Pseudepodcast 2.0.4 – Lutheran fundamentals: Family, Church, & State Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android | RSS A little late to this fortnight’s game, but no more disheveled on account of their tardiness, Trent and Chris discuss the deep structure of Lutheran thought: the Family,… Continue Reading

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″ x 14″ cover of one of my precious rare finds: a December 26, 1955 special issue of LIFE magazine on… Continue Reading

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) quite the politico when I was in high school and college. Still, people who didn’t know me then but know… Continue Reading

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.” What follows here are my own thoughts on the matter. I felt it was important for me to write my… Continue Reading

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, here and now, it kind of…means that you have to vote Republican. This is unfortunate, as the Republicans are a… Continue Reading

“To bake or not to bake?” A reflection on Christian liberty and the prerogatives of conscience

Constitutionally speaking, there is no question that a business-owner has a right to refuse service to anyone for any reason. In the absence of considerable moral hazard (the exception), this is just a no-brainer. I’d probably take this to ridiculous… Continue Reading

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 a “stand up for religious liberty” day, how about a “stand up for Christian conviction even in the face of… Continue Reading

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 fact that it was three-and-a-quarter hours long (yes, I watched the whole thing). Here we had five men of the… Continue Reading