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Donald Trump Saves The Democrats

July 14, 2019

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President Donald Trump has, once again, rescued the Democrats from falling off their self-constructed political cliff — and he did it before his Sunday morning golf game.

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Cracks In The Foundation: Why American Evangelical Christianity Soured

July 13, 2019

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My name was lit up in lights last month with a 3,000-word article published on The Anxious Bench over at Patheos. I trace the devolution of American evangelical Christianity to the heart of the mid-twentieth century evangelical resurgence, supposedly before political partisans hijacked the movement. In fact, the partisans were already there, paving the way […]

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Seeking Social Ethicist; MBA Required

June 26, 2019

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Jerry Falwell, Jr., is making life impossible for recovering sarcasm addicts.

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Falwell: “I have never been a minister”

June 10, 2019

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What do courtiers say when the emperor brags, “I’m wearing no clothes!”?

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Prayer does not = endorsement

June 4, 2019

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The snarks are at it again, vilifying a good man because he didn’t see the entire universe in a split second. 

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“There is something extraordinary about their lives …”

May 22, 2019

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Throw out the fish, keep the wrapping. That’s what I always say — especially after I came across the following passage in the Liturgy of the Hours. It was discovered in Constantinople in 1436, where its larger manuscript was employed as wrapping paper in a fishmonger’s shop and called The Letter from the Disciple to […]

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Bereavement in an Age of Rage: Comments on the Commentary

May 12, 2019

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Tweeters dropped their smart phones and genuinely grieved over such a malevolently random death. It was as if a previous era’s medical fickleness reached into ours and snatched one of our own.

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Dodging The Rain of Cliches

April 2, 2019

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I’m all yawns. Perhaps that’s because modern candidates inevitably portray themselves as Messiahs. I’ve got bad news for them: It’s been done. An excellent Messiah pointed us to Kingdom living, died for our sins, rose from the dead, and ascended into heaven. It all happened two thousand years ago, so trim your aspirations to a mere chief executive, oh aspirants. Maybe I’ll then be interested.   

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A Reply To Terror

March 15, 2019

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I long to board a plane, land in New Zealand, and weep with those who are weeping.

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Bosses Plaguing Our Dreams

February 13, 2019

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A recent news item triggered me. To explain: I’ve worked for great bosses, both men and women. I’ve also labored under tantrum-spewing thugs, both men and women. The latter still haunt my sleep. I remember the screaming, my powerlessness and enforced silence (anything I said was fodder for the next hostile job review, so mum’s […]

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