Is Mormonism Christianity?

A friend, still cross at the Mormon Glenn Beck for telling Christians to leave their churches, wrote last night asking if Mormonism is a form of Christianity or another religion, and I would be grateful for your thoughts. There are a couple of tests, it seems to me. One is the teaching of the major . . . . Continue Reading »

Father Schall on Hating the Church

From Fr. James Schall, one of the good Jesuits: Hatred of the Church? A sample: If Benedict XVI has brought anything to the fore in Catholic theology, it is the nature and necessity of “judgment” of the acts we put into the world. This judgment is what Spe Salvi , among other things, is . . . . Continue Reading »

How Property is Like Marriage

Doug Wilson argues that without property rights there are no human rights: As Christians talk about governmental thieveries, the discussion of these issues in America has an additional layer, and that layer, just like all the others, is unfriendly to tyrants. I want to argue that property is a . . . . Continue Reading »

Why All the Fuss?

John Podhoretz excoriated me for a characterization of Barack Obama that has earned wide if not universal acceptance among conservatives. Surely he protests too much. John is a very good journalist; if he had read my essays rather than react to a one-line reference to them in a blog post, I am . . . . Continue Reading »

Immortality and resurrection

This was published in the 12 April issue of the Canadian periodical Christian Courier:In our society it is not difficult for people to believe in the immortality of the human soul. Even where Christian faith is not necessarily robust, public opinion polls persistently show a majority of North . . . . Continue Reading »