Selling Stem Cells

In The Stem Cell Banking Crisis , The Scientist reports that The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has allowed a contract for the dissemination of embryonic stem cell lines approved for US government funding to lapse, shuttering a key stem cell bank, and doubling the price researchers pay for . . . . Continue Reading »

Evangel Authors Around Town

Two of our writers here at Evangel have been up to no good of late.  And you should know about it.First, I subject our overlord Joe Carter (who is ultimately to blame for bringing together this rag-tag band of miscreants) to rigorous examination regarding his book, How to Argue like . . . . Continue Reading »

Re: Not So Squishy

Joe: I second Ryan on this. I am no legal scholar, but it seems to me that, technically, he is not guilty of treason until he has been convicted in a court of law or some other judicial body. Andy McCarthy’s response to Kevin Williamson is unconvincing in this regard as well. He cites the . . . . Continue Reading »

God and Human Rights in Utah

If they can be found anywhere, it’s certainly in Provo. Our own Ralph Hancock, in conjunction with the brand new John Adams Center , is hosting a conference entitled God and Human Rights: Are Faith or Foundations Necessary ? The conference will run events at both BYU and Utah Valley . . . . Continue Reading »

A Joyful Screech Unto the Lord

Some people believe sincerity the sole criterion. I’ve just had one of those fraught discussions of church music and you’re always at a disadvantage in trying to argue for some decorum in worship (e.g., people singing close to in tune) when someone responds that Miss Elma Mae Wombat . . . . Continue Reading »

Re: Not So Squishy

Yes, Joe , Anwar Al-Awlaki has committed treason, and treason is a crime punishable by death. As you note, the constitution is explicit in this regard. But in the chunk of Article 3, Section 3 that you cite, something else is also quite explicit: No Person shall be convicted of Treason unless on . . . . Continue Reading »