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November 12, 2018
Veterans Day, History, & Baptisms
Yesterday, November 11, was Veterans Day, which is also being observed today. (Those of you...
October 31, 2018
Reformation Then and Now
The Church is discredited: plagued by corruption, including sex scandals. Trusting human leaders whose failures...
October 22, 2018
Who Is a Cherokee?
Imagine my surprise to see the name of Chuck Hoskin, an old family friend and...
October 12, 2018
Depression is enormously common. So are other mental travails. Christians who are going through the...
October 08, 2018
Does the Left Really “Believe All Women”?
Democrats surely realized that they would be held to the same standards they applied to...
September 28, 2018
The Continuing Protestant Legacy in Education
Martin Luther invented universal education--for boys and girls of all social classes--and he started institutions...
September 25, 2018
The Middle Ages Were the Age of Reason; Ours Is the Age of Faith
I enjoy it when conventional wisdom gets turned upside down. A good example appeared in...
September 20, 2018
The Catholic Sex-Abuse Scandal Is Bigger Crisis Than the Reformation?
The priest sex-abuse scandal is the biggest crisis to hit the Roman Catholic church since...
August 27, 2018
John McCain Has Died
Senator John McCain--war hero, 2008 Republican presidential nominee who opposed Barack Obama, and conscience of...
August 21, 2018
As an example of how the ongoing, wide-ranging Catholic sex scandal and its cover-up are...
August 20, 2018
The Different Flavors of Socialism
Socialism is back in vogue, especially among Democrats and young adults, a majority of whom...
August 06, 2018
The Paris Statement on European Culture
Last year a group of European conservative intellectuals (including Roger Scruton) met in Paris in...
August 02, 2018
The World Does Need More Cowboys
The University of Wyoming has put out an advertising initiative with the slogan "The World...
July 23, 2018
When Poland Was Lutheran
Poland may be the world's most Catholic country. But at the time of the Reformation,...
July 13, 2018
Down the Memory Hole
Thinking about expunging politically-incorrect authors, censoring literary classics, and re-writing history made me think of...
July 12, 2018
Purging Laura Ingalls Wilder from the Canon
Even though Laura Ingalls Wilder (1867-1957) is a female author of true greatness, she is...
July 11, 2018
Congress Shall “Regulate Commerce with Foreign Nations”
Now that our trade war with China and other countries is under way, we will...
July 05, 2018
The American Dream
For the 4th of July, the lead editorial of the conservative newspaper the Daily Oklahoman...
July 04, 2018
The Lutheran Hero of the American Revolution
Among the heroes of the American Revolution, which we celebrate on this fourth of July,...
July 02, 2018
Communism Is Back in Fashion
As progressives are moving further and further to the left, some are not stopping at...
June 14, 2018
Reading as Miracle
One of the superpowers most of us have but often take for granted is reading. ...
June 01, 2018
Marcionites Then and Now
Fellow Patheos blogger Tom Hobson, a Presbyterian pastor with a doctorate from Concordia Seminary, has...
May 31, 2018
Communal Reading in the Ancient World & the Early Church
In the ancient world, people read out loud, even when they were by themselves. Thus,...
May 29, 2018
Is Pope Francis Like Luther?
A number of observers are comparing Pope Francis to Martin Luther. Both are reformers of...
May 28, 2018
“The Anticipated Davidic Figure” in the Psalms
My son-in-law Adam Hensley, Old Testament Lecturer at Australian Lutheran College, has just published his book Covenant...
May 09, 2018
How Religious Success Can Threaten Faith
Eric Voegelin (1901-1985) is a thinker I want to look into more, writing as...
May 09, 2018
How the Real Thanos Wiped Out Millions
We finally watched Avengers: Infinity War. The super villain in that story is Thanos, who has...
May 04, 2018
The 200th Birthday of Karl Marx
May 5 is the 200th birthday of Karl Marx. Seldom have the ideas of one...
April 30, 2018
Luther and Trump?
Did Martin Luther give us Donald Trump? Are Lutherans responsible for getting Trump elected? This...
April 25, 2018
Is Liberal Democracy Diminishing or Intruding Where It Doesn’t Belong?
What's happening to American freedom and democracy? Is it in danger? Is it thriving? Or...
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