April 21, 2023

Democrats won the recent election in purple Wisconsin not just with the abortion issue but with nuanced tactics: Don't just play to your base.  Vary your message according to your audience.  Try to reach the whole range of voters.  In line with the dominant political mood today, present your opponent as an "extremist." Republicans need to learn how to be so shrewd.

April 21, 2023

Instead of asking whom you want to be president, this time I am asking a completely different question, one that is objective and unconnected to your personal preferences:  What candidates, from both parties, do you think would be the most electable?

April 20, 2023

Of the 38 most popular praise songs--those that made the Top 25 charts for that category between 2010 and 2020--36 came from only four megachurches, all but one of them being Pentecostal. This reflects the homogenization of contemporary worship. Why, though, would non-Pentecostal churches buy into that?

April 19, 2023

Al Jaffee has died at the age of 102. He was the last living cartoonist from the golden age of Mad Magazine. Why that humor magazine, with its equal opportunity satire, was important--to me personally, to others who grew up in the 1960s and 1970s, and to the culture as a whole.

April 18, 2023

What with the Nones, declining church membership, declining church attendance, and consistently bad PR, Christianity seems to be fading from American culture. But experts are foreseeing a resurgence of Christianity due to the large number of Christian immigrants.

April 17, 2023

India passes China, the progressives' fact-twisting, and the lives saved by overturning Roe v. Wade.

April 14, 2023

The online magazine "Sp!ked" is pro-Trump, anti-trangenderism, anti-environmentallism, and against the whole woke agenda. But it used to be the official publication of the UK Revolutionary Communist Party. It embodies orthodox Marxism and so opposes the politics of identity, race, gender, of post-Marxism and its bourgeois progressivism.

April 14, 2023

Does our nation need to overcome its polarization, and, if so, how might that be accomplished?

April 13, 2023

The white working class is often assumed to be a hotbed of racism.  And yet it's primarily the working class where the different races work together, play together, mingle socially, intermarry, and have children together. So says a UK writer about the races in her country. But, despite the differences, it also applies in the U.S.

April 12, 2023

Critics of the "He Gets Us" campaign and "seeker-sensitive" congregations are complaining that the people behind them are hiding their "controversial" beliefs about sex, gender, and other Biblical convictions. They are calling for churches to be "transparent" about what they stand for. What do you think?

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