Don’t Tell Me that God Is In Control: On Sovereignty, Tragedy, Sin

Don’t Tell Me that God Is In Control: On Sovereignty, Tragedy, Sin

“God is in control.” The statement comforts many people because deep down we know that we are not in control. We can do everything we can to protect ourselves and our families, but ...

White Terrorism

White Terrorism

The president doesn’t “love” America? Would that it were true. Would that Rudy Giuliani’s five-star Republican nightmare actually paced the Oval Office, pondering how to disarm, de ...

The Idolatry of Violence

The Idolatry of Violence

Editor's Note: This article was submitted by guest author Matthew Distefano. I cannot understand the fascination conservative Evangelicals have with the movie American Sniper: The ...

“You Are There” History: Teaching The American Revolution Pt. 2

“You Are There” History: Teaching The American Revolution Pt. 2

  So let's play a history game. If you were going to teach a course on the American Revolution, what would be your starting point? (a) 1776       (b) 1775       (c) 1763      ...

Netanyahu Goes to Washington: A Tale of Insults And Wounded Pride

Netanyahu Goes to Washington: A Tale of Insults And Wounded Pride

One solid plank of American foreign policy has been unflinching bipartisan support for Israel. Our motto has been to protect, support, and steadfastly defend Israel in the face of ...

Repent For Lent: Renewing Our Minds With Mimetic Theory – Original Sin

Repent For Lent: Renewing Our Minds With Mimetic Theory – Original Sin

Original Sin. For many progressive Christians, these two words are vulgar and repellant. Some consider the belief in an inherent evil to be a self-fulfilling prophecy; that is, the ...

What Is History For? More Thoughts On The A.P. History Controversy

What Is History For? More Thoughts On The A.P. History Controversy

We Americans live in “a present-tense society,” the late Christopher Hitchens observed. Hitchens was wrong about a great deal, but he got this right. And the “historylessness” that ...

White Terrorism

The president doesn’t “love” America? Would that it were true. Would that Rudy Giuliani’s five-star Republican nightmare actually paced the Oval Office, pondering how to disarm, demilitarize… defang American exceptionalism. Would that the president felt a responsibility to the global future and, at the same t more ...

March 05, 2015 (1) comments

Don’t Tell Me that God Is In Control: On Sovereignty, Tragedy, Sin

“God is in control.” The statement comforts many people because deep down we know that we are not in control. We can do everything we can to protect ourselves and our families, but we know that despite our best efforts, tragedy can strike at any moment. And so it’s comforting to believe that if we aren’t in c more ...

March 05, 2015 (4) comments

The Idolatry of Violence

Editor's Note: This article was submitted by guest author Matthew Distefano. I cannot understand the fascination conservative Evangelicals have with the movie American Sniper: The Most Lethal Sniper In U.S. History. Recently, I have witnessed what seems like overt idol worship for the late Chris Kyle, whose k more ...

March 04, 2015 (2) comments

Green Eggs And Love: A Tribute to Dr. Seuss

Tomorrow, children in elementary schools across the country will celebrate the birthday of Dr. Seuss. As a tribute to one of my literary mimetic models, I am sharing a parody of Green Eggs and Ham that I wrote a few years ago for Sunday school. Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!          GREEN EGG more ...

March 01, 2015 (4) comments

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