He Saw Hitler: Find God’s Man in Odd Places and Listen

Human history would be different if humans learned to find the people that know what God is doing and listened to those people. When you hear complaints about God failing to intervene in history remind yourself that He did speak, but our stupidity (masked as snobbery) kept us from hearing the truth. We tuned in [Read More...]

Ten Jolly Things About Now

I am flying to Rivendell and that is a wonderful thing to write. As Christians decide whether to regroup and educate themeselves (the illuminated Rod Dreher) or charge into the fray (the courageous French family), we must remember how wonderful is the time in which we live. I thank God we face libertines, intellectually bankrupt [Read More...]

Wagner: He is so wrong and so beautiful

I think beauty is important and that too often Americans, particularly American Christians, do not value beauty enough. We sometimes act as if beauty were an extra that humanity could do without. Truth? We know we need truth. Goodness? We cannot have Heaven without goodness (even if the goodness is God’s). We forget that Heaven [Read More...]

Live Art: Go Forth and Assemble!

A wonderful thing about Christianity is that we are forbidden to stay in caves of solitude: Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching. We may not save the world when we meet and not [Read More...]

I am Somewhat for the Trees: Tolkien and Christian Conservation

Tolkien’s┬áLord of the Rings sums up my view about rampant industrialization and the despoiling of nature. Unfettered technological development is the sin of Saruman and only the bad hobbits like the Sackville-Baggins want to progress for the sake of progress. Like many Christians, Tolkien captures my imagination when it comes to conservation this Wednesday of [Read More...]

Hoping Atheists (Or at Least Anti-Theists) Do Not Kill Us This Time

Atheistic regimes killed millions in the last century. Nobody denies this fact, though some deny atheism had much to do with the murder. Religious people kill in the name of religion, so surely this is just an example of bad men, totalitarians, doing bad things who happened to be atheists? Yet there is decent reason [Read More...]

Love Demands Authenticity

Inauthenticity is the unpardonable sin of American college culture. Do as you will as long as you will it (and it doesn’t hurt someone. . . whatever that means). And yet there is something to be said for the “accidentally inauthentic” at least for the moment. We do not know ourselves, none of us, so [Read More...]

Saintly Science

How often do you get to hear from an inventive surgeon, a compassionate pastor, and a saint on religion and science? Yet there existed a man, Luke, who was both a distinguished physician and a doctor of souls. He lived well into the twentieth-century to see the horrors done by men who became atheists and [Read More...]

Smother Love or Mother Love

“I will love you no matter what” is a great Christian truth. God will love us “no matter what” even if our actions and choices force God to damn us to Hell. God does not desire the eternal misery of anybody, certainly not for making justifiable errors in belief, but He is no stalker. God [Read More...]


War analogies can go too far. However great the rivalry between the righteous Packers and the minions of Halas called the Bears, it is not the equivalent of war. Nothing is. We are in a real battle, but the battle is not against flesh and blood. No human is so depraved he justifies a Christian’s [Read More...]