Muhammad Ali vs. Mitt Romney (Video)

This is a pretty great commentary on war, privilege, politics and power, all done my favorite way: with acerbic, biting humor! [Read more...]

Rick Santorum: Champion of the Secular Left

Every time Rick Santorum speaks, a secular democrat gets his wings. Yes, I know there are three other GOP candidates in the race, but as a theological writer also interested in politics, there is none more fascinating than Santorum. A lifelong Catholic, the senator has only come into his theocratic, social conservative voice in recent [Read More...]

NBA’s Jeremy Lin and The “Messiah Formula”

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No, he doesn’t go down on one knee every time he nails a dunk or a perimeter shot. And as far as I know, he’s not building any hospitals in far-off countries. But the 23-year-old point guard for the New York Knicks suddenly finds himself in a spotlight familiar enough to Tebow that the pair [Read More...]

Hottest Topics of the Past Month

I decided it was kind of fun to go back and see what folks are most interested in from time to time, so last month I started a monthly review of the most popular blog posts. In a few cases this time, there was more than one popular post on a common topic, so I [Read More...]

GOP Nostalgia is a Symptom of Privilege

There’s an awful lot of talk in the political forum lately about restoring America to some nostalgic state of yesteryear, when supposedly everything was better. If we could only get back there, everything would be all right again. I guess that depends on who you ask, doesn’t it? Author Melissa Harris-Perry recently appeared on “The [Read More...]

Mitt Romney’s Bad Lip Reading Send-up

In honor of the South Carolina primaries, I thought I’d post another “Bad Lip Reading” video, this time of front-runner Mitt Romney. This one may be even funnier than the Herman Cain video. And for those who don’t seem to click with these, no, they are not real. Someone watches these clips and makes up [Read More...]

Can Mormonism Ever Go Mainstream?

The Mormon faith has gotten more attention in the last couple of years than most could have anticipated. Aside from the ad campaign promoted by the Mormon Church to portray Mormons as everyday folks, other events have eclipsed this more calculated effort to mold public opinion. Trey Parker and Matt Stone, creators of Southpark, have [Read More...]


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