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A Divine Plan in Pope Francis?

Regarding the hard-core leftism of the current pope, it's disturbing, but grin and bear it. There may be a divine plan in all of this: use this pope to cozy up to the billions of people on the left in the hope that at least some of them will consider embracing Christianity. And then one they're in, have the next pope teach them deeper lessons in Christianity. Do you believe in miracles? I previously didn't, being a natural-born skeptic. But then I extensively studied miracle accounts, and realized that many of them are credible. I don't expect you, reader, to take my word for it, so I … [Read More...]

Faith Dynamics

Believing in the Nongod of Nothingness

Washington Post columnist Kathleen Parker recently quoted (or paraphrased) former Bush administration official Karl Rove as saying, “Faith is a gift that, unfortunately, I have not received.” Based … [Read More...]

AP and Fox News Make Big Grammatical Mistake

A stark manifestation of our increasingly atheistic and anti-religious culture is the frequent writing of God in lowercase. It's quite common among people who aren't writing professionals, e.g. users … [Read More...]

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When Protestant Ministers Turn Catholic

In recent decades hundreds of Protestant ministers have left their vocation to join the Catholic Church. It’s enough of a frequent phenomenon that there’s even an organization, called the Coming Home … [Read More...]

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Steve Jobs a Hero for Integrity? Pick Another Virtue

At South Arbor Charter Academy, an elementary and … [Read More...]

Free Speech is Money

You know the saying that time is money. Free … [Read More...]

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Had Abortion Been Legal in 1950s, Maybe No iPhone for You

In his biography Steve Jobs, Walter Isaacson tells … [Read More...]

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Will Greece Go Russian?

Athens is due to run out of cash within the next … [Read More...]

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Sweden’s Accelerated Cultural Evolution

Of countries gradually transitioning culturally by … [Read More...]

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Matching Seattle’s $15 Minimum Wage Will Breed Poverty

Brookings Institution analyst Gary Burtless takes … [Read More...]

Past Articles

A Weak Reason for Leaving the Church

Social critic and "dissident feminist" Camille Paglia, who often boasts of being a Democrat and/or Green Party supporter but who seems to have a soft spot for conservatism, was interviewed recently by the liberal Catholic magazine America in which she discussed her abandonment of Catholicism. I … [Read More...]

Courses on Christianity by a Christ-Naysayer

There are a lot of book authors arguing in favor of the divinity of Christ and authenticity of the Gospels. There don't see to be many authors, however, who've made a name for themselves arguing against those assertions. One such author, though, is UNC-Chapel Hill professor Bart D. Ehrman. It seems … [Read More...]

New San Diego Bishop’s Wrong Approach to Poverty

First Chicago, now San Diego. Pope Francis just appointed a left-leaning bishop to lead the Diocese of San Diego, Bishop Robert McElroy. He reportedly is prone to "placing abortion and euthanasia on the same moral level as immigration and poverty." That probably means he plays down the former in … [Read More...]

Obama’s Christianity: Details Please

When Washington Post reporters Dan Balz and Robert Costa asked Wisconsin governor and presumed presidential candidate Scott Walker whether he considers president Obama to be a Christian, Walker didn’t answer the question in a way that would have made this a non-story. He instead answered it like a … [Read More...]

Morning Chatter Worth Ignoring

Major newspapers often are criticized for disguising opinion stories as news stories on their front page. It seems safe to assume that one news outlet, called GlobalPost, embraces that style of journalism, making no bones about mixing news and opinion. It distributes an e-mail called GlobalPost … [Read More...]

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Amazing Display of Episcopal Tolerance

Saints Peter and Paul must be quite alarmed right now after their namesake place of worship, The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul, better known as the Washington National Cathedral, held an unprecedented Muslim worship service last week. The event in the Episcopal-run cathedral was … [Read More...]

Wall Street Journal Gives Socialized Medicine a Platform

Most on the left, of course, were never really satisfied with Obamacare. It's obvious they always wanted full socialized medicine, with health insurance companies completely out of the picture. But they had to settle with Obamacare, with its mix of socialized medicine and insurance companies. It … [Read More...]

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Taking Abortion to its Logical Conclusion

There is an additional reason why legalized abortion is such a horrifying phenomenon. It's not just a matter involving unborn humans, although that's horrifying enough. It's the foundation of a slippery slope that is being used to justify the killing of born humans. Someday, somewhere in the world, … [Read More...]

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NatGeo’s Missing Info on China’s Mysterious Mountains

National Geographic magazine has some good articles, but it has some bad articles too - either containing misleading information, or containing a lack thereof. Regarding the latter, the latest issue of NatGeo has an article on the famous and mysterious tower-like mountains of southern China and the … [Read More...]

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Evidence for the Divinity of Christ and Authenticity of the Gospels

Nonbelievers often dismiss the Gospel accounts of the life of Jesus as myths. Some say he never even lived and/or that the Gospel accounts were fabricated. Others say he did live and that he was a great teacher, but that none of the miraculous events described in the Gospels took place. They say … [Read More...]

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Richard Dawkins Isn’t Being Rational

If you were booked to fly in an aircraft, and the plane's mechanic told you that it "probably" won't crash, would you still board it? Prominent atheist-turned-agnostic Richard Dawkins has a campaign proclaiming "There's Probably No God." I say atheist-turned-agnostic because "probably" implies … [Read More...]

John Kerry’s Intention-Paved Road

A frequent criticism of persons who lean left is that they tend to judge themselves based on their intentions rather than on the outcome of whatever policy it is they support. Secretary of State John Kerry just demonstrated that attitude to a T. At his recent commencement speech at Yale … [Read More...]

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Washington Post: Shielding You from Embarrassing Obama Aministration News

The reality of media bias particularly stands out when observing which stories the media choose not to cover. When embarrassing information about the Obama administration comes to light, they often ignore it altogether. That characterizes what the Washington Post - and other media outlets - is doing … [Read More...]