by Steve Golden — Entering the world of men is supposed to be a process that slowly unfolds with the help of others. Through the oversight of a father, and the encouragement of male peers, a boy—over years—builds the confidence and mastery of manhood. But that has all been burned down. Households are broke, Fathers... Continue Reading →
Losing Our Daughters: A Review of Irreversible Damage by Abigail Shrier
by Steve Golden — This is the story of the American family—decent, loving, hardworking and kind. It wants to do the right thing. But it finds itself set in a society that increasingly regards parents as obstacles, bigots, and dupes. We cheer as teenage girls with no history of dysphoria steep themselves in a radical... Continue Reading →
Leviathan Reborn: A Review of Glenn Sunshine’s Slaying Leviathan
by Steve Golden — And yet as I write this, we are witnessing government regulations interfering with even the most basic religious activities, including dictating when and where we can worship and even what we can and cannot do in our free exercise of our faith, while not holding secular groups or even the government... Continue Reading →
An Earthquake Is Coming: A Review of Fault Lines by Voddie Baucham Jr.
by Steve Golden — The current cultural moment is precarious. The United States is on the verge of a race war, if not a complete cultural meltdown. And the rest of the Western world seems to be following suit. Tensions are rising in every place the African slave trade has left its indelible mark.Voddie Baucham... Continue Reading →
Will You Affirm Lies?
by Steve Golden — Totalitarianism, the newest iteration of Communism, is coming to the United States. Some argue it’s already here. How will you recognize it? Can you protect your family from it? What can you do about it? In his newest book, Live Not by Lies: A Manual for Christian Dissidents, Rod Dreher attempts... Continue Reading →
Every Day a Feast Day
by Steve Golden — Many of us have grown up in a culture where our careers define our lives. Often, men and women wear 70- to 80-hour workweeks as a badge of honor, allowing work to usurp church and family time. In my time working in Christian ministries, I had several bosses and co-workers who... Continue Reading →
Pursuing Knowledge Together
by Lee Anderson, Jr. — Why are you reading this? If you are like most readers, you clicked on this entry because the topic interested you. You wanted to know more about the subject. In fact, with the exception of the reading we do purely for pleasure (typically of fictional works), essentially every occasion we... Continue Reading →
More Loving than God?
One of the chief arguments against hell is that a loving God wouldn’t consign anyone to eternal punishment. I appreciate this sentiment and think it’s a typical response to the notion of eternal suffering, at least in the West. (Punishment, judgment and severity are not strangers to some religions of the East.) The assumption in... Continue Reading →
Review: Choosing Donald Trump: God, Anger, Hope, and Why Christian Conservatives Supported Him
Choosing Donald Trump: God, Anger, Hope, and Why Christian Conservatives Supported Him, by Stephen Mansfield. Reviewed by Mike Halpin I gained unlooked for sympathy for Donald Trump from Choosing Donald Trump, and a wish that the author would have stuck to the story instead of making this book his own pulpit. I loved learning about... Continue Reading →
Batter My Heart
Batter my heart, three-person'd God, for you As yet but knock, breathe, shine, and seek to mend; That I may rise and stand, o'erthrow me, and bend Your force to break, blow, burn, and make me new. I, like an usurp'd town to another due, Labor to admit you, but oh, to no end; Reason,... Continue Reading →