Why We Should Stop Admitting Syrian Refugees for Now

If you love Syria, oppose radical relocation as a solution to the problems in Syria. The dream of a multiethnic, religiously diverse, free Syria must not be allowed to die through the barbarism of Daesh (the so-called Islamic State). Let’s not spend twelve times as much on each refugee we relocate in order to leave Syria [Read More...]

Refugees: Prudence isn’t Cruel and Tokenism Is Not Virtue

My social media contains two extremes: If you oppose bringing 10,000 more Syrian refugees to the United States, then you are like the people who turned away Jews during the Holocaust or you wish to ban the Christ child from seeking shelter in Egypt. If you support helping the refugees, you are a dupe for [Read More...]

Fear Itself: Three Things to Do

Fear destroys love and love is the only motive for any Christian action. Don’t be confused. Love is not weak, but demands justice for the beloved. Love has mercy, but mercy is not incompatible with a just war. We can do justice without rejoicing in the necessary death of any human being. The attacks on [Read More...]

Global Sorrow and Daily Life

On dark days, the sun still rises. In the darkest night, the moon still shines in a sky of stars. On a day of national sorrow, somebody will be born and her parents will be glad. Some family must have lost a parent on VE Day and so national joy happened with local sorrow. The [Read More...]

To Our Oldest Ally: God save France!

The United States owes her existence to the Kingdom of France. Today is a good day to remember this fact and stand in solidarity with the present Republic of France. French philosophy, religion, and culture have enriched the United States of America. Millions of us go to visit France to see the roots of much that is good [Read More...]

Cleanup the University: Starting with Us

At dear old State U, you might find a Christian engineering professor, carefully quiet, and more than one Christian coach on the playing fields, but you will be hard pressed to find the views of the world’s two billion Christians elsewhere. Much of undergraduate education, at even our best schools, is not worth the money [Read More...]

A School for Humans, not Snowflakes

There are three things for which I hope I would die: God, country, and family, but there are three basic ideas that no free woman or man should betray if they work in education. Maybe I would not die for these ideas, but I would never work for a school that betrayed those ideals because such [Read More...]

Let’s Fix the University

Yale does research magnificently and prepares graduates for the present upper class. University of Missouri does research well and prepares graduates to work for Yale graduates in the present upper class. Both schools are broken and by imitating them, Christian colleges are not always better. Google American university in the news and you will get [Read More...]

God, Dr. Carson, and Yale: the Failure of CMC

Nobody I know is mad at the red Starbucks’ coffee cup, but plenty of people in my world don’t like the media taking on Dr. Ben Carson. Those good folk have a point: Republican candidates get hit by the mainstream media very hard all the time. Clinton gets hit when there is a left-of-Clinton viable [Read More...]

On Lies and Deception in Politics: To Clinton

Most people shade the truth at times. I know I have said things I should not have said. With social media, we all face greater scrutiny. Let’s assume grace, mercy, and forgiveness. We will judge our leaders with the judgment by which we want to be judged! Yet there is a style of deception that [Read More...]