Archive for the ‘Conservative/Liberal’ Category

The Gay Marriage Round-Up: Thoughts from Around the Web

Same-sex marriage has been a major topic of discussion across the web, especially in evangelical circles. I thought it might be helpful to give our readers a round-up of some of the best and most interesting stuff around the web. A flurry of posts immediately followed The Atlantic‘s story “The...
June 5th, 2013 | Conservative/Liberal, Ethics, Family Issues, Religion | Read More

The State Of Our Union Is…Confused.

President Obama’s State of the Union address was nothing new.  As all politicians do, he called attention to a few high points of the past year, but primarily focused on the future, laying out a fresh list of promises that few people truly believe he can make good on. The President took aim...
February 14th, 2013 | Abortion, Conservative/Liberal, Culture, Democrats, Economy, Politics, Republicans | Read More

The Newsroom

I am currently addicted to The Newsroom. As with anything created by Aaron Sorkin, the show is smart, funny, and pulls at the heartstrings. So far as I know, it is also the only HBO series that does not contain ridiculous amounts of nudity and violence (even the profanity is light). Newsroom is both...
August 17th, 2012 | Conservative/Liberal, Culture, Media, Politics, Television | Read More

All the Married Ladies: A Response to Kate Bolick

Ever wonder how Conservative women compare with their feminist counterparts? My latest piece is up at the newly launched politicalistas.com today: a response to The Atlantic’s November cover article. Though I was deep in the throes of giving birth, I couldn’t help smiling at the nurse’s shocked...
November 16th, 2011 | Conservative/Liberal, Culture, Family Issues, Featured, Philosophy, Politics, Social Experiments, Worldviews | Read More

An Affair to Remember in Words Soon Forgotten

An entire year of planning goes into the brief, televised announcement. A network of hundreds of experts vet every point. Presentation is everything.  The words, carefully chosen, have the power to define the successes of the last year and set expectations for the next. But after countless hours of...
January 27th, 2011 | Conservative/Liberal, Democrats, Film, History, Libertarians, Other, Politics, Republicans, Television | Read More

Social Justice and the Cross: A False Dichotomy

Something’s rotten in the state of Christendom.  In the third century, Cyprian was bishop of Carthage.  The church had recently survived the Decian persecutions and Cyprian controversially urged his congregants to welcome back into the body of Christ those who had denied their faith under duress. ...
October 12th, 2010 | Book Reviews, Conservative/Liberal, Culture, Ethics, Evangelicals, Human Rights, Social Justice, The Gospel | Read More

What Decided Perry v. Schwarzenegger

Everyone’s talking about the wrong thing.  The Prop 8 trial Perry v. Schwarzenegger recently concluded in a flurry of punditry that had little if anything to do with the case.  While most media personalities spent their time aimlessly speculating or just provoking controversy, anyone who wants to...
August 11th, 2010 | Conservative/Liberal, Culture, Domestic Policy, Family Issues, Human Rights, Politics | Read More

Year of the Mommy Blogger

If 2010 is the year of the pro-life woman, 2016 should be the year of the smart “mommy blogger”—because, if the GOP wants to ensure its own long term success, today’s politically-inclined mommy bloggers will likely become tomorrow’s candidates. Sarah Palin’s popularity is proof that the conservative...
July 28th, 2010 | Blogging, Conservative/Liberal, Media, Politics, Republicans | Read More

The Hobgoblin of Little Ideologies

Conservatives just ain’t what they used to be.  From the Big Brother program of unwarranted domestic wiretapping to military spending in Iraq that was so great it wasn’t even reported on the annual budget, the Republican party has been wandering far from its small government roots.  Of course,...
May 5th, 2010 | Conservative/Liberal, Domestic Policy, Ethics, Human Rights, Politics, Social Justice | Read More

All Roads Lead to the Domestic Goddess

My mother-in-law’s first gift to us as an engaged couple was a culinary torch.  Talk about intimidating!  It may as well have been a ratcheting box wrench; I had no idea people used torches in the kitchen.  My grandmother was a model and showgirl.  When my mom left home, she didn’t even know...
April 20th, 2010 | Conservative/Liberal, Culture, Family Issues, Worldviews | Read More