A Bright-Eyed Orthodoxy

What should I say about a book that says more in a paragraph than I could say in a chapter? G.K. Chesterton's Orthodoxy is a masterpiece that speaks unexpectedly to the 21st century, as it did to the early 20th century. Chesterton's goal was not to write a typical apologetic of the Christian faith, but rather … Continue reading A Bright-Eyed Orthodoxy


Trump, Machen, and Truthfulness – 54

What do Donald J. Trump and J. Gresham Machen have to do with each other? Not much, I imagine. But in my reading of Machen's classic Christianity and Liberalism I came across a passage with peculiar application to the recent controversy sparked by the President's allegations of wiretapping. In his chapter on Christ, Machen discusses how the liberals (he's … Continue reading Trump, Machen, and Truthfulness – 54

Valentine’s Day – 29

What was originally a pagan festival, declared a Christian holiday, and commercialized beyond imagination by the USA? No, I'm not talking about Christmas. I'm talking about Valentine's Day, of course. If you've ever wondered about the the history of Valentine's Day, check out this video: http://www.history.com/topics/valentines-day/history-of-valentines-day. While some of the story remains up for debate, the big … Continue reading Valentine’s Day – 29