the Sectarian Mind

Lessons from Mercersburg for Modern Evangelicals


5.1 — Winter 1992

Packer, Henry & Me


4.2 — Special Issue: The Bible 1991

The Bible Under Spirit & Church

Some Light from the East for the Perplexed Inerrantist


3.4 — Winter 1990

Spirituality, Religion & Christian Faith


2.4 — Summer-Fall 1988

The Crisis Of Evangelical Preaching


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