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…]
What do we do with the fact that Anders Behring Breivik — the perpetrator of a terrorist attack in downtown Oslo and the mass murder of children on the nearby island of Utoya — identifies himself as a Christian? How do we make sense of the fact that he refers three times in his “European [Read More…]
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…]
Note: This is part of a series on Christianity and Homosexuality. See the introduction here. This question — Have we loved the gay community? — is, to my mind, the first and most important question we must ask when it comes to the thicket of entangled issues and controversies found in the relationship between Christianity [Read More…]
Morning Report, August 28: Family Missions, the Gospel in Space, Insurance for Aliens, Mindless Fandom, Stupid Senators, More on KennedyCare, and the Rise of the "Afterbirthers"
One Christian’s perspective on the day’s news: 1. An excellent new website directs families to ministry opportunities locally and internationally. Families looking to spend purposive time together will find great resources, and organizations in need of volunteers will find families eager to serve. I am interested in creating a similar resource for individuals at Patheos, [Read More…]