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W. Scott Lamb

W. Scott Lamb

W. Scott Lamb is an author of biographies, literary agent and Baptist preacher. A native of St. Louis (go Cardinals!), he lives on a Tennessee hill outside of Nashville with his wife and six kids. Readers may email him at [email protected].

Articles by W. Scott Lamb

W. SCOTT LAMB: 5 quick reads on religion to start your day

America is a profusely religious nation, a fact proven by the daily headlines. We post 5 quick reads on religion here each day, briefly annotated, to keep you up on a small slice of what is happening in the world of religious news. Published August 20, 2015

The expensive 'orthodoxy' of Rob Bell

Former pastor, bestselling author, friend of Oprah, and television host Rob Bell is no stranger to Evangelicals. Published August 19, 2015

The photograph of Gail Borden and early print advertisement for Borden's condensed dairy products are in the public domain.

This day in U.S. history: Borden's condensed milk

With the ability to protect the intellectual fruit of one's labors from being commercially "milked" by competitors, men like Gail Borden used his ingenuity and his investor's capital to make like a little better -- one can of condensed milk at a time. Published August 19, 2015

Gulliver's Travels comic. Image in the public domain.

5 quick reads on religion to start your day

America is a profusely religious nation, a fact proven by the daily headlines. We post 5 quick reads on religion here each day, briefly annotated, to keep you up on a small slice of what is happening in the world of religious news. Published August 19, 2015

Woodstock art from wikipedia.org

This day in U.S. history: Woodstock ends

Forty-six years ago today (August 18, 1969) the art and music festival now simply known as "Woodstock" came to an end. All told, some 400,000 people had made it onto the dairy farm in the Catskills of New York for the weekend that defined an era. Published August 18, 2015

Screenshot of John Piper's critique of the prosperity gospel.

5 quick reads on religion to start your day

America is a profusely religious nation, a fact proven by the daily headlines. We post 5 quick reads on religion here each day, briefly annotated, to keep you up on a small slice of what is happening in the broad world of religious news. Published August 18, 2015

Strawberry fields forever needing more laborers, even at $17 hour

People who consistently advocate for tighter controls on immigration say that the measures are necessary in order to protect jobs for American citizens. However, it is not always the case that Americans want those jobs--no matter the wage. But what does that say about our national work ethic? Published August 17, 2015

Back-to-school reflections

What are some "big ideas" that should govern our thinking in the matter of education? What is it that we are hoping our children will take out of the process of education itself. Published August 17, 2015

President Bill Clinton addresses the nation, August 17, 1998. (Screenshot photo courtesy of C-SPAN)

Today in history, Clinton admitted affair with Lewinsky

On this date (August 17) in 1998, when the current crop of collegiate freshman were just learning to walk, sitting President Bill Clinton admitted in taped testimony that he had an "improper physical relationship" with White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Published August 17, 2015

Pastor Gaylon Wiley, a key spiritual influence in the Cruz family in the 1970s. Photo taken at a political rally in Murfreesboro, Tennessee. (Photo used with the permission of WKRN)

Ted Cruz rally takes personal turn

Sen. Ted Cruz said, "Brother Wiley baptized me at eight years old when I was a Christian, so I am really glad to be here in Tennessee." Published August 14, 2015

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Elderly man smokes pipe while car sinks

"The fishermen said they heard an almighty splash but he was just sitting there and carried on smoking his pipe while the car sank. It went up to the car windows in the end but he just kept puffing away - completely unperturbed by what had happened." Published August 14, 2015

Top 10 popular Bible verses

What texts are "most popular" in terms of being searched for at online Bible study sites? Published August 13, 2015

3 pro-life priorities that will remain (after defunding)

So, though defunding of Planned Parenthood is a first-step, John McCormack says that there are "at least three more important pro-life priorities" to be accomplished in order to protect the lives of unborn children. Published August 11, 2015