He’s Dunking in Heaven Now

Mary Katherine Ham points to a NY Times profile of recently deceased Manute Bol, who, it turns out, is the kind of guy you wish could’ve stuck around longer: Bol, a Christian Sudanese immigrant, believed his life was a gift from God to be used in the service of others. As he put it to Sports Illustrated in 2004: “God More …

Reason for Obama-McChrystal Rift Revealed

In this photo from a meeting early in Obama’s term, we see the President making a clumsy attempt to get to second base. Too soon, Barry! Too soon! (pic via Big Government)

Going Head-to-Head with Islam

That’s what Ayaan Hirsi Ali recommends.  And she knows something about it, because she’s been living under a fatwa since she renounced the religion in 2001. I haven’t heard a bolder plan for evangelizing the Muslim world from any missionary organization than I read in her interview with Macleans. Q: One of your more startling arguments in Nomad is that More …

The One-Sentence Summary of Multiculturalism

Mark Steyn nails it: There are millions of people like Barack Obama, the eternal students of a vast lethargic transnational campus for whom global compassion and the multicultural pose are merely the modish gloss on a cult of radical grandiose narcissism.

Making Ourselves Comfortable on the Fringe

I don’t have anything against kooks per se.  They can be valuable indicators, both leading and trailing.  And their fringe beliefs and wacky conspiracy theories are the salt around the margarita glass of political discourse. But Christian kooks become a problem because they make it easy for the mainstream media to make us all look bad.  I wish they could More …

Who Was John Wooden?

If you heard the news of his death last weekend and didn’t know what all the hubbub was about, here’s what you were missing.

Imperfect

It’s almost a blessing that the ending of Armando Galarraga’s perfect game went kablooey.  If it hadn’t, then it would’ve been just another statistic.  But now it will forever be a cornucopia of allegories about human frailty, coping with loss, all kinds of things.  Can you imagine how many sermon illustration are going to come from this game?  If Galarraga More …

I Intend to Protest This Post by Buying a Lot of Beer and Lottery Tickets

Bless Rod Dreher’s heart: he’s said something that’s bound to be misinterpreted and condemned, but something that had to be said anyway: “Shame on those stupid, selfish poor people.“ I spend a lot of time talking about stupid, selfish rich people, usually in high finance, and the price innocent people pay for the foolish, immoral acts of the well-off and More …

God and Football

They’re two of our favorite things here in the South, but they kind of exist in contrast to one another. Pastors love to chide their congregations about being more enthusiastic about football than they are about church. But really, do they even want that kind of enthusiasm in their churches?  When a sermon illustration falls flat, can the audience boo More …