If road trips were pretty girls, the drive from Chester to Lake Tahoe, along the 70 and the 89, would be Donna Reid in overalls, with straw in her hair and a dozen children in her eyes. The forest is dense, green, and endless, opening up onto storybook meadows with cattle grazing and century-old barns..
I’m finally getting around to reading Puritans at Play by Bruce C. Daniels. It’s been in my library for a decade or more, and right from the start it speaks to a concept I’ve struggled with, in one way or another, my entire life. The New England Reverend Benjamin Colman called it “Sober Mirth” —..
Lukewarm converts who still long for their old pagan shrines shouldn’t be teaching, and that includes Charles Krauthammer, the former leftist who believes he’s the only one on Fox smart enough to really explain to conservatives what they actually believe, and what they need to leave behind, in order to make Charles comfortable with his..
New Words Not So Much.. When asked to opine as to whether the “Alt Right” was behind the Charlottesville carnage at a press conference today, President Trump turned the question back on the reporter: “..when you say the alt-right, define alt-right to me. You define it. Go ahead. Define it for me, come on, let’s..
I live a pretty sheltered life. I’m not a saint, by any stretch of the imagination, but I’m too cowardly to contemplate the really dangerous sins, much less the sort of stuff that brings detectives to your door step. I can’t even imagine how you would bribe a public official, or a purchasing agent. Like..
“I went to the White House shortly after tea where I found ‘the original gorilla,’ about as intelligent as ever. What a specimen to be at the head of our affairs now!” — Gen. George B. McClellan This evening, after a glass of wine, with a miserable chest cold keeping me aware of my mortality..
Call me weird, but I see God in a well-stocked American grocery store. I’m on vacation now, and I can’t help annoying my wife with random shopping cart additions: Ranch Wavys, Dove Milk Chocolate bars, ice cold single-serving packs of Caesar salad, exotic hard cheeses, four different vintages of Chardonnay I’ve never tried, husked sweet..
Christians who lament the “the false god of politics” may be worshiping a different kind of prostitution.. Idolatry, in our time, wears a much more pleasant Sunday dress than she did 3,000 years ago. She wouldn’t dare put on those old, blood stained robes of Molech. If Hillary Clinton asked her supporters to bow down..
Not sure if I’m all blogged out on the Pharisee spirit of the NeverTrump movement, (probably not) but I think it’s important to refute the empty-headed use of scripture. One NeverTrumper used these verses to justify political apathy, or, uh, something: It is better to trust in the Lord than to put confidence in man…
I’m pretty sure I know who you #NeverTrump people are. You are people of some faith, most likely. You are trying to make a living, and you are annoyed that a growing class of people don’t even care about making a living–and you make those coasting privileges possible. You couldn’t believe the America you love..