by | Jun 2, 2019

I talked with a good buddy of mine the other night about the Contemporary Christian Music (CCM) takeover of my denomination, the Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod. Needless to say, we didn’t break any new ground. We’ve been complaining about this for…

by | May 11, 2019

There is a real crisis in America. The severity of the crisis transcends religious and political boundaries. It has nothing to do with the shrinking of the ice caps; it has everything to do with the expansion of the waistbands….

by | Mar 6, 2019

Depending on which study you read, at least half of all Millennials would prefer to live in a socialist country. Political celebrities, such as Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-NY), are heroes to many Millennials. Moreover, most Millennials favor a greater degree…

by | Mar 4, 2019

An interesting data nugget percolated the other day about a “sharp worsening” — that is to say, an increase — in the number of car loan defaults among borrowers under 30 years old. According to Bloomberg Financial News, the rate for the…

by | Sep 21, 2018

It isn’t telling you anything you don’t already know to say that hatred and anger are the master emotions in our public life today. Even when the media lavishes love and praise and admiration on somebody, as they have on…

by | Sep 10, 2018

The most surprising aspect of the furor surrounding the infamous unsigned New York Times Op-Ed, ostensibly written by a member of the Trump administration, is that anyone believes its author is a senior official. Assuming this person isn’t an employee of the Times,…

by | Jul 25, 2018

It’s always a challenge getting fans out for minor league baseball games, even Major League games not in L.A., Boston, New York, or St. Louis. Looking through what’s available on night-time TV it’s not altogether clear to me why this…

by | Jul 12, 2018

The Harry Potter series is the defining work of literature for many Millennials. It has no doubt had an impact, and despite being a children’s series, it is something that many people have carried a love of into adulthood. But,…

by | Jun 8, 2018

I turn 70 this week, so I’m a certified codger. But I was a “codger” as a teenager in the 1960s, along with millions of other conservative evangelicals dismayed at the “revolutionary” and “consciousness-raising” developments adored by the media. We…

by | Mar 13, 2018

Be afraid. Be very afraid. Last week, the Washington Post ran an opinion piece by Elizabeth Bruenig entitled “It’s time to give socialism a try.” While such an outlandish idea isn’t necessarily out of place on the Opinion page of…

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