The "Loath to Admit Failure" Meme–and What it Means

The Left liked to talk about how the Bush administration, and particularly Bush himself, were unwilling to admit failure.  There were weeks when it seemed as though the press corps could ask nothing other than, “Why won’t you admit that you were wrong?”  (A nice way of phrasing it might have been: When are you [Read More…]

Morning Report–Weekend Edition

I won’t write the Morning Reports on Sunday, to honor the Sabbath, but I will on Saturdays when possible: These are not the kind of family values we expect from those who talk about family values.  All you need to read is the first sentence: “Sen. John Ensign’s parents shelled out big bucks to pay [Read More…]

On Finding God in Unexpected Places

New material went up today on the Faith@Work Consultation at the Evangelical Gateway at Patheos. Let me give you some of the background for an article I contributed.  One of the aspects of the monastic life I most appreciate is the way in which one is surrounded constantly by ‘pointers’ toward God.  This is a [Read More…]

The Gift of Homosexuality?

This video is a really interesting conversation piece for evangelicals, and for Christians generally: My question is: what would you say to Mel White, given the opportunity? Of course, this ties in well with the subject at Patheos’ Public Square this week.  Here’s the editorial piece that links to all the other articles. [Read more…]

Morning Report, July 10

First of all, Happy Birthday to Jean Cauvin, otherwise known as John Calvin!  Born in France in 1509, Calvin was trained as a lawyer, but encountered the writings of Luther and broke with the Catholic church in the 1520s.  After violence forced the Protestants out of France, Calvin fled to Switzerland, where, in 1536, be [Read More…]