Josh Barro: “Stamp Out” Those Who Disagree with LGBT Advocates

My friend Andrew Walker and I just wrote a piece for National Review entitled “‘Stamp Them Out’: On Josh Barro and the New Sexual Moralism.” Here’s what it’s about: Last night, New York Times reporter Josh Barro tweeted out a disturbing message: “Anti-LGBT attitudes are terrible for people in all sorts of communities. They linger and oppress, and we need to stamp [Read More...]

Ross Douthat of New York Times on Campus Pluralism

Ross Douthat, columnist for the New York Times, published a NYT piece this week pointing out that allegedly “pluralistic” college campuses are struggling mightily to make good on their promises. In his piece, Douthat references the problems conservatives and Christians are having at different schools, and he links to my American Spectator piece, “God and Sexuality at Bowdoin,” on my [Read More...]

The Difficulty & Glory of Adoption

A couple of months ago, the New York Times published a remarkable profile of an adoptive family from Denver. The profile centers around the mother of the house, Misty. I do not exaggerate when I say that this essay will cut you to the bone. It’s that powerful. Here’s a swatch about the struggles of two tiny boys [Read More...]

Willie Nelson, Jewish Moms, and the New Deadbeat Dads

In 1978, Waylon Jennings and Willie Nelson covered one of the classic songs of recent decades. Performed first by Ed Bruce, “Mammas, Don’t Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys” hit number 1 on the charts and touched a cultural chord. No doubt there were a few aspiring cowboys who were diverted to new [Read More...]

Meet the Young Guns Who Are Leading the Pro-Marriage Effort

The New York Times just published a piece about the various young leaders of the pro-marriage effort in the nation’s capital. It’s an exciting story, and it features two good friends of mine, Andrew Walker and Eric Teetsel. The story, entitled “Young Opponents of Sam-Sex Marriage Undaunted” by Samantha Parker, also references Ryan Anderson, who I [Read More...]

To Teach and To Love: Wright’s Law

Some stories in life make you want to live full-throttle for God’s glory. They affirm life, meaning, love, and the image of God. This is one of those stories. If you watch it, I think it will make you want to help others, and as a Christian, to spread the gospel and its goodness to [Read More...]

Evangelicalism is Not Declining: A Response to John Dickerson’s NYT Essay

A young evangelical pastor named John Dickerson just released a head turner of an essay in the New York Times, with the Wall Street Journal America’s paper of record. Wielder of a sharp pen and possessor of a passionate heart, Dickerson is senior pastor of Cornerstone Church in Prescott, Arizona. He is a graduate of [Read More...]

On Celebrity, Kevin Durant and the Need for Solace

The most recent issue of the New York Times magazine features an engrossing profile of Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder by Sam Anderson.  It touches on an issue that I mull over sometimes: the effect of celebrity on a person.  Here’s a swatch from the long-form profile that illuminates the incredible pressures of massive [Read More...]

The Death of Junior Seau & Head Injuries: 10 Essential Resources

Junior Seau, football hall-of-famer and former New England Patriot, is dead.  It appears that he committed suicide.  Seau was 43 and had an ex-wife and three children. This is the latest in a growing line of NFL suicides, and Seau is the sixth member of the 1994 San Diego Chargers team to die from suicide, [Read More...]

Are Mixed Martial Arts Ethical for Christians?

As it has done before, the New York Times just covered Mixed Martial Arts.  The article, “The Fight Club Generation,” is well worth reading. Here’s a snatch: Evidence that cage fighting has replaced boxing as the combat sport of choice, at least to some men of a certain age, has been quietly mounting for years. [Read More...]


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