How Would Jesus Vote?

If Jesus were voting in November, for whom would he punch his chad? John Kerry—whose faith has “given him values to live by,” or George Bush—of whom Jesus is his favorite philosopher? A recent conference held by the Texas Faith Network attempted to answer this question. As you can imagine, the results were mixed. In … Read more

Strength Behind the Scenes

Ben Stein writes a “letter to a soldier’s wife” in today’s WSJ: And [military wives] keep up the fight to keep the family whole even when they feel a lump of dread every time they turn on the news, every time they switch on the computer, every time the phone rings and every time — … Read more

A Wealth of Wisdom

Touchstone magazine, “A Journal of Mere Christianity,” has now put its achives online! So much for cutting back on my online reading—there is enough thoughtful material in Touchstone’s achives to last a while.

John Kerry: Accept no Hermaphrodites

Sen. Kerry’s recent GQ interview included describing the qualities a man should look for in a woman. Among the traits that Kerry looks for is that she must be a full woman: Sense of womanhood. Full woman. Confident. It’s a woman who loves being a woman. Who wears her womanhood. Generally, this is good advice. … Read more

Why All the Fuss?

The inner struggles of a person, with all their intricacies, tend to be handled in one of two ways by today’s theraputic culture. Either a person divulges without exception everything that is going on inside in an attempt to purge the demons that haunt them (demons usually from their childhood—not hell), or they simply leave … Read more

Nosing Around in the Backyard

Some presidents of the United States will always be remembered by history. Whether remembered favorably or unfavorably, certain presidents’ mere names are landmarks in our country’s history. Zachary Taylor is not one of these presidents. A hero of the War of 1812 and several subsequent skirmishes, President Zachary Taylor held office only a year and … Read more

But The Wings Are So Good…

Did you ever meet somebody who read Playboy magazine “for the articles?” Sure you have—it’s a pretty standard line that’s used by anyone who wants to maintain a semblance of purity while shirking its substance. Likewise, the standard excuse for going to a Hooters restaurant is “their wings are so good.” It’s interesting that I’ve … Read more

Good Stuff

If one reads enough blogs and editorials, one might come away with the impression that there is nothing good at all going on in the world. In some respects it is true, as sin has affected every part of the world in which we live. But is it all bad? After all, God created his … Read more

Gov. James McGreevey: The Gay American

Politicians who fail morally should give up the “fall on the sword” speech. I’ve yet to see one truly repent of their moral failings without trying to make a hero out of themselves. New Jersey Governor James McGreevey’s speech today was no exception. The only sword he fell on was a rubber one that bent … Read more

Monitor Lizards

While I agree with others in the blogosphere in being outraged that OSCE inspectors monitors will be present for the November elections (at the invitation of Colin Powell), I think we should keep things in perspective. After all, what will the OSCE do if they find anything amiss? What can they do? A European alliance … Read more