January 18, 2019

Actually, every man is an island. Read more

January 16, 2019

If you’re getting a service for free, you’re not the customer, you’re the product. Read more

January 14, 2019

The immortal novel A Tale of Two Cities begins: It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all… Read more

January 11, 2019

To understand the history of housing in America, you have to understand the history of race in America, which is a lesson Ayn Rand steadfastly refused to learn. Read more

January 9, 2019

By James A. Haught The Secular Age is snowballing in America, as in other advanced democracies. Year after year, more reports show church membership and attendance slip-slidin’ away. In the decades since the 1960s (while the U.S. population doubled), United Methodists fell from 14 million members to below 7 million. Presbyterians dropped from 4.2 million to 1.4 million. Episcopalians shrank from 3.6 million to 1.7 million. The Disciples of Christ sank from 2 million to 400,000. Just since 2007, the… Read more

January 7, 2019

This will cause lasting damage, not just inconvenience. Read more

January 5, 2019

I’ve decided that 2019 is the year for feel-good music about fighting back and speaking truth to power. We’ve made it through two years, we can get through two more. On that note, here’s a classic from the George W. Bush years, when some of the same forces were in play. I remember when these women were pilloried for speaking out against the Iraq war, and wrote a defiant response: What are your favorite songs of resistance and rebellion? Read more

January 4, 2019

It’s cheaper to house people than to let them go homeless. Read more

January 2, 2019

  By James A. Haught While they posed as pillars of piety, some medieval popes were depraved criminals. Sergius III (reigned 904-911) allegedly had two papal rivals strangled in prison. His illegitimate son later became pope. John XII (955-964) openly had mistresses, gave them church treasure, castrated one opponent, blinded another, and donned armor to lead the papal army. Benedict V (May 964-June 964) reportedly dishonored a girl and looted Vatican treasure. Boniface VII (974-985) apparently murdered a rival pope,… Read more

December 31, 2018

The clock hand sweeps toward midnight, and the new year beckons on the horizon. But before looking ahead to 2019, let’s take one glance back at the themes of 2018 that was: The Coming Collapse of Christianity One of the most important, yet most underappreciated, trends is how rapidly the nation is secularizing. Whether they realize it or not, conservative Christians are hurtling toward a demographic brick wall. In January, I wrote about the least Christian generation in American history,… Read more

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