A once-blessed people now in a steady state of paradox: material increase, moral decline.

  • Stop talking about politics, Jesse!

    December 19, 2019

    Why do you write so much about faith and politics?

  • Where Do We Go From Here?

    November 16, 2016

    I’ve spent a week now off Facebook. Most likely you didn’t notice and don’t care, but for someone who typically spends hours each day on Facebook sharing original content and attempting to engage in meaningful conversations—it was a bit “cold turkey.” For me, this is one of my primary means of engaging with the world... Read More

  • Election Day, 2016

    November 8, 2016

    If you follow me on Facebook, you know I’ve been thinking (and writing) a lot about this upcoming election. Now that Election Day is here, I thought I’d share a few final thoughts as I head into the voting booth. My Faith Informs My Vote First, a few thoughts about being a Christian and a... Read More

  • Rest In Peace, Huckabee

    September 6, 2008

    I’m pulling the plug on It was a lot of fun to put together (as most pet projects are) but I figure since he’s no longer in the running it’s time for it to come down. Anyone interested in either browsing the source code or purchasing the domain name, let me know.

  • Obama in Berlin: One For The History Books

    July 25, 2008

    Though I disagree with Obama politically on a number of points, I must admit that his speech in Berlin was powerful, nuanced and dealt so passionately with the issues of our world today that I cannot help but think it will be one for the history books: People of Berlin – people of the world... Read More

  • Birth: A Fate Worse Than Death

    January 5, 2008

    From today’s AP Wire, Clinton Criticizes Obama in NH Mailer: MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) – Democrat Hillary Rodham Clinton criticizes rival Barack Obama’s record on abortion rights in a mailing sent to New Hampshire voters. The mailer says that seven times during his time in the Illinois state Senate, Obama declined to take a position on... Read More

  • Good Luck, Huck

    January 4, 2008

    Mike Huckabee just pulled an impressive 9 point lead over Mitt Romney to win the Iowa caucus, the first in what looks to be a long, drawn-out campaign season. I’m sure there’s a good deal of disagreement about him, even among people reading this site. But I’ve found him to be a thoughtful, reasonable candidate... Read More

  • Drudge Has Gone Mad

    December 18, 2007

    Matt Drudge, editor of the widely-read Drudge Report, has revealed just how low he’ll stoop when he doesn’t like someone. Drudge’s attacks on Mike Huckabee in recent days has revealed just how much of a tabloid his site is. Today he attacks Huckabee’s most recent Christmas campaign video with this headline: Huckabee Ad Features ‘Floating... Read More

  • Bomb Scare At Falwell’s Funeral

    May 22, 2007

    So we’d just finished dinner and my brother-in-law, an ROTC student at Liberty University gets this strange message from an AP reporter through Facebook. The reporter asked him if he knew anything about Mark Uhl because he’s friends with him on Facebook. In the message, the reporter indicated that Mark had been arrested for possession... Read More

  • A Libertarian View of Pensacola Christian College

    February 5, 2007

    Came across an interesting article and would love to hear everyone’s thoughts on it: Pensacola Christian College by Scott M. Rosen December 21, 2004 Copyright If one is to believe the exit polling data from the recent presidential election, President Bush owes his victory in no small part to conservative Christians. This constituency is... Read More

  • Democrats and Compacts

    November 8, 2006

    It’s rainy and cold here, the kind that makes you want to stay in bed all morning. In related news, Democrats won back control of the House and Senate. Actually, unlike some of my friends, I don’t think it’s the end of the world as we know it. Think about it: our country began with... Read More

  • Frankenkerry

    November 2, 2006

    Am I the only one who sees the resemblence?

  • The Dilemma of the American Christian

    October 25, 2006

    Jesus spoke under the opressive regime of the Roman government. His sermon on the mount addresses multiple times how to handle being abused by the government. This makes his words particularly relevant to people under tyrannical dictatorships, but leaves the American Christian making mental leaps. As American citizens, we are expected to vote people into... Read More

  • For The Record

    October 3, 2006

    This should probably go without saying, but I need to say it lest anyone accuse me of not speaking up and being one sided. I’m glad Mark Foley resigned. His perversion is deplorable and blatant hypocrisy is frightening. I don’t care what color his state is or whether he rides and elephant or a donkey,... Read More

  • Five Years Ago Today

    September 11, 2006

    Hard to believe it was five years ago today. I was in my second year of teaching, leaning up against my desk waiting for students to filter in for our English class. The librarian poked her head in and told me to turn on the radio, that a plane had hit the World Trade Center.... Read More