The unbearable lightness of redemption

I know what I did and I don't want forgiveness... I don't deserve it... I can't bring Abner Easley back like he's some stolen chicken; I certainly made sure of that 23 years ago. I don't believe in some god who's going to open his arms to me even if I did. ... Which is why for me, I know I'll never ... Continue reading

Beyond Roe?

Politically, legally, and technologically, the 33-year-old court decision [Roe v. Wade] is increasingly obsolete as a framework for managing decisions about reproduction. —William Saletan, The Road from Roe, Slate, March 4, 2006 After years of relative quiet, the abortion wars have flared up again. ... Continue reading

It’s not my fault…

From Joseph Bottum, editor of the always-excellent journal First Things: There was a woman screaming on Park Avenue yesterday morning, flecks of furious saliva spraying from her twisted mouth as she raged into her cell phone, "It's not my fault." Over and over, like the high-pitched squeal of a ... Continue reading

Mediation

You've come to Jesus, who presents us with a new covenant, a fresh charter from God. He is the Mediator of this covenant. The murder of Jesus, unlike Abel's—a homicide that cried out for vengeance—became a proclamation of grace. —Hebrews 12:24, The Message I once got into a dustup with a boss. By ... Continue reading

Guilt and the Passion of the Christ

[From our own inner yearnings for justice] we conclude that the Being behind the universe is intensely interested in right conduct—in fair play, unselfishness, courage, good faith, honesty and truthfulness... [Which creates a problem...] For the trouble is that one part of you is on His side and ... Continue reading