Category Religion

Christian Universalism and the American Zeitgeist

I am not a theologian. The following is a reflection prompted by Rod Dreher’s post: ” Christian Universalism Is The New Orthodoxy.” We live in a politically correct society that eschews principled positions and straight talk. Americans celebrate diversity and have made accommodation a fundamental aspect of civic/social life. I’m not judging this; I’m merely […]

Jon Huntsman’s Impressive Fox News Appearance

The “Special Report” video is not yet available on Youtube. I hyper-linked the three segments in the first paragraph of this piece. Jon Huntsman appeared on Fox News “Special Report” Wednesday night and delivered a Q-and-A  performance that reminded me of why the media swooned over his presidential announcement. Huntsman, if nothing else, is one […]

Rick Perry Called By God

The good stuff begins at the 5:00 minute mark According to his wife Anita. The Texas First Lady made this assertion yesterday in an address at North Greenville University in Tigerville, South Carolina. Today’s Houston Chronicle reports: In an emotional recounting of the Texas governor’s decision to run for president, Anita Perry said the Lord spoke […]

Sarah Palin’s Alaska

Sarah Palin has been the darling of many conservatives since John McCain selected her as his vice-presidential running-mate in August 2008. She quickly energized the base and became a presidential contender due to her performance that fall. Throughout the last few years, many on the Right hoped she would enter the presidential race and believed […]

The Age of Longing

Faith is the central problem of our age, argued Whittaker Chambers in his autobiography “Witness.” Chambers wrote at the height of the McCarthy era, when the Americans were concerned about the Red Scare and Congress (notably the House Un-American Activities Committee and the Senate Internal Security Subcommittee) actively investigated Soviet espionage. As the Cold War […]

The Huguenots: A Study in Religious Toleration

Emotion clouds judgment. Leaders fail when emotion gets in the way of sound decision making. In early modern Europe, religion was a constant hot button issue. Wars between Catholics and Protestants engulfed the continent and lasted from the time Martin Luther issued his 95 Theses in 1517 until the Treaty of Westphalia brought the Thirty […]