There is a world of academic scholarship where historians and researchers do, sometimes, stick with the facts and provide objective reports. As the degradation of the American university would have it, though, there is far more often a recourse to advocacy of certain liberal positions—postmodernism, gender identity studies, race studies, feminism, etc,—masquerading as scholarship. This is […]
Poetry rarely makes for mainstream news, but in one of those amusing cases where the inner contradictions of liberal logic erupts into self-devouring furor, the Washington Post is ready to report the ensuing scandal that someone somewhere has probably already dubbed “Poetrygate.” What happened is hilarious. A prominent annual register of the year’s best poetry […]
Someone asked me about an intersection I had with a well-known apologist regarding apologetic method and New Testament historical research a few years ago. While that exchange is water under the bridge imo, the topic hardly is. Christians need to be aware of the effects that presuppositions can have upon scholarship—especially our scholarship. We must […]
I have to warn you that there’s an awful lot of hate in this article. A lot of intolerance too. If you really don’t like articles with lots of hate and intolerance in them, my advice is to turn away now because there’s a lot of it coming up. In fact, the word count tells […]
This time it’s not Bush’s fault. It’s Reagan’s. He’s the one who appointed Justice Kennedy who once again could have been the swing vote for conservatives, but instead wrote the SCOTUS opinion against DOMA yesterday. And the rabbit hole goes deeper than you think. The opinion overturning DOMA yesterday is a masterpiece of double-speak. It […]
I remember when I joined the PCA, my pastor told me an anecdote. He said when his church was first being built in northwest Arkansas, he phoned a local Baptist pastor to ask some advice on a matter. The Baptist pastor cut him off: “Presbyterian, huh? You’ll be liberal in 20 years!” And he abruptly […]
Pope Francis has received numerous accolades from the faithful. One area where Pope Francis gets poor marks is in economics. It’s hard to take economic advice from someone who has taken a vow of poverty, never owned a business, and lives off the donations of people who have not taken a vow of poverty and […]
Barronelle Stutzman is the owner of Arlene’s Flowers. When one of her customers, Robert Ingersoll, a homosexual, asked Stutzman to supply the flowers for his upcoming wedding with his male “partner,” she refused. She cited her religious beliefs. Stutzman never refused Ingersoll service when he ordered flowers for personal use: “When it came to doing […]
On MSNBC’s “The Cycle,” liberal co-host Krystal Ball (her real name) discussed homosexual marriage with her five-year-old daughter, Ella. This is from MSNBC’s site on the video exchange: “Ella explains who a person can and can’t marry and how in New York a person can marry anyone they love. ‘Girls can marry girls and boys can marry boys in New […]
On the heels of a defeat for Republicans and the re-election of one of the most radical, leftist presidents in American history, conservative columnists spewed mainly confusion and despair. One of the most insightful articles I’ve seen suggested that such hopelessness in itself has played a large part in the vicious cycle of creeping statism […]
Last week, Jan Schakowsky, a Democrat Congresswoman from Chicago, defended deficit spending and welfare by advancing the old Social Gospel on the floor of the House. She asked fiscal conservatives four questions and quoted the Bible in support of each one. (Why there was no huge outcry from the ACLU or the Freedom From Religion […]
I was riding with a friend—a local business leader—after a breakfast event last Wednesday. As we passed through a perfect example of old-school, small-town America on the way to an informal meeting, she pointed to the street she lives on. Sure enough, tucked right there in the middle of that tiny town—blink and you’d miss […]
The American expression “Indian summer” is known on the Balkans as “Gypsy summer.” It has the same meaning as its American counterpart, as far as the weather is concerned: a short period—usually two or three weeks—of relatively warm days in the late October, when the sun is shining and one can still enjoy a good walk outside without the nasty cold feeling of the coming winter. The trees are changing their colors from green to yellow to red and brown, and the winter seems awfully far away.
Language was created by God for a purpose: to convey the moral truths of God. It has first and foremost an ethical function, and then everything else. We inescapably talk morality every time we open our mouths, whether we are aware of it or not, whether we admit it or not. Created in the image of God, man is first and foremost a moral being, and his language necessarily must have moral content and meaning before everything else.
Among the outspoken atheists today one has had less public attention, but I think he deserves a little more. UCLA biology professor and long-time punk-rock singer Greg Graffin exemplifies the bundle of contradictions and pseudo-profundity that the movement is. In a recent interview he tells, “I felt that religion was a useless way to answer the big […]
During the 1940s and 1950s, Hollywood producers, directors, and actors were being scrutinized for their political beliefs. The period of "red hysteria" put people’s jobs in the film industry in jeopardy. "Artists were barred from work on the basis of their alleged membership in or sympathy toward the American Communist Party, involvement in liberal or humanitarian political causes that enforcers of the blacklist associated with communism, and/or refusal to assist federal investigations into Communist Party activities; some were blacklisted merely because their names came up at the wrong place and time."
Ronald Reagan had the courage to call modern liberalism what it is: warmed over socialism. When was the last time you heard a politician, from either party, call a government program, subsidy or entitlement, “socialism?”