July 18th, 2014
To be a faithful Christian in the near future and beyond will mean being an outcast from respectable society, and maybe even an enemy of the state.
July 7th, 2014
An establishment-controlled two-party political system has transformed American electoral politics into an endless Harlem Globetrotters season, in which Republican Party operatives collect a steady paycheck for playing the part of the Washington Generals.
David Corbin and Matt Parks in “Is There Enough Courageous Conservatism?
July 6th, 2014
The goals of postsexual revolution liberalism are at odds with the official beliefs of almost every traditional religious body, be it Mormon or Muslim, Eastern Orthodox or Orthodox Jewish, Calvinist or Catholic.
Ross Douthat in “A Company Liberals Could Love”

(Source: The New York Times)

June 20th, 2014
I believe with all my heart that what the world needs is radically bold, sacrificially loving, God-besotted, freaks and aliens… The world does not need more cool, hip, culturally savvy, irrelevant copies of itself.
June 19th, 2014
This is not a discussion about sex or marriage, it is a discussion about the elimination of all gender boundaries and assumptions about gender identity, even those markers physiologically given to us through creation. This is, therefore, fundamentally about the Christian view of the body. This debate has enormous implications for historic Christian teaching concerning the body. This, in turn, has even deeper implications for the Christian doctrine of the incarnation, the bodily Resurrection of Jesus Christ and our own bodily resurrection at the end of time.
Timothy Tennent, qtd. by Trevin Wax in “Is There ‘A Way Forward’ for the United Methodist Church?
June 17th, 2014
A century ago, there would have been one clothes shop for every hundred well-dressed people. Nowadays there is one well-dressed person (if that) for every hundred clothes shops.
Theodore Dalrymple in “Slobbery as Snobbery
June 6th, 2014
I am prepared to harmonize my views of Scripture with the germ theory of disease. I am not prepared to harmonize my views of Jesus walking on water with a doctrine that says such things never happen. But both are advanced with the embossed seal of ‘The Science Is Settled’ on them. Shoot, things are so crazy these days that this thing called ‘climate change’ has even gotten that seal.
Douglas Wilson in “Gautama and the Ant War
June 2nd, 2014
The trouble is, universal equality—by government edict or economic opportunity—has not been achieved. And in the pursuit of equality, we have sacrificed freedom. As Tocqueville saw, we have moved from an open society where each may seek and find their place to an oligarchic society enforcing a sham equality on the populace. Or rather, it is a true equality, but that of the slave or subject of an empire rather than that of a free citizen.
Gerald J. Russello in “Inequality Can Be A Good Thing
May 23rd, 2014
Nevertheless, no matter how gloomy all of this may be and no matter the effort it may take to row against the current of the age, Christians may not permit their conduct to be determined by the spirit of the age, but must focus on the requirement of God’s commandment. Even if they come to stand alone, as history has so often obligated them to do, they must show in word and deed what an inestimable blessing God has granted to humanity and to society, to church and state, with the gift of marriage and family. But they may also be encouraged by knowing that the struggle for the honor and welfare of the family is a noble struggle that carries with it the promise of victory.
Herman Bavinck in The Christian Family
May 19th, 2014
A person’s becoming human occurs within the home; here the foundation is laid for the forming of the future man and woman, of the future father and mother, of the future member of society, of the future citizen, of the future subject in the kingdom of God.
Herman Bavinck in The Christian Family