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Game of Bones
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Game of Bones

So what is objectionable about Game of Thrones?

In posing the question, please note that I am assuming that something is objectionable.  So let me count the ways.  If we are talking about the books, the prose is klonkingly

Is the Game Worth the Candle?
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Is the Game Worth the Candle?

        “For what is a man profited, if he shall gain
the whole world, and lose his own soul?
or what shall a man give in exchange for his soul?”

—Matthew 16:26

Our Lord taught us all about bad bargains.  To

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The TSA and Security

Many Americans today are baffled by the Third Amendment to the Constitution, the one in which the quartering of troops in private homes is prohibited in times of peace, except by the consent of the owner.  Quartering troops in time

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American Mojo

“America was, is, and—we pray—will continue to be the place where more than anyplace else, dreams
actually do come true”

—William J. Bennett

The key phrase to notice in William Bennett’s statement is “more than anyplace else.”  In recent years,

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Is The Pope Catholic?

In July, the Pope endorsed a statement that ruffled some feathers in the Protestant aviary, and it turns out that the statement actually revealed that a number of Protestants aren’t all that Protestant anymore.  They demonstrated this slide away from

The Emerging American Empire
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The Emerging American Empire

Let us begin by assuming that we agree that Islam is inherently militant.  The words Muslim and Islam are derived from the Arabic word for “submission.”  Submission to the absolute authority of Allah is essential.  The heart of Islam is

Classical Education Redivivus
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Classical Education Redivivus

No one really owns the copyright to the word classical.  Even in the realm of education, many are pursuing distinct objectives, and all with a legitimate claim to that word.  From neoclassicists to Thomists to classical Protestants, the word

Molecular Families
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Molecular Families

As we look around at the pandemonium that characterizes the circus maximus of our once-great culture, there are few things as striking as the large number of what we might call “disconnected pockets of sanity,” otherwise known as nuclear families. 

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Why Evangelical Colleges Aren’t

Two separate educational movements exist within the evangelical world, one old and one new, and they are clearly on a collision course. One thing does lead to another, and he who says A must say B. The widespread parental challenge