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Natural Law Smackdown

Orthodox philosopher David Bentley Hart argues in First Things that the terms of the harmony between cosmic and moral order are not as precisely discernible as natural law thinkers imagine. Edward...

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Potpourri for the first day of Spring

MTD in Atlanta A Not Going Home Again story Wendell and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day The Return of Mark Sanford 1 Atlanta megachurch leader Andy Stanley wants to reach people who “are...

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Marriage Special Edition

Marriage I Marriage II On this auspicious Day 1 of Supreme Court arguments on DOMA and Proposition 8, I bring some thoughts on marriage that are not, at least in the second case, like anything I’ve...

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4/5 of the Stages of Grief, Nominalism (and some satire)

80% of the Stages of Grief. Morally wrong, really wrong. The Coalition that does not yet exist. Errata. A cheesy story 1 Melinda Selmys offers insight into one of the contentious issues of the day in...

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Sex and Cosmology

I don’t know when Rod Dreher sleeps. He must read and write about 22 hours a day. He’s currently on a book tour – ten cities in eleven days – while suffering mono. Bearing in mind that he’s a...

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An Evangelical feature, not a bug

[W]e find ourselves on utterly familiar ground with our LGBTQIA neighbors, and they with us, when we turn from matters of the body to matters of the heart. All of us know, in the depths of our heart,...

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Friday, August 16, 2013

“Literally” Regulating to death What I learned from Richard J. Mouw Assurance of Salvation – better than nothing Tolerable and intolerable homophobes Orthodox Distributism? I’ll see your identity...

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Thursday, September 12, 2013

Rural America’s fodder Slow but sure iPhone 5s The New Hitler(s) Vulgarity is forbidden except when it’s free expression The bloodier 9/11 1 US Secretary of Agriculture Tom Vilsack thinks it’s a...

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What we long for

Child-free Übermensch N.I.C.E. 1 What we long for says a lot about who we are. Many apparently are longing to be “child-free.” I actually can’t remember when “child-free” would have marked the speaker...

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Friday, 12/20/13

Piling onto pariahs Eternal Punishment, Temporal Sin A mercifully short Phil Robertson comment 3 Rhetorical Questions 1 For much of this new century, Christianity seemed to be in close to terminal...

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Tuesday, 1/21/14

Polytheism in the Bible? MLK Day Thoughts Diplomacy ≠ Treachery Privyet! Veganomics 1 The idea that there are other “gods” who exist as real supernatural beings, albeit infinitely inferior to the only...

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Thursday, 1/30/14

Praise for Mediocre Art Interpretation as Art Hypocrisy as Art Corporatism and SSM Natural Law grossly misunderstood 1 I recently saw, and posted a few places, Paul’s Powerpoint to the Corinthians,...

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Potpourri, 2/17/14

No limits What if the Prodigal had succeeded? Scott Walker tests the KoolAid Product development, not intelligence Creationists and Astrologists If I go missing … I had no potpourri begun 90 minutes...

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Four on Marriage, 4/27/14

A Gesture toward truce in the Culture Wars What’s wrong with a “throuple”? Patchwork Quilts and Roll-Up Solutions Halachically speaking 1 I don’t get – and only in moments of forced and strenuous...

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Thursday, 8/21/14

Non-women who need abortions and other absurdities that come with 48 novelty genders, newly invented.

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Sunday, 9/28/14

The weird anti-vaccine fad An odd, off-putting contraception analogy Happy and stupid if not fat What’s wrong with manly Christianity? Religious progressives now as sex-fixated as Democrats 1 Noted in...

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Sunday, 10/19/14

Higher ratio than usual of good news, including the 2014 SCOTUS term on religious liberty

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Saturday, 11/8/14

If your election lasts more than four years, see your doctor, disregarding progressive clobber passages, and other aggregated wisdom.

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Friday, 2/27/15

A potpourri with some uncontrived connections.

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Middleweight SSM Opponents duke it out

When it comes to florists, photographers and bakers who decline to service same-sex weddings, I thought the arguments for the two (or more) sides were getting a bit stale. I don’t exclude my own...

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