Accepting (and Enjoying!) our Human Foolishness (A Midsummer Night’s Dream)

  We are foolish, but need not be Biblical fools. Biblical fools destroy life and happiness by forgetting their place and thinking themselves wise. There is no fear of God or respect for law or order. Yet we are also born children in the cosmos of God and the loving Father allows us to stumble [Read More…]

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More than an “N” Christian: in the Family

Recently, Christianity Today magazine featured a symbol on the cover from Arabic that many have used in social media to protest the destruction of the world’s oldest Christian communities. This is at least some improvement over the past. One Christian college was considering a Middle East Studies program and had a strong track in Muslim [Read More…]

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The Winner of this Year’s Uncle Tony Award (Spoiler: Sounds like Jerry Falwell)

Every year (more or less) members of the universal Church (actually just me) gather to select the winner of the Uncle Tony Award. The Uncle Tony is given to the Church leader who most exemplifies the career and calling of Uncle Tony Campolo. To win the Tony, you must manage to make the Gospel comport [Read More…]

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Thomas Jefferson was the Worst and I Would Have Voted For Him

Thomas Jefferson was a cad, a fool, and was totally naive about revolutionary France. As a Federalist, I read his irresponsible rhetoric on revolutions and on national unity and am horrified. He was terrifically hypocritical penning beautiful words about human rights while abusing his slaves. In the election of 1776, I would have been an [Read More…]

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Want to survive tough times? Buy Ketchup.

As always, we live in difficult times. The fact that times are always the best of times and the worst of times does not make the worst any better for us. Sure our grandparents or great-grandparents beat Hitler, but that is not our problem. Our worries are worrisome now and we need help. Thankfully, my [Read More…]

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Tyrants are Made, Not Born: How to Lose a Republic

We don’t need to guess about how republics fail: we have history and philosophy to guide us. Republics end with tyrants, but that is an odd thing since a republican will hate tyrants by nature. How do we get tyrants? One wise man wrote on tyranny and the human soul and he tried to understand [Read More…]

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Mountaineers are Always Human: Bigotry of the Elite

For almost four hundred years, my family lived in western Virginia and West Virginia. We are a state so beautiful that if any place finds a spot that looks like West Virginia, they put a fence around it and call it a state park. When Mr. Lincoln was President and Virginia seceded from the Union, [Read More…]

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Bad Political Idea Have Consequences: Maximilian of Mexico

Whenever I believe good intentions are enough, I recall standing at the tomb of Maximilian of Mexico. There have been many worse political ideas than making a mildly liberal archduke of Austria the Emperor of Mexico with French arms, but few that worked out so badly for everyone. The Hapsburg family was decaying in power [Read More…]

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How to Respond to Difficult Political Times: Thank You Mr. Larkin

America faces five months of incredibly negative political campaigning. Sigh. We could all dash around and be miserable about politics or we could give up and retreat in despair. I say: “No.” Nothing we can do now will change the next five months (for good), but we can make sure that our grandchildren are in [Read More…]

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Have we all become a strumpet’s fool?

There was a time when a sneer of the elite was about “middle class morality,” but now we have achieved moral unity. Elite, middle class, and poor, we all divorce, watch porn, and follow our hearts. We have mocked the church ladies to the brink of extinction and leveled the cultural playing ground by elevating pop [Read More…]

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