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October 29, 2018
Over the last few days, someone sends pipe bombs to virtually every prominent Democrat and...
October 02, 2018
Born Again & Born from Above
In the course of our excellent Bible study of Job--I never realized how evangelical, how...
July 30, 2018
What Does It Mean to be “Conservative”?
Sir Roger Scruton is a British philosopher who has written perceptively on a wide range...
July 26, 2018
Waiting for Babies to Choose Their Gender for Themselves
Some parents refuse to take their children to church so that they can choose their...
July 24, 2018
Orwellian Abortion Signs
I've been posting about the relevance of George Orwell's novel 1984 to today and how...
July 20, 2018
Benevolence vs. Fundamentalism
We blogged about Dan Hitchens' article on politicians who parade their Catholic identity while also...
July 16, 2018
Once again, I am reminded of George Orwell. . . .Our discussion of pro-abortion language...
July 13, 2018
Notice how those who believe in abortion don't say that they believe in abortion. They...
June 20, 2018
“Bearing” the Name of the God Who “Takes” Our Sin
“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain" (Exodus 20:7). I've heard...
June 19, 2018
A Medical Specialty in Infanticide?
The American Board of Obstetrics and Gynecology has applied to the American Board of Medical...
June 14, 2018
Reading as Miracle
One of the superpowers most of us have but often take for granted is reading. ...
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,...
April 30, 2018
Give the Word “Evangelical” Back to the Lutherans!
Many evangelicals are giving up the term "evangelical." They are embarrassed by their movement's...
April 18, 2018
Being Moral vs. Moralizing
John Daniel Davidson makes a useful distinction between "being moral" and "moralizing." From his article...
April 02, 2018
Good Advice vs. Good News
The essence of Christianity is not good advice, but good news. And there is a...
March 30, 2018
The First Image of Christ on the Cross: The Staurogram
Just as some liberal Bible scholars have claimed that belief in Christ's divinity "evolved" over...
March 28, 2018
Excruciating: The Ironies of Holy Week
We had our Tenebrae service on Tuesday, here in Australia, and the Scripture readings struck...
March 27, 2018
I, Thou vs. I, It
Years ago, I read the book I and Thou by the Jewish theologian Martin Buber. ...
February 28, 2018
A Wolf, a Sheep, and Food that Digests Us
"A wolf in sheep's clothing" is someone who seems nice on the outside, like a...
February 28, 2018
The Vegemite President
I came across a British site that tossed off a word that I didn't know. ...
February 21, 2018
By 2050 Mind Melds Will Replace Language
In Star Trek, Mr. Spock could space his fingers on someone's head and achieve a...
January 15, 2018
On Tuesday, President Trump invited cameras into his negotiations with lawmakers over immigration and the...
January 02, 2018
More Reasons to Believe in the Virgin Birth
There are people who profess to be Christians who nevertheless don't believe that Jesus was...
December 25, 2017
The Day Even Non-Believers Honor Jesus Despite Themselves
It's Christmas, hailed in at least one secular song as "the most wonderful time...
December 21, 2017
Luther on Music, Art, & Aesthetic Pleasure
In my previous posts on Mark Mattes’s new book Martin Luther’s Theology of Beauty, we first...
December 20, 2017
A Solution to the Pronoun Problem
At this moment in the long history of the language, English speakers and writers are...
December 15, 2017
Martin Luther’s Handwriting as Computer Font
How would you like to write like Martin Luther? That is, how would you like...
December 13, 2017
On the Pope’s Desire to Change the Wording of the Lord’s Prayer
Should we start with the teaching we want to convey and then devise a translation...
December 13, 2017
The Different Meanings of “Happiness”
One of our inalienable rights, according to the Declaration of Independence, is "the pursuit of...
November 28, 2017
A New Sexual Identity: The Digisexuals
Add to the panoply of sexual preferences, orientations, and identities a new term, one that...
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