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Reinventing Sexual Ethics

From the March 2002 Print Edition

I am reliably informed that there is a Neuhaus’ Law to the effect that, where orthodoxy is optional, it will sooner or later be proscribed. There are, of course, exceptions to all such rules, but this one seems to be confirmed by what is happening in the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America . . . . Continue Reading »

Reversing the Charges

From the April 1995 Print Edition

The Fabricated Luther: The Rise and Fall of the Shirer Myth By Uwe Siemon-Netto Concordia, 186 pages, $12.99. “I’ve always felt fortunate that I didn’t belong to a church tradition with a brilliant founder; that way I haven’t had to spend my time defending him.” Such was . . . . Continue Reading »

The Limits of Populism

From the December 1992 Print Edition

Populism and Elitism: Politics in the Age of Equality by Jeffrey Bell Regnery Gateway, 202 pages, $21.95 Jeffrey Bell has been an aid to both Ronald Reagan and Jack Kemp, a candidate for the Senate, and fellow at a number of different institutes. He is currently president of Lehrman Bell Mueller . . . . Continue Reading »