Home is Where the Dirt Is

From First Thoughts

Do you care what Newt and Mitch have hiding in their closets at home? Should conservatives expect their candidates to be squeaky clean before running for office? Take Newt Gingrich. Treating Newt as a serious 2012 Presidential Candidate for the GOP is a bit difficult . I don’t doubt the . . . . Continue Reading »

Sarah Palin and the Choice

From First Thoughts

Sarah Palin is the Bermuda Triangle of political commentary. No matter the number of writers who have bravely gone where others have gone before, column space and magazine covers continue to find themselves sucked into the increasingly black hole of “commentary” on the ongoing saga of the . . . . Continue Reading »

Where Have All the Evangelicals Gone?

From First Thoughts

”..for instance in England, there was a vogue for the term, “post-Evangelical.” That’s absolutely ludicrous. If someone is an ex-Evangelical, in other words, they once were an Evangelical, but no longer are, then terrific. At least they’re honest enough to say so, I . . . . Continue Reading »

Sensitive Christians and Christmas

From First Thoughts

It’s the lovely time of year where people of all faiths, denominations and economic status levels do their absolute best to reduce the Yuletide season down to the most innocuous, commercially viable standard of celebration. These actions are, in turn,  responded to by loud proclamations . . . . Continue Reading »

The Death of Friendship

From First Thoughts

I swear, this isn’t one of those one and done type outings.After my introduction to the kind and vocal members of Evangel, I had all the best intentions of becoming an active and regular voice on this site. I went home to Mississippi for Thanksgiving, did a little reading, a small amount of . . . . Continue Reading »

Not Dead Yet

From First Thoughts

This is the introduction I didn’t want to write.Over the last few years, I’ve watched Patrol Magazine grow. I’ve written on and off for the site—served as the head editor for a short stint—and I’ve been amazed and excited to see its growth. I’ve always wanted . . . . Continue Reading »