Natural Law and Sexual Ethics

Way back on May 22nd, my brother posed this dilemma for natural law advocates: If anything would be unnatural and contradictory to the function of sex, it would be castration, the severest form of male birth control. Yet it is...

/ June 12, 2005

Evolutionary Theory Confusions

My brother recently accused Mere-O of attempting to increase traffic by referencing “scantily clad women” (twice). I’m not sure anyone looking for said women would use “scantily” to find them. Regardless, it surely wouldn’t bring the sort of reader Mere-O...

/ June 12, 2005

My Reviews

My brother’s comments about my recent string of book reviews have prompted me to say a word about my approach. He writes: Oh, and I have a new goal in life: to write a book that meets my brother’s critical...

/ June 11, 2005

James Smith on Calvin Profs’ Protest of Bush

The mentor of one of my friends from Oxford, one of the leaders of the so-called “Radical Orthodoxy” group, is a professor at Calvin, who, despite his hatred of Bush’s policies, did not sign a letter of protest or wear...

/ June 11, 2005

Mind and Media Review–Beyond the Shadowlands

David begins his excellent review of Wayne Martindale’s Beyond the Shadowlands: C.S. Lewis on Heaven and Hell by highlighting a conundrum. He wonders whether he should recommend Martindale’s book to “those who have read a lot of Lewis or to...

/ June 10, 2005

Cinderella Man

Two nights ago, I paid money to see a movie for only the second time this calendar year. It was well worth it. Ron Howard’s Cinderella Man is a moving representation of the story of James Braddock, a boxer who...

/ June 8, 2005

Is buying a house the best financial move?

A Torrey Honors alumnus, Micah Snell, posted this interesting piece in an online forum arguing that in many circumstances the conventional wisdom of taking out a large loan for a house might not be wise at all. His blog can...

/ June 6, 2005

Mind and Media Review–Unlock the Prison Doors

Terry Barber’s Unlock the Prison Doors claims to contain “Keys to breaking the chains of habitual sin.” Unfortunately, Barber’s “keys” seem to be a bit rusty and over-used. Barber is obviously a very pious and devout man who has faithfully...

/ June 4, 2005

LOTR Party

Another hat-tip goes to the Inklings class at Yorba Linda and their parents for putting on one of the best (and nerdiest!) parties I’ve been to in some time. We celebrated our twelve week journey through LOTR (some would call...

/ June 4, 2005

A Fare-Forward to my Students

I have finished the year for STAR Torrey Academy. I still have some grading to do, but we had our last classes on Thursday and the banquet last night. I was unsure what to expect from my first year teaching,...

/ June 4, 2005