The Convenient Untruth of Al Gore’s Posthumanism

Al Gore’s An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power just appeared in theatres.  Given the prominence of the first film, whose title the sequel evokes, and the advance of the environmental movement throughout the globe, it is sure to garner huge attention. Whether one decries it as a reheated version of the Oscar-winning fare he first served up to the public, praises it as a theme worthy of  recycling, or objects to the use of the documentary format for propaganda, probably… Read more

What Happens to a Culture When Christianity Becomes the Villain of History?

In the Cultural Marxist account of history that has been growing in popularity and influence since the 1960s, Christianity is the villain. This is actually a new phenomenon, and because it is an anti-establishment narrative that has arisen from within the academic establishment, people have yet to come to terms with just how radical it is.  It is a product of the Sexual Revolution and the moral transvaluation of all value in the sexual realm. To be sure, Christianity has… Read more

Bill 89 and the legal assault on the family in Canada

The family is what God intended as a person’s birthright. Read more

On Easter Sunday the Buried Question Remains Did Jesus Die and Live?

The news of Easter Sunday does not hinge upon vain speculation of whether Jesus lived and died, but the vital matter of whether he died and lived. Read more

Tolkien’s footnote to the cross in The Lord of the Rings

For many people, J.R.R. Tolkien’s Lord of the Rings is their favourite book.  It was voted the greatest book of the twentieth century by the British public.  Since then, it also became an Academy award winning film trilogy. Tolkien’s works of fantasy are famously intricate, with a whole world of languages and creatures and cultures and history.  Some of his legendarium makes it into the story proper, but much of the rich complexity must be gleaned from Tolkien’s other tales… Read more

Orphans: the Superheroes of a Romantic Culture, part 2

All human beings secretly wish they could be orphans. An absurd statement?  However improbable it might initially appear, if like Superman you were to come to earth from another planet, you would certainly be forgiven for drawing that conclusion. It would be hard to do otherwise if you were to scan the fiction written since the early nineteenth century.  You would have to conclude that orphans – like Superman – are our idols. Before I substantiate the point, we should note… Read more

Orphans: A Tragic State transformed into a Cultural Ideal, part 1

‘Remember, O LORD, what has befallen us; Look, and see our reproach! Our inheritance has been turned over to strangers, Our houses to aliens. We have become orphans without a father, Our mothers are like widows.’  (Lamentations 5:1-3) The Bible regularly speaks of the Lord’s particular care and concern for the plight of the widow and the orphan.  The reason why is obvious: neither has a family to help them in their distress.  They are vulnerable to predators.  There are countless charges… Read more

The Fairly Traded Coffee Party

Over-caffeinated hysteria forms the backdrop of the Presidency of Donald Trump. At first, the hysteria seemed the inevitable aftermath of a particularly nasty and at times vitriolic political campaign.  With two such dislikable and polarizing candidates, a winter of discontent was coming no matter who became the 45th President of the United States. But the range and intensity of the outrage seems to be growing every morning, and in a manner asymmetric with past elections. The asymmetry invites further reflection. It seems to me that… Read more

The Media Got the Message: on Donald Trump’s Inaugural Address

Donald J. Trump is a powerful rhetorician, and a clever politician. Against all odds, he has now been sworn in as the 45th President of the United States.  His extraordinary and improbable rise to success ought to have led everyone at least to acknowledge that. But if you follow the vast majority of the comments in the mainstream media about his inaugural address, you could be excused for your ignorance of that fact. The condemnations in the fourth estate run the gamut, from the… Read more

Morgan Freeman, the one chosen to tell the story of god

National Geographic is not known for its religious fervor.  That poses a problem when doing a series on the subject.  For all the success of the New Atheists, a sceptical treatment would find a limited audience. The channel appears to be after a larger market share, which prompts its own kind of fervor. The Story of God has managed to cultivate a tone of gravitas about its subject without seriously investigating whether the true reverence of the believer, or the distasteful mockery… Read more

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