The Journey to Life

Do people who started out as pro-life ever write touching, heartfelt stories about how they became pro-abortion? I’ve never seen one, but maybe they do. Nevertheless, it’s fairly common for people who were formerly pro-abortion to write up their conversion stories. Here’s a particularly sweet and perceptive one from Rich Cromwell at The Federalist: Back in 2007, though, no one was More …

Monty Python and the Very Polite Censorship Letter

Open Culture reprints a letter written on behalf of the Pythons to negotiate for the British equivalent of a PG rating when they first released the classic Monty Python and the Holy Grail way back in 1975. Caution: if you follow the link above, you will see a discussion of the use of swears. But it’s interesting to see the horse trading More …

Here’s the Thing about Adrian Peterson

We live in an era of wild overreaction. In fact, “overreaction” is too mild a term for it. Our culture churns out hysteria like Old Faithful churns out water — voluminously and with tourist-attraction regularity. Just because people are freaking out about a thing doesn’t mean it’s a significant thing; it just means we’ve got a whole bunch of freak-out and we More …

The Chris ‘N’ Jason Talkin’ ‘Bout Stuff Podcast – Episode 2: The Disappointening

What do Ray Rice, Shia LeBeouf, Transylvania 6-5000, the new Volkswagen Levant, and our second podcast have in common? One word: disappointment. This episode, Chris and yours truly talk about things that let us down and how we deal with it. If you listen close, some of it might be funny. We’re becoming a real social media force, so please hit More …

A Sentence That Shouldn’t Make Sense

Get a load of this story from the Dr. Saturday college football blog: Arkansas State removes cross decals from helmets after complaint: Arkansas State has removed decals of crosses from the back of its football helmets after a complaint. … The sticker was honoring DL Markel Owens and equipment manager Barry Weyer Jr. Owens and stepfather Johnny Shivers were shot in More …

“The Osteen Predicament”

It sounds like the title of some second-rate thriller novel, where a naive but plucky Congressional aide learns about a dark plot in the unseen corners of the halls of power, and she’s forced to team up with the handsome but brash reporter who… Well, anyway, it’s actually Albert Mohler’s critique of Joel and Victoria Osteen’s theology. And if there’s More …

The Chris ‘N’ Jason Talkin’ ‘Bout Stuff Podcast

Crippling social anxiety, buckets of human waste, Ebola, Jack the Ripper, and decapitated Don Rickles. These are just some of the inspiring, pick-me-up topics in the inaugural episode of our big new podcast, “Chris ‘N’ Jason Talkin’ ‘Bout Stuff!” For no other reason than our love for you, dear reader, me and my good buddy Chris West do our level More …

Prosperity and the Gospel

Oh, those wacky Osteens. Everybody’s seen Joel Osteen’s wife Victoria talking about the best way to make God happy, right? Just in case, here it is again: Naturally,this has generated a lot of eye rolls from people inclined to comment on it. In fact, among my peers, I never hear anyone talk about the Osteens without an eye roll. The only More …

Darkness at the Edge of Science

Via the Twitter feed of Jennifer Fulwiler, some really interesting tidbits on mysteries that science still can’t solve. Like for instance: Every so often, a discovery happens that forces us to re-imagine what we think we know about humanity, and how we got to where we are today. Turkey’s Göbekli Tepe is certainly one such discovery. The site, located at the More …