Brain Glitch and Correction

Important correction: In a couple of responses to the Meet the Press segment, I responded to a comment by Brandy Sullivan on how our candidates were roundly defeated in the last couple of city council elections. In effect, I responded by saying that we didn’t have any candidates running, and so there. But I was …

A Nest of Asian Murder Hornets Mistaken for a Piñata 

Whenever something like this Meet the Press thing happens, all kinds of thoughts crowd into my head unbidden. And while one must always keep in mind that trenchant observation of Wodehouse, which is that some minds are like the soup in a bad restaurant, better left unstirred, it remains the case that other things simply …

A Brief Scattershot Primer on Christian Nationalism

We should begin with the recognition that naming is warfare. In any cultural collision, each group wants to name the other one, and each group wants to prevent the other group from taking that name and turning it around to be used in a less pejorative sense, or even in a positive sense. Methodist and …

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So Then . . . the FBI

Introduction: So, at last week’s Grace Agenda, we concluded the event with a giant Block Party. The evening was fabulous, just like last year, and one of the crowning blessings for us this time around was that our goings-on were surveilled by the FBI. It is a dangerous world out there, and when people start …

A Daisy Chain of Non Sequiturs

So let us talk for just a moment about Christian nationalism, Not the Bee, and me. Last week I made some headlines, just like the man with the corduroy pillow. I had written a blog post in which I explained (cogently) the sense in which we should want America to be a Christian nation. We …

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