Left State University

William Irvine is a professor of philosophy at Wright State University. He is one of the most courageous and honest professors in the country....

Searching for Bonhoeffer

During the 1990s, “seeker-friendly” churches began popping up everywhere. Most were non-denominational churches looking to reach those who fell between the cracks and divides...

Me and Julio Down by the Schoolyard

Originally written Feb. 28 2007 Be sure to read the followup to this here. Yesterday afternoon, I logged on to the “Global War” blog (global-war.bloghi.com) of...

Devolving Standards of Decency

Recently, a young woman came by my office to discuss my opposition to abortion. Two of her friends had already had abortions though she...

Biodegradable Bags for Life

Dear Planned Parenthood: Today, I write to you about an important topic: environmentally-correct biodegradable bags. No, I’m not talking about Speaker of the House Nancy...

Judges 6:36-40

Some years ago, I knew a young man who drove some 700 miles to give a speech at his alma mater. When he arrived...

Buddha Take the Wheel!

Back in 2007, I received an email from a young woman whose life was a mess. It wasn’t as bad a mess as Tiger...

The Nifong Sexual Assault Wall of Shame

Dear UNC-Wilmington Board of Trustees: Several years ago, I made a funding request for a new Men’s Resource Center (MRC) at UNC-Wilmington. This was largely...

Martin Luther Queen, Jr.

As I wrote in a recent column, I don’t get offended very often. But, for the second time this summer, I was deeply offended...

A Queer Need for Rejection

Whenever I write about the issue of First Amendment Freedom of Association, I defend the right of campus groups, not government administrators, to control...

Attention Surplus Syndrome

Dear Spring 2006 students: The mainstream media isn’t on to it yet, but there is a new psychological malady sweeping the nation - especially...

Of Mice and Mormons III

Here are the links to Part I and Part II, in case you missed the previous entries in this series. In the spring of 2004,...

The Smoking Gun Points to Julio Pino

Editor’s note: This is a campanion piece to one posted here earlier (written Feb. 28 2007), which has sparked interest at Fox News Channel...

Why I don’t take feminists seriously

Dear Daisy: First of all, let me tell you how thrilled I am to receive hate mail from a feminist named “Daisy.” I can’t...

My Application for LGBTQQCC

Dear Oberlin College Division of Student Life and Services: I recently read your advertisement seeking applications for the position of Lesbian/Gay/Bisexual/ Transgender/Queer and Questioning Community...