Appeals Court Overrules ESCR Defunding

The Court of Appeals reversed 2-1 Judge Royce Lamberth’s immediate injunction against NIH funding of ESCR. This changes nothing on the ground, as the original decision was already stayed. The reversal does not end the case, but returns it to Lamberth for further proceedings or trial. And then, . . . . Continue Reading »

Considering Atlas Shrugged on Film

This piece was originally written for the Breakpoint blog. Crossposted with their permission.Christians have a deep ambivalence about Ayn Rand that probably draws as deeply from the facts of her biography as from her famous novels. When the refugee from the old Soviet Union met the Catholic . . . . Continue Reading »

The Bishop of London’s Sermon

I promise I have not spent my entire day slavishly following the royal wedding. But a friend sent along the text of the Bishop of London, Richard Chartres’ wedding sermon and I thought it worth sharing (at least in part): A spiritual life grows as love finds its centre beyond ourselves. . . . . Continue Reading »

Our Failed Establishment

Over at Public Discourse today, Matthew Franck provides a perceptive analysis of a recent episode of politically correct intimidation: ” Same-Sex Marriage and the Assault on Institutional Integrity .” A gay rights group put pressure on King & Spaulding, a prominent Atlanta law firm, to . . . . Continue Reading »

Superman Renounces U.S. Citizenship

Sign of the Times of the Day: Superman announces that he is going to give up his U.S. citizenship. Despite very literally being an alien immigrant, Superman has long been seen as a patriotic symbol of “truth, justice, and the American way,” from his embrace of traditional American . . . . Continue Reading »

Not My Kind of Lutheran

Although these videos are about Lutherans (does First Things have any Lutheran readers?*), I think a lot of other Protestant denominations will be able to relate. (Via: Anthony Sacramone) *Yes, that was a joke. Wondering if Lutherans read FT is akin to Ian Faith saying that Boston is ” not a . . . . Continue Reading »