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On Optimism and Pessimism

October 13, 2014

I am a boundless, if realistic, optimist. What do I mean by that? First, I am certainly not a pessimist. To be a pessimist requires rejecting the sovereignty of God, His promises to work all things together for the good …


Fulton, Lewis & Crockett, Oh My!

August 17, 2014

This is a big weekend for historic births and essential Americans. On this day in 1807, an American farm boy named Robert Fulton changed the world as thoroughly as the Wright Brothers would a century later by sailing, …


Was the American Revolution Sinful?

July 8, 2014
WORLD magazine

WORLD magazine’s Saturday feature, August 2, 2014. There is a recurring, albeit ill-informed, question in Christian circles regarding Romans 13 (which counsels dutiful subordination to legally established …


100 Years Since Sarajevo: The Murder of the Old …

June 28, 2014

One hundred years ago today, the heir to the Austro-Hungarian imperial throne was assassinated with his bride in an open car in Sarajevo.  And the world began to burn. World War I (then called “The Great …


Noah: Outstanding…and Not for Everyone

March 31, 2014

Auteur filmmaker Darren Aronofsky may well have produced his masterpiece in Noah, a cinematic and – astonishingly, for a self-proclaimed unbeliever – theological tour de force. But it’s not for everyone.  …


Deal Hudson: Is Cultural Conservatism the Future …

March 14, 2014
Catholic Online

by Deal Hudson WASHINGTON, DC (Catholic Online) – After my column arguing that “cultural conservatism” should supplant social conservatism, the man whom I regard as the most important Catholic layman …


On Temptation and Ordered Liberty

February 8, 2014

Our libertarian friends frequently take an “anything goes” approach to public morality, asserting that it is not the state’s business what an individual chooses to do, particularly so long as it does …


Rod's Blog

Is “Christ Everything I Need”?

October 19, 2014

I visited a friend’s church this Sunday morning. One of the songs we sang posited that “Christ is everything I need,” and went on to say that, having met Jesus, nothing else in this life could ever …


Ebola: Rick Perry’s Coming Out Party

October 9, 2014

Personally, I like Rick Perry a lot, I suspect his hands are being tied by Federal agencies beyond his control, and I think responsibility for the following lies with Barack Obama, possibly in its entirety, certainly …


How the Innovations of the iPhone 6 Help …

October 7, 2014

Technology is not so much “tech” in the sense people think of it, as the putting together of the giant puzzle of the world.  Sand was here before anyone knew you could make it into glass, or lenses, or …


Holder’s Legacy of Racial Politics

October 5, 2014

You have to have a photo ID to get cough syrup, but we are supposed to believe that requiring one to vote is racist. Eric Holder has peddled a message of disenfranchisement and estrangement for ugly partisan purpose, …


Review: iPhone 6/6+ and iOS 8

October 1, 2014

Nicholas Stehle is Vice President for Operations at The Martin Organization. He used to run IT for a billion dollar company. We run an exclusively Mac shop, so he’s clearly the go-to guy on all things Apple. AS A …


Ted Cruz is Prepping a Foreign Policy-Focused …

September 30, 2014

A Drudge Report main headline, a profile in a major lefty journal, all about my friend Ted Cruz. National Journal profiles the Texas Senator’s prospects through the lens of foreign policy.  And well they should: …


George Muller: Real Faith

September 27, 2014

It’s the birthday of George Muller. He took on the physical and spiritual care of thousands of orphans in England. He lived a real faith, refusing a salary and depending entirely on Christ’s provision …