Category Archives: Cultural Observations

God and the Transgender Debate (Book Review)

This one matters.  A lot. When it comes to discussing explosively controversial topics, people with settled convictions sometimes have a hard time separating the issue from the person.  It is vitally important to make this distinction.  Because it’s one thing … Continue reading

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When Harry Became Sally (Book Review)

Last month I had the privilege of attending a “Pastor’s Summit” in Richmond, Virginia, hosted by the Family Foundation.  The topic was The Transgender Moment in which Western culture finds itself in this second decade of the 21st century.  Formatted … Continue reading

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Not You Too, U2!

A friend of mine (a fellow U2 superfan) told me about the just-released music video for “Love is Bigger Than Anything In Its Way.”  (You can google the video and easily find it online.  I’m not going to link to … Continue reading

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How (Not) To Be Secular (Book Review)

My wife and I used to frequent the local Barnes and Noble bookstore on our dates out on the town.  Instead of dinner and a movie, for a while it was dinner and a book.  Yeah, we’re a bit nerdy.  … Continue reading

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Good Faith (Book Review)

Most people in America have heard of the Barna Group.  It is a Christian sociological research organization with expertise in statistical polling of the population.  Fewer folks have heard of Q.  “Q” is a community devoted to learning and education … Continue reading

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The Demon in Democracy (Book Review)

A lot of people have been talking.  People with life experience.  People with years of study and teaching in the academy.  People who have lived in other countries, cultures, and political climates.  People from different economic and governmental ideologies.  People … Continue reading

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Hillbilly Elegy (Book Review)

It’s eluding my memory at this point.  Perhaps it was while reading an online essay at The American Conservative when I first heard of J.D. Vance’s book Hillbilly Elegy: A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis (HE).  What … Continue reading

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