Liberals and Autonomy: The Fornicators’ Dilemma

The Kraalspace has this oft-cited observation about conservatives remaining in the Episcopal Church: The sterile evil that now controls the Episcopal Church will never willingly allow Christian belief to remain unmolested. Conservatives who think that they can negotiate some sort of truce, or even a ghetto existence within the larger, demon-possessed church, are deluding themselves. …

Figuring It Out About the Baby Boomers

A year and a half ago, I wrote the following about my contemporaries: Now we have a new Congress. Will they be able to deliver for the American people? Part of the problem is that they’re not up there delivering for us, but for the special interest groups that put them there. But another part …

The United Kingdom: You Can’t Be in Two Places at Once When You’re Nowhere At All

The Firesign Theatre's observation applies to a country which is facing this... If recent reports of trends in religious observance prove to be correct, then in some 30 years the mosque will be able to claim that, religiously speaking, the UK is an Islamic nation, and therefore needs a share in any religious establishment to …

The Judgement of God: Everyone Wants a Piece of the Action

Ministers such as Jerry Falwell and others are always blistered by the left for saying that events such as 9/11 and Katrina are results of the judgement of God on the U.S. So what's really different, in another religious context, about what Sharon Stone said about the Chinese earthquake being the result of "bad karma" …

Keeping the U.S. Military out of Politics

There was a time when letters like this were unnecessary, but no more: The highest-ranking U.S. military officer has written an unusual open letter to all those in uniform, warning them to stay out of politics as the United States approaches a presidential election in which the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan will be a …

The Best Reason Hillary Clinton Won’t Be Barack Obama’s VP

This just keeps coming up in her talk: TIME: Can you envision a point at which--if the race stays this close--Democratic Party elders would step in and say, "This is now hurting the party and whoever will be the nominee in the fall"? CLINTON: No, I really can't. I think people have short memories. Primary …

Positive Infinity and Baidu

The Internet is a place where unanticipated things happen all the time.   An example of this coming to the blog you're reading is the growing traffic from places like baidu.com, the Chinese search engine. There isn't much in Chinese on this site, although China has been an interest of mine for the last quarter century.  …

The Greatest Threat to Same Sex Civil Marriage–and Civil Marriage in General

Froma Harrop hits on something that this blog has "danced around" for some time, but can't be avoided: But there is a marriage debate we ought to have — or to put it more accurately, a non-marriage debate. Over half of American households are now headed by single people. They include young singles and confirmed …

The Bedouins Found the Dead Sea Scrolls. Now to Return the Favour…

...an Israeli medical centre extends its healing skills to a Bedouin woman who was bitten by a very poisonous snake: Within minutes, an IDF (Israel Defense Forces) ambulance arrived with a driver and paramedic (both armed and in IDF uniform) and assisted the rapidly deteriorating Nadia into the vehicle together with her mother. They sped …

Getting Saved in America

This week's podcast is Getting Saved in America, a faculty address by Dr. Bill J. Leonard, at the time professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary.  He delivered it on 4 May 1983. I'm posting this as a sort of follow up to a recent discussion on faith and works that I became involved in.  Dr. …

Create your website with WordPress.com
Get started
%d bloggers like this: