The Heart of the Problem: A Society that Wants More

Americans have always struggled with limits. Even our Victorian era was more expansive than the one over the water. If we want it, Americans will find a way to justify it. This has been true for a very long time about our consumption of food and buying stuff. Over my lifetime, it has become true [Read More...]

Three Things Better About Today

So I don’t agree with the Supreme Court. I do not think there is a right to vice. Nothing I am about to say will let me into the cool kids’ club. That is not my goal. Nor am I forced to hate my country. It has never been my country right or wrong, but [Read More...]

Thank You Sir

Taking a plane trip is wonderful because I always meet someone new. On the day this was written, I was in an airport I shall not name where I met an older couple who had been married sixty-two years. They were still fussing about who got which coffee and whether his placing it on the [Read More...]

In Which I Have Nothing Much To Say about Wiz Khalifa . . . Yet.

Much of pop culture is horrible, but then much of pop culture has always been horrible. Have you read the words to any given Stephen Foster song? Just now the number one song in America is by Wiz Khalifa and is entitled See You Again. He has managed to be honored by the city of Pittsburgh while [Read More...]

Standing with the Curve of History

Today I rejoice that I stand with the long curve of history and the majority of public opinion. Jesus is Lord and remains Lord today. History often detours and His providence is inscrutable in the short term, but justice with mercy, holiness with salvation, always prevails. I am more concerned about the great states of [Read More...]


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