The 75-Year-Old Philosopher Causing a Ruckus in the Academy

Andrew Ferguson of the Weekly Standard is a great writer of profiles. He just published a delightful–and delightfully long–piece entitled “The Heretic” on Thomas Nagel, the philosopher who has dared to challenge the naturalistic orthodoxy of the American academy. Here’s a section: Thomas Nagel may be the most famous philosopher in the United States—a bit like being [Read More...]

Saving the Littlest Lives: On This Monday’s Pro-life Conference

This coming Monday, January 23, 2012 from 8am-11:30am (EST), I’ll be blogging and “live-Tweeting” the ProLifeCon, put on by Family Research Council.  I’m very glad that FRC is such an outspoken and courageous defender of the unborn, and I hope that this event advances the cause. Here’s the link to the live webcast, which will [Read More...]

Men, Temptation, and the Gospel

Harvey Mansfield, Harvard professor of politics and 2011 Bradley Prize winner, just wrote a provocative piece on the distinctive characteristics and faults of men for The Weekly Standard.  It’s entitled “Manliness and Morality” and I commend it to you. Several years ago, Mansfield penned the highly controversial book Manliness (Yale, 2006), also worth reading, though [Read More...]

Dockery’s Summer Reading List, New Yorker on Mike Huckabee, and Weekly Standard on Tea Parties

A Union University grad kindly sent me David Dockery’s summer 2010 reading list.  It’s listed below (in original order) and will be of help to those of us who enjoy little more than a beach towel and a good read. Let me throw in a couple of quick  comments: the Metaxas book on Bonhoeffer is [Read More...]

Weekly Standard: Global Warming Consensus Crumbling; Also, Krauthammer on Healthcare

The Weekly Standard has published a piece by Steven F. Hayward entitled “In Denial: The Meltdown of the Climate Campaign” that is a must-read for thinking Christians and others interested in supposed man-caused climate change.  According to Hayward, F. K. Weyerhauser Fellow at the American Enterprise Institute and scholar of environmentalism, the consensus on anthropogenic climate [Read More...]

Low Impact Man: A Funny Take on the Unsustainability of the “Sustainable” Life

Matt Labash of The Weekly Standard has a very funny piece up called “The Adventures of Low Impact Man”.  Some of you have heard of Colin Beavan and his efforts to live what he calls a “low impact”, non-wasteful life.  Labash takes him up on his challenge and writes an often hilarious and quite lengthy [Read More...]

The Link 10.30.09: The Swell Season, the World’s Best Dunker, and Anti-Heroes

A number of fun things for your Internet consumption today. 1. Have you heard of The Swell Season?  It’s the duo that produced the film “Once.” Excellent music.  You can stream most of the cd online. 2. You read this blog, so you know that I can’t resist a good dunk every now and then.  [Read More...]

Charles Krauthammer on American Decline

The always provocative Charles Krauthammer recently published a piece entitled “Decline Is a Choice” in The Weekly Standard that chronicles how liberal political thought is causing the decline of America. Here’s a snatch comparing Europe’s decline and America’s heretofore dominance: The corollary to unchosen European collapse was unchosen American ascendancy. We–whom Lincoln once called God’s [Read More...]

The Link 8.28.09: Street Basketball, Band of Horses, Lead09 Conference

1. Linked at Truehoop, the best basketball blog on the web, this is one of the best pieces I’ve read about the experience of playing basketball.  Don’t worry–I have read many. 2. Have you heard the song “The Funeral” by Band of Horses? It’s haunting.  I don’t know what it’s about. 3. Wondering what to [Read More...]

The Link 3.13.09: New Calvinism and Facebook Flaming

1. Neo-Calvinists, restless young theologians, we have been discovered by the secular media.  Time magazine just included “The New Calvinism” as one of its ten world-changing ideas (HT: JT).  This makes sense.  We are a weirdly fascinating bunch.  We defy a lot of the stereotypes held by non-Christians.  We’re thoughtful, culturally attuned, fun, and even [Read More...]


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