Scorn Profits the Blogger, but Costs the Kingdom

I recently posted a piece entitled, “If You’re Selling Scorn for Conservative Christians, the Market is Hot.”  The essential thesis was that some progressive Christians are so angry with conservative Christians (especially the “culture warriors”) that they are accepting uncritically, legitimating, and perpetuating caricatures about their fellow believers.  Genuinely concerned that the Religious Right is [Read More...]

Comparing Christmas Speeches: Queen Elizabeth, President Obama, and Ronald Reagan

Sometimes I wish we belonged to the British Commonwealth.  Watching this video was one of those times: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olEp_3Spc1g From there, on The Royal Channel on Facebook (how fantastic is that?), one can see Queen Elizabeth’s first Christmas broadcast, from 1957.  It’s fascinating, and worth your time. All of this led me to want to compare [Read More...]

Bush Hatred Prevails Over Obama Love

Barack Obama

A presidency that began with such hope and optimism, and such astronomical approval and support, may well end in the utter collapse of the modern liberal program. I’m sure that sounds like an overstatement, and perhaps it is.  2012 will be no cakewalk for Republicans, and they’re fully capable of bungling the opportunity history has [Read More...]

Are Mormon and Evangelical Views of God Really That Different?

Because of a certain person who shall go nameless — let’s call him M. Romney or Mitt R. — the question of Mormon differences from historical Christianity has been very much in the air.  Not too long ago, for instance, we published an article (part of a broader discussion on the topic) in which Warren [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...]


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