Sunday Thoughts: The Kingdom of Heaven Is…Among You? In Your Midst? Within You?

by Alex Knepper This morning, in prayerful reflection, I began to contemplate how much I love Jesus's saying that 'the kingdom of heaven is within you' (Luke 17:21). But then I remembered: wait a second; I know most translations do not translate this verse using the words 'within you', and prefer something more like 'around … Continue reading Sunday Thoughts: The Kingdom of Heaven Is…Among You? In Your Midst? Within You?

Why We Need Total Student Debt Forgiveness and Universal College Now

by Alex Knepper It is almost impossible to convey how wretchedly awful the arguments against student loan forgiveness are until the entire nexus of deception is unraveled and every illusion is laid bare. Student loan forgiveness is thought by some on the right to be a particularly thorny issue for the left, perhaps the epitome … Continue reading Why We Need Total Student Debt Forgiveness and Universal College Now

Alex’s Pop Music Vault: 10 Years of Rihanna’s ‘Rated R’

by Alex Knepper Rated R is Rihanna's Blackout. It's nocturnal, aggressive, slightly sinister, and comes from a place of genuine emotional desperation and an exhaustion with everyone's expectations of her. From the album cover, we can tell what the attitude of this record is going to be: in the metallic close-up of her face, Rihanna, … Continue reading Alex’s Pop Music Vault: 10 Years of Rihanna’s ‘Rated R’

Total Ideological War and the Plot to Frame the Bidens

by Alex Knepper With half of the electorate now in support of impeaching him, fake president Donald Trump has finally taken the nihilistic logic of his political tactics -- which consist mostly of malicious trolling of the opposition to fluster it into shooting itself in the foot -- to its apotheosis. The more heinous the … Continue reading Total Ideological War and the Plot to Frame the Bidens

A Second ‘Brexit’ Referendum Is a Suicide Wish for Liberal Democracy

by Alex Knepper The UK's decision to leave the European Union is disastrous, and one can't help but wonder if, as they have done in the past, the British saw a gathering storm of ideological extremism, political and economic instability, and days of reckoning approaching their shores -- and decided they'd like to opt out … Continue reading A Second ‘Brexit’ Referendum Is a Suicide Wish for Liberal Democracy

“But How Can You Be Gay and Christian?”

by Alex Knepper1. There is some confusion over what is meant by 'homosexuality', both generally speaking and among Christians specifically. The Catholic Church, notorious for its resistance to compromising its teachings on homosexuality, considers homosexuality primarily through the lens of actions: one is either 'actively homosexual' or else not same-sex-oriented at all; there is no … Continue reading “But How Can You Be Gay and Christian?”

There Was No Rationale for a Kirsten Gillibrand Candidacy

by Alex Knepper From the day she launched her candidacy, Kirsten Gillibrand had me asking what the rationale was for her candidacy and who, exactly, was clamoring for a Gillibrand presidency. When observing her campaign, I could not help but frequently think of Tim Pawlenty in 2012, another candidate whose inability to gain any traction … Continue reading There Was No Rationale for a Kirsten Gillibrand Candidacy