Posts Tagged ‘United States’

Starving, Going to War, and Giving Thanks

The images that come to mind with Thanksgiving are typically related to food: turkey, gravy, stuffing, a slice of pumpkin or apple pie. Family may also come to mind, along with the occasional Pilgrim. We don’t usually think of bloodshed, cannons, civil war, and patriotism. Yet these were the circumstances...
November 25th, 2013 | Holidays | Read More

This Millennial Isn’t Leaving the Church

I, a millennial, am not leaving the church. Recently there has been a small flashflood of articles unearthing possible reasons and remedies for the ongoing exodus of millennials from the Christian church. I read them as a stranger to the departing crowd. Rachel Held Evans suggested toning down the...
November 21st, 2013 | Church | Read More

Government Shutdowns: Moments of Insanity?

We should stop criticizing government shutdowns and start thinking about what the shutdowns tell us. Our government inflicts us with pain all the time.  The recent government shutdown is the most accessible example of such pain.  This kind of discomfort is so repulsive because it happens without our...
October 18th, 2013 | Politics | Read More

Weekly Roundup

Apparently, pornography is the new normal. Iceland brought the idea to our attention earlier this year, but now the UK is forcing us all to ask questions about liberty, personal freedom, and harmful dispositions of the soul. Fred Sanders argues at Christianity Today that anyone who suggests that the...
August 9th, 2013 | Links | Read More

Weekly Roundup

This week’s noteworthies are fairly self-explanatory, so they are presented without comment.  Move over New Atheists, there’s a New Theist in town. *** The 4th of July: The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly. *** Egypt’s Pope hails protesters taking back ‘stolen revolution.’ *** RAND PAUL:...
July 5th, 2013 | Links | Read More

Patriotism and the Olympics

We’ve covered patriotism a few times here, but recently I considered it in light of Independence Day. The issue rarely comes up, and my conclusion was rather concise: it was good to be patriotic, but not the greatest good, and you should read Brett McCracken’s thoughts on this. But now the...
August 1st, 2012 | Culture, Featured | Read More

Malaysia, Myanmar, and Hillary Clinton

EO has been quiet lately, but our editors surely haven’t.  Here’s one of my latest, from the New Ledger: Malaysian opposition leader Anwar Ibrahim is in Australia this week, speaking on social justice, democracy, and his own legal woes.  He has also addressed the recent release of Aung...
November 22nd, 2010 | Blogging, Culture, Foreign Affairs, Global War on Terrorism, Human Rights, Media, Other, Other Religions, Politics, Religion, Social Justice | Read More