Yeah, Yeah, Yes

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A guest post from my friend Mark Goldblatt, about the night that changed the American music scene forever.  * By Mark Goldblatt Fifty years ago this week, on February 9th, 1964, the Beatles made their first appearance on the Ed Sullivan Show. I was six years old and don’t remember much of it, but my [Read More...]

Phil Robertson’s Victory Over the Secular Theocracy

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Editorial Note: This is the second installment in a two-part series on Duck Dynasty and what it reveals regarding America’s “secular theocracy,” from the inimitable David Theroux, President and CEO of the Independent Institute. If you missed it, read the first part here. * Duck Dynasty and the Secular Theocracy, Part II By David J. Theroux [Read More...]

Duck Dynasty and the Secular Theocracy

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I am always delighted to receive a guest post from David J. Theroux, who is Founder, President and CEO of The Independent Institute. His essays are often comprehensive, always thoughtful, and always worth reading. I divided the present essay into two installments, to publish the first today and the second on Thursday. * Duck Dynasty [Read More...]

The Theology of Les Miserables

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I cannot think of any work of fiction that conveys the contrast between Law and Grace as vividly and profoundly as Les Miserables.  As a long-time fan of the novel and the musicals, I went to see the movie recently and enjoyed it immensely.  With minor variations, it’s a rendering of the musical, and the musical [Read More...]

Glee, Friends, and Ted Kluck’s Spitfire: The Kinds of Christians We Need on TV

Stephen Prothero recently wrote at CNN’s Belief Blog that Christians, like gays, are “coming out” on television.  He refers to the popular show Glee, which features a gay couple, a lesbian couple, a transgender singer, and a “God Squad” of Christians whose sole purpose seems to be to provide Glee creator Ryan Murphy a foil against [Read More...]


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