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November 08, 2017
The 100th Anniversary of Communism
Having recognized the 500th anniversary of the Reformation, we now need to turn to another...
October 30, 2017
China’s Communists Plan to Replace the U.S. as the World’s Superpower
We have our national elections every two years, with our presidential election every four years. ...
October 16, 2017
Why Leftists Are Now Silencing Liberals
Campus leftists have long been silencing conservative speakers. Now they have started to silence liberal...
October 13, 2017
The Greatest Critic of Both Modernism & Postmodernism
One noteworthy element in our new book Authentic Christianity: How Lutheran Theology Speaks to the...
October 10, 2017
Tebow the Missionary Kid & Kaepernick the Lutheran Confirmand
These two kneeling football players represent two strains of Christianity in America.
October 09, 2017
The Government Will Now Follow 20 Principles of Religious Liberty
In practice, this document means that the Christian baker could refuse to participate in a...
October 03, 2017
Conservatives on Hugh Hefner, pro and con
The New York Times token conservative Ross Douthat gives what I consider to be the definitive summary...
September 06, 2017
Post-liberalism of both the left and the right
There are two kinds of liberalism. That of the left, with its faith in...
August 30, 2017
Artificial Intelligence and Religion
Technology experts such as Elon Musk and scientists of the caliber of Stephen Hawkings are...
August 29, 2017
“God is an artist!”
One highlight of our time on Kangaroo Island: My 8-year-old granddaughter was showing me the...
August 18, 2017
A modernist, a postmodernist, and a Lutheran walk into a bar. . .
We're in Australia, where I've been doing quite a bit of speaking. I just gave...
August 11, 2017
I'm going to experiment with some short form blogging for the weekend, calling your...
August 10, 2017
Purists vs. Pragmatists
Christian political activists agonized over the last presidential election: Some asked, "How can we support...
July 19, 2017
A confessional text on marriage, natural law & human law
Since Lutherans believe that marriage is a civil ordinance rather than a sacrament (though still...
July 11, 2017
Christian multi-universe theories
The scholastic theology of the Middle Ages was very much in thrall to the philosophy...
July 06, 2017
Omnipotence at the price of nihilism
The bestselling book Homo Deus: A Brief History of Tomorrow by Yuval Noah Harari argues that our...
July 06, 2017
Why the second paragraph in the Declaration of Independence?
The purpose of the Declaration of Independence was for the American colonies to formally break...
June 29, 2017
David Gushee is a religion journalist, on the liberal side of things, who has long...
June 26, 2017
Most Christians have non-Christian worldviews
A new study from Barna has found that most "practicing Christians" in America--defined as those...
May 31, 2017
Quantum physics is oppressive
Quantum physics is oppressive, according to a feminist scholar, because it promotes "binary and absolute...
May 25, 2017
Fact checking the fact checkers
In this climate of "fake news," professional fact checkers have risen to new prominence. But...
May 18, 2017
5 more arguments for the existence of God
St. Thomas Aquinas famously formulated 5 arguments for the existence of God. Robert H. Nelson...
April 27, 2017
Plantinga wins Templeton Prize
Christian philosopher Alvin Plantinga has won the Templeton Prize for contributions to religion. Plantinga has...
April 03, 2017
And now, the nature rights movement
The language of "rights" tends to win all arguments. There are "human rights." These include...
March 29, 2017
Originalism and the rule of law
During his confirmation hearing for Supreme Court justice, liberal senators interrogated Neil Gorsuch about his...
March 28, 2017
To infinity and beyond
Mathematician Eugenia Cheng has written a popular, amusing, and fascinating book on the concept of...
March 16, 2017
The infinite number of universes
Astrophysicist Ethan Siegel has written an article explaining how the infinite number of parallel universes,...
March 02, 2017
Why science is sexist and racist
Joy Pullman at the Federalist writes about a doctoral dissertation that maintains that science is inherently...
February 24, 2017
Why conservatives need Edmund Burke
In another in our series of my-former-students-who-are-making-me-proud-by-their-writing, Gracy Olmstead explains why today's conservatives need to...
February 20, 2017
And now the conservative Generation Z
Forget Millennials. A new generation is coming of age: Generation-Z. It's being heralded as the...
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