Richard Nixon: Culture Warrior

Richard Nixon: Culture Warrior

NixonMost people would date the start of the culture wars to the 1960s and the sexual revolution, but the secular left’s war against all things traditional actually began with the Chambers-Hiss case in 1948, according to Mark Judge. He makes a persuasive case. More surprising to some would be the man he puts at the heart of the effort to fight back against this alien religion, Richard Nixon. And that’s exactly what Judge argues, that communism and it’s offspring, modern liberalism, is a religion. (more…)

An Arminian Response to the Problem of Evil

An Arminian Response to the Problem of Evil

Hart Book

I was asked to lead a book discussion at my church on the problem of evil, and I decided on this book mainly because I’ve loved the previous books I’d read by him, and also because of the Amazon reviews. After reading it closely and leading a discussion over four weeks, I wasn’t terribly impressed. Here is my Amazon review:

I hate to give the great David Bentley Hart two stars, but I’m afraid I must. I read two books by him previously, which prompted me to pick this book for a class discussion I was to lead at my church. He’s brilliant, and has a way with words that amazes me and often drives me to the dictionary, when I can even grasp the arguments he makes. As I like to say about a genius like him, he has a very big brain. But alas, being smart doesn’t mean you get everything right, and this book is a perfect example. (more…)

Quote of the Day

The new book by Atlantic writer Ta-Nehisi Coates, in the form of a letter to his son, has been greeted with a rapturous reception that brooks no dissent.

What everyone says about the literary power of Between the World and Me is correct. It is, in part, the story of the creation of a writer, and one with undeniably formidable gifts. But if you refuse to simply stare at the book in wonder as one who admires Michelangelo’s David and subject it to even minimal critical scrutiny, you will realize that it is profoundly silly at times, and morally blinkered throughout. It is a masterly little memoir wrapped in a toxic little Philippic.

–Rich Lowry, “The Toxic Worldview of Ta-Nehisi Coates”

Planned Parenthood vs. Reality

Planned Parenthood vs. Reality

fetusinwomb1Now that we know Planned Parenthood has a bustling trade in fetal body parts, you wonder how much longer the progressive/liberal wing of our body politic can pull the wool over America’s eyes that abortion kills little human beings. Everybody has to know that now, right? But the left’s response to a Planned Parenthood executive caught on video discussing little fetus body parts is indicative of a moral blindness that is breathtaking to behold. One example of what passes for progressive moral insight is a piece at the reliably liberal Slate by Amanda Marcotte. (more…)

“The Onion,” Pro-Life?

“The Onion,” Pro-Life?

Juno_ProtesterWhat is this world coming to when The Onion can mock the abortion industry without any seeming embarrassment or concern? That’s just what they did in one of their faux news stories, “Planned Parenthood Opens $8 Billion Abortionplex.” A mall dedicated to abortion! It’s really kind of astonishing when you think about it. The Onion’s is a reliably liberal take on the world, although I don’t doubt that they are equal opportunity offenders. (more…)