I’m very excited to share some big news: Beginning in January 2013, I will take up the reins as Editor of Comment magazine, coupled with an appointment as a Senior Fellow of Cardus, a think tank dedicated to the renewal of North American social architecture, drawing on more than 2000 years of Christian social thought.
I’m incredibly excited to join the Comment and Cardus team. It’s a dedicated outlet for my work as a Christian public intellectual, and the invitation–while coming as a surprise–made immediate sense for me. It also dovetails in providential ways with my appointment to the Gary & Henrietta Byker Chair in Applied Reformed Theology & Worldview at Calvin College.
I have much more to say about this over at the Cardus Daily blog. Here’s a snippet:
Above all, I want Comment to be a life-giving resource for those leaders, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and creators who are convinced of the importance of Christian cultural engagement but are now looking for in-depth guidance and direction. In many other venues, we never seem to get beyond the starting block. We hear a baseline emphasis repeated over and over: that Christians have permission and encouragement to be culture-makers. While there’s a continued place for “Christianity and Culture 101,” so to speak, Comment aims to take you to the next level—to 201 and 301 levels of analysis. We want to help you discern the nitty-gritty of how to actually do this and what it really ought to look like. We’re unapologetic in having a vision for the renewal of North American social architecture. We’re not shy to say where we think this architecture is crumbling. And we’re calling Christians to be builders.