April 25, 2015

I was not a practicing Christian when I was a young teen—I wasn’t even baptized until I was an adult—but I was what we might today call a “cultural Christian.” But, even then, I had a deep interest in talking about religion. Nonetheless, my proto-career as a Christian apologist ended abruptly one day after I pushed one religious discussion too far. “If you were to die tonight,” I asked a Jewish classmate after a heated discussion about Jesus, “and you… Read more

April 25, 2015

Recently a Michigan judge decided to get tough with citizens who ignore their civic duty to show up for jury service. “When only 48 percent of jurors are appearing when you’re calling in 84,000, that’s a problem,” said Judge Robert J. Colombo, of the 3rd Judicial Circuit Court. Colombo is hauling many of them into court to give them another chance to say yes and be part of the governmental process. I could probably paper a room with all of… Read more

April 24, 2015

Last summer I decided I wanted to blog again. Well, I already blog as a staff member of Catholic Answers for the Catholic Answers Blog, and I’ll still be blogging regularly over there (my posts can be found here), but I wanted to write about topics that didn’t fit neatly into Catholic apologetics. I’ve been blogging on and off since 2002, the dawn of the Blog Age. In that time I’ve contributed to several blogs—including a small personal blog you… Read more

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