Obama drops F-bomb: Tells ‘Internet’ to ‘F— off’

“Let me tell you something. F— off, Internet,” President Barack Obama said on July 15 in a speech in Roanoke, Va. He said that. Those are his exact words. Well, those are his exact letters, anyway. And they’re in the exact order in which he spoke them. If you want to be a stickler for [Read More...]

‘She was a class act’

My mom’s kid sister was a pretty fantastic woman. “The grand dame of synchronized swimming in Bucks County,” the local newspaper said. Aunt Betts was a terrific athlete who played four sports at Temple University and went on to help train Olympic athletes in synchronized swimming. Here’s a bit of her obituary from the local [Read More...]

Smart people saying smart things

Ezra Klein: “The world desperately wants to loan us money“ [Ten-year Treasurys are] negative. Negative! The market will literally pay us a small premium to take their money and keep it safe for them for five, seven or 10 years. We could use that money to rebuild our roads and water filtration systems. We could [Read More...]

Sunday favorites

Ephesians 4:14-16 We must no longer be children, tossed to and fro and blown about by every wind of doctrine, by people’s trickery, by their craftiness in deceitful scheming. But speaking the truth in love, we must grow up in every way into him who is the head, into Christ, from whom the whole body, [Read More...]

Whose idea of good news is this?

OK, so Doug Wilson promotes a vision of sex that seems designed to create a victim-blaming culture of rape, and he’s an apologist for American slavery. But, still, that doesn’t mean we should think of these Gospel Coalition types as evil, right? I mean, these are our brothers in Christ, so we’re supposed to be [Read More...]

NRA: Marchons, marchons!

Nicolae: The Rise of Antichrist, pp. 34-35 Buck Williams can’t figure out what to do with the church. He and Chloe have arrived at New Hope Village Church where they broke the news to poor Loretta about the death of Bruce Barnes. But now what? The nominal leader of this congregation is dead. What will [Read More...]

They loved and they were loved

By now, many of you know, many of you have heard that a few miles outside of Denver in a town call Aurora, at least 12 people were killed when a gunman opened fire in a movie theater, and dozens more are being treated for injuries at a local hospital. … Now, even as we [Read More...]



What the world needs now is a new Frank Sinatra … “Teach Us to Love You,” Mike Roe, Kate Miner “Tear for Tear,” The Choir “Tear in Your Hand,” Tori Amos “Tear Off Your Own Head (It’s a Doll Revolution),” Elvis Costello “Teardrop,” Jose Gonzalez “Teardrops,” The Proclaimers “Tearin’ Up My Heart,” NSYNC “Tears,” Stone [Read More...]

When a lack of anger reveals a lack of love

“Hope has two beautiful daughters. Their names are Anger and Courage; anger at the way things are, and courage to see that they do not remain the way they are.” — attributed to St. Augustine Josh Barkey recently highlighted an intriguing quote from Bertrand Russell, warning readers to be suspicious of anger: If an opinion [Read More...]

More on the Bad News Boors of the Gospel Coalition and Doug Wilson’s demented views on slavery

From Morgan Guyton: I could say a lot about this, but I don’t have the energy to muster more than a single question. If, as Wilson writes, it is the nature of a man to “penetrate, conquer, colonize, plant” and it is the nature of a woman to “receive, surrender, accept,” then was Jesus being [Read More...]