An interesting thing happened after I posted last week about how anger helped to create the Trump presidency. Some of my non-leftist academic friends contacted me on my facebook page, and confirmed that they were angry. They informed me that they had a right to be angry as well. I cannot say they are wrong about that. Non-leftist academics have been treated like second class citizens in academia, and that treatment has generated a great deal of anger. Take for… Read more

Much of this is tied to the disrespect that many of Trump voters perceive. They are tired of being told that they do not know their own interest, or that they are bigots for not accepting the latest cultural trend. Read more

Research indicates that religious individuals have more capacity to forgive than non-religious individuals. This difference is not an accident. Read more

We do not have to let evangelicalism be tied to Trump. We do not have to let it be tied to highly toxic elements of political conservatism. Read more

Conservative Protestant schools should offer something that students cannot get elsewhere. Read more

Hate speech is not illegal, and it cannot become illegal. Trust me that when it is illegal that the definition of hate speech will grow. Read more

I am not as concerned about the conflict among Republicans and Democrats as I am among my fellow conservative Christians. Read more

This has been quite a year in politics. To say that President Trump has been controversial is to say that water is wet. And he has earned every bit of that controversy. But even all of the drama seems to be minor in comparison to the recent Moore/Jones excitement in Alabama. Yeah it has been quite a year. In a few days most of us will celebrate Christmas. In fact as you read this, you may already be on your… Read more

Why am I hesitant to accept secularization theory? One word. Children. Secular individuals have fewer children than religious individuals. Read more

There is a poison in our society that is ruining our ability to make intelligent and fair decisions. The poison is found in all types of groups. It is encouraging foolish statements and irrational decisions. Read more

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