The Thin Line Between Mercy and Heresy

A good look at the fears that distort our understanding of the mercy of God. [Read more...]

I’m Likin’ Abby Johnson Better and Better Everyday

The woman is prolife, not merely anti-abortion. Instead of driving abortion clinic workers further into their life of evil for the sake of a photo op, she befriends them and calls them out of that life. Instead of talking as though opposition to abortion is carte blanche to cheer for the killing of adults, she [Read More...]

Socrates on the Interwebz

Mike Flynn passes this gem along: From Deogowulf’s now sadly silent The Joy of Curmudgeonry, a scenario familiar to many at various blogs:Thermippos — The Complete DialogueThe scene is the agora, outside the office of the magistrate. Socrates is on his way to answer charges of impiety. There he meets Thermippos holding forth confidently amidst a [Read More...]

Sigh. I gotta see if I can connect this guy with one of the Dominicans over at Newman

A University of Washington evolutionary biology prof talks as though he has never so much as heard of St. Thomas. Proving, once again, that atheists and fundamentalists are brothers under the skin, Dr. Barash goes to war against stuff that, while it’s really important to a lot of Fundamentalists, are entirely beside the point to [Read More...]

Hey, Eastern Washington! I’m coming your way tonight and tomorrow!

Courageously braving Stevens Pass in winter, I will be heading over to Wenatchee to speak at St. Joseph Parish tonight at 7 PM and then tomorrow from 9:00 AM till 3:00 PM.  We will be talking about 101 Reasons Not to be  Catholic (a fun Chestertonian look at our culture’s reaction to the Faith), Making [Read More...]

Paranoia is the Serious Business of Heaven

New Horizons in Conspiracy Cinema are under discussion over at the Register. [Read more...]

Martin Luther: Patron of Internet Religious Dialogue

Somebody is putting out memes of his quotes *besides* the heroic-sounding “Here I stand. I can do no other. God help me!” I’ve always felt a certain pity for Luther.  A man with deep Daddy Issues who never should have been a monk in the first place.  In many ways the first modern bad boy [Read More...]

The Difference between Dick Cheney and Lakechia Schonta Stanley

…is that when he authorizes drowning somebody and calls it “dunking” or a “splash of water”, or authorizes beating somebody and calls it “enhanced interrogation”, conservatives hail him as a hero and repeat his Orwellian BS word for word as though it were gospel.  When a black woman tries these “harmless” tactics on her children, she [Read More...]


Why people prefer fiction. [Read more...]

Today in Adorable Cuddly Weirdness

Knitted jumpers for protecting penguins from oil spills: [Read more...]