Newsflash: Pope Says Same Thing the Church Has Been Saying for Thousands of Years

Recently, there’s been a lot of news coverage of some statements Pope Francis made to reporters. Here’s the part that lit everybody’s fuse: When I meet a gay person, I have to distinguish between their being gay and being part of a lobby. If they accept the Lord and have goodwill, who am I to judge them? They shouldn’t be More …

The Morality of Profit

Jeff Carter explains that profits aren’t evil: People have taken the “money is the root of all evil” line out of the Bible and turned it into, “do what you feel passionate about; don’t worry about the money.” (for the religious types out there, I know that isn’t the actual line, but it’s how people quote it)  Sorry.  Wrong attitude. More …

Are Extroverts Happier?

From WSJ.com: Extroverts, those outgoing, gregarious types who wear their personalities on their sleeve, are generally happier, studies show. Some research also has found that introverts, who are more withdrawn in nature, will feel a greater sense of happiness if they act extroverted.  Experts aren’t entirely sure why behaving like an extrovert makes people feel better. One theory is that More …

Anthony Weiner and Cheap Grace

I’m going to refrain from writing too much about the Anthony Weiner Debacle 2.0, because we’ve already reach the point where just the act of making a joke about him is kind of a joke in itself, and that’s way too meta for me. I’ll just recommend this post by David French: We’re all susceptible to cheap grace. Perhaps that’s More …

Public Unions vs. The Public

From Prager University, a very timely explanation of how, no matter how prosperous a city or state is, an unchecked public union can bring it to its knees:

4 Good Things We’ve Learned Since Cancelling Our Satellite TV

In a previous post, I went through a list of all the terrible things we’ve discovered since ditching satellite TV for plain ol’ over-the-air broadcasts. But if you’re thinking about doing the same thing, I want you to know that it’s not all despair and stinging regret (although we haven’t been through a football season yet; I’m pretty sure football More …

6 Terrifying Things We’ve Learned Since Canceling our Satellite TV

It’s now been about five months since my household cancelled our satellite TV and started getting broadcasts with a good, old-fashioned, over-the-air digital antenna, just like our pioneer forefathers. The good news is that we’re all still relatively sane; I haven’t started talking to imaginary house guests or buried an ax in Scatman Crothers’ chest. However, going from a satellite More …

Keller and Piper on C.S. Lewis

Tim Keller and John Piper talk about the ongoing influence of C.S. Lewis:

Rosaria Butterfield Speaks on Homosexuality and the Christian Faith

Here’s more from our favorite lesbian-feminist-university-professor-turned-Christian (admittedly, a pretty thin sliver of the ol’ Venn diagram of humanity), Rosaria Butterfield. She gives her testimony and then holds a compelling Q&A.  (Via Justin Taylor)

Where Have You Gone, Mr. Watterson?

The world today sure could use a little more Calvin and Hobbes, and happily we’re going to be getting some in the form of a documentary about the legendary comic strip:

The Riots That Didn’t Happen

Even though there have been some unpleasant incidents, you have to admit that the public reaction to the verdict in the George Zimmerman trial has been pretty mild. It’s been downright somnambulant when you consider that some of America’s favorite racial demagogues have spent the better part of a year basically calling for riots. On WSJ.com James Taranto looks at More …

Because I Love Brian Regan, Here’s Some Brian Regan

It’s a great interview from comedy site LaughSpin:

Christians and Tipping, Revisited

Lifehacker recently ran a survey that asked, “Should tipping be outlawed?” More than 64% of the respondents answered “yes.” I think that people feel that way because they’re not seeing the act of tipping for what it is. I wrote something about this a while back, directed specifically at Christians and their tipping behavior: It helped my attitude a lot More …

Almost Entirely Unsolicited Testimonial for Amazon Prime

When The Avengers came out on video, did I have to stand in a long line and possibly beat a couple of nerd to death with their own laptop bags to secure a copy? No. Thanks to Amazon Prime, I am currently enjoying The Avengers in the comfort of my own home, as it has been added to the boatload of movies More …

Yes, Pro-Abortion Protesters Really Did Yell "Hail Satan!"

As reported by Creative Minority Report here and Red State here and the Anchoress here and Twitchy here, pro-abortion protesters did various silly things at the Texas State Capitol, including chanting “Hail Satan!” All I can muster for this is a very deep, affected eye-roll and sigh. Here goes. Whoa, the sigh was so deep I got a little dizzy there. Anyway, More …

The Most Important Things About the 4th of July

The 4th of July means many things, but most importantly, it’s the day we set aside to remind people of things that aren’t mentioned any other time of the year: 1) Don’t eat raw meat off the grill. Just wait and it’ll be done in a minute, you fat pig.2) Don’t put fireworks in your mouth. It’s not specifically mentioned More …

How to Stop Being Paula Deen and Start Being Alec Baldwin

Given the recent dust-up over Paula Deen’s racially insensitive statements and the comparative silence over pretty much every stupid thing Alec Baldwin does, I bet a lot of people are wondering, “How can I be a loudmouth doofus and still get away with anything like Alec Baldwin?” It’s even more confusing because double standards for coverage of faux pas like More …

It Was Always About Religion, Now People Are Just Noticing

In The Washington Examiner, Timothy Carney writes, “Gay marriage fight now becomes a religious liberty fight“: Today’s talk of tolerance and acceptance of gay marriage will soon give way to intolerance and rejection of those who hold a traditional view of marriage.  The next offensive in this culture war will involve wielding government to force individuals to accept the new More …