…U2’s new album, How to Dismantle an Atomic Bomb. It’s better than All That You Can’t Leave Behind, but is it really better than Joshua Tree? Probably not, but it is the type of album that grows on you the more you hear it. In what has been touted as “the most conspicuously Christian record … Read more

With Friends Like These…

After a “victory,” there’s nothing like the feeling of having all your buddies singing your praises and standing with you—be it in sports or presidential elections. Nobody likes to stand with a loser, right? According to this BBC report, 9 out of 10 Soviet nations agree that the ever-so-suspect Viktor Yanukovych is the rightful president-elect … Read more

Blogging the Revolution

I know I’ve already mentioned this before, but if you’re not reading Discoshaman and his wife Tulip Girl right now, you’re missing out on some first-hand accounts of history. They’re both Americans living in Kiyiv, Ukraine and Discoshaman is reporting from the front lines of the Ukrainian protestors. Keep praying for Ukraine—that justice will be … Read more

Averting Embarrassment

Vols 37, Wildcats 31 About the only thing worse than Jefferson Pilot’s game coverage today was the play of Tennessee’s defense. Allowing Kentucky QB Shane Boyd to do whatever he pleased, the Vol defense seemed to be testing the ability of our offense to continue to put up points. The Vol offense didn’t necessarily shine, … Read more


Happy Thanksgiving to all my American friends! We’ll be spending the holiday here in Louisville this year due to some “limited mobility” issues (more news on that later, to be sure…). I’m thankful this year more than ever that Christ is my king and that he guards my steps. I’m thankful for all my family, … Read more

Was Darwin Wrong?

A while back a perceptive reader, Patrick Bowerman, alerted me to the most recent National Geographic, which had “Was Darwin Wrong?” as its cover story. Geographic’s website only offers an excerpt, but I finally did get to read the article in the library recently. It was much what I had expected—a plea for the poor, … Read more

Ukrainian Revolution?

If you’re not up on what’s happening in the Ukraine right now, get up to speed fast. History is being made, and blogger Discoshaman is on the front lines in Kiev. He even has photos. We should all pray that justice succeeds and the true winner of the election is vindicated. The reaction of the … Read more


My wife and I watched Martin Doblmeier’s documentary Bonhoeffer over the weekend, and we were both duly impressed. The film chronicles the life of the German theologian alongside the German church’s downward spiral and eventual capitulation to the Nazis in the pre-WWII era. Once a committed pacifist, Dietrich Bonhoeffer ultimately rejected his pacifism and joined … Read more

Fundamentalism & Rhetoric

As I’ve written here before, the term “fundamentalist” is as tricky a moniker as they come. Paul Marshall, a senior fellow at the Center for Religious Freedom, has written an excellent piece (subs. req.) in last week’s Weekly Standard that should help all of us forge new ground regarding the use/abuse of the term. Citing … Read more


Vols 38, Commodores 33 Just when you thought the Vols couldn’t get any uglier, they nearly botched their 22nd consecutive win over the intramural-based Vanderbilt squad. The defense that held Notre Dame to 10 last week was on vacation today. If the Vol defense plays against Auburn the way they did today, we’ll lose worse … Read more