Because I Need Something Else to Do

Hey, here’s a fun change of pace: I’m getting the chance to do some guest-blogging over at PoliPundit.com.  So, if I’m not here, I’ll likely be over there.  Drop on by and check it out, won’t you?

Choosing the Wrong Side, Middle East Edition

Well, this seems a bad idea: In a never-ending conflict between a modern liberal democracy and a backward, degenerate gangster state, the US is choosing to side with… Aww, c’mon, do you really need me to tell you? Gateway Pundit relates the story of the latest UN hijinx from Foreign Policy: In sharp reversal, U.S. agrees to rebuke Israel in More …

They Can Pry My Waffle Fries Out of My Cold, Dead Hands

I’m willing to put up with a lot, but when they start going after Chick-fil-a, baby, it’s on! Over the past month, several progressive-activist blogs have waged an ugly war against Chick-fil-A. The company’s alleged atrocity: One of its independent outlets in Pennsylvania donated some sandwiches and brownies to a marriage seminar run by the Pennsylvania Family Institute, which happens More …

Middle Eastern Christians—Increasingly an Oxymoron

Speaking of internationally vanishing Christianity (see below), Rich Lowery points out that upheavals in Iraq and now Egypt have been especially bad news for the Christian populations there: Before the invasion, roughly 1.4 million Christians lived in Iraq. About half of them have fled, with many more sure to follow. For a community that dates back almost to the inception More …

Taking the Temperature of Christianity, International Edition

Over at Conversion Diary, Jen asked her international readers to describe the religious climate in their countries. The distinct theme of the responses is that it’s mighty quiet in the church house out there. Many people talk about the remnants of a religious tradition in their countries, but nowadays, they say, nobody talks much about religion, and nobody goes to More …

The Top 25 Christian Films of All Time

Over at Big Hollywood, they’re soliciting suggestions for a countdown of the top 25 greatest Christian films. What do they mean by that? Well… A few guidelines: These films should be openly Christian. I’m not interested in allegory or even subtlety. “Lord of the Rings” and “Narnia” are terrific, but once the floodgates open to that kind of thing it More …

Book Review: The Selfless Gene, Or God Really Wants Us All to Be Filthy Hippies

I recently had the opportunity (courtesy of the good folks at Booksneeze and their complementary reviewer’s copy) to read The Selfless Gene, Charles Foster’s retort to Darwinist absolutists and other atheists like Richard Dawkins who have been having such a literary field day lately.  The short version of my review is: He had me, then he lost me. The extended More …