Was America Founded as a Christian Nation? (Review)

John Fea’s book tackles a debate that consistently goes on in our country. What debate? The title makes it obvious – was America founded as a Christian nation? If you listen to some evangelical Christians, especially those who are followers of David Barton, the answer is an unequivocal yes. Likewise, those on the other side […]

The March of Folly by Barbara Tuchman (Review)

Many times throughout history governments have pursued policies that go directly against their own self-interest.  Barbara Tuchman defines such pursuits as folly, hence the title of her book The March of Folly.  It is not that such policies appeared to be folly only in retrospect.  To qualify as folly they had to be obvious folly […]

Djesus Uncrossed: To Be Offended or Challenged?

This is over a week old, but the SNL’s fake movie trailer Djesus Uncrossed has caused quite a hubbub. Many were offended by this, but should they be?  After all, this is basically what many American evangelical Christians think really is going to happen.  Whether it is the Left Behind series or popular end-times belief, […]

Stories of Conversion: Wolverine, an Atheist Professor and a Former Member of Wesboro Baptist.

Wolverine is a member of the X-Men, portrayed by Jean Valjean…I mean, Hugh Jackman, in the films.  He apparently converted to Christianity in the early 1990s due to the influence of fellow mutant, Nightcrawler: (HT: Unsettled Christianity and James McGrath) Here’s a cool story of another conversion to Christianity, this time a professor of literature […]

Real Men Don’t Buy Girls.

Estimates are that between 100,000 and 300,000 girls are enslaved and sold for sex in the United States every year.  Millions more are sold for sex worldwide.   Those who sell them make billions of dollars.  The average age for entry into prostitution is twelve years old.  This means that even most women who are […]