May 27, 2017

Why Do They Hate Us?

Why Do They Hate Us? Evangelical Christians are almost universally disliked. Is there a good reason? (2002) I don't really know why someone thought it was necessary to do a poll to see just who were the most disliked groups … [Continue reading...]

I Hate Theology

I Hate Theology Give the lawyers the day off -- It's the theologians' turn to be the scum of the earth The moment of truth There is a moment in every torrid romance when things go badly, the magic vanishes, and one looks at … [Continue reading...]

Eric Rigney: The Good Spell of Harry Potter

The Good Spell of Harry Potter by Eric Rigney Last summer I was traveling with a friend of mine, listening to the radio, when NPR broadcast a short feature on the Harry Potter books and the rapidity with which children were … [Continue reading...]

Wretched Urgency II: My not-so-guilty pleasures

Wretched Urgency II: My Not-So-Guilty Pleasures In which I disagree with John Piper and defend goofing off. by Michael Spencer Note: The original "Wretched Urgency" was an essay dealing with how a fundamentalistic concern for … [Continue reading...]

Our problem with grace

Our Problem With Grace Sweat. Hand-wringing. "Yes, but..." by Michael Spencer Q. 1. What is your only comfort, in life and in death? A. That I belong--body and soul, in life and in death--not to myself but to my faithful … [Continue reading...]

The glory of the nations

The Glory of the Nations How Common Grace Redeems Nationalism by Michael Spencer My friend Mark is a soldier. A Sergeant in the United States Marine Corps. He just returned from a tour of duty in Afghanistan, where he, in … [Continue reading...]

Girls tradin’ up

Girls Tradin' Up Femininity goes out with the trash by Michael Spencer It must have been three years ago that I noticed most of the girls in my classes were anti-feminine. They didn't just act like boys at their worst; they … [Continue reading...]

In the gay ol’ summertime

In The Gay Ol' Summertime Gay America has left the closet, and they won't be going back. by Michael Spencer It's the summer of "Queer Eye For the Straight Guy" and "Boy Meets Boy." It's the summer of debating gay marriage in … [Continue reading...]

Gas prices: a winning issue for Republicans

Gas Prices: A Winning Issue for Republicans by Michael Spencer You can hear Republicans trembling in their cars, scared to death that gas prices are about to sink the Republican congress and the Bush Presidency. With prices … [Continue reading...]

Gagging on free speech

Gagging on Free Speech by Michael Spencer One of the premises of the Internet Monk Web page concerns the relationship of liberalism and tyranny. From time to time, I suffer certain anxieties that the assertion of this … [Continue reading...]