Sitting Ducks on Social Media

I've been debating with myself about what to write before our momentous general election next week.  (Debating with oneself is dangerous; one always loses.)  There's a lot going on, and much of it has been squelched by the media, especially the Hunter Biden influence-peddling story.  My fellow South Floridian Glenn Greenwald is the latest victim …

Word of God: Amen Our Hearts Cry

Word of God W/G 7711 (1977) This is another in a series of albums that the Word of God put out featuring their worship songs and the music group that led them. It has an interesting mix of songs, including some of the community's own (Psalm 8, Psalm 18,) non-Catholic choruses (Therefore the Redeemed, Our …

Now They Tell Us About Globalization

Paul Krugman, one of the more obnoxious apostles of globalization, breaks down and admits the obvious: Now Krugman has come out and admitted, offhandedly, that his own understanding of economics has been seriously deficient as well. In a recent essay titled “What Economists (Including Me) Got Wrong About Globalization,” adapted from a forthcoming book on …

Overcomplicating Anglican Eucharistic Theology — The Bossuet Project

I’ve been reading with interest the Rev. Ben Jeffries’ Is the Eucharistology of the Anglican Reformation Patristic? As those of you who follow this blog and Positive Infinity know, this is of special interest, as it was to the great Bossuet... Overcomplicating Anglican Eucharistic Theology

Facing the Hard Truth on “Packing the Court”

The present angst of the left on judiciary nominations started with one of their own unwise moves: The Senate has been on the brink of ending the filibuster twice in the last 15 years. In 2005, Majority Leader Bill Frist, frustrated by a Democratic filibuster of seven federal judicial nominations that had gone on for …

Amy Coney Barrett and the Lessons of the Ukrainians

In the midst of everything else that's going on, next Monday (Lord willing) we'll start confirmation hearings for Amy Coney Barrett to be the newest justice on the Supreme Court.  In light of the fact that she was and is in a Catholic Charismatic covenant community, I've tried to shed some light on what that …

Against the Liturgical Optimists — North American Anglican

Within American Christianity, and especially within American evangelicalism, we have seen a rise of interest in liturgy. Taking a quick look at InterVarsity Press’s site, one finds recent titles such as The Liturgy of Creation, Liturgy of the Ordinary, and The Liturgy of Politics. At Conciliar Post, Wesley Walker has compiled a list of articles …

How to Get Episcopalians Fired Up About Hand Sanitizer

Traditionally, it's been hard to get Episcopalians fired up about much of anything.  The whole point of the religion was to leave the enthusiasm for "them" and have a nice, proper religion where we worshipped "Gawd" on Sunday according to the Prayer Book. The culture wars, starting in the 1960's, changed all of that.  Some …

The Slow Suicide of American Science–ACSH

I've always been bullish about American scientific and technological supremacy, not in some starry-eyed, jingoistic way, but due to the simple reality that the United States remains the world's research and development engine.This is true for at least four reasons, which I detailed previously: (1) Superior higher education; (2) A cultural attitude that encourages innovation; …

In the Old Days, They Always Wanted to Wreck the Computer

As was the case at Stamford in 1971: H. Bruce Franklin was the center of attention at Stanford University’s White Plaza one winter day in 1971. The steely-eyed, raven-haired associate English professor delivered a fiery speech during a campus rally. Stray dogs ran laps around the crossed legs of student revolutionaries as Franklin spit his ire …

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