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June 21, 2013
Exodus International is going out of business
Exodus International, the evangelical ministry to gays that sought to help them change their orientation,...
April 25, 2013
How to interrogate a terrorist
Interesting piece from the BBC about how the FBI conducts interrogations of terrorist suspects. And...
March 12, 2013
The state as our therapist
Schools are doing their part against guns by punishing children for playing. George Will recounts...
February 27, 2013
Why conspiracy theories are unlikely
Many on the left just know that the Christian right is scheming with big corporations...
February 21, 2013
From risk-taking to risk-averse
Economics columnist Robert J. Samuelson says that the reason economic recovery is so slow in...
January 25, 2013
How you know when you’re an adult
Wisdom from Earl Weaver, the legendary manager of the Baltimore Orioles, who died on January...
January 18, 2013
Lance Armstrong in Oprah’s confessional
We Lutherans believe in confession and absolution. That happens in every Divine Service, and, when...
January 03, 2013
“A person must not be identified by their sexual orientation”
A New York archbishop shut down a "gay mass" that was held regularly in a...
December 13, 2012
Persecuting “religious pathologies”
The French government is planning a crack-down on people with what is being called "religious...
December 03, 2012
The world’s most emotional countries
According to an on-going Gallup study, Americans and Spanish-speakers are the world's most emotional people. ...
November 13, 2012
Working through the five stages of grief
Dana Milbank, while crowing over President Obama's re-election, says that Republicans are going through the...
September 14, 2012
The faith of infants
A key Lutheran teaching is that infants can have faith. This is why Lutherans see...
September 14, 2012
The Empathy Gap
Why does Obama still lead Romney in the polls, despite the dismal state of the...
February 16, 2012
Thoughts on homosexuality not being genetic
A couple of weeks ago I posted this: Evidence homosexuality is not genetic | Cranach:...
January 31, 2012
Court rules in favor of expelled Christian counseling student
An appeals court ruled in favor of that graduate student who was expelled from her...
January 27, 2012
Emotional Freedom Technique?
Should Christians employ acupuncture, yoga, and other "alternative medicine" treatments whose theoretical foundations come out...
January 26, 2012
The rise of American emotionalism
In the context of discussing an embarrassing video in which a hysterical fan blames the...
January 25, 2012
Petronius, gluttony, and the Internet
Another example of how classical literature can help us think through contemporary issues. Rob Goodman...
January 23, 2012
Joe Paterno dies
Penn State football was Joe Paterno's life. Now, shortly after he was fired from the...
January 19, 2012
The two kinds of warriors: Hector & Achilles
University of Virginia English professor Mark Edmundson has written a fascinating essay entitled "Do Sports...
January 18, 2012
The myth of self-esteem
A long-time educational myth is exploded: For decades, the prevailing wisdom in education was that...
January 06, 2012
"Epiphany. 3 a (1) : a usually sudden manifestation or perception of the essential nature...
December 29, 2011
Good news on the crime rate
Not everything in our society is going from bad to worse. Over the last decade,...
December 08, 2011
“Rudolph” accused of promoting bullying
Some experts are saying that the song and the cartoon "Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer" promotes...
December 05, 2011
Requiring acceptance of homosexuality
Here is a religious liberty case to watch: The U.S. 11th Circuit Court of Appeals...
December 02, 2011
Psychologists admit to bogus research
Social science aspires to the status of natural science, never mind that human beings are...
October 24, 2011
The most relaxing–and most boring–music ever
Scientists measuring brain waves have discovered the most relaxing piece of music ever, an artificially...
October 10, 2011
What we half perceive and half create
Following up on last week's post and video of the The McGurk Effect, it would...
October 06, 2011
The McGurk Effect
Rich Shipe, longtime reader and commenter on this blog, referred to this video in a...
September 16, 2011
“See how dumb I am” moments
Jennifer Rubin is a conservative. But she is sick and tired of Republican candidates and...
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