Author: Evan Lenow

Dr. Lenow is an Assistant Professor of Ethics and teaches in the School of Theology. He is married to Melanie and has four children - Molly, Elizabeth, William, and Laurel. Twitter: @evanlenow Website: evanlenow.com

A 9/11 Prayer for Our Nation

Virtually every generation has one of those moments where they will forever remember what was happening when a tragedy struck. My grandparents’ generation had Pearl Harbor. My parents’ generation had the assassination of JFK. My generation has Sept. 11, 20... Read More »

No Independence Day for the Unborn

This weekend I plan to attend a patriotic concert with fireworks, food and friends. It has become an annual tradition for my wife and me that we would not miss for anything. We will sing along to the national anthem and probably tear up as they honor military ... Read More »

The Name of the Game: Keeping a Good Reputation in Sports

From halfway around the world, I got a message from my wife—“Have you seen the replays of Odor punching Bautista?” We are baseball fans in my family, and we religiously follow the Texas Rangers. My wife kept me updated while I was on a recent trip to the... Read More »

Letting Kids Learn the Lessons of Losing

Spring is in the air, and fields are filling up with children playing sports. My oldest daughter just started playing soccer after a hiatus of a couple of years. Her team has lots of wonderful girls and a great coach with loads of experience. However, they hav... Read More »

The Threat to Religious Liberty from Inside the Church

Even in our truncated news cycle where this hour’s breaking news is yesterday’s story in a matter of minutes, the issue of religious liberty has maintained a lingering presence in the American consciousness for most of the last few months. From the rhetori... Read More »

What’s In a Name?: Evangelicals and Marriage

Editor’s Note: This post is the second installment of a multi-part series reflecting on my recent radio discussion with Brandan Robertson, spokesperson for Evangelicals for Marriage Equality. The audio of that radio “debate” can be found here. The fi... Read More »

Words Have Meaning: Defining Marriage in the Marriage Debate

Editor’s Note: This post is the first installment of what will be a multi-part series reflecting on Lenow’s recent radio discussion with Brandan Robertson, spokesperson for Evangelicals for Marriage Equality. The audio of that radio “debate” can b... Read More »

Turning Boys into Men

Sports talk radio is not my normal stop when looking for solid theological content and cultural commentary. However, I found a little of both this week on ESPN Radio’s “Mike & Mike.” The story du jour was the video of Ray Rice hitting his fiancée an... Read More »

Machismo vs. Manhood

Football is the ultimate expression of machismo in American culture. Bigger, stronger, and faster is the goal. Gladiators armed with nothing but their bodies fly around the field attempting to dominate their opponents in both strength and strategy. Boys around... Read More »

On Choosing Books: Reading from the Other Side

It’s that time of year again when I have to submit book requests to our campus bookstore for the upcoming semester (technically, it is past time, but the bookstore is always gracious to those of us who miss the initial deadline). For many of my classes, I ha... Read More »