The Marriage Debate is Battle of Two Different Religions

Patrick Deneen, writing for Georgetown University’s Berkley Center, in many ways, nails it. As he points out, the debate over same-sex “marriage” should always have been seen as a battle of two different religions. Many times I have pointed to Liberalism’s flawed anthropology as a root of its painful failures and conflicts, and Deneen sees it, too: “Liberalism… was never ‘contentless,’ and its toleration was always limited to specific kinds of belief that would conform to deeper liberal anthropological Read more […]

The Salt and Light Brigade

Last week I asked the question, “Where is OUR Team?”  If you haven’t taken the time to read it, I highly recommend that you do so now. If you’re anything like me, you are frustrated.  Elections seem to be a waste of time—meet the new boss, same as the old boss—and those we elect seem to ‘forget’ everything they promised during their campaigns. Our pastors are worthless, at least in regard to fighting the cultural war.  For some odd reason they fail to realize that the command Read more […]

No More Playing for a Tie: The First One to Thirty Wins

I loved my career as a football coach.  Is it ok to say that?  Does it make me seem worldly to say that?  Forgive me Lord, but I loved it.  I loved the smell of the battle.  I loved the mud.  I loved the blood.  I loved the human drama of competition.  I loved how competition strengthened a man. Fight or flight was the choice that the frightened young men were forced to face.  Will they face their fear and storm the castle, or will they roll up in a cocoon and yield ground to the enemy?  Read more […]

Don’t Believe We’re Losing the Culture War

The New York Times editorial board wants us to believe we are losing the culture war, but do they have evidence? Under the headline, “The Tide of the Culture War Shifts,” The New York Times Editorial Board writes, Not long ago, it would have been unusual for a Democratic senatorial candidate in Iowa to run a powerful abortion-rights television ad like the one recently broadcast by Representative Bruce Braley. The ad lists in detail the anti-abortion positions taken by Mr. Braley’s Read more […]

One Guaranteed Way to Kill the Church in America

Suppose you wanted to eradicate your opposition, to effectively kill the church, so to speak. However, you wanted to do so in a way that avoided any blowback, and lulled your opposition to sleep so that they wouldn’t know what hit them until it was too late. Rather than a full-frontal assault, you might try subtlety instead. Say, the introduction of a lie that became repeated so often by those with influence it was accepted as truth. Despite the fact all of the actual hard evidence says to the Read more […]

How to Fight Back in the Culture War: One Man’s Example

Sexual permissiveness means pressure to have sex. That’s why the same cultures that insist there are no rules, and that traditional morals are obsolete, usually impose a regimen of strict rules on people. So, even though our culture pretends to be pro-women, we in fact find that people are often crude and demanding—especially (though not exclusively) on the part of men against women. One restaurant owner found that a reviewer had reviewed his restaurant, the Atomic Grill in West Virginia, Read more […]

Pat Buchanan on AWOL Pope

Let me begin by saying I’ve loved a bunch of things Francis has said and done… he has wonderfully focused people on the needs of the marginalized and downtrodden. In other ways—and perhaps through a failure to grasp how easily words can be misconstrued—he’s left me shaking my head with statements that seem to minimize the need for adherence to what is true and good. (It also appears his economic views owe virtually everything to leftist nonsense, and very little to revealed truth.) It’s Read more […]

Military Backs Down For Now, But Illusion Of “Natural Law” Remains Shattered

Many Christian traditions have taught that there is a “natural law”—a universally-evident ethical system that is perceived by all people whether or not they are Christians. It shows people how to be good without demanding that they repent of idolatry and submit to the true God. Perhaps recent events in the military will teach Christians to give up that myth. There is good news for now. As of last night, the military stopped calling Evangelicalism a “hate group.” Todd Starnes writes: The Read more […]

Why Obamacare Is Good For America

“I really don’t like the Republican tactics, but at least now I can understand why they are so pissed about this [Obamacare].” In that quote lies the essence of why Obamacare is ultimately a great thing for this country. They are not the words of a political newcomer, but of a citizen, named Tom Waschura, who voted for President Obama in the last two presidential elections. Waschura was a vehement supporter of Obamacare until he discovered that his family of four will be paying $10,000 more Read more […]

You can’t be civil in a street fight

The 2012 election the popular vote proved that over half of our nation is now willing to pledge allegiance to a Republic where socialism, infanticide, sexual perversions and a Godless society are more desirable than righteousness. How many more elections will it take before decent people realize that we are in a street fight for the soul of our nation and as it is in life, you can’t be civil in a street fight and expect to win. While conservative Americans lick their wounds from the resounding Read more […]