July 17, 2022
Category: Popular Culture
September 10, 2021
A Sermon for September 11th, 2001
I gave a Rosh Hashana sermon the week after the attack on The World Trade Center. I am surprised at how current it still feels.
September 8, 2021
Should We Read Adam Smith During Black History Month?
More than most of his contemporaries, Smith succeeded in recognizing the equal agency of individuals in the African diaspora.
March 6, 2020
Who do we vote for when the generations disagree?
Before the show began, a group of them started chanting, “please don’t make me vote for Joe Biden.” Others followed and for a glorious 90-seconds, the entire venue erupted in this collective lament. This chant haunts me.
October 8, 2017
Why can’t we legislate against guns? Some observations about American dysfunction.
If there is no place for debate about gun policy in the aftermath of the Las Vegas massacres, we have given up on the idea of politics itself.
July 11, 2016
Is there only one way to be authentically Black?
Will and Carlton were asking questions that had roots in Aristotle, Leviticus, and Papal law.
February 22, 2016
The pro-choice argument I’d like to see. (Is there a conservative case for pro-choice?)
No government should ever force anyone to violate their religious beliefs and to kill their unborn child.
February 15, 2016
How should we talk about college sports?
Inspiring someone is not the same as accomplishing something.
December 31, 2015
Won’t someone please think of the parents? Star Wars and the other victims of mass shootings.
What is it like to be a parent the day, the year, or the decade after your child murders at Columbine?
November 17, 2015