Was Jesus A Socialist?
There is a charge among some left-leaning professed Christians that conservative social policies neglect Christ’s commission to minister to the poor. Does the parable of the sheep and the goats in Matthew 25 imply Christians should petition their government to enforce “redistributive justice?” Jack Clark thinks so. We excerpt Clark’s podcast, Blast the Right, and consider his “equivalent alternative solutions challenge;” it is fine to | Read More »
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Liberty Derived From Our Maker–Bought At The Expense of Their Ease, Their Estates, Their Pleasure, And Their Blood
While I was not a Radical Son as David Horowitz was, I went to high school and college with the radicals of the 60sand 70s. I know these people. I also became a Christian in college in the midst of this uproar and that chaotic period was my learning ground for debate and apologetics as I witnessed for my faith and gave my perspective in | Read More »
In Defense of Christianity, of America
Now, many of you who view the above video and read this blog entry may be familiar with Choson Ninja, the Youtube ninja instructor. Some of you may even be away of the danger he presents within the martial arts community. All of you, I’m sure, having read this far, are wondering why I am even bringing him up. As I am sure you know, | Read More »
NH Judge orders homeschooled Christain girl into public school.
Crossposted from The Fallen World. The Alliance Defense Fund has reported that Judge Lucinda V. Sadler has ordered a 10 year old girl into public school. The order can be found here. One would think the underlying reason is of course that the mother is not providing a proper education causing the child to fall behind other children in her age group. Apparently that is | Read More »
Britain is Not a Christian Country
Gordon Brown is rather deluded if he thinks we in Britain live in a Christian country. Sure, much of what is good about this country is due to the Protestant religion, but the same could be said about Canada, Sweden, Australia, Denmark, Germany, Norway, Iceland, New Zealand, Finland, Estonia and the USA. Certainly, most of the things Gordon Brown has had in his life, such | Read More »
Jaded, World-Weary Cynicism and “Authentic” Christianity
When I was a little younger and a little less mature (read: before marriage and kids), I spent a lot of time reading high-toned, fancy classical literature, smoking my Camel cigarettes and drinking like a fish and discussing “worldly” secular philosophy with like-minded friends like someone who actually knew what they were talking about. I didn’t, of course, but that wasn’t the point. I affected | Read More »
The sad state of the church in America.
Corssposted from The Fallen World. I ran across this newsweek article and after some head shaking, I broken heartedly have to agree with the author. Although I am not a Catholic (I am a non denominational Christian), I have seen this trend throughout evangelical churches as well. We have opted for the feel-good social justice approach while ignoring the root principles of Christianity. Namely that | Read More »
IRS stifling pro-life speech
I came across this today. It appears that the IRS is now in the business of defending (Un)Planned Parenthood. From the news story; “the IRS stated that it would not grant tax exemption until the Coalition swore to limit its “picketing” and “protesting” of Planned Parenthood.” Is this for real? Is the IRS now using the full might of the US to quash free speech? | Read More »
NYTimes Sneering at Christianity, Patriotism
It seems that on July fourth, The New York Times saw fit to smirk at both American patriotism and Christianity. A recent Times article about the erection of a giant, though strategically altered, replica of the Statue of Liberty by a showman of a Memphis pastor presented a perfect example of the ridicule and disdain with which the Times views Christianity and American patriotism, both. | Read More »
So long Sarah
via TVguide.com I take it back. Her announcement I hoped was a political move. That was my initial reaction. Perhaps, it was optimism getting the better of me. But I was wrong. She’s gone. She’s really, truly gone. Over the last two hours I’ve been searching for every shred of information I can find. Here’s what I’ve come up with – nothing. If she was | Read More »
A Question of National Character
Speaking to a French reporter while on his Middle East trip, President Obama said that the United States would be “one of the largest Muslim countries,” if its Muslim population was the measure. Jake Tapper fact checked that claim and reports that the White House used the CIA World Fact Book as a source for Obama’s erroneous statistic that there are seven million Muslims in | Read More »
Obama Has ‘Expiration Date’ For His Religion, Too?
After spending three years running away from his past, Barack Hussein Obama is now nominally a Muslim again. At least that is the message that ABC’s Jake Tapper has discovered in the new, new way in which the Obama administration is presenting the president’s connections to Islam and his religious upbringing and heritage. Suddenly it’s A’OK to say that Obama has “experienced Islam” and remark | Read More »
Leadership: Resolve and Fortitude and Perseverance In The Face of All Odds
There is a fine line between realism and pessimism, between facing a situation with courage or facing a situation with gloom. I know as well as anyone else that things are difficult. Our family has already been directly and badly hit by D.C. policies. Our heritage as Americans is one of resolve and fortitude and perseverance in the face of all odds. It is one | Read More »
“Books, to the reading child”
Books, to the reading child, are so much more than books — they are dreams and knowledge, they are a future, and a past. ~ Esther Meynell ~ In The Voyage of the Dawn Treader C. S. Lewis describes Eustace Scrubb, the insufferable cousin of the Pevensies, as a child who hadn’t read “the right sort of books”. As a child I was fortunate enough | Read More »
As I participated in a local observance of the National Day of Prayer on Thursday morning, I noticed on the program that this year’s theme was “Prayer: America’s Hope.” Great. That word. That word that every marketer and politician has adopted for their own slogan. Is it just me? Since the 2008 presidential campaign, every time I see the word “hope” slapped on a | Read More »