September 26, 2018

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Stalking the DVD Antichrist

Stalking The DVD Antichrist It’s the end of worship as we know it…and we feel fine. by Michael Spencer I spotted the Antichrist today. He looked back at me from an ad in a flyer from a major Christian retailer, which shall go unnamed, though I don’t know why I care about the name. I […]

Defending the dufus President

Defending The Dufus President by Michael Spencer I have never written about my own journey from liberalism to conservatism, and I won’t be doing so anytime soon. When I was an enthusiastic liberal- I once journeyed hours to cheer at a Dukakis rally- I began to notice certain traits of liberals that bothered me. Chief […]

Are we wrong about marijuana?

Are We Wrong About Marijuana? by Michael Spencer Drugs have cost me a lot of friends: my students. Like every school in America, the school where I work prohibits the use of drugs by students (and staff.) Three years ago we incorporated random drug testing as part of school life. Both before and after that […]

I have my doubts

I Have My Doubts The many reasons I don’t believe. by Michael Spencer Immediately the father of the child cried out and said, “I believe; help my unbelief!” • Mark 9:24 Let’s start with bugs. Bugs have always….well…bugged me. They bite me. Wasps hate me. Mosquitoes swarm around me. Gnats head for my ears and […]

Somewhere in the basement of the DNC…

Somewhere in the Basement of the DNC… by Michael Spencer Memo to: The Committee of Twelve From: Darwin Mapplethorp Kennedy IV, Campaign Development Director, 2004 Democratic Presidential Campaign RE: Prospects for taking the Presidency in 2004 As all of you are aware by now, plans for the 2004 Presidential campaign are already being implemented. As […]

The boat in the backyard

The Boat In The Backyard A father’s depression and a boy who finally understands by Michael Spencer Why are you cast down, O my soul, and why are you in turmoil within me? • David, The Psalms When I was twelve years old, my father bought a small aluminum boat, just enough for two people […]

We don’t need no stinkin’ definitions

We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Definitions Liberals pull something called Christianity out of a hat. by Michael Spencer As a competitor to traditional Christianity, liberalism is a fascinating opponent. When it comes to generals and officers, they have more than they need. But when it comes to actual troops committed to the battle, it’s a […]

Preserve, protect, defend

Preserve, Protect, Defend by Michael Spencer I am frequently asked to explain what is the difference between Republicans and Democrats. As anyone who has read the philosophy of this web site knows, I have a clear opinion on that subject. In short, Republicans seek to preserve what is essential about American life, while Democrats seek […]

Death: The road that must be traveled

Death: The Road That Must Be Traveled For this boy, coming to terms with death ain’t no easy thing. by Michael Spencer Perhaps passing through the gates of death is like passing through the gate in a pasture fence. On the other side, you keep walking, without the need to look back. No shock, no […]

He found it

He Found It The press keeps a straight face for the Howard Dean Tent Revival. by Michael Spencer I really can’t blame Democratic presidential candidate Howard Dean for talking about religion, even if he doesn’t know what he’s talking about. It’s been proven that the public will pay attention to what politicians say about religion […]