Author Archives: arensb

Your Child Died Because ________

Another week, another mass shooting. The biggest one in recent history, the headlines tell us. And while it’s awfully, tragically familiar, I draw some small portion of comfort from the fact that I’m not so numb that I don’t feel … Continue reading

Posted in News | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Prescriptivist Christianity

I’ve been called a Grammar Nazi. I don’t call myself that, but I will cop to “grammar cop”, “pedant”, “stickler”, and other descriptors and epithets in that vein. And one argument that I’ve run into over and over is that … Continue reading

Posted in Religion | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

A Republican Drama

Via @Billy, Just Billy, who saved screenshots: As a young adult in perfect health, why should I be FORCED to pay for insurance I don't want and likely won't need? — Sassy Gay Republican (@sassygayrepub) March 6, 2017 Don't throw … Continue reading

Posted in FFS, News, Politics | Tagged , , , , , | 4 Comments

Of Course BillDo Endorses the Nashville Statement. What Did You Expect?

Bill Donohue, aka Our Lady of Perpetual Aneurysm, has issued a statement in support of the Nashville Statement, a non-binding statement by the Council on Biblical Manhood and Womanhood to say, in brief, that it intends to keep its sexual mores anchored in the … Continue reading

Posted in News, Religion | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Grand Juries: Some Suggestions on Note-Taking

In which I share some things I only figured out after over a month of grand-jurying. If your grand jury is anything like mine, each session you have a pad of paper with your name on it, that you get … Continue reading

Posted in Things I've Learned | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Grand Juries: The System Is Biased

Four months ago, I was kindly invited by the county to sit on a grand jury. The whole thing turned out to be more interesting than I had expected, and while I’m not allowed to talk about deliberations or the … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

What’s Missing in the George Pell Story?

It’s just come to light that Cardinal George Pell is going to appear in court in Australia on sexual assault charges. Good. It’s about damn time. But what I’m not seeing in all of the coversage I’ve read so far … Continue reading

Posted in News, Religion | Tagged , , | Leave a comment