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January 10, 2020

Over the past couple of weeks a debate has erupted within the conservative blogosphere the likes of which we have not witnessed since the French Ahmari Wars of 2019.  Here is a woefully brief summary:

  • Last month, Mark Galli, editor-in-chief of the evangelical magazine Christianity Today, sent social media ablaze with his “Trump Should Be Removed from Office” piece which argued, as the title suggests, that Trump should be removed from office.

  • ...

January 3, 2020

Let us begin with some unsettling facts:

  • You will to die someday.

  • It is quite possible your death will be painful and frightening.

  • For some, death comes tragically early and unexpectedly.

  • For some, death comes much later and is fully expected, after years of the body and mind steadily deteriorating to the point vital organs no longer function.

  • If you live long enough, everyone you care about now will die.

I’m not trying t...

December 27, 2019

Last week the leading evangelical magazine Christianity Today sent social media ablaze with their short article “Trump Should Be Removed from Office” which argued, as the title suggests, that Trump should be removed from office.

Mark Galli, the magazine’s editor-in-chief and author of the piece, calls on believers to join in support of removing the president because he is not morally fit to serve.  To quote Galli, “The president of the United Stat...

December 20, 2019

Earlier this month the Washington Post released the results of a multi-year investigation into the war in Afghanistan which have been termed the Afghanistan Papers.  The release begins: “A confidential trove of government documents obtained by The Washington Post reveals that senior U.S. officials failed to tell the truth about the war in Afghanistan throughout the 18-year campaign, making rosy pronouncements they knew to be false and hiding unmi...

December 6, 2019

This week’s post is going to be significantly shorter than most as work has been crazy (hey, I don’t get paid to blog and podcast!) and I’m gearing up for another blog series.  But before that series begins, next week’s post will be on the dreadful topic of suffering, death, and our growing inability to cope with it all; in case you were in any danger of having a weekend of blissful ignorance.

Since Thanksgiving is little more than a week behind u...

September 13, 2019

The following was written by Bob Burch, my friend and frequent guest on the podcast who last appear on Episode 39 – Variety vs Equality.

I have read about the tiff between Democrat presidential hopeful Beto O’Rourke and Meghan McCain on the topic of how gun owning Americans will react to the proposed gun confiscations and red flag laws.  And my first thought was that it is frightening how prophetic history can be.

I have been reading Volkogonov’s b...

August 30, 2019

Here’s a scenario you may have never mulled over: You’re having a conversation with a complete stranger when he announces, in no uncertain terms, that he’s a Nazi.

Should you punch him?

Doubtless, we’re highly unlikely to ever face this situation as the Nazi regime was punched into oblivion over half a century ago.  But I was surprised to learn just how many Should You Punch Nazis? articles are out there.  With the rise of the alt-Right and white s...

August 23, 2019

I'm taking the week off from the blog as I prepare for another series.  Here are some intriguing, inspiring, thought-provoking, and powerful quotes from conservative thinkers to tide you over until I return:

G. K. Chesterton, English writer/philosopher

“It is terrible to contemplate how few politicians are hanged.”

“Once abolish the God, and the government becomes the God.”

“Religious liberty might be supposed to mean that everybody is free to discus...

August 16, 2019

This week’s post will be a relatively short one as I’m coming off of a five-part series on how conservatives differ from liberals.  But a Twitter thread shared by Vince Coglianese, Editorial Director at the Daily Caller, caught my attention.  The thread consisted of little to no commentary but listed stat after stat, article after article, depicting an alarmingly dire plight for Millennials.

Here’s a sample:

July 23, 2019

The following was written by guest blogger Justin Stapley.  His bio appears at the the end of the post.

Last month here at the Saving Elephants blog, my good friend Josh Lewis weighed in on the growing conflict among American conservatives over the continuing viability of classical liberal ideas.  I agree with many things in his piece.  Observers of this ever-increasing conflict might find it interesting to note that while Josh admits he is “compe...

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