Christmas and the Wrong Side of History

When you think about it, nearly everyone and everything connected to the first Christmas was on the wrong side of history. Zechariah and Elizabeth were on the wrong side of history for sure. They were an elderly Jewish couple, living...

/ December 21, 2016

It’s the Great Pariah, Charlie Brown!

Scene 1: An online “journalism” site pretends to be utterly shocked to find that two evangelical Christians, hosts of a feverishly popular home renovation show, actually attend an evangelical church, pastored by an evangelical theologian. The site earnestly contends (with...

/ December 16, 2016

First thoughts on “Rogue One”

Some first impressions from tonight’s screening of Rogue One: This is the Star Wars film that critics of George Lucas’ prequels wanted instead. I told my brother-in law-in the car heading home that Rogue One is a love letter to...

/ December 16, 2016

A note of welcome

I’m terrible at making meaningful “welcome” or “About me” pages. But since this is the inaugural post at my Mere Orthodoxy blog, it’s probably fitting that I take a second and offer some preliminary welcome and thanks. Firstly, welcome to...

/ December 9, 2016