Author Archives: Matt

Answering Some Objections About Christian Nationalism

The nice part about having something up on the Federalist is all the feedback you get.  The bad part, of course, is the nature of 90% of that feedback.  But as per my custom, here are my responses to the … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Politics, Theology, Tradition | 1 Comment

Can Government Be Religiously Neutral?

I take on that question in a new piece at The Federalist today: The First Amendment forbids the establishment of a state church in the United States, but it in no way imposes the incoherent burden of religious neutrality on our civic … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Natural Law, Politics, Tradition | 2 Comments

Embarrassed by Christ

Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me. -Matt 25:40 “Who is my mother, and who are my brothers?” And stretching out his hand toward … Continue reading

Posted in The Modern Church, Theological Liberalism | Leave a comment

Desperately Seeking Feminism in the Bible

Sometimes, if you let a room get messy enough, it’s hard to know where to even begin cleaning it up. When the enormity of the disarray is such that you can see no clear path from start to finish, the … Continue reading

Posted in Feminism, Gospel, Heresy, Natural Law, Paganism, The Modern Church, Theology | Leave a comment

The Obsolescence of Racism

My high school days are far enough in the past that they still assigned Shakespeare to students back then. I read Romeo & Juliet freshman year, and remember laughing with my friends about the whole “do you bite your thumb … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Politics | Leave a comment

Ending the Equality Lie

It seems that the US women’s soccer team has been making a big stink about the wage gap because they make less the men’s team–as though men’s soccer doesn’t generate an order of magnitude more revenue than women’s. As I’ve … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Ethics, Feminism, Paganism, Politics, The Modern Church | Leave a comment

Reparations Enslave the Insufficiently Intersectional

There are lots of problems with reparations for slavery. There’s little justice to be found in punishing the descendants of slave-holders and rewarding the descendants of slaves 150 years after the fact. The fact that race is always the proposed … Continue reading

Posted in Family, Politics | Leave a comment

Disgusting Things Ought to Disgust Us

About a year ago, I came across a rather nasty news story about a house in Iowa. Neighbors were complaining about the smell and eventually the police were called to investigate. As it turns out, there were dozens of cats … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Youth, Culture, Family, Politics | Leave a comment

The Violinist Lives

It takes a special kind of person to go all-in on supporting abortion even after recognizing it as deliberately killing an innocent human being. I’ve recently seen one such example passed around Twitter like a bad case of herpes. In … Continue reading

Posted in Abortion, Apologetics, Ethics | Leave a comment

Loving Our Enemies Does Not Excuse Us from Loving Our Friends

You have heard that it was said, “You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be sons of your Father … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, The Modern Church | Leave a comment