In opposition to the inaction of this blog, I thought I’d give you a section of Dietrich Bonhoeffer’s poem “Stations on the Way to Freedom,” called Action: Do and dare what is right, not swayed by the whim of the moment. Bravely take hold of the real, not dallying now with what might be. Not … Read more

When Coldness Reigns

I’ve rarely read anything as cold as this narrative of a woman pregnant with triplets who decided to kill two of the fetuses by “selective pregnancy reduction:” What I was going through seemed like a very unnatural experience. On the subway, Peter asked, ”Shouldn’t we consider having triplets?” And I had this adverse reaction: ”This … Read more

In the Eye of the Beholder

Sometimes people just don’t agree on what looks good and what doesn’t. Such has been the experience of Kentucky’s latest vehicle license plate. Take a look for yourself—would you want to drive around behind that ridiculous smiley-faced sun all day? I didn’t think so. Neither do many Kentuckians. A trend around Louisville is to put … Read more

It Ain’t Right

Forgive this excursion into improper grammar, but it just ain’t right that the National League can’t win an All-Star Game. They haven’t done so since 1996, and don’t even get me started about the 2002 “tie.” I think Roger Clemens must have been working as a double agent, giving up six runs in the first … Read more

Human Rights Violations

It looks like the Bush administration is up to even more human rights violations than previously thought. According to a recent New York Times article: In May, the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors and Therapists called the Bush administration’s increased financing of abstinence-only programs at the expense of comprehensive sex education a violation of … Read more

Those Pesky Passwords

Everybody these days thinks you need a password to visit their website, even if the content is free. A few years after the New York Times initiated its “registration” process, it’s becoming difficult to find news providers who do not require you to first submit a user name and password. Everyone from the Washington Post … Read more

Tour de Frog

At the risk of sounding too French, I’ll have to agree with Nick Troester in that the Tour de France is the greatest* sporting event on earth. These men are true athletes, going the distance day in and day out. It is for legends like Miguel Indurain, Eddy Merckx, and Greg Lemond that I have … Read more

Youth Disconnect

Dale Buss has a must read WSJ piece today on the large number of Christian teens who profess orthodox beliefs, yet in reality believe something different. The results of this trend should give us all pause: Indeed, the consequences of this theological implosion now pervade the thoughts and actions of believing teenagers, following the moral … Read more

When Engaging Becomes Reflecting

One of the great tasks of evangelical Christianity over the last few decades has been to engage the culture with the Gospel. Tragically, many evangelicals have overstepped mere engagement and have begun to reflect popular culture. The result is that there is little difference displayed by evangelicals from the world. It is often hard to … Read more

Seeing Red

Reading my travel-sized Bible over the last few days has once again reminded me of the problem with red-letter editions. You know—the ones with “Words of Christ in Red” printed on the spine. In fact, it’s hard to find an English translation of the Bible these days that does not have the word of Christ … Read more