AuthorWayne Allensworth

Bowling Alone in Columbine


By Wayne Allensworth Politics are over in America. Political maneuvering will go on, of course, but the old civics class view of American political life was based on a set of assumptions that are no longer operative.  First, America was far more homogenous before the 1965 Immigration Act and the 60’s “New Left” political and social revolution changed the country demographically and...

Marriage and Post-Christian America


By Wayne Allensworth “MAGA,” if one means by that the restoration of an earlier version of America, has always been a delusion. The old country is dead and gone and has been for a long time. At present, the best long-term plan for the American Remnant, especially serious Christians, is probably something like Rod Dreher’s “Benedict Option” of a strategic withdrawal from a toxic anti-culture...

Live and Remember: The Games People Play


By Wayne Allensworth For many of us, what we consider to be our prelapsarian memories help us to get out of bed in the morning and face an increasingly bleak reality. To live is to remember, for every step taken has moved us to where we are now, for better or for worse. Without memory, however faulty at times, we have no context for the present, and can imagine no future, one we can attempt to...

The God Hypothesis Part IV


By Wayne Allensworth Read Part III here. O Come, O come, Emmanuel. …by their fruits, ye shall know them—Matthew 7:20 Believing a creator God was behind a teleological process that produced life doesn’t entail accepting the tenets of Christianity.  For that, more is required, and credible evidence backing Christian belief is widely available. Reputable scholars have done the necessary...

The God Hypothesis Part III


By Wayne Allensworth Read Part II here. Thy strong word did cleave the darkness. Say among the heathen that the Lord reigneth—Psalm 96:10 Materialists have attempted to counter arguments on the improbability of the appearance of ourselves and our world through the actions of blind natural forces with the notion of the “multiverse.”   Francis Collins, former head of the Human Genome...

The God Hypothesis Part II


By Wayne Allensworth Read Part I here. Praise to the Lord, the Almighty, the King of Creation. And the LORD God formed man of the dust of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul—Genesis 2:7 The late John Polkinghorne was a noted physicist who contributed to the discovery of the quark, a fundamental sub-atomic particle.  He was...

The God Hypothesis Part I


Reflections on faith, science, reason, and belief By Wayne Allensworth Be ready always to give an answer to every man that asketh you a reason of the hope that is in you—I Peter 3:15 Let all mortal flesh keep silence,And with fear and trembling stand;Ponder nothing earthly-minded,For with blessing in his hand,Christ our God to earth descendeth,Our full homage to demand. It was Advent season in a...

Advice on Resisting “the jab”


By Wayne Allensworth In an earlier article, I wrote that resistance to Biden’s “vaccine mandate” was growing, not just out of fear, but as a matter of principle: “Millions of ordinary Americans wish to make their own decisions about whether they will be vaccinated, weighing the claimed benefits vs. potential hazards, and considering moral concerns about...

Whose Life is it, anyway?


By Wayne Allensworth If I were asked to point to one life-lesson I learned from my parents that meant the most to me, it would be this: Your life is not your own. It’s not something they explicitly told me when I was a boy. It was something I absorbed by watching them. My father did whatever he could for his family without ever making an issue of it. I noted that he was a loyal friend, and never...

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