Month: December 2015

Christmas/New Year’s Sabbatical

I’m going on sabbatical again. No, it’s not like the one I took from teaching for a year. This is a blog sabbatical for the next month or so. I’ll be halfway across the world anyway spending time with family, so it’s just easier to take a break. Now, of course, if anything really significant happens, and I feel compelled to write, I will do so, but until and unless that occurs, I’ll be back sometime in early January, refreshed… Read more »

The Hillary Update–If It Makes Any Difference

Islamic terrorism. Donald Trump. Refugees. Immigration. Lost in the headlines is the ongoing Hillary Clinton saga, but I’m here to remind you all about her and her character. For instance, did you know that more classified e-mails were released lately. You know, the ones she said she never sent from her private e-mail server? Last count? I think it’s about 1,000. But who cares? That’s old news, right? I seem to remember a president who had to resign from the… Read more »

The Greatest Threats

Well, I’m sure glad President Obama spoke to the American people the other night and assured us he is on the job against Islamic terrorism. He was quite direct in how he was adjusting his strategy to deal with this issue: no adjustment necessary. So what did you hear if you watched his little speech? Probably the same thing most of us heard. What we did learn, though, is that Americans can’t be trusted with guns and that more gun… Read more »

Campus Insane Asylums

On the higher education front, welcome back to the 1960s. Well, sort of. Yes, the latest round of protests from people with great experience in the world (aged 18-22) isn’t quite what it once was. Not that I cared for the 1960s protests, you understand. I was in college at the time myself. But this new protest movement from those who think they know everything is even more self-centered than the previous one. It’s all aided and abetted by those… Read more »

No, This Is Not Moral Equivalence

Nicholas Thalasinos was one of the victims in the terrorist attack in San Bernardino last week. He was one of Syed Farook’s co-workers. Thalasinos was a Messianic Jew—a Jew who had come to recognize Jesus Christ as the Jewish Messiah—and who was deeply concerned about the threat of radical Islam. Reports indicate that Thalasinos and Farook had argued over whether Islam is a religion of peace, with Thalasinos challenging Farook’s assertion that it is. Apparently, Farook sought to prove he… Read more »

Women & C. S. Lewis

Clyde Kilby, the man largely responsible for the largest C. S. Lewis repository in America—the Marion E. Wade Center at Wheaton College—wrote an article in December 1953 detailing his personal meeting with Lewis at Oxford. Before he got to Lewis’s rooms, he wrote, someone led him astray about the nature of the man he was going to meet. Kilby’s wife was accompanying him, and he asked at the college gate “whether there was anything to the report that Mr. Lewis… Read more »

Obama’s Wheel of Blame

More information has come out now about the couple that systematically murdered fourteen people in San Bernardino two days ago. The man, Syed Farook, made more than one trip to Saudi Arabia and also went to Pakistan. It was in Saudi Arabia where he married Tashfeen Malik. Investigators now are leaning toward the idea that she radicalized him. Their home was a veritable arsenal, a factory for making bombs, etc. They were armed to the hilt, and the investigation seems… Read more »