Category Archives: Christianity

Is the Movie Aslan Christ?

In a December 12 U.S. News sidebar, Jay Tolson comments on the soon-to-be-released movie’s portrayal of Aslan: When approached in 1954 about a possible animated film of The Chronicles of Narnia , C. S. Lewis replied, “I am sure you understand that Aslan is a divine figure, and anything remotely approaching the comic (above all [...]

Christmas Cheer from our Northerly Neighbors

Here’s the start of a recent Globe and Mail article: (HT: small dead animals) Christmas is fast approaching, and with it, the dilemma of what to give the less likable people in our lives: office mates, ex-spouses, born-again Christians. My self-esteem hangs largely on what the Globe and Mail writers think of me, especially their [...]

BJU Joins Murtha and Sheehan?

Blawger Eric Muller thinks that this is evidence that “support for the war is slipping a tad bit” : the editor of Bob Jones University’s student newspaper, the Collegian, is calling for a troop pullout from Iraq. The United States should start to gradually remove its troops from Iraq. We’ve been there long enough and [...]

What in the World is Wrong with the Times?

World magazine notices the same New York Times article I pointed out earlier, and Joel Belz also wonders what the author had in mind: The problem is that Mr. Vinciguerra is artfully ambiguous and doesn’t quite come clean with his readers. At first blush, any of three radically different possibilities might be in play: 1. [...]

Merry ******mas to you, too!

Self-described “practicing Jew” Jeff Jacoby has some sensible thoughts about the recent furor here in Boston over calling the large spruce in Boston Common a “Holiday Tree.” But suppressing the language, symbols, or customs of Christians in a predominantly Christian society is not inclusive. It’s insulting. It’s discriminatory, too. Hanukkah menorahs are never referred to [...]

Here’s the Problem with the Times

In tomorrow’s New York Times, there’s an exposé of sorts of the dangerous high school curricula published by Bob Jones University, my alma mater. The occasion is a lawsuit against the University of California that’s been meandering into the national news over the last few weeks. The plaintiffs accuse the UC admissions officials of discriminating [...]