June 19, 2019

A joyous and long-overdue adaptation, even if it tries a little too hard to be faithful to the book. Read more

June 17, 2019

Conservative believers contradict the values of the social gospel taught in the New Testament. Read more

June 14, 2019

Ayn Rand’s philosophy holds that having to interact with your fellow human beings is a grudging, unpleasant necessity. Read more

June 13, 2019

The powers that be at Patheos have recently rolled out a sitewide keyword filter for comments which affects all blogs, including this one. As many people have noticed, more comments are being held for approval than in the past, often for containing seemingly inoffensive words. We weren’t given advance notice of this, and I’m not thrilled with how it was handled. My understanding is that it was an effort to screen out comments that are hateful, spammy or obscene, because… Read more

June 12, 2019

The miracle cures that genetic science promised us are finally arriving. Read more

June 10, 2019

Shrinkage of respected churches leaves more low-respect ones behind. Read more

June 7, 2019

It’s easy to make history fit your ideological framework when you can make up whatever facts you want. Read more

June 5, 2019

We shouldn’t settle for reassurances that our present system is “good enough”; we should ask what’s the best we could be doing. Read more

June 3, 2019

The Templeton Foundation must be near desperation in its quest for “spiritual realities.” Read more

May 31, 2019

The only accusations that the bad guys are allowed to make are the ones that the good guys accept and treat as praise. Read more

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