If the apostle Paul were a preacher today, he’d probably end up robbing Peter

One of the most famous passages in The Brothers Karamazov, has to do with the existentialist Ivan Karamazov telling his brother a parable called “The Grand Inquisitor.” The parable examines what would happen if Christ returned to the contemporary world of Christendom. The result, Ivan tells us, would be no different from his first experience … Read more

The government as chef

Forget the so-called “nanny–state.” Now that the New York City Board of Health has banned trans fats in its restaurants, the only thing left for the NYC government to control is its citizens’ bowel movements. To aid in this final conquest, perhaps the city’s next mandate should be to require daily doses of Metamucil® for … Read more