The Vanishing Word: A Review

“In the beginning was the image, and the image was with God, and the image was God.” Of course, that’s not how it John 1:1 goes exactly, but considering how the visual image has replaced the written word it doesn’t sound so peculiar when aligned with today’s culture. This veneration of the visual image is … Read more

Marriage Swedish Chef Style

Stanley Kurtz’s article in the Weekly Standard frighteningly shows how the decline of marriage (and subsquent allowance of gay marriage) has virtually destroyed the concept of the family in Scandinavian countries: SCANDINAVIA has long been a bellwether of family change. Scholars take the Swedish experience as a prototype for family developments that will, or could, … Read more

Indecision and Pretense

Jonah Goldberg on “undecided” voters: No, I’m not saying that all undecideds are dumb, and I’m not saying that the choices in presidential elections are as cut-and-dried as the strawberry ice cream versus the garden-rake smack. But what I am saying is that the rush to show one’s independence of mind in contests between Republican … Read more

Books That Haunt: The Violent Bear It Away

Each Tuesday, until I decide otherwise, TruePravda will feature a different book in the Books That Haunt series. Flannery O’Connor has always been an author whose writings have intrigued me. I first learned of her in an American Literature class in college. One of the volumes of the colossal Norton Anthology of American Literature had … Read more

Judge Not?

The recent row at the Vatican regarding Mel Gibson’s The Passion is nothing short of strange. The “final word” given by Archbishop Stanislaw Dziwisz was that, “I told the producers the Holy Father did not make any judgment, because he does not make judgments of that kind.” If, therefore, the Pope does not make judgments … Read more

WWII Memorial

My father sent me a link to the National World War II Memorial’s website, where a searchable registry is maintained of those who fought. If you have a friend or relative who fought in WWII but is not listed in the database, you can add them. My grandfather, the late Cecil Bridges, of Alabama is … Read more

Just Freeze and Hush!

You are Roscoe P. Coltrane. You do have morals,they’re just easily forgotten. If your bosstells you to do something, you jump to it. Youare kind to animals, especially basset hounds. What Dukes of Hazzard Character are you? I must confess that I doctored the results of this quiz to be Roscoe P. Coltrane. James Best … Read more

One Rich Heretic

I don’t use the term “heretic” freely, but the wildly popular Benny Hinn doesn’t do anything to help himself avoid the label. He is, to put it simply, a heretic and a shyster. This month’s issue of The Door Magazine has a particularly denunciatory article/expose on the white-suited evangelist: He has no church. He belongs … Read more

Metro No More?

While General Wesley Clark is busy looking like a metrosexual on the cover of the homosexual magazine The Advocate [see Albert Mohler’s blog today], USA Today claims that the rise of the “metrosexual” has reached its peak: It seems a market correction, if not a backlash, is afoot. Guys’ guys, the kind who’d rather spend … Read more