Monday, March 8, 2010

400-408 Charles Kesler is a senior fellow of the Claremont Institute, editor of the Claremont Review of Books ( – the Winter issue just came out today! – and professor of government at Claremont McKenna College.  Kesler was one of my favorite professors in grad school, and he taught the first course I took, also my favorite,  The Federalist Papers.

• Tickets are still available for The Claremont Institute's 30th Anniversary Dinner Featuring Dick Cheney, Saturday evening, March 27, 2010, at the Millennium Biltmore in Los Angeles.  Cheney will be awarded the Claremont Institute's Statesmanship Award.  For info CLICK HERE.  

• Fox News (3/8/2010) Massa Details 'Salty' Comment That Led to Resignation, Slams Dem Leaders.

• Jonah Goldberg (3/6/2010) Brooks and the Tea Parties.

• Jonah Goldberg (3/8/2010) Friedman Aflame: The Times columnist's mind melts fact and reason into nonsense.

• Kevin McCullough (3/7/2010) Why the Left Despises Personal Responsibility.

• WSJ Editorial (3/7/2010) Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, ObamaCare: Is the White House playing a double game with House Democrats?

413-423Charles Kesler

428-437Jeff Schadt, Executive Director of Youth Transition Network ( and author of the brand new Going, Going, Gone!: Protecting Teens' Hearts That Are on the Edge, and their transition site for students is  Their focus is on helping young adults transition from high school to college.  

In his research with thousands of Christian teens, he's found out they define "hypocrisy" as "leading an intentionally deceptive life," and they report the majority of their youth groups are filled with "hypocrites."  In fact, if you're sexually active, you actually gain status in youth group because you've been to the Forbidden Island.  The sexual pressure is intense in Christian schools, far more than in secular schools.  The bottom line is that we've got to do a far better job at preparing our kids to launch.  The problem isn't really intellectual, it's social.  The problem isn't about worldview and knowledge as much as it is about culture and obedience.  Jeff's research shows that if kids are introduced into a Christian social group before they arrive on campus, we're not going to lose them.  

They had their Succeed Event on February 27th, and we had Nick Hall earlier in that week to talk about it.

443-452Jeff Schadt

458-508Ron Prentice, Executive Director of the California Family Council (, and a marriage and family counselor. 

512-523Ron Prentice

528-538 –  • KUSA-TV (3/8/2010) Parents to start petition after school turns away lesbian couple's child.  The Archdiocese of Denver statement is here.  Father Bill's Blog is here.  Both are excellent.  Would that every Christian school in the country act with such clarity.  Three cheers for the Archdiocese and Father Bill!

(2:13) Protesters at Catholic Church full. (News reporters Cheryl Preheim and Dan Weaver report on KUSA TV in Denver @ 3/8/2010).

(:13) Protester 1. Kira Hall.  "So completely discriminatory... Our responsibility as Catholics to stand up to this..."

(:13) Protester 2. Colleen Scanlan Lyons.  "Just completely wrong and against the teachings of Jesus..."

544-554 Did the school make the right decision?

558-608Did the school make the right decision?

612-623 Prenups:  good idea, bad idea?

• USA Today (3/8/2010) Prenuptial agreements: Unromantic, but important.

628-638 David Rosales introduces us to Emerson Eggerichs, who will be doing the morning services this Sunday at Calvary Chapel of the Chino Valley (  Then on April 23rd and 24th, Emerson and his wife Sarah are coming back to do their Love & Respect Conference, sponsored by Focus on the Family (, based on their book Love & Respect: The Love She Most Desires / The Respect He Desperately Needs.  Register at  The main point is Ephesians 5:25-33,

25 Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ also loved the church and gave Himself for her, 26 that He might sanctify and cleanse her with the washing of water by the word, 27 that He might present her to Himself a glorious church, not having spot or wrinkle or any such thing, but that she should be holy and without blemish. 28 So husbands ought to love their own wives as their own bodies; he who loves his wife loves himself. 29 For no one ever hated his own flesh, but nourishes and cherishes it, just as the Lord does the church. 30 For we are members of His body,[a] of His flesh and of His bones. 31 "For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one flesh."[b] 32 This is a great mystery, but I speak concerning Christ and the church. 33 Nevertheless let each one of you in particular so love his own wife as himself, and let the wife see that she respects her husband.

644-652Emerson Eggerichs

• LA Times (3/8/2010) 'Thank God for dead soldiers': Supreme Court to rule on free speech in case of soldier's funeral.

• Kansas City Star (3/5/2010) Cotton balls were "inappropriate," admit nabbed MU men.