June 23, 2021

Yeonmi Park escaped from the crushing oppression of North Korea, only to find the same kind of leftwing propaganda, thought control, and censorship at an American university. Read more

June 22, 2021

The Republican Party’s “three-legged stool” of the Christian right, business interests, and neo-conservatives is coming apart. But Democrats have unstable coalitions of their own. What are the prospects of different alignments? Read more

June 21, 2021

Hermann Sasse on how the Lutheran church is different from both the Roman Catholic Church and the Reformed Churches, while also being in continuity with the historic “catholic” church in a way that Rome is not.  Read more

June 18, 2021

We now have the work of art that defines our age, just as Michelangelo’s David captures the Renaissance.  The Italian artist Salvatore Garau  has created a sculpture entitled Io Sono, which means “I am.”   It is invisible; that is to say, there is nothing there. It sold for $18,000. Read more

June 17, 2021

Research about how parents transmit their faith to their children raises the question: Is religion a matter of belong to a community (that is, a church, with perhaps a larger culture supporting that), or is it a matter of individual conviction and personal identity? Or do they both go together? Read more

June 16, 2021

America’s religious landscape is being reshaped not only by the “Nones,” those who have no religious affiliation, but also by the “Nons,” “nondenominational” Christians whose congregations are unaffiliated with any theological tradition. Read more

June 15, 2021

Bailouts, fiscal stimulus, and massive government spending on top of a booming economy have brought back inflation, stirring bad old memories of the Seventies. Read more

June 14, 2021

Americans have lost faith in the government, business, schools, the media, and the church.  What if now they lose faith in science? What is left for them to believe in? Read more

June 11, 2021

We are told to trust science, follow the science, and make decisions according to science.  And, for the most part, we do, as the prestige and authority of science today is paramount.  But what if science caused the COVID-19 pandemic? More and more evidence is pointing in that direction. Read more

June 10, 2021

When we think of Luther’s thought as it relates to culture and our life in the world, what comes to mind are his doctrines of vocation and of the Two Kingdoms.  But there is a third teaching that is critical in its own terms and in helping us apply the other two:  The Doctrine of the Three Estates. Read more

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