November 20, 2017

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A marriage made in hell

A Marriage Made in Hell How Christian Pessimism and Radical Islam Are Blowing Up the World by Michael Spencer The Bible is an optimistic book. This seems almost ridiculously obvious. No matter what your position on eschatology, the end of the story is upbeat. On that I think we can all agree. The vision of […]

I want to be a black man

I Want To Be A Black Man An Essay on Culture Envy by Michael Spencer MY SHIRT, MY HAT, MY BOOKS A TRIP TO THE ZOO MY COUCH, REMOTE, A LARGE COKE YEA I’D GET ON MY KNEES, my GOD, IF I COULD I WOULD GIVE ANYTHING: TO BE YOU… MY JOB, MY CAR, MY […]

The Pope needs a business meeting

The Pope Needs A Business Meeting It was cheaper than the carnival, five times more fun, and every mega-pastor needs one. by Michael Spencer • • • Someone sent me this Rick Warren quote, and it’s buggin’ me. When I write about Rick Warren, I’m usually not taking issue with the content of the guy’s […]

A Conversation in God’s Kitchen: How I’ve learned to understand the Bible

A Conversation in God’s Kitchen How I’ve learned to understand the Bible by Michael Spencer And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he interpreted to them in all the Scriptures the things concerning himself…They said to each other, “Did not our hearts burn within us while he talked to us on the road, while […]

A few laughs with the Boar’s Head staff

Steve McFarland is our correspondent in the public schools, where he actually earns a modest living at taxpayer’s expense. Eric Rigney works in Higher Education. Now that’s funny. And also a drain on the taxpayer. He writes on culture. Bart Campbell is an angry Scot who writes whatever he xxxx well pleases, but earns a […]

The Sleeping Bear Awakens

Our liberal fellow-citizens have awakened from their slumbers. And like any hibernating bear just rising from a four month nap, these liberals are hungry for some political breakfast. This is not a time to pat them on the nose. Better look for a big stick, because they are in an ornery mood. I’ve bumped into […]

John Ashcroft: The Left’s Pathetic Case for Racism

The Democrat argument is simple. Because Ashcroft vigorously opposed the appointment of an African-American as a Federal judge, he is unfit to be attorney general. This argument depends on the public’s general lack of knowledge about Ashcroft’s record, since as a two-term Missouri governor and one-term U.S. Senator, he was not only astonishingly successful by […]

Does The Rest of The World Need The Spirit of America?

Does The Rest of The World Need The Spirit of America? A letter to my daughter Reader: My daughter, Noel Spencer, is away at a special summer program for high school seniors. She is spending five weeks on the campus of Centre College as a “Kentucky Governor’s Scholar.” While visiting her on “Family Day,” we […]

The Little Brothers of Saint Archie Bunker

The Little Brothers of Saint Archie Bunker How to argue theology till no one but the cows come home “We didn’t crawl out from under no rocks. We didn’t have no tails. And we didn’t come from monkeys you atheist pinko meathead.” “It ain’t supposed to make sense; it’s faith. Faith is something that you […]

Zero Tolerance Follies

Occasionally, Americans are capable of great things. D-Day. State Fair Corn dogs. Frank Sinatra. The election of Ronald Reagan. The Internet. On other occasions, Americans can really lay an egg. The election of Bill Clinton. The election of Hillary Clinton. The near election of Al Gore. The indictment of Jim Traficant. And the absurd and […]