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At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

At the Intersection of Faith and Culture

April 2013 Archives

What is Terrorism? Who is a Terrorist?

posted by Jack Kerwick

The word “terrorism” is not all that easy to define. Yet we wouldn’t know this given the wild indiscriminateness with which it’s applied.  The following five scenarios supply us with examples of this. (1)Those Muslims on the battlefields of such […]

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Question to Stephen Hawking: Why is there Something Rather than Nothing?

posted by Jack Kerwick

Last week, world-renowned physicist Stephen Hawking addressed legions of enthusiastic students and others at Caltech.  According to reports, the gist of his speech was that “general relativity” and “quantum theory” can enable us to account for the origins of the […]

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Lindsay Graham v the Tsarnaev Brothers: Who is the Bigger Threat to Our Liberty?

posted by Jack Kerwick

Immediately upon Boston bomber Dzokhar Tsarnaev’s capture, Republican Senator Lindsay Graham was demanding that the suspect’s Miranda Rights be waived.  The bomber, Graham contended, must be treated as an “enemy combatant.” He tweeted that the “The Law of War” permits […]

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Stephen Hawking: A “Beautiful” Mind, if not a Philosophical One

posted by Jack Kerwick

There can be no question that Stephen Hawking is a brilliant scientist. But he is a lousy philosopher, and an even worse theologian. If ever it was in question, Hawking’s speech at Caltech last week established beyond doubt that the […]

Killing John Wayne: Why the Left Wanted for the Boston Bomber to be White

posted by Jack Kerwick

The alleged culprits behind the Boston Marathon bombing have been found.  Yet all along, leftist have wanted for nothing other than for it to be revealed that white men are responsible for the attack. Only the self-delusional and the deceptive, […]

The Bane-stream Media, Second Amendment Denial, and Knife-Control

posted by Jack Kerwick

On Tuesday, April 9th, a man with a knife went on a rampage at Lone Star College near Houston, Texas. Fourteen people were stabbed. On Wednesday, April 10th, USA Today covered the attack, reassuring readers that knife attacks like these […]

Revisiting Conservative Principles: A Look at Russell Kirk

posted by Jack Kerwick

The name of “Russell Kirk” is heard seldom, if ever, in conservative circles today.  This is tragic, and maybe even a bit scandalous, for as William F. Buckley—a person whose name is well known—once said, it “is inconceivable even to […]

The Academic, The Journalist, and Free Speech

posted by Jack Kerwick

No one waxes more indignantly over perceived infringements of their freedom of speech than media personalities and academics. My thesis: Media figures and academics, taken as media figures and academics, may not have a right to speak as they do […]

Faux Conservatives, the Script, and the Death of the Conservative Movement

posted by Jack Kerwick

The conservative movement is dying, if it isn’t already dead.  But neither “the left” nor some rightist doctrine is the culprit.  Rather, the movement is reaching the point of extinction because those of whom it is comprised, and its spokespersons […]

The Real Reason Why O’Reilly’s “Bible Thumping” Remarks Matter

posted by Jack Kerwick

Last week, while speaking with fellow Fox personality Megyn Kelly, Bill O’Reilly catapulted himself into the center of controversy when he asserted that the opponents of “gay marriage” do nothing but “thump the Bible.”  O’Reilly said that “the compelling argument […]

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Forgetting Malcolm X
This year isn’t just the golden anniversary of Selma. It is as well marks the 50th anniversary of the murder of Malcolm X. Malcolm X has been mythologized. According to the myth, there are, essentially, two Malcolms: the “pre-Mecca” Malcolm and the “post-Mecca” Malcolm X. The former, a

posted 10:37:20pm Mar. 27, 2015 | read full post »

Ben Carson: "Progressive" on Homosexuality?
Ben Carson got himself into some trouble a couple of weeks back for remarks concerning homosexuality that he made during an exchange with CNN’s Chris Cuomo. However, I’m not sure what exactly it is that Carson said that ignited such controversy—or any controversy. Carson expressed his po

posted 8:01:29pm Mar. 19, 2015 | read full post »

Myron Pauli: "Blessed Are The Burger Flippers--but Robots Don't Need Healthcare"
Below, polymath Myron Pauli weighs in on the irrationality of both the standard and neoconservative leftists as it pertains to Portland, Oregon's new minimum wage of $15/hour.  In his own inimitable way, Dr. Pauli drives the point home.    I did some minimum wage work at a chemical-s

posted 7:18:56pm Mar. 16, 2015 | read full post »

Media "Conservatives" to University of Oklahoma Frat Boys: Off With Your Heads!
The president of the University of Oklahoma expelled white members of a fraternity that had been captured on video chanting what could be the last of the English language’s “four letter words” recognized by our society. Some remarks are in order. First, as black civil rights activist Michae

posted 9:54:52pm Mar. 15, 2015 | read full post »

The "Existential Crisis" of the Islamic World's Christians
In spite of what Barack Obama would have us believe, he was as much in tune to Benjamin Netanyahu’s address to Congress this week as was anyone and everyone else in the world.  But exclusive focus on American/Israeli and Israeli/Islamic relations threatens to blind us to the fierce, unrelenting o

posted 9:29:58pm Mar. 06, 2015 | read full post »

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