Identity or Temptation?

From First Thoughts

I have been trying to think of whether to say something about the “gay Christian” debate that has sputtered rather intermittently into life around here. One does not want to give gratuitous offense. I have found myself strongly drawn to the arguments of Austin Ruse (who has written . . . . Continue Reading »

Again on the Soul and Dr. Krauthammer

From First Thoughts

My friend Stephen Barr misunderstands me, I’m afraid. He writes, in defense of Charles Krauthammer, thatit is a truth accessible to reason unaided by divine revelation that human beings have a spiritual nature, in the sense of being rational and free and having a soul that is not reducible to . . . . Continue Reading »

Dr. Krauthammer’s Divided Soul

From First Thoughts

There are few more gifted conservative columnists working in journalism today than Charles Krauthammer. On so many issues, from executive power to foreign policy to limited government, Krauthammer is reliable, insightful, and employs a gleefully sharp pen to eviscerate his adversaries. But every now . . . . Continue Reading »

The Human Face of Religious Freedom

From First Thoughts

The Green family, owners of Hobby Lobby—whose religious freedom the Obama administration is attempting to violate with the HHS mandate—has posted a video where they speak for themselves, as business owners and Christians.  It’s worth watching to remind ourselves of the real . . . . Continue Reading »

Fifty Years Ago Today

From First Thoughts

Three notable men died on this date fifty years ago. Most of the attention on this anniversary belongs to John F. Kennedy, assassinated in Dallas by a lone communist (somehow it is necessary to use both the adjective and the noun to quash various conspiracy theories). A strong . . . . Continue Reading »