Category Archives: Politics

Is Slavery Sinful?

Is slavery sinful? That’s not really a debate most Western Christians engage in anymore, as there’s just about as much consensus on the point as its possible to have. But then, consensus isn’t unanimity, and I have seen the question … Continue reading

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Parents Are Taking Back Their Authority; Republicans Can Either Get On Board or Get Out of the Way

From my latest at The Federalist: Providence has given parents the awesome responsibility to raise and provide for the well-being of their children. Like any true responsibility, it comes with the authority to carry it out. When parents are unable to … Continue reading

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Assassinating America’s Common Ground

In their latest album, Toad the Wet Sprocket wonders why Americans don’t get along anymore: Give me your tired and your poor Who yearn to breathe free Send the homeless tempest-tossed to me Where’s the line that we crossed That … Continue reading

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A Lutheran Case for Religious Exemption

Religious exemptions aren’t the long-term solution to the tyrannical vaccine mandates, but for some families, they may be what keeps a roof overhead and food on the table in the short-term. I’ve been frustrated that the LCMS has thus far … Continue reading

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The Ants’ Real Enemy?

I’ve seen this meme a lot this year: I’m sure you have too: Is it factually accurate? I have no idea. It does strike me as the kind of “experiment” that was never actually conducted. Nevertheless, I’m pretty ignorant when … Continue reading

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Cut Off From The Land

I’ve recently begun leading a study of Proverbs at my congregation, and was particularly stuck by the end of the 2nd chapter: So you will walk in the way of the good and keep to the paths of the righteous. … Continue reading

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Why Conservatives Lose: A Case Study

About six years ago, I wrote a piece at the Federalist called “Conservativism is Obsolete.”  I received a grim reminder of that fact in a pair of recent Tweets from conservative Princeton law professor Robert P. George. I know I'm … Continue reading

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What Can You Do About the Americans Next Door?

In his first epistle to Timothy, Paul talks about those whose consciences are seared through lies and insincerity. If you’ve ever been curious to know what that looks like from the inside, you can check out Virginia Heffernan’s tale of … Continue reading

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Hope Under El Presidente

So Joe Biden was inaugurated yesterday, and Donald Trump placidly left office without even bouncing the rubble on his way out. Those who were still hoping for some manner of last-minute Hail Mary on Trump’s part and those who had … Continue reading

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Losing Without Shame

In the wake of last week’s riot at the Capitol Building, most of my news and social media feeds have turned into a deluge of shaming from the left and the right alike. And in my own disappointment over Trump’s … Continue reading

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