Camille Paglia on the nuclear family (external link)

November 12, 2018

Why we have to discover this stuff by reading a woman who is a lesbian and an atheist is beyond me. Kind of like having Donald Trump as our president. In any case, she’s right, and it’s disastrous:

Second, the nuclear family as a standard unit of social life is a relatively new and isolating phenomenon. Wives returning from work to an apartment or house are expecting their husbands to fulfill all the emotional and conversational needs that were once fulfilled by other women of multiple generations throughout the agrarian workday in the fields or at home (where the burdens of childcare and eldercare were group shared).

This is a problem that can only be fixed, I think, by valuing family over money and jobs. And I do mean both your spiritual family – your church – and your biological family.

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Heaven (external link)

October 10, 2018

An update on my daughter, Mary Louise. And a meditation on heaven by my dear wife.

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What Makes Tim Keller Uncomfortable (external link)

January 06, 2018

Helpful article about Tim Keller and American Evangelicalism more generally.

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The Death of the Free Exercice Clause (external link)

December 12, 2017

The arguments presented in this case all center around free speech. The arguments are ridiculous, and everyone seems to know that the emperor has no clothes except for us Christians.

What’s at stake here is the free exercise of religion, and Christians aren’t even showing up for the fight.

This case reminds me of Roe vs. Wade. That case hinged on the “right to privacy” instead of what it is obviously about: is that a human being inside the womb of it’s mother, or not? Need I say it? If it is, it deserves all the rights and protections given to all other American citizens.

When the Son of Man returns, will he find faith on earth?

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Pro-Neutrality, Anti-Title II (external link)

November 29, 2017

Most helpful thing I’ve seen about “net neutrality”.

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