Eric Teetsel has responded to yesterday’s post in which I seconded David B. Hart’s distaste for Ayn Rand. Eric focuses particularly on my recent condemnations of Rep. Paul Ryan, and there’s a couple of things I want to say in response about Ryan, Rand’s influence on the GOP, and [...]
I have a new column up on the wave of pro-creationism bills showing up in state legislatures this year alongside categorical sharia bans:
Even framed as “intelligent design,” creationism is a distinctly Christian idea that commands no respect in the scientific community, including among most credentialed Christian scientists. Asking that [...]
Just when it is perhaps needed most, David B. Hart comes through with a vigorous evisceration of Ayn Rand:
Ayn Rand always provokes a rather extravagant reaction from me, and probably for purely ideological reasons. For instance, I like the Sermon on the Mount. She regarded its prescriptions as among the vilest ever [...]
I received a bit of kickback to my Patheos column from last week in which I suggested that post-evangelicals should be marked by their attention to the global church, as opposed to evangelical infighting in the United States. The main argument I heard was that progressive or post-evangelicalism isn’t what is shaping global [...]
My friend Eric Teetsel from AEI has a piece on Relevant about the idea of a “Christian budget” with which, to my surprise, I almost completely concur. Though of course certain Christian principles can and should influence believers’ opinions on the federal budget, I’m very, very tired of seeing shallow writers argue for their [...]
It’s been a while since I’ve read Relevant. I found some time ago that it’s better for my blood pressure if I stay away. But every once in a while something catches my attention and just like that I get sucked back in. And, here we are.
There’s so much wrong with this piece [...]
This is important to note because it gives one a clearer picture of the type of the person the Islamist is. We have here a level of moral primitiveness unknown elsewhere in the human [...]
RJ Moeller is getting started on a series on why the Bible supports free-market capitalism. It doesn’t look promising, but I’m resisting the temptation to jump the gun and respond before he’s made his case. I will be definitely be answering this in the future, so if you’re interested you might [...]
The more university education a person receives, the more likely he is to hold secular and left-wing views. The secular Left [...]
Don Miller thinks we need fewer educated people running the church.
If that was the case, we’d be left with people opining all over the place, acting like 2,000 years of church history never happened, making pseudo-intellectual claims about the impact of the printing press on Christianity, and saying things like just [...]
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