In the Name of God, Go!

“We have a society-wide addiction to clickbait crack that treats politics like blood sport. Fifteen percent to 20% of Americans—our friends and neighbors on the left and right— are hooked. Our media habits are driving this country to the edge of suicide. Despite the...

Chicken Politics

I am a poultryman for eight hens. These are urban chickens, kept in a sizable back yard run. In winter I wrap the greater part of the run in plastic sheeting in order to protect the chickens from cold winds and snow. This year, 2020, the wrapping activity coincided...

Amy Coney Barrett—Limited By Faith

Caitlin Flanagan, staff writer at Atlantic Magazine, wrote an article entitled, “Will Democrats Fail the Amy Coney Barrett Test?” The article is sympathetic towards Judge Barrett but it includes a grating subtitle, taken from the text: “If the judge’s faith has put...

U.N. Flag

A week ago I planted a small United Nations flag in my front yard. I debated with myself for several days before I finally worked up the nerve to put it there. Would it offend the neighbors? Would they throw rocks through my windows? Let me take a step back and...

The Political Captivity of the Faithful

By Nathan Hatch There are things only the church can do. It should do those things. I entered graduate school to study history in the spring of 1970—a wild and contentious time. President Nixon had just expanded the Vietnam War into Cambodia and college campuses...