The Dispatch

The New Attack on Christmas

December 12, 2019 Dale Ahlquist 6

One hundred years ago—on December 27, 1919—G.K. Chesterton wrote about “the new attack on Christmas.” We should probably discuss the old attack on Christmas before we talk about the new attack. The old attack on […]

The Dispatch

The End of the World Again

July 2, 2019 Dale Ahlquist 6

We used to keep death close, even stare it in the face: the skull on the desk beside the book, the graveyard right next to the church, crypts under the floors where we knelt. We […]


The Anatomy of Doubt

November 25, 2018 Dale Ahlquist 6

“There is the prevalence of a sort of casual and even conversational skepticism, making even the idle thoughts of an idle fellow busy in the interests of doubt and despair. I mean that a man, […]


Larry Norman: Left Behind

June 5, 2018 Dale Ahlquist 21

My late brother-in-law was largely responsible for creating “Contemporary Christian Music”. He loved Jesus and he introduced me to Chesterton, but the thing he didn’t understand […]