Is God's Omnipotence Dependent Upon the Existence of His Creation?

This is the eighth in a sporadic series on the Catechetical Lectures of St. Cyril of Jerusalem.  The previous post was Every King is Proclaimed by Soldiers. In the middle of an exposition of the nature of Jesus Christ, Cyril makes this statement: For so remaining, and holding the dignity of His Sonship in reality …

In Death, A Very Political Request

From not so far from where I live: A reader passed along an obituary this week for a man who died last month in Rome, Ga. Donald Unsworth was 78 — husband, father, grandfather, veteran, former police officer, safety director of the Floyd County Police Department and owner of both Rome Driver’s Training School and …

Sarah Palin Visits Palm Beach

It's about time: Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin - mother to Dancing with the Stars contestant Bristol “the Pistol” Palin - is scheduled to appear at a dinner gathering Wednesday at The Breakers. Several sources have confirmed that Palin will be there, but it’s all very hush, hush as to what group is bringing her …

Democrats Idea of Hope: Downgrading the Storm From Category 5 to 4

This is really "hope and change": Once-despondent Democrats now believe that they may be able to avert a total midterm wipeout, as several important states now appear to be trending in their direction or growing more competitive. The bad news: In a sign of how hostile the election environment remains for the party, the cautious …

Book Review: Finding God’s Frequency

When I came back to the Chattanooga area from Dallas in the late 1970's, it was something of a culture shock, even though I had lived here before.  (I recently met a young lady who was raised in the Dominican Republic and on Manhattan and came here, I can't imagine the culture shock for her!)   …

Of Course They're Elitists! A Reply to Slate's Jacob Weisberg

I must weigh in on Jacob Weisberg's rather strange piece on Republicans using elitist as a pejorative term: Palin's definition says elitists are those who think they're better than other people—a category in which by Election Day, on the evidence of her autobiography, included many of the people working for her own campaign. Palin is …

It Took a War to Free the Slaves

How soon we forget: "People are frustrated, their anxious, they're scared about the future. And they have a right to be impatient about the pace of change. I'm impatient," President Obama said at an event for Gen44. "It took time to free the slaves," he added. Barack Obama has forgotten a simple fact: in this …

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