This blog takes its title from Philosophical Fragments, a brief and brilliant work published in 1844 by the Danish religious thinker, Søren Kierkegaard. It seemed particularly apt since what I hope to offer in this blog are (1) philosophical distinctions that are germane to contemporary discussions on faith, politics and culture, in (2) a daily, fragmentary form. My writing tends to expand, and the only way I can commit myself to a blog is by making it abundantly clear from the beginning that i will offer one thought, and only one thought, per weekday. Weekends are optional.
As always, my motto is that neither party has a monopoly on good ideas or good intentions. I am less interested in debating the motives of pastors or writers or politicians than in debating the ideas they place in social circulation. While my theological instincts are moderate-evangelical, and my social and political instincts are moderate-conservative, I regarding unthinking conformity to any ideology as the sign of a weak and slavish mind. So I hope that every reader will eventually find something offensive or disagreeable in what I write, but I also hope that every reader will have some modicum of respect for the process that leads me to believe and write the things I believe and writer.