Is America In A Culture A War? Yes — No — Sort Of

Article by Rhys H. Williams

Abortion clinics are firebombed; Planned Parenthood workers are murdered; an art gallery owner is arrested for exhibiting Robert Mapplethorpe’s photographs; a rap group is arrested on obscenity charges; the civil rights — or “special privileges” — of gays and lesbians are the subject of controversial referenda; and issues of multiculturahsm, freedom of expression and “political …

Remembering the 50’s

Article by James M. Wall

Pass it on. Dan Wakefield is one of us. His autobiography Returning: A Spiritual Journey gave it away, but secular critics, always nervous with anything that smacks of the "spiritual," prefer to think of Wakefield as either an evocative novelist with a special talent for describing the struggles of a midwestern kid who made it …

Speaking of Religion

Article by James M. Wall

Biblical scholars have long debated the historical reliability of Matthew, Mark, Luke and John. Though there was not that much new to report on the topic, the three major news-magazines decided anyway to feature Jesus on their Easter week cover and report on recent arguments about whether Jesus actually said what the New Testament says …