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January 12, 2015
“You Shouldn’t Say That…” as a gift, not an attack
I'm at The American Conservative today, talking about the legitimacy of campaigns for civility and condemnations (not de...
December 10, 2014
Trapped by Torture in Enmity with the World
Reading over more details about the Torture Report, I was reminded of a passage I'd...
December 09, 2014
Torture Report Details Wounds to Prisoners and Guards
The torture report (well, the unclassified executive summary) came out today, and the news is...
September 09, 2014
Endless War without a Proving Peace
My parish here in DC is very lucky because, now that the summer's over, we...
June 01, 2014
“Love Unconcerned with Being Returned”
So far, when I've used Jen Fulwiler's Saint Generator to pick a saint to learn...
January 22, 2014
For Now We Kill As Through A Glass, Darkly
Meanwhile. over at AmCon, I have a piece on the botched execution in Ohio, where...
March 20, 2013
Now we shoot through a screen, darkly
Via Mark Shea, Time has a lovely story about a German pilot who couldn't find...
October 25, 2012
Why Won’t Candidates Run on This Life Issue?
This week, as part of Election Month at Patheos, the prompt for bloggers is: What...
October 04, 2012
Know Your Enemy
I've been introducing one of my housemates to Battlestar Galactica and we got into an argument...
October 03, 2012
Unarmed Prophets Stuck in a Chinese Room
I received a comped copy of Alone with a Jihadist through Speakeasy. Aaron Taylor spent seven hours arguing...
September 06, 2012
If you can’t take the heat, turn into a tardigrade!
"No one can make you feel inferior without your consent" is a quote that is...
August 10, 2012
Offering Loving Resistance [Sequence Index]
In July 2012, Patheos sent me a copy of Logan Mehl-Laituri's memoir Reborn on the...
July 19, 2012
Brave Enough to Kill
The Pentagon is considering awarding Distinguished Warfare Medals to drone pilots and Glen Greenwald is...
July 16, 2012
What Can You Do in the War?
Given the way our discussion of pacifism has meandered over to a debate about martyrdom,...
July 13, 2012
And what did you win with your death?
There's a lot of interesting discussion happening in the comments of my post on...
July 11, 2012
A Martyr for All Seasons
Two weeks ago, I had an absolutely lovely time reading A Man for All Seasons...
July 07, 2012
“That his heels may kick at heaven”
Some time ago, Hemant Mehta asked "Where are the atheist fiction books?" and I was...
July 06, 2012
Can Lethal Resistance be Loving?
I quite enjoyed reading Logan Mehl-Laituri's Reborn on the 4th of July for the Patheos...
February 24, 2012
No ‘Healthy Outlet’ for Bad Habits
Remember you can vote once per day for the About.com Atheism Awards. I'm one of...
May 07, 2011
Yes, I only think in children’s books…
I ended up in a lot of conversations about forgiveness and whether hatred necessarily warps...
May 02, 2011
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth
Rejoice not when thine enemy falleth, and let not thy heart be glad when he...
May 01, 2011
William Lane Craig and I (briefly) Agree!
P.Z. Myers has a post up lambasting Christian apologist William Lane Craig for his defense...
October 09, 2010
Dirty Hands and Drone Strikes
This post is one in a series on sin and immortality. You can read the...
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