August 4, 2020

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Does The Rest of The World Need The Spirit of America?

Does The Rest of The World Need The Spirit of America? A letter to my daughter Reader: My daughter, Noel Spencer, is away at a special summer program for high school seniors. She is spending five weeks on the campus of Centre College as a “Kentucky Governor’s Scholar.” While visiting her on “Family Day,” we […]

The Little Brothers of Saint Archie Bunker

The Little Brothers of Saint Archie Bunker How to argue theology till no one but the cows come home “We didn’t crawl out from under no rocks. We didn’t have no tails. And we didn’t come from monkeys you atheist pinko meathead.” “It ain’t supposed to make sense; it’s faith. Faith is something that you […]

Zero Tolerance Follies

Occasionally, Americans are capable of great things. D-Day. State Fair Corn dogs. Frank Sinatra. The election of Ronald Reagan. The Internet. On other occasions, Americans can really lay an egg. The election of Bill Clinton. The election of Hillary Clinton. The near election of Al Gore. The indictment of Jim Traficant. And the absurd and […]

Say Anything

Say Anything The ad man triumphs at the church on the corner I am a hopeless reader of church advertisements. When I can get my hands on a newspaper, I do not read the sports sections or the comics. I read church advertisements. For sheer entertainment, they are hard to beat. Americans have a special […]

Occasional Missionaries; Accidental Tourists

Occasional Missionaries; Accidental Tourists I’ve got to ask some questions about all these mission trips Late Night Mission Trips Several weeks ago I was up late and happened to scan past one of the twelve–a good Bible number– religious cable channels on my TV, when I saw a show about five college-aged guys on a […]

Trashing The Moral ABC’s

As a capitalist and a moderate libertarian, I have no problem with the merchandising of Mr. Mathers’ product to the masses. It’s a free market, so have at it. I have no objection to the right of American consumers to lay down their hard-earned money to purchase the fruits of Mr. Mathers’ troubled childhood. Here […]