Right Angles


The Diplomat is worth watching for the beauty of Katarina Witt and her skating alone. But as socio-political autopsy, it’s pure gold.

As far back as ancient Rome, May 1st – May Day – has been celebrated as a spring festival in the northern hemisphere. But in the nineteenth century, that changed. Ironically, though the change began in America, America eventually rejected it. In other parts of the world, however, the shift in May Day emphasis gave way to radical upheavals of whole societies with generational consequences. Seeds of Revolution It began in America…. Read More

Matthew Modine is turning to Jesus. His new short film “Jesus Was a Commie” offers “a discussion of the New Testament’s messages in the context of poverty, pollution and political unrest.” The film will “also address the Occupy Wall Street movement happening throughout the world and how it relates to the Bible.” How timely. It’s the new meme. Socialism = Christianity. C’mon Christians, obey your Lord Jesus like good little boys and… Read More

Dr. Rev. Wallis, Last week, a reader posted the entire text of your opinion piece, How Christian is Tea Party Libertarianism? to my blog. I read it, and I must confess, I’m a little confused. Maybe you can clear up a few things for me. I understand you are the founder and editor of Sojourners magazine, a member of President Obama’s faith council, a tireless champion of his political agenda, and a… Read More

I rather tremble as I write this, because I don’t want to be the target of the verbal assault I’m afraid I might get in response. But here goes: Yesterday, I quoted Jesus, “What out for false prophets. They come to you in sheep’s clothing, but inwardly they are ferocious wolves,” and I’ve been asked, “What were you thinking? Who did you have in mind?” My first thought is to say that… Read More