God & Country Music: The New Jason Isbell

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I was fourteen when I first heard Jason Isbell. When he was still with the Drive-By Truckers in 2004, “Goddamn Lonely Love” was on one of those CDs that used to come good music magazines. I knew I had found something special. For a teenager looking for a world to relate to, Jason Isbell’s songs were just what I didn’t know I was looking for.http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D4LDjo8ltl4Isbell is an unusual kind of songwriter. Starting out with the Drive-By Truckers a little over a decade ago, … [Read more...]

ELSEWHERE: The New York Times Doesn’t Like Obama Anymore

In case you haven't heard, the National Security Agency (NSA) has been collecting data about your phone and Internet communications. A lot of data. So much data, in fact, that The New York Times recently published an opinion piece blasting the Obama administration, saying that it "has now lost all credibility on this issue." … [Read more...]

Faith in Humanity Just Took Another Hit: A Horrifying Holocaust Revelation

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"Certain new theologians dispute original sin, which is the only part of Christian theology which can really be proved." —G. K. Chesterton, OrthodoxyWhen even Holocaust historians are shocked at their own findings, you know the picture is horrifying. After 13 years of research, a group of historians studying at the Holocaust Memorial Museum released new estimates about the extent of human brutality and wide-scale involvement in the enslavement and degradation of their fellow humans in Nazi Ge … [Read more...]


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