Chesterton once said, “The only right way to tell a story is to begin at the beginning–at the beginning of the world. Therefore all books have to be begun in the wrong way, for the sake of brevity.” Though I am not writing a story (or a book), I find myself in a similar position … More Gender, Identity, and the Failure of Evangelical Theology
Why does it bother people so much that my daughter isn’t going to college? She doesn’t want to…she wants to dance. So we said, “Go for it. You have a gift. Do what you have to do to try and make it happen.” I even suggested auditioning for a ballet company in Eastern Europe where … More Because there’s nothing magical about college
My oldest daughter, Grace, dances beautifully. Every time I watch her she amazes me more. That isn’t just a proud father talking. I’ve had other people…dads…rough, football loving, never-been-to-a-ballet-until-they-had-a-little-girl dads tell me how much they enjoy watching Grace dance. Anyone who has seen her understands why. She exudes a combination of strength and beauty that … More What I forgot to say
We have six children: three girls and three boys. (Well the oldest is practically a woman now.) They all learn to cook and garden and change tires and change diapers and wash dishes and do whatever needs to be done, because life requires it. Our rule is that the older ones serve the younger and … More Because I have Daughters and Sons: the destructive lie behind “patriarchy” and “feminism”
So, have you seen the ad… the one from the ad council meant to make us all unbiased? It features various couples behind an x-ray wall: It begins with two skeletons making out behind the wall in front of a growing audience who, like good 21st century voyeurs, look on with growing curiosity until … More They are lying to our faces.
[NOTE: There is a Force Awakens spoiler below.] In “The Ethics of Elfland,” G. K. Chesterton says: My first and last philosophy, that which I believe in with unbroken certainty, I learnt in the nursery. I generally learnt it from a nurse; that is, from the solemn and star-appointed priestess at once of democracy and … More Star Wars, Fathers, and the Beauty of Fairy Stories
There are way too many stupid things being said about the shooting at the Planned Parenthood clinic in CO. There is the criticism that we would readily label a nut shouting Alahu Akbar a Muslim terrorist but won’t label this man a Christian terrorist. That isn’t even good satire. It’s just dumb. There is certainly … More Abortion is still evil and Planned Parenthood still needs to be defunded