Pete Buttigieg, Episcopal Snob

The first round of Democratic Presidential debates is, mercifully, over.  Winners and losers will sort themselves out in due season, but in the meanwhile let's consider one whom the media fawned over: Pete Buttigieg, South Bend's mayor.  He's made quite a career doing something that none of his rivals have done to the extent that …

A Lesson from Herodotus About the Perils of Invading Iran

There's a lot of talk these days about why we should or shouldn't invade Iran, but I would submit this cautionary note, from all places my devotional book Month of Sundays: King Cyrus was on top of the world. From mountainous Persia he ruled a vast empire; he was secure enough to allow the Jews …

Revivalistic Christianity Requires a Christian Society? Not Quite.

Albert Mohler makes an interesting point: Third, looking specifically at the baptism numbers, the decline is both remarkable and lamentable. The most obvious insight is that we do not care as much about reaching lost people as we once did. That would be the observation that should cause Southern Baptists greatest concern. We will consider …

Renunciation is Central to Christianity, But You’d Never Know It

I recently had an interesting back and forth with a guy I went to prep school with on "Renouncing Privilege."  Evidently he and I have a different take on what that means, as evidenced by his comment: Many of the students were, and probably still are wealthy, still privileged. I would not try to make …

My Response to “Renouncing Privilege” — Chet Aero Marine

https://www.youtube.com/embed/plNEgg5tFiY?version=3&rel=1&fs=1&autohide=2&showsearch=0&showinfo=1&iv_load_policy=1&wmode=transparent I’ve posted elsewhere on my prep school, and it was a pleasure to hear that someone else thought enough to do the same: Tico Vogt, two years my senior, has done so in his post Renouncing Privilege. There’s a lot of ground to cover here; I’ll try to be as succinct as possible. It …

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