“Hart’s War”

I stumbled onto the 2002 film Hart’s War while flipping channels today. It starts off well enough, a story of racism in the army in World War 2, with a court martial being conducted by American military personnel in a German POW camp. We eventually learn that there is more going on here than it…

Justification

Paul McCain links to a post at Concordia blog about justification. He’s worried about things he hears within Lutheranism: I’ve been growing more and more concerned by articles and comments in Lutheran publications that wax on about the Incarnation but do not mention the Atonement, or articles that talk about “the real presence of Jesus”…

Young Adult Catholics–frozen in time?

New book summarizes old research, and so gives rise a new book tour, and articles in the media. American Catholics Today: New Realities of Their Faith and Their Church is a rehashing of Gallup data from 1987, 1993, 1999 and 2005. The article makes lots of claims about young adult Catholics, but I for one…

Snow in New York

Ah, the memories this brings back. Folks down here in the South are using hyperbole to speak of the lake effect snows of upstate New York, but for those who live there, or have ever lived there, this is familiar stuff. Our last winter in Watertown (aka Snowtown) saw six feet of snow on the…