Are We at a Stalemate or is Gay Marriage Inevitable?

Last May, after Obama’s unsurprising reversal on gay marriage, I argued that the long-term future of the gay-marriage debate wasn’t an inevitable national victory for same-sex marriage but rather a stalemate, with red states staying conservative on the issue, and many of the blue states embracing further liberalization of marriage laws. [Read more...]

When Our Principles Don’t Survive Contact with Pain

There’s an old military adage: “No plan survives first contact with the enemy.” [Read more...]

The War Was Right, but the Rhetoric Was Wrong

I supported the Iraq War from the start. [Read more...]

Power of the Pope’s Humility: The Reason He Picked “Francis”

Some of you may have watched with doubt, skepticism, and a detached indifference. [Read more...]

“Does It Bother You that the Pope is Jewish?”

Fellow Patheos blogger Tim Suttle posted this funny Jimmy Kimmel clip. [Read more...]