Every few months sees another Christian pundit publicly wishing The Youth would just get a grip and do as they’re told. It usually goes something like: the “young evangelicals” just want to be accepted by the world, they’re just bitter, they only define themselves negatively, they reflexively oppose anything traditional or conservative, they’re self-absorbed egotists, [...]
Today is a bad day. Two powerful blasts of bad news damn near knocked me off my feet, coming as they did within minutes of each other. Two deaths, and an unfortunate connection.
A good friend of mine from high school passed away last night. We haven’t had much contact since graduating; we reconnected on [...]
Evangelicals are belatedly grappling with how to minister to the young skeptics they are producing, but they still don’t understand why sticking with the church has become so prohibitive. Anna Scott describes the overwhelming, disheartening effort involved in not only believing in the midst of deep suffering, but in finding a Christian identity in a [...]
From time to time, I try to summarize and recommend blog fights that Patrol readers—maybe about three of you—might find worthwhile or diverting. The latest one I’ve been following concerns the nature of the left wing in the American political blogosphere. I read and like a lot of the bloggers in [...]
Philadelphia abortion provider Kermit Gosnell has just been indicted on eight counts of murder—and just one page of the grand jury report should reshape the abortion debate. The 281-page report describes severed baby feet in plastic containers, a clinic stained with cat urine and blood, unlicensed employees administering dangerous medications, and sedated [...]
“The falsification of history, the censorship of works of the mind, the denial of reality must remain the heinous marks of totalitarian regimes.”—French law, passed Wednesday, making new exceptions to an anti-smoking law that led to cigarettes being edited out of iconic photographs.
One of my favorite religion websites, Killing the Buddha, published an essay I wrote about the unapologetic conservatism of The King’s College in New York City. Here’s an excerpt:
Undoubtedly, any institution of higher education is marked by a prevailing ideology, and Christian colleges in particular. But The King’s College—under Oakes, then [...]
From my inbox this morning. Blair Latoff, spokesperson for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce:
Ahead of tomorrow’s vote in the House to repeal the health care law, I wanted to ensure you saw the full-page ad in Roll Call today (attached and below). More than 260 trade associations, including the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, are [...]
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What are the consequences for a liberal democracy that does not adequately represent a significant portion of its population? Recent surveys suggest, as Richard Blow has noted in the New York Times, that nearly 16% of the American population is not in any way religiously [...]
“Your audience will hardly be able to contain themselves as Austin gives the lame U.S. State Department official statement of, ‘The improvements are being made to provide a gender neutral description of a child’s parents and in recognition of different types of families.’ No shocker here but homosexual activists are celebrating this change. Such groups [...]
Whatever you might think of him, Slavoj Žižek is unfailingly entertaining. From his latest in the London Review of Books:
What WikiLeaks threatens is the formal functioning of power. The true targets here weren’t the dirty details and the individuals responsible for them; not those in power, in other words, so much [...]
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