Category Archives: Culture

Cultural Doggie Bag: Wheel of Time Casting

The Wheel of Time spins. Casting announcements come and go. What is, what was, and what will be may yet fall under intersectionality. -Unknown blogger, the Sixth Age. I was a huge fan of Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time … Continue reading

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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St. Augustine on Calling Evil Good and Good Evil

Woe to those that call evil good, and good evil! The Lord’s warning given through Isaiah is surely apropos for our own time, given the cultural and spiritual forces which confront Christians in the West. I was recently reminded of … Continue reading

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Answering Some Objections About the Golden Rule

[update:  added an additional objection I had forgotten regarding allegedly misrepresenting the text.] Judging from the feedback, I think my latest piece at The Federalist about how the Golden Rule means having kids is the most universally reviled thing I’ve … Continue reading

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You Have to Be There.

In my last post, I wrote about the sacrifices that children necessitate–and how selfish our refusal to make those sacrifices really is. But it is just as important for us to pause and consider the irreplaceable blessings of having children. … Continue reading

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