Monthly Archives: January 2010

Highlights of last night’s skit

I caught parts of the State of the Union (SOTU) last night. That’s better than I did the past 10 years. SOTU speeches are basically lists of proposed handouts delivered in a torrent of high-toned cliches (“We must answer history’s … Continue reading

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Rock-solid Christians

The Blind Side offers a kind of liberal Hollywood version of conservative values: all rock-solid valor, all the time. -Owen Gleiberman, Entertainment Weekly. I haven’t seen the movie, but that’s a very perceptive comment. We often see Hollywood portraying Christians … Continue reading

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Doubting our civil religion

There are those who still think they are holding the pass against a revolution that may be coming up the road. But they are gazing in the wrong direction. The revolution is behind them. It went by in the Night … Continue reading

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The Shack

I’m out of the loop with popular culture, but apparently a book called The Shack is very popular. There are many articles and podcasts dissecting its errors. For example, here and here and here. I first heard of The Shack … Continue reading

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