Do You Want to Kill Some Rebels?

I found this clip of the next Star Wars movie; the first from Disney studios. And if you look closely, I think you can pick up on some subtle Disney touches:

There is No Law; There’s Only What You Can Get Away With

There was a time when a senator would never ask an Attorney General nominee if the president could selectively enforce laws, because everybody knew the answer would be, “Of course not.” That time is long gone. Attorney general nominee Loretta Lynch says President Obama’s executive action on immigration is a reasonable use of the president’s executive discretion, but won’t identify More …

Political Gamesmanship Isn’t Just a Game for Everybody

Kevin Williamson, who has a unique perspective on the matter, has some comments for the Republicans who preemptively scuttled a bill to ban abortions after 20 weeks: I was one of those who entered the world through a pregnancy of the sort we call “unplanned,” though as a Hayekian type I do not object to being the “result of human action, More …

Why Don’t Christians Shoot Up Insulting Magazines? Because They’re Christians

Amy K. Hall does a great job of putting into words something that everyone knows deep down: The reason you never hear about Christians seeking violent revenge against people who insult God is that Christians worship a God who blessed mankind by humbling Himself. Insults are just part of the gig: God accomplished His purpose through the weakness, suffering, humiliation, and even More …

How Not to Win People Over, Atheist Style

I’ve always said that atheism would be a whole lot more popular in America if atheists weren’t such complete jackasses about it. And here’s Bill Walton proving my point, as he very publicly hassles his broadcast partner, who is apparently a Darwin skeptic, about the theory of evolution: “I believe in science,” Walton says, managing to sound pretentious even in More …

Gospel Hard

Christians, as long as they remain Christians, can never be open-minded or tolerant enough to be accepted by modern secular culture. So, as long as we’re going to be outcasts, we might as well lean into it. At the National Review, David French says it this way, “If I Only Commit a ‘Microaggression,’ I’ve Underachieved“: If it wasn’t clear before, More …

Can the Gospel Be Cool?

Maybe not. Maybe “coolness” detracts from the gospel message in ways that turn the message into something it isn’t. Brett McCracken elucidates: Christians of all people should grasp the inextricability of form and content. The Incarnation itself demonstrates it. The Word made flesh is content meeting form (John 1:1-18). The gospel is not some ethereal, conceptual “message” as much as it is More …

C.S. Lewis on Charlie Hebdo and the Aftermath

I’m telling you, if you haven’t read The Abolition of Man by C.S. Lewis, you need to drop what you’re doing and read it right now. It was written seventy years ago, but it seems more relevant with every passing day. Some days, Lewis makes Nostradamus seem like a guy with a closet full of Beanie Babies (“They’re coming back! I’m telling More …

And Now… Babies Dressed Like Old People

Thank you, internet. I never even knew I needed this:

Is Christianity Essential for Freedom?

(Spoiler alert: Yes.) Smart guys Andrew Klavan and Bill Whittle discuss:

A Cover of “The Cup Song” That’s Better Than The Original

If you liked “The Cup Song,” you’ll like it even more… with guns!