Dr. J., Religion, and the Bigotry of Superficial Sophistication

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That's the title of my most recent column over at The Catholic Thing. Here's how it begins: When I was a kid in the 1970s, most liberal-minded adults, in order to make sure you knew that they harbored no racial prejudices, often went out of their way to say what they thought were kind things about minorities – which actually revealed just the opposite. So, for example, after watching a television interview of the great professional basketball star Julius Erving (aka “Dr. J.”), one of my … [Read more...]

Stephen H. Webb: In Defense of Dylan’s Voice

Over at First Things, my friend, Steve Webb, offers an apologetic for Bob Dylan's voice. Before you go there, you may want to listen to Zimmy, from a concert in Akron in April:   … [Read more...]

Interview with Catholic News Service: Natural Law and the New Evangelization

During my time in Rome in June, I was interviewed by the Catholic News Service. Here's the video: … [Read more...]

Roger McGuinn’s cool blog

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Just came across this blog by former member of the Byrds, Roger McGuinn. It includes many posts of traditional folk songs sung by McGuinn  … [Read more...]

New hiding place for Snowden’s secrets

Apparently, the Russians--in old KGB style--have surgically inserted into their President all the secrets Ed Snowden brought with him to Moscow. Thus, you can say that the proof is in the Putin. … [Read more...]

“Doting Thomists: Evangelicals, Thomas Aquinas, and Justification”

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That's the title of my most recent article published in the The Evangelical Quarterly 85.3 (July 2013): 211-227.  Here's the abstract: Over the past several decades, some Evangelical philosophers and theologians have embraced the metaphysics, epistemology, and natural law theory of Thomas Aquinas (1225-74), despite that fact that historically some of the leading lights in Evangelicalism have rejected Aquinas's views because they believed these views are inconsistent with classical Reformation … [Read more...]


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