A Call to Recollection

The National Gallery of Art is, until the end of May, home to more than twenty Spanish devotional pieces of art—many exhibited for the first time outside their permanent homes in churches and monasteries—as part of the exhibit The Sacred Made Real: Spanish Painting and Sculpture, . . . . Continue Reading »

So You’re a Pastor Without a Church?

As competition for pulpits increases there are fewer and fewer opportunities available for domestic ministry. Bible colleges and seminaries are cranking out trained pastors by the hundreds and thousands, but these men have no churches where they might serve. Those who do serve are often plagued by . . . . Continue Reading »

Building our vocabulary, part 2

The following definitions are not from Webster’s or the OED:LAX Security, prop. n., the guards at the Los Angeles Airport. Semicolonoscopy, n. an invasive exploration of the rules of punctuation. Thesaurus, n. the only creature to survive the mass extinction of the dinosaurs 65 million years . . . . Continue Reading »

The Pro-Life/Pro-Choice Generation Gap

Anyone who attends the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C. can’t help but see the plain fact that the pro-life movement is young, enthusiastic, and as varied in social makeup as any group that marches on Washington. Perhaps this is the reason the nation’s media perennially fail to . . . . Continue Reading »

South Park Takes on [Censored]

“South Park” is disgusting, blasphemous, and occasionally hilarious out of all bounds. In the past it has taken on the Catholic Church , the Jews , evangelicals , Mormons , Scientology , Christmas , and virtually every institution and value and public figure one might mention. It took an extra . . . . Continue Reading »

Re: Cashing in on Earth Day

Ryan ‘s onto something. Just walking around New York at lunchtime today I ran into two commercial signs of Earth-day cheer. That’s right! Spend $125 and we’ll give you an eco-tote that probably cost 5 cents to produce! Or, how about this, more in tune with the true meaning of . . . . Continue Reading »

South Park Takes on [Censored]

“South Park” is disgusting, blasphemous, and occasionally hilarious out of all bounds. In the past it has taken on the Catholic Church, the Jews, evangelicals, Mormons, Scientology, Christmas, and virtually every institution and value and public figure one might mention. It took an extra . . . . Continue Reading »

Happy Earth Day, Earthlings

The earth is the Lord’s creation, but only man was created in the image of God. So in honor of Earth Day hug a conservationist, not a tree. And whatever you do, don’t be like these guys. Romans 1:25: “ . . . they exchanged the truth about God for a lie and worshiped and served the . . . . Continue Reading »

A Hundred Dollars Worth of Ugly

If you want to buy a piece of modern art, one that will always retain its price (if not its value), then the Treasury Department has just what you’re looking for: The new counterfeit-resistant $100 bill. In the late twentieth century the reinging paradigm of modern art was, as Tom Wolfe both . . . . Continue Reading »