How could a dude from 1926 have nailed the state of 2018 American culture so accurately in just one simple quote?
Let’s try a little thought experiment: Let’s imagine that now, after legally recognizing intrinsically non-marital same-sex unions as “marriages,” we notice that there remains a unique type of relationship that is identified by the following features: it is composed of two people of major age who are not closely related by blood, are of opposite sexes, and engage in the only kind of sexual act that is naturally procreative. We decide that as language-users there must be a term to identify this particular, commonplace, and cross-cultural type of relationship. Let’s call it “huwelijk.”
In early January, the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) overturned a longstanding policy that forbade churches from getting federal disaster relief money. The rule change by the Trump Administration affected any houses of worship that were damaged on or after August 23, just before...
~Correction/Update: Although Neuqua Valley High School still lists Hemant Mehta on its Math Department faculty webpage, he no longer works there. Linked screenshot below* was taken today, Dec. 19, 2014.~
A new Chicago-area billboard campaign from the aggressively offensive Freedom From Religion Foundation (FFRF) exposes again this organization’s hostility to and childish misunderstanding of Christian faith.
The FFRF has announced that eleven billboards are going up with these special holiday messages:
- “Kindness comes from altruism, not from seeking divine reward.”
- “We are here to challenge you to think for yourself.”
- “I believe in reason and logic!”
- “Equality for all shouldn’t
Posted in Faith
Tagged Alex Pruss, Alvin Plantinga, Bertrand Russell, C.S. Lewis, D.A. Carson, Daniel Dennett, David Bentley Hart, Freedom From Religion Foundation, Friendly Atheist, G.K. Chesterton, Hadley Arkes, Hemant Mehta, John Calvin, John Finnis, John Rawls, Jonathan Edwards, Karl Barth, Martin Luther, N.T. Wright, Pope Benedict XVI, Richard Dawkins, Richard Rorty, Robert George, William Lane Craig
Attorney, author and columnist David Limbaugh is a man after my own heart. He’s also a man after my own mind. That is to say, as both a fellow member of the bar and follower of Christ, I tremendously appreciate how David approaches the hot button issues of the day. He carefully probes them within the framework of an objective, lawyerly and evidential analysis. He is a master communicator and never fails, in any case, to deliver deeply persuasive closing arguments in the court of public opinion.
With his latest book, “Jesus on Trial: A Lawyer Affirms the Truth of …
If this assessment was true in Gilbert Keith’s day, how much more so today? What we consider Christian virtues have been pulled apart to the point of complete isolation. These virtues are meant to be grouped together as different facets of a complete individual, but as the deconstruction of our culture has progressed, they have been amputated and mutated as Chesterton describes.
I can think of no more fitting way to conclude the school year than with excerpts from the retirement speech delivered by retiring Glenbrook North High School social studies teacher, James McPherrin, who is retiring after 33 years of teaching.
The words he expressed put to shame countless commencement speeches by celebrities who have little to offer students other than pedestrian cliches. It would behoove administrators, faculty, and students to hear Mr. McPherrin’s speech at the start and end of every school year.
Mr. McPherrin offers wisdom and erudition through eloquent prose that points those who have ears to …
Posted in Education
Tagged "A dead thing can go with the stream, "When teachers forsake their own private consciences for the sake of their public school duties, 1925, but only a living thing can go against it, Everlasting Man, G.K. Chesterton, Glenbrook North High School, James McPherrin, St. Thomas More, they lead their students by a short route to chaos.", Thomas Aquinas