It’s the “True Love” Thing Again

The trials of Harvard student Janie Fredell's ongoing--but at least no longer solo--battle to uphold the Christian sexual ethic in her own life are yet another example of something that has been going on for a long time. I've taken some heat on this subject before, but I'll say it again: this society, and especially …

Disturbing One’s Sleep

I've commented once on Jonathan Stone's my struggle with homosexuality.  But some of the subsequent comments--and Tanya's last one in particular--beg some response.  It's rather like the geotechical engineer and contractor Lazarus White's reaction to certain technical papers on pile driving: after reading them, "the result was that my sleep was very much disturbed." Let …

Hillary Clinton has Nothing to Lose by Ploughing On

All of the hue and cry for Hillary Clinton to quit is rubbish: Sen. Patrick Leahy, a Vermont senator who endorsed Obama in January, said she was never going to win enough delegates, and he suggested she should throw in the towel in "the interests of a Democratic victory in November." A number of Democrats …

Latte Liberals, and Saving Starbucks

Some coffee musings: It used to be that high-income, left-wing people were referred to as "limousine liberals."  Now they're referred to as "latte liberals," and Barack Obama wouldn't be where he is without them.  The difference?  Global warming perhaps?  But part of the reason is the expense, and that leads us to... Starbucks is trying …

Reply to Jonathan Stone on the Possibility of Dialogue between Pentecostals and the LGBT Community

Jonathan Stone knows how to select a hot topic in his post my struggle with homosexuality.  For you Anglicans that visit regularly, you know I deal with this on a regular basis, and many of the Anglican/Episcopal blogs and websites do so even more.  The premier Anglican (IMHO) blog, Titusonenine, does so regularly, but will …

Houston: The Next Great World City?

Are they really surprised at this? Given these trends, it seems likely that the next great American city will emerge from the ranks of the opportunity cities. The ultimate winner will come from those that keep up with the infrastructure needed to accommodate their growth. They also will have to deal with issues of education, …

My Soul is Satisfied

Since liberal black, inner city churches seem to be the rage (and the enrage, in the case of Jeremiah Wright and Barack Obama) this week's podcast features one of the more long-running ones, namely Glide Memorial in San Francisco.  Bobby Kent hits the ground running with My Soul is Satisfied. If Jeremiah Wright had stuck …

They Were Both Radicalised by Their Pastors

Hillary Clinton's statement about Barack Obama's pastor is just a little disingenuous: Hillary Clinton stoked up the row over Barack Obama's fiery pastor today when she claimed she would have left any church where such intemperate remarks had been made. "He would not have been my pastor," Clinton said, in her first public comments since …

Is Palm Beach Really the Centre of the Universe?

I know it sounds conceited, but now I have support for this idea: At Metro, M.D. Bashar, a very helpful and engaging salesman, saw me looking at a display for the magicJack, invented by Palm Beacher and telecom wiz Dan Borislow. Yet more proof that Palm Beach is still the center of the universe. My …

The AMiA Prayer Book: Maybe I Shouldn’t Have Said That

Sometimes, as a blogger, you come up with what you think is a great idea only to have doubts about it later.  Consider this posting: One thing that the various groups, such as CANA, AMiA, and the like, could be working on is a new prayer book for themselves.  We can hear the sigh of …

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