Britain is Coming Apart, Too

Over at the Guardian, Paul Mason writes about the disintegration of Britain's working class. The occasion is the publication of a report on educational achievement, analyzed in terms of the ethnicity of pupils. It turns out that white British kids fall behind during their school years, with . . . . Continue Reading »

The Gospel of Jesus on Sexual Binaries

Rachel Held Evans is once again arguing against “The False Gospel of Gender Binaries.” Regrettably, she does little more than provide us with a reminder of a textbook example of eisegesis (reading “into” the biblical text one's own ideology) rather than exegesis (reading “out of” . . . . Continue Reading »

Why Do They Like Trump?

Yesterday, someone told me about a relative who lives in Middle America, struggles with a working-class job, is a religious conservative, and can't stand the sight or sound of Hillary Clinton. “I don't get it,” she said. “This guy needs help with just the kinds of programs Hillary supports, . . . . Continue Reading »

What Do You Love?

My weight is my love. Wherever I am carried, my love is carrying me.­–Augustine, Confessions What do you want? This is the fundamental question of Christian discipleship. Christ asks two future disciples quite pointedly in the Gospel of John, and asks it indirectly in a number of places: “Will . . . . Continue Reading »

Trump Is a Fool

Donald Trump is a fool—not because he is wrong about so many things, but because he is right about a few others. The fool is not only one who speaks nonsense, but one who speaks sense on the topic no one else will touch. He is the court jester pointing out the king’s failings. Were any sane man . . . . Continue Reading »

How To Celebrate Easter

Like Patrick Leigh Fermor did: with red eggs and firearms, alongside one's comrades. From Abducting a General, Fermor's account of his anti-Nazi resistance work in Crete:I got back to the hideout at last on April 16th, which was Orthodox Easter Sunday, the greatest feast of the Greek year . . . . . . . Continue Reading »

First Links — 4.1.16

Risen and Not Undead (or, Why Jesus is Not a Zombie)
Rebecca Bratten Weiss, Patheos

Monks And At-Risk Teens Run School Together With 98% Graduation Rate
Sarah Grossman, Huffington Post

I'm A Christian and I Hate Christian Movies
Alissa Wilkinson, Thrillist

Will a Silent Majority Overthrow Architecture's Elite?
David Brussat, American Conservative

The Return of Eugenics
Fraser Nelson, Spectator

The Law of Benedict
Samuel Gregg, Public Discourse

Superman and the Damage Done
Devin Faraci, Birth.Movies.Death

Chivalry and the Millenial Guy
Cerith Gardiner, Aleteia