Category Archives: General

A time for peace

Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves. -Matt 10:16 I get the sense that I didn’t learn the lesson “Fruitvale Station” intended. It’s a movie about the last day in the life of a black man named … Continue reading

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A one-way dialogue

One thing I’ve noticed over the last 30 years is that when liberals go on about our need for “dialogue” and “conversation,” what they really want is a monologue. We talk, you listen. We: bench. You: dock. “Dialogue” now means … Continue reading

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The world’s unforgiveable sin

Nothing ruins a career faster than the use of the “N” word. You may have used it 20 years ago, but no matter. From here forward, the world has been served notice: you are an unreliable element. You have hate … Continue reading

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When you wish upon a star…

Wish hard enough fathers, and this can be you. Possibilities. I mean, who woulda thunk it? OK, wealth, fame, and power cover a multitude of sins, but anyhoo… Think of all the young women out there who’ve benefited from this … Continue reading

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Howard Phillips, RIP

Howard Phillips died a few days ago, and I trust he went to be with the Lord. He ran for president several times on the Constitution Party ticket. He was a principled conservative who was a founder of the Moral … Continue reading

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Past and future alike

History always has its progressives and collectivists who push for a better world through authoritarian measures. Violence– forcing people to do what they don’t want to do — is an inseparable part of all collectivism. The symbols of progressivism are … Continue reading

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The brave new world of marriage

The Westminster Confession states that marriage is between a man and woman, “ordained for the mutual help of husband and wife; for the increase of mankind with a legitimate issue, and of the Church with an holy seed; and for … Continue reading

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Less freedom, not more

Douglas Wilson has his eye on the ball on this gay marriage situation: The same sex marriage crusade has nothing whatever to do with what people can do sexually in private, and it has everything to do with what you … Continue reading

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Cresting the hill

This “gay marriage” movement is like one long, tiresome political propaganda campaign. Come on everybody, get on board or get left behind! The Supreme Court, from what I can tell, fills two roles. First and foremost, it puts the seal … Continue reading

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She who pays the piper…

How great, therefore, the wickedness of human nature is! How many girls there are who prevent conception and kill and expel tender fetuses, although procreation is the work of God. -Martin Luther Tim Bayly wrote today about something I mentioned … Continue reading

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No king but Caesar

Pilate said to them, “Shall I crucify your King?” The chief priests answered, “We have no king but Caesar.” -John 19:15 One thing I notice in Facebook posts, articles, and TV snippets here and there is the unvarying faith of … Continue reading

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Ah, bygone youth

Sometimes I am teleported back to my days growing up in liberal protestantism. With certain people– Hillary Clinton comes to mind– you just get that stilted joylessness of one who quaffed from its poisoned wells of unbelief. “I feel it … Continue reading

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Tyranny in the nursery

Whenever is found what is called a paternal government, there is found state education. It has been discovered that the best way to ensure implicit obedience is to commence tyranny in the nursery. – Benjamin Disraeli, 1874

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Whipped up about nothing (2012 election, part 2)

When it comes to trusting the integrity and insight of a statement on a 1 to 10 scale, you might put words from your pastor or a “Slippery When Wet” sign in the hallway near 10, and email spam near … Continue reading

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More than Abortion (2012 election, part 1)

I’m not voting for Mitt Romney, mainly because he is no different than his opponent (I’ll expand on this in a follow-up post). The dominant response I’ve received to that declaration isn’t a defense of Romney. Instead it comes back … Continue reading

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Homeschooling: opting out of the state

Here’s an excellent article by Gary North. He’s right that, far more than the Ron Paul movement, the one great and successful effort to “opt out of the state” is the homeschooling movement. Public schools are a colossal waste of … Continue reading

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Clinton the Statesman

Course I’m respectable. I’m old. Politicians, ugly buildings, and whores all get respectable if they last long enough. -Noah Cross in Chinatown During his presidency, Bill Clinton was seen largely as a punch line. He was the self-absorbed, knavish, shameless … Continue reading

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Moderates do the real damage

I am coming more and more to agree with Lew Rockwell that voting is a waste of time, but what about the argument that we should vote for the man who will do less damage? Why not vote for the … Continue reading

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No room at the inn for charity

It is no good asking for a simple religion. After all, real things are not simple… If we ask for something more than simplicity, it is silly then to complain that the something more is not simple. Very often, however, … Continue reading

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Souls, not elections

There has been a lot of confusion in the media about the word “cult,” and I realized recently that it’s because people don’t know what Christians mean by the word. When people hear the word “cult,” they think about kooks … Continue reading

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Pundits or shills?

A good measure of a political pundit is how quickly and reliably they fall in lockstep with a current Republican or Democrat political campaign. A pundit not worth taking seriously is one whose discussion of a phony politician during an … Continue reading

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The Words of Jesus

The words of Jesus… have a unique permanence. They don’t merely survive as aphoristic wisdom; they have an authority in our hearts, even when we try to deny them. They command. We can obey or rebel. That is why Jesus … Continue reading

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Tattoo

When I hear kids talk about getting a tattoo, I like to tell them that they’ll fit right in in prison. I don’t know if it encourages them to make a wiser decision, but it is amusing to poke fun … Continue reading

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401Ks: not so hot

For years the financial services industry has instructed us to salt away 10% of our income and watch it grow. They send us brochures showing sweater-clad retirees hanging around a golf cart. Yes, friends, through the miracle of compounding, even … Continue reading

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Jim Wallis

Gary North wittily discusses Jim Wallis’ cheap shot against Glenn Beck. Wallis is Barack Obama’s friend and “spiritual advisor.” Beck’s turrets are now rotating toward Jim Wallis. The Mormon could provide a useful service here.

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