Category Archives: Ills

Martin, Zimmerman, and Charity

A black kid dies violently. Outrage ensues before anyone has complete facts. Al Sharpton and Jesse Jackson head to the scene to fill the leadership vacuum. Later it turns out that the media has misled us. NBC edited its tapes. … Continue reading

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Poor Jerry

If these allegations against Jerry Sandusky are true — and we need to remember how those Duke lacrosse players were falsely convicted by public opinion and cretins like Al Sharpton years ago — it is truly one of the most … Continue reading

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American “exceptionalism” and Scripture

Of all the themes espoused by conservative pundits like Rush Limbaugh, perhaps the most damaging is this idea of American “exceptionalism.” How can it possibly be squared with the Scripture? It can’t. When the Bible says that all men have … Continue reading

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The gay life…

…is not so gay, says this incredible, searing article. (ht: Baylyblog)

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Clouds, misdirection, and euphemisms

Although I think both parties are part of the abortion problem rather than the solution since they both support the entire entitlement state that undergirds it, this just takes the cake. Our evil emperor strikes again… For more than an … Continue reading

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Sobran on war

War has all the characteristics of socialism most conservatives hate: Centralized power, state planning, false rationalism, restricted liberties, foolish optimism about intended results, and blindness to unintended secondary results.

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Thinking about racism

For my entire lifetime, I have been hearing the word “racism.” For 25 years, phrases like “Dr. King’s dream” have been cues to either change the channel or prepare for a tiresome torrent of cliches. There has always been something … Continue reading

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Beaten cows and lost freedoms

“Animal rights” is one of the great fads of our time. It has bound weak consciences with a false view of creation. This week, a video hit documenting abuse on an Ohio farm. Farmhands are shown repulsively cursing as they … Continue reading

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Always, more regulations

Envy is a constant of human nature. So is a desire to steward other people’s money, whether they like it or not. We’ve been hearing a lot lately that almost half of all citizens pay no income taxes. This, it … Continue reading

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Pastor Timmons and Paul Young

Pastor Timmons had a conversation with Paul Young, author of The Shack. It’s a worthwhile read. Charm. Check. Pragmatism. Check. Gnostic speculation. Check. Denial of hierarchy. Check. Fudging. Check.

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The politics of opposing abortion

The documentary First Blast of the Trumpet Against the Monstrous Regiment of Women is well worth viewing. It confronts feminism in a friendly but uncompromising fashion. One day, perhaps I’ll blog on it more fully, but one of many points … Continue reading

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A milestone day for the U.S.

Well, that was a nauseating debacle. I hope Bart Stupak enjoys his mess of pottage. We might call this the day that private insurance died. I doubt that the imperial throne will need to fight like this again to complete … Continue reading

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Dump Ron for Mitt– why?

It’s baffling to see how much conservatives direct fire at Ron Paul on abortion. Ron Paul has been pro-life his entire career. Consistent with his views on federal power, he wants to overturn Roe and send it back to the … Continue reading

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The Shack

I’m out of the loop with popular culture, but apparently a book called The Shack is very popular. There are many articles and podcasts dissecting its errors. For example, here and here and here. I first heard of The Shack … Continue reading

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Speaking of Peter Schiff…

This is my favorite snippet of his. It’s the funniest way you can spend three minutes learning how politicians think. Republican ones, too.

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Preparing for the health care debacle

That’s Peter Schiff on how the health care bill will destroy the private insurance market. The proposed bill doesn’t take effect until after 2012, conveniently bypassing the next presidential election. In 2016, when the scope of the disaster is dawning … Continue reading

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The ER problem

It’s an odd thing to sit and watch the country you grew up in being dismantled piece by piece. Some of this, like the end of the U.S. empire that grew up after the World Wars, is likely a good … Continue reading

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The bad steward

But we urge you, brethren, that you increase more and more; that you also aspire to lead a quiet life, to mind your own business… 1 Thess 4:10-11 Those who are busy-bodies, meddling in other men’s matters, generally have but … Continue reading

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Animal rights and the binding of weak consciences

Eat whatever is sold in the meat market without raising any question on the ground of conscience. -1 Cor 10:25 In The Weight of Glory, C.S. Lewis talked of us peopling the earth with nymphs and elves to express a … Continue reading

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The church will never perish

Two stories hit recently: the coming end of don’t ask, don’t tell and the extension of “hate crimes” protection to homosexuals. Expect the latter to be used eventually against a recalcitrant (i.e. faithful) church. This came to mind again while … Continue reading

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Obama’s prefabricated henhouse

I’m not a fan of George Will, but he has hit on what seems to be Barack Obama’s defining trait: arrogance. Will also hits on the tiresome political-speak, a feature of every presidency of my lifetime. It’s a reminder of … Continue reading

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Pay no attention to the yellow bus behind the curtain

He doesn’t hit the target 100% of the time (who does?), but few writers land harder punches than Gary North. Here is yet another example. “Keep your eye on the yellow buses.” Indeed.

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The ELCA in freefall

Well, it looks like the foot-draggers have finally lost out. The mainline Lutheran church (ELCA) voted 559-441 to allow homosexuals in “lifelong” and “committed” relationships to serve as clergy. At least until the next convention, it has been made clear … Continue reading

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A descent slowed by dollars

It seems like The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) and other mainline denominations have been debating sodomy forever. While some ELCA pastors are correctly saying that the debate is about the authority of the Word, that ship sailed long … Continue reading

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What is a progressive?

This is the best definition I’ve seen, courtesy of some guy on Lew Rockwell’s blog. It’s fitting for progressives inside and outside the church: Progressive: A self-congratulatory word used by the lemming at the front of the pack to describe … Continue reading

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