Breakfast Links for 10/31/12: The Hurricane God?; Old Questions for New Agers; Evangelical Hamster Balls


BREAKFAST LINKS 10/31/12: Jaweed Kaleem, Huff Post Religion: Does God Cause Hurricanes? Marc Barnes, Pathos/Bad Catholic: “The hurricane relieves us. The things we seek to fend off despair with, the things we secretly doubt have any ability to bring us happiness, all of these are decimated in the face of the Frankenstorm. What does your [Read More...]

Chick-fil-A Takes Families Under Its Wing


Note: This is a guest post from Jennifer A. Marshall, director of the DeVos Center for Religion and Civil Society at The Heritage Foundation. Further biographical information at the end. Many thanks to Ms. Marshall for this excellent piece. * A grease fire has flared up at a comment made by Chick-fil-A President and COO Dan [Read More...]

When Christ is Lord, Nothing is Secular

There’s a saying attributed to John Stott: “When Christ is Lord, nothing is secular.”  Or try a slightly different phrase from Madeleine L’Engle: “There is nothing so secular that it cannot be sacred, and that is one of the deepest messages of the Incarnation.” In other words: Everything matters.  Everything has spiritual significance when it [Read More...]

Whom Would Jesus Indebt?

One of the gravest dangers of the Budget Control Act passed yesterday is that it could provide Americans with a false sense of security.  Washington has finally taken action.  The crisis has passed.  The sky is brightening, the trees are parting before us and — we’re out of the woods.  Right? Alas, but no.  Not [Read More...]

Wisdom from Jonah Goldberg? First Principles of Politics

I sometimes find Jonah Goldberg over-the-top, but I thought he made an excellent point in his “Goldberg File” today.  He told a story of a family on a road-trip.  The wife wrote “Help. Please God.” in the dust on the back of the car when they were about to begin a long drive.  One of [Read More...]