October 1, 2021

The Chinese government, having achieved prosperity by emulating Capitalism, has started cracking down on its successful entrepreneurs and big companies.  President Xi Jinping is reportedly seeking to reassert Communism, though in a form that retains prosperity under socialist control. Read more

September 30, 2021

The percentage of men going to college as compared to women has dropped to record levels.  Today, 60% of the students in higher education are women, with men constituting a minority of 40%.  And the gap seems to be widening. Why is this, and what does it mean? Read more

September 29, 2021

Abraham Lincoln said that no outside enemy could conquer the United States. If our nation dies, it will be by suicide. Historically, what does the death of a nation look like? How might the United States commit “suicide”? Read more

September 28, 2021

The COVID school lockdowns have led to a surge of Black parents homeschooling and looking for alternative schools to give a good education to their children. And many have discovered classical education. Read more

September 27, 2021

Black Americans are the major casualties of the progressive educational establishment, which has been failing black children and is now insisting that it is impossible for them to learn. In search of an alternative, many are rediscovering classical education, whose liberating effect inspired and equipped the great leaders of the Civil Rights movement. Read more

September 24, 2021

My friend and fellow-Lutheran Mollie Hemingway has won the Bradley Prize, a sort of Pulitzer for conservatives. In her acceptance speech, she says conservatives have been too passive, urging them to adopt a “counter-revolutionary” project. Read more

September 23, 2021

“Great Britain is a republic, with a hereditary president, while the United States is a monarchy with an elective king.” That comment was made in 1896, reflecting a perennial issue. But presidents of both parties today have been making themselves more powerful, and many Americans like it that way. Read more

September 22, 2021

Delving more deeply into the concept of reconciliation and trying to think through how we can carry out “our ministry of reconciliation” with other people.  How might this apply to conflicts within the family? Would this also apply to the divisions within our nation? Read more

September 21, 2021

Forgiveness is about an individual wronging another individual. Reconciliation is about restoring a relationship. We need both. The Bible says that through Christ we have both forgiveness of our sins and reconciliation with God, who calls us to both forgive and be reconciled with each other. Read more

September 20, 2021

The late comedian Norm Macdonald was very funny, but he had a serious religious side. Towards the end, he was confessing Christ, the Gospel, and the Reformation solas. Read more

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