David Horowitz

If Paul was a “Hebrew of Hebrews,” David Horowitz was a Lefty of Lefties

In the early days of NFL films, legendary Green Bay Packers’ coach Vince Lombardi stood on the sidelines with a look of frustration and bewilderment as he watched his team’s blundering play. In a moment that was more reflective of his mood than his greatness as a coach, the mic’d-up Lombardi famously shouted, “What the … Read more

David Horowitz

One of the Greatest Conservative Minds of Our Time Visits Birmingham

Socialist Radical to Culture Warrior: the Improbable Life of David Horowitz David Horowitz was born to Phil and Blanche Horowitz in New York City in 1939.  His parents were dedicated members of the American Communist Party and strong supporters of Joseph Stalin.  Dedicated.  Yes, while other American families watched The Lone Ranger or The Adventures … Read more

Larry Taunton in Alby Cathedral

Finishing The Fixed Point Institute’s Second Year

*Sigh*  Summer is coming to an end and The Fixed Point Institute for Applied Apologetics (FPI) along with it.  In its second year, the FPI seeks to help students integrate their faith with other aspects of their lives.  To this end, students are trained to see the world through a Christian lens.  They are taught … Read more

Denzel Washington

Denzel to Grads: "Put God First"

When Denzel Washington gave the commencement speech at Dillard University this past weekend, he didn’t hold back on substance. Unlike so many self-absorbed graduation messages filled with cliches like, “Follow your dreams,” and, “You can achieve anything if you set your heart to it,” Denzel took a different, humbler route, beginning with this: Number one: … Read more

Classroom

The Closing of the Campus Mind

Here’s a funny but deadly accurate piece of satire from The Onion: “College Encourages Lively Exchange of Idea.” The article hits head-on the ironic twist that liberal education has taken in our country – stifling dissenting opinions under the false mantra of tolerance and open-mindedness: ‘As an institution of higher learning, we recognize that it’s … Read more