Archive for March, 2009

Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5. Chapter Eight, “Infiltrating the Church,” begins with graphic descriptions of seeping, erosion, rushing, and crumbling, which makes one wonder if the real enemy is Satan or FEMA. In the future, say our intrepid authors, Satan will take over the Church. He’ll start with the pansy-ass […]


Our health plan renews April 1, so today we were all made to sit in on a conference call in which the nice man who procures our health plan for us explained in excruciating detail how we were all costing the firm a fortune and to knock it off already. That’s not hyperbole. He framed […]


Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4. In Chapter Seven, Lutzer and DeVries argue that, in the spiritual future, your allegiance will belong only to things of this world, your understanding of the religious obligations of man will wither, and your very soul will shrivel up within you. And that’s the happy ending. Lutzer […]


Part 1, Part 2, Part 3. The title is a lie. (That Satan!) Chapter Six of Lutzer and DeVries’ Satan’s “Evangelistic” Strategy for This New Age (available on Amazon for just nineteen cents!) is actually about Moral Relativism. I had hoped to set up a Battle of the Evangelical Wordmeisters between Lutzer and DeVries and […]


Second Chances

22Mar09

Reposted from my LiveJournal, in response to today’s writer’s block question: “Do you think people deserve second chances?” It depends on what you mean by “second chances.” I am committed to the notion that we, as a collective human society, have no business throwing out another human being for what they have done (or, in […]


A friend of a friend who recently held out for regulation-free hiring in said friend’s blog comments has got me thinking. No-regulations libertarian-ish-ism sounds great when you’re nineteen, but would it work in my world today? The following example is taken from a case I’m currently working on. It’s a good vehicle for the discussion […]


I’m skipping Chapter 3, because it’s basically just a “Shame On You” list of biggest New Age names of the 1980s. In case you’re wondering, they call out Helen Schucman, Marilyn Ferguson, Shirley MacLaine, Napoleon Hill, Jose Silva, Terry Cole-Whitaker, Werner Erhard, and Edgar Cayce. The fact that no one, and I mean NO ONE, […]