Hans Fiene
Hans Fiene
Hans Fiene
Hans Fiene is a Senior Contributor to The Federalist. He is a Lutheran pastor in Illinois and the creator of Lutheran Satire, a series of comical videos intended to teach the Lutheran faith. Follow him on Twitter, @HansFiene .
The Parkland Kids Have A Lot In Common With Pentecostal Child Preachers

The problem with child preachers is they eventually grow up to discover the world is not so easily conquered, and the faithful crowds can in fact be rather fickle.

The 8 Best And 8 Worst Oscar-Winning Songs Of All Time

In the entire history of awards, the best original song Oscar is the most useless method of measuring an artist’s abilities. Here’s proof.

5 New Events To Spice Up The Next Winter Olympics

If the International Olympic Committee wants to give us anything to look forward to in 2022, it will need to plug some more fascinating forms of competition into Beijing’s schedule.

To Prevent School Shootings, We All Need To Get Into Our Neighborhoods

A healthy community will help parents who don’t have the means to protect their children, and a state that can’t figure out how to properly balance freedom and safety.

One Of His Survivors Shows How To Forgive A Monster Like Larry Nassar

Rachael Denhollander gave a heartbreaking yet beautiful answer to the forgiveness question in a victim impact statement she delivered to Nassar in court.

3 Better Ways To Cope With Trump’s Presidency Than Chelsea Handler’s Winter Sabbatical

I hope Chelsea Handler accomplished her goal of reducing her political anxiety. But if her fellow Resistance members want to do likewise, lounging at the nearest ski resort isn’t the way.

Here’s A Sneak Peek At Hallmark’s Next Christmas Movie

For those who complain that Hallmark movies are painfully formulaic, this one is a unique and daring film with the courage to make bold narrative choices and form original character arcs.

If Voting For Roy Moore Is The Lesser of Two Evils, It’s Still Evil

Before we ask our fellow tribesmen to help us elect the supposedly slightly less terrible candidate, we first should ask Christ to forgive us for our part in creating the filth.

When The Saints Of First Baptist Church Were Murdered, God Was Answering Their Prayers

Sometimes, God’s will is done by allowing temporal evil to be the means through which he delivers us from eternal evil.

A Pros And Cons Breakdown Of The New Star Wars Trailer

Like the trailers for ‘The Force Awakens,’ the most recent ‘Last Jedi’ trailer offers us themes but not plot details. So what has director Rian Johnson cooked up for us?

What Mark Driscoll Should Have Tweeted About Saint Mary To Comfort Guilty Moms

By saying that Mary’s failings weren’t enough to derail her son’s development, Mark Driscoll accepted the Catholic premise that Christ’s work was dependent on Mary’s moral state, rather than on his nature alone.

We Can Solve Football’s Woes By Tying It To The Food Wars

When the greatest rivalry of the last few seasons has been the courtroom battle between Tom Brady and Roger Goodell, it’s not hard to see why fans have grown apathetic.

The ‘Peanuts’ Football Trick Explains Why Conservatives Keep Quiet About White Supremacy

It shouldn’t come as a surprise when those who are invited to partake in supposed interfaith dialogue refuse to play a game they know is rigged against them.

Google Firing Over Diversity Memo Shows How Outrage Addiction Is Making Us Stupid

To feed their addiction, outrage addicts have embraced the following idiotic syllogism: ‘I am mad at people who say X. I am mad at you. Therefore you said X.’

Why We Should Fight About Grover Cleveland Instead Of Everything Else On The Planet

This barbaric hatred is beneath us, and call me a Pollyanna, but I truly believe it’s not too late for us to start hating each other like civilized human beings again.

Why Being Saved By A Black Gay Woman Doesn’t Delegitimize Steve Scalise’s Politics

Some pundits refuse to talk about Rep. Steve Scalise as a victim of last week’s violence. Instead, he’s a bigot whose life was saved by a gay black woman.

Sen. Bernie Sanders Defends His Attack On Christians

Opposing a political nomination on religious grounds is contrary to our nation’s founding principles of tolerance, equality, and entitlement to the goods and services of others.

Here’s Why The ‘Legion’ Villain Is Marvel’s Best Yet

‘Legion’ has shown filmmakers and showrunners how to make a bad guy very, very good.

Why Men and Women Can Never Be ‘Just Friends’

To destroy the Friend Zone, women must accept the following truths: you don’t have any guy friends and, in fact, you can’t have any guy friends.

The Left Hates Mike Pence For Loving His Wife Because They Don’t Really Think Men Can Be Evil

The latest Mike Pence furor is not really a clash of political ideologies. It’s a clash of anthropologies, a clash of two incompatible worldviews about human nature.