Harvard-Graduated and Pro-Life: A Christian Woman Responds to Wendy Davis’s Work

Prisca LeCroy just wrote a beautiful pro-life essay for The Atlantic entitled “My Mother Regretted Her Abortion” that responds to a recent pro-abortion New York Times piece by Beth Matusoff Merfish. In her NYT essay, Merfish cheers on the efforts of Texas senator Wendy Davis to defeat a pro-life bill. Prisca, like her godly mother, is a remarkable woman: [Read More...]

The Week-est Link, August 16, 2008: The Death of Death

1. Have you read J. I. Packer’s classic introduction to John Owen’s The Death of Death in the Death of Christ? If not, you should. It’s illuminating and expanding. (HT: Monergism) 2. The Southern Seminary fall chapel calendar is up. Note the Darrell Bock Gheens Lectures in early November. (HT: Blake White) 3. Interesting Mark [Read More...]

Maureen Dowd, a Catholic Priest, and Marriage: It’s Actually Pretty Helpful

This post is, I mean. It’s entitled “An Ideal Husband” and it’s written by notable (and single) columnist Maureen Dowd and published in today’s New York Times. In the piece, Dowd cites at length the wisdom of a 79-year-old celibate Catholic priest who speaks annually to groups of schoolgirls on the subject of the ideal [Read More...]

New Trends in Education That Really Aren’t New

Everything new is old again. So is the case in certain American schools, which are overturning sacred modern educational ideology by re-instituting special classes for below-average students. In “Holding Back Young Students: Is Program a Gift or a Stigma?“, Winnie Hu briefly reports on this trend and shows how it is igniting a firestorm among [Read More...]

The New York Times on My Alma Mater’s Food: And You Thought People Chose Bowdoin for the Academics

Actually, title of this blog aside, most people have no idea what Bowdoin College is, let alone why anyone would choose to go to this tiny school in Maine. But I, fair friends, am here to attempt to correct this cruel imbalance of perception by the ultimate stroke of modern agency: blogging. The reason I [Read More...]

When a Lawsuit’s a Boy’s Only Hope: Billy Wolfe, Bullying, and the Results of a Peer-Based Culture

It’s not every day that you see a story about one boy being bullied without headlines accompanying headlines announcing a vicious death or a closeted homosexuality. Yesterday, though, the New York Times published just such a story. Dan Barry wrote the piece, entitled “A Boy the Bullies Love to Beat Up, Repeatedly”, as a sober, [Read More...]

The Sad Tale Of Eliot Spitzer, and What it Tells Us (and What it Doesn’t)

Eliot Spitzer, the governor of New York, has resigned after it became public that he had hired prostitutes through a “high-end clientele” business. The story is sordid, and very sad for the people whom Mr. Spitzer has let down. This would include, significantly, his wife, and, not insignificantly, the state of New York. In looking [Read More...]


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