Freeing the guilty, punishing the innocent

A Texas grand jury investigating Planned Parenthood for organ trafficking exonerated that organization and instead indicted the pro-lifers who made the videos in which the abortionists talked about selling fetal tissue!  In fact, the grand jury is charging the two filmmakers for trafficking in fetal tissue, since they formed a cover business supposedly seeking to buy fetal organs in order to get Planned Parenthood officials to talk.  The filmmakers could be facing 20 years in prison.

This reminds me of Ben Jonson’s play Volpone, in which the conman is caught in the act, yet in his trial manages to get his victims thrown into prison! [Read more…]

Christianity Today’s 2016 Book Awards

Christianity Today announced its choices for the top books of the year. [Read more…]

Publishers want LGBTQ characters for children’s books

Publishers of children’s and young adult books have put out a call to authors and agents for manuscripts focusing on LGBTQ characters.  (The acronym standing for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Questioning.) [Read more…]

C.S. Lewis, secret agent?

The discovery of a recording of a lecture by C. S. Lewis has connected him to the British Secret Service during World War II. [Read more…]

Christmas and Vocation

One thing you learn from the doctrine of vocation is that the Christian life includes what we might describe as the secular.  The realm of “Christian” does not consist just of overtly devout exercises.  Rather, it also includes our lives in the family, the workplace, and the community.  This point also applies to how we celebrate Christmas.  We are surely right to complain when Jesus is left out of the celebration of His birthday, but those who complain about the secular observances–wanting it to be just a religious holiday celebrated in church, being irked that even non-Christians are celebrating it, and complaining about all of the presents–may be missing something about the scope of Christ’s reign and the nature of vocation. [Read more…]

Can the new Star Wars movie be good?

Did you know that a new Star Wars movie is opening this weekend?  I’m pretty sure you do, since I have never seen so much hype for a movie.  Nor have I seen so much merchandising before a movie has even been released.  As a Star Wars fan like the rest of humanity, I’m looking forward to seeing it and I hope it lives up to expectations.  But there are some aesthetic and cultural reasons why it might not. [Read more…]


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