February 16, 2021

An Australian law against “conversion therapy”–defined as practices that attempt to change same-sex attraction and gender identity–includes the prohibition of prayer. Read more

February 15, 2021

Congress is considering proposals to pay a monthly subsidy to families for each child.  This would be pro-family and pro-life, while also being problematic. Read more

February 12, 2021

God created the universe “ex nihilo,” from nothing. The “new creation” of salvation is also “ex nihilo.” So says the new Lutheran book of systematic theology. Read more

February 11, 2021

The American republic has always been suspicious of leaders with too much power. And yet recently, the Presidency has acquired the power and the adulation more associated with kings. Read more

February 10, 2021

Today, virtually everything has become political:  religion, relationships, education, entertainment, the arts, working, buying, eating, health, technology, etc., etc. This mindset goes back to the French Revolution, which replaced religion with politics, as what defines good and evil and gives meaning to life. Read more

February 9, 2021

Trump supporters used to be portrayed as nationalists, as extreme patriots whose desire to “make America great again” was too laudatory of the U.S.A.  Now they are being portrayed as insurrectionists and terrorists who are trying to destroy America. Read more

February 8, 2021

Donald Trump claimed that the election was “rigged” against him.  The media consistently reported that this contention was “unsupported,” or even a “lie.” But now, in the afterglow of Biden’s victory, the left is congratulating itself on how it did, in fact, manipulate the election.  “Time Magazine” gives the details in a blockbuster story. Read more

February 5, 2021

“Freedom” is something we Americans value above all else, practically.  But what does it mean?  There are actually three generally-recognized kinds of freedom, plus another one that gets less attention but that may be the key to the whole concept. Read more

February 4, 2021

On the occasion of my book “God at Work” going on sale, I summarize the elements of Luther’s doctrine of vocation, then offer a sample from the chapter on the callings of the family. Read more

February 3, 2021

Our federal government’s debt is now some $21 trillion, as much as the entire national economy, with more trillions of deficit spending on the way. An article explains why we shouldn’t worry about this. But I disagree. Read more

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