Ah, Twitter. What’s all the fuss?, ask the majority of Americans who, thankfully, live Twitter-less lives. Yes, a billionaire took it over and is making people cranky by firing staff, bringing back banned accounts, and disbanding the laughably-named “trust and safety” committee. But what is that to our mostly-offline readers? In the movie “The Devil Wears Prada”, the… Read More Undue influence
Failed “Crypto King” Sam Bankman-Fried has been arrested and is scheduled to be extradited from the Bahamas to the US to face charges of fraud. After recovering from the initial shock over how his multi-billion dollar company lost most of its value overnight, commentary has focused on how “effective altruism” and the philosophy of William MacAskill shaped the worldview… Read More Charity by numbers
Readers may remember that a Canadian fashion retailer recently made headlines by celebrating euthanasia and using death as a grotesque marketing campaign. National Post claims that the woman featured in the advertisement did not want to die but felt she had no other option. Jennyfer Hatch, who was just 37, shared in a TV interview in June, “It is… Read More A game of shadows
(Part 12 in the multipart series “Where We Stand“) If you can’t be on your own side, then don’t expect to win. Christianity is not a theory. It is a man born to be king. Either Jesus is still alive, or He is not. This is not the kind of thing you think through and make… Read More What are you afraid of?
The San Francisco Police Department provoked public backlash recently after authorities gave it the green light to use lethal remote-controlled robots. Exploding robots were to be used in rare cases such as in Dallas in 2016 where a gunman was killed using a bomb delivered by robot. We say “were” because the city has reversed its decision, calling… Read More Robocop or Minority Report?
Pastor Will Weedon appeared on Issues Etc last week to discuss his favorite church season, Advent. The conversation coalesced around the hymn, “Hark! A Thrilling Voice is Sounding” (which many of our readers may have sung yesterday in Divine Service). The hymn exhorts us to “cast away the works of darkness” reminding us of the solemn warning of… Read More A thrill of hope
(Part 11 in the multipart series “Where We Stand”) The failure of the Lutheran churches in America, the failure of “Lutheranism,” is a failure of dogmatics. It’s not that the Reformers of the 16th century did not mine the Scriptures for the answers to the controversies that confronted them. Nor is it that the 17th century Age… Read More The Beginning of Words
(Part 10 in the multipart series “Where We Stand”) The failure of Christian churches to perceive the secular agendas of the modern age as nothing less than newfangled spins on millennia-old demonic religion is the simple-minded seed of folly that the Bible warns us so strictly about. It is a powerful error to forget that… Read More Whose side are you on?
Don’t put away your tin foils hats just yet. If you’ve been listening through the excellent Brief History of Power series about the Cold War, you will know that governments can find it useful to keep a nation on a permanent war footing. Dr. Aaron Kheriaty, a psychiatry professor would agree. He joined The Federalist podcast to discuss how… Read More All emergency, all the time
Navy Seal Chris Beck, who lived as a woman for almost a decade, has spoken out about how he was manipulated into becoming a transgender woman. Beck said he was convinced by a VA-appointed psychologist that his depression was due to gender dysphoria. In a one hour session! He has accused the psychologist of using him, by making… Read More Dangerous quackery