Cultural Commentary

Technopoly’s Reverence for Statistics and Polls

From Neil Postman's Technopoly: The Surrender of Culture to Technology (New York: Vintage Books/Random House, 1993); Chapter 8, "Invisible Technologies." ...
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Trump, Abortion, & the Question of Culpability

This article marks the web-logarithmic debut of Pseudepigraphus's newest contributor, Konig. Welcome, Konig. So there was this whole thing: http://www.cnn.com/2016/03/30/politics/donald-trump-abortion-town-hall/ ...
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“Harris and the Mare” – Stan Rogers and Manly Virtue

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bQSEn-SZzpM "Harris and the Mare," by Stan Rogers Between the Breaks...Live!  (1979, Fogarty's Cove Music) Harris, my old friend, good to see ...
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Dear Robert: Super Bowl commercials, NARAL, Doritos, and why you need to read Neil Postman

Dear Robert, Re: the withered sentiment expressed by NARAL: “A time is coming when men will go mad, and when ...
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The World an end, and faith a means -or- Why the Pope Celebrates the Reformation

"Once you have made the World an end, and faith a means, you have almost won your man, and it ...
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“Hoping to gain others, they lost themselves…”

Gradually a desire manifested itself to gain popularity for the Lutheran Church in this country. The hard dogmatical knots of ...
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Should Christian Couples Use Contraception? What the Bible, the Church’s Witness, and Natural Law Have to Say about Birth Control

"Unfortunately, it seems like most Christians either fall into the trap of either ignoring what the Scriptures say about the ...
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A prayer for the murdered unborn

"To hear of a thousand deaths in war is terrible,  and we 'know' that it is. But as it registers ...
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Let them have Trump

With this post Pseudepigrapha welcomes author Jacob Girard to the site. There is an oft-quoted Benjamin Franklin line in response ...
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Social media, universal human insanity, and loving your neighbor

"What other people say about you is none of your business." Once upon a time in college, a wise friend ...
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Sanders-Trump in 2016!

The following is a joke. If anyone wishes to give me a "Nay-Nay!" speech and earnestly pitch their favorite candidate in ...
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H. L. Mencken, theo-crushes, & “fair and toothsome” pastors

My apologies if you find this sexist; I didn't write it— H. L. Mencken did. (UPDATE: no, I do not ...
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Risks of Living in the Gomorrah-Camelot Greater Metro-area

Two scans, some photo stitching, and about an hour of airbrushing later, it's done. The above image is the 10.5" ...
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Monarchy, Confederacy, and the Failed American Experiment

I don't frequent discussions of politics these days, although I used to be (or at least imagined myself to be) ...
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If “Holy Matrimony” is a sacrament, “Marriage” is the earthly element…kind of

» Help keep Pseudepigraphus online « I was pleased to hear this episode of the Christ & Culture podcast by ...
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Pastors, Stop Performing Weddings…maybe

My good friend Rev'd Jordan Cooper wrote a short piece over on his blog entitled, "Pastors, Don't Stop Performing Weddings." ...
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“You cannot keep the birds from flying overhead, but you can keep them from nesting in your hair.”

Like everyone else, I have some thoughts on the recent SCOTUS decision, so I'm sharing them here on my blog, ...
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Dear Robert: Me and My Single-Issue Vote

Dear Robert, Theoretically, you're right: being a Lutheran doesn't mean that you "have to vote Republican." In actual practice, though, ...
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pseudepodcast – The Augsburg Confession: Preface to the Emperor Charles V

One thing that really struck me when I was reading the Preface to the Emperor Charles V was how fervently ...
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“How It Was” by Czeslaw Milosz

Stalking a deer I wandered deep into the mountains and from there I saw. Or perhaps it was for some other ...
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“The Nicomachean Ethics, Founding Fathers, and Human Happiness” — A lecture by Dr. Brad Birzer of Hillsdale College

The following lecture should appear at this link, which you will notice is dead. However, this lecture needs to be ...
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Liberty, Martyrdom, and the HHS Mandate

Dear Robert, Sorry for taking advantage of a "Reply-all" to people I don't necessarily know, but here goes... Instead of ...
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Thoughts on the HHS mandate, religious liberty, etc.

I'm having a hard time putting my finger on just what about this panel-hearing made me so uneasy, besides the ...
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Fear God. Honor the King.

I find that I write better in correspondence than I do when I simply try to generate thoughts. That having ...
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Goblins and Neocons

Now goblins are cruel, wicked, and bad-hearted. They make no beautiful things, but they make many clever ones. They can ...
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