December 14, 2019

The Freedom to Limit Freedom

The Freedom to Limit Freedom by Michael Spencer Readers of this journal are no doubt aware of the editor's claim to be a moderate libertarian. The encroachment and enlargement of the federal government and judiciary is a … [Continue reading...]

Liberty, Liberalism and Law On the Streets of Cincinnati

Liberty, Liberalism and Law On the Streets of Cincinnati by Michael Spencer I don't want a police state anywhere in America, not even in Cincinnati. Someone might reasonably argue that a community which elected Jerry Springer … [Continue reading...]

Christ and the Public School

Christ and the Public School Let me get to the point quickly: If Christians left the public school sector - it would fall apart at the seams. Opinion you ask? No! That's a fact! In my twelve years in an inner city, … [Continue reading...]

The China syndrome

The China Syndrome by Michael Spencer On my way out of Kentucky Wesleyan College, I took a course in the history of Asia. The capable Dr. Wayne Metz managed to get me through the torture of names I couldn't pronounce and a … [Continue reading...]

Common decency butchered

Common Decency Butchered by Michael Spencer In her withdrawal speech, Chavez surrounded herself with people whom she had helped, allowing each one to put a human face on the Democrat spin. No matter what the Jesse Jacksons of … [Continue reading...]

Mariah in Oz

Mariah in Oz by Michael Spencer Celebrity might arguably be called America's favorite religion. The amount of energy, money, time and trouble invested in the adoration of celebrities surpasses almost any public display of … [Continue reading...]

What I saw at the revolution: trading a heritage of worship music for a lukewarm bowl of CCM

What I Saw at the Revolution Trading a heritage of Worship Music for a lukewarm bowl of CCM by Michael Spencer NOTE: It is now apparent than some people cannot read this article without applying it to their church and getting … [Continue reading...]

Choosing the better wounds

Choosing the Better Wounds by Michael Spencer Having been involved in ministry with teenagers for twenty-seven years, I read the recent reports of child sex abuse and a wide-spread cover up by the Roman Catholic hierarchy with … [Continue reading...]

Why Calvin is cool: An infomercial for calvinism

Why Calvin Is Cool An Infomercial for Calvinism by Michael Spencer UPDATE: Even though I am no longer a Calvinist, a lot of this essay is still true. I know that's Calvin Coolidge, but if I put a picture of John Calvin up … [Continue reading...]

Flea market anthropology

Flea Market Anthropology (The Stupidity Rant Part II) by Eric Rigney I am not offended by much. I think maybe it’s because of all the stuff I’ve seen and been close to (or participated in) in my lifetime. But for whatever … [Continue reading...]