Their Blood Sacrament

Of course everyone recognizes that the battle over the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh is a battle—all understand that there is a fight going on. And more than a few understand that the battle is over Roe. But this understanding is greater on the side of the secularists, their understanding is much more pronounced. Many Christians—bless …

Telos and Tactics

On the issues surrounding pro-life legislation, last year I wrote a series of posts on what I called “smashmouth incrementalism.” You can refresh your memory (if you like) here, here, here, here and, naturally, here. The issue resurfaced in the last few weeks in various places, most notably through the firing of Kevin Williamson from …

One More Smashmouth Round

The conversation on incrementalism with the American Vision guys continues, albeit not very fruitfully. Joel McDurmon has responded to my thought experiment here. What this amounts to, in my view, is not a breakdown in communication, but rather a breakdown of trust. John Mark deserted Paul at Pamphylia (Acts 13:13). My supposition in this is …

A Smashmouth Thought Experiment

I really appreciate John Reasnor’s demeanor and reasonability as he seeks to take me to task over my pro-life incrementalism. There are some back-benchers in his corner who are pretty surly (but enough about Boljidar), but I think Reasnor is going out of his way to have an actual discussion, and I do appreciate it. …

Smashmouth Incrementalism the Third

“But the high places were not removed: nevertheless Asa’s heart was perfect with the Lord all his days” (1 Kings 15:14). Not many people know this, but Asa was a pro-life Republican. I would like to thank John Reasnor for taking the time to engage with my comments and posts on incrementalism, and in this …

Smashmouth Incrementalism, Part Dos

So I wrote this piece a few days ago, and it has engendered some responses. The best one I have seen was offered up by Toby Sumpter, with which I entirely agree. In addition to what Toby said, allow me to make just a few additional, scattered observations. I have been ardently pro-life from the …

Smashmouth Incrementalism

A recent development within the pro-life movement has both a heartening and disheartening aspect. I am talking about the rise of the “abolish human abortion now” sentiment. This in one sense is the whole point of being pro-life, and so a clear reaffirmation of the entire raison d’être is always welcome. The other side of …

Announcing “Got No Beds”

When the appalling videos of Planned Parenthood’s ghoulish activities were first released, there was a truly encouraging reaction from many parts of the American public, particularly from the Christians. And while there is still a great deal of energy pent up from that moment, here we are, many months later, and our tax dollars are …