Proroguing Congress: From Unconstitutional to Funny

Well, that's the way it is in North Carolina, at least: "I think we ought to suspend, perhaps, elections for Congress for two years and just tell them we won't hold it against them, whatever decisions they make, to just let them help this country recover. I really hope that someone can agree with me …

Joe Biden Reaches Out to the Rabbis

Yes, he does: Biden told the group of rabbis that he’s had disagreements with President Barack Obama over some of the language that he uses regarding Israel, said Klein, a Democrat who represented Congressional District 22, which includes Palm Beach. “I will defend, down to my last breath that this administration has one of the …

Obama and the Jobs Bill: It's More Than Just Feeding Lambs

NPR picked up on the origin of Barack Obama's appeal "if you love me, you got to help me pass this bill.:" But that doesn't mean there still isn't the occasional moment reminiscent of a Bible story...Here's John 21:15, the New International Version, describing a scene between Jesus and his disciples: When they had finished …

Pat Robertson Isn't Correct on Divorce and Alzheimers

Not this time: Pat Robertson advised a viewer of yesterday's 700 Club to avoid putting a "guilt trip" on those who want to divorce a spouse with Alzheimer's. During the show's advice segment, a viewer asked Robertson how she should address a friend who was dating another woman "because his wife as he knows her …

Even Those at the Top Know We Have a Poverty Problem

Well, in Palm Beach, at least: Wander along Worth Avenue, Rodeo Drive or Fifth Avenue and you’d be hard-pressed to even think America has a soaring poverty rate. But it does. Whether high-enders want to acknowledge it or not our poverty rate has been climbing for the past few years, according to the Census Bureau. …

A Gator Fan Comes Back From the Dead

About three years ago, I featured a video from my church about the healing of Meredith Vining Parker, one of the most amazing miracles I have ever known about, certainly relating to someone my wife and I know very well. Now it's featured on the 700 Club: http://dl2.cbn.com/cbnplayer/cbnPlayer.swf?s=/mp4/AS76v2_WS One side note: Meredith and her sisters …

Month of Sundays: Worth

This is what the LORD says: Don't let wise people brag about their wisdom. Don't let strong people brag about their strength. Don't let rich people brag about their riches. If they want to brag, they should brag that they understand and know me. They should brag that I, the LORD, act out of love, …

Why I Struggle Writing About 9/11

This coming Sunday, of course, is the tenth anniversary of al-Qaeda's attack on the World Trade Centre and the Pentagon.  Most of the blogosphere (to say nothing of the press, mainstream and otherwise) will fill up a great deal of space dealing with the subject.  When approaching the date, I figured I'd join in the …

The Perils of Any "Renewal Movement" Staying in an Established Church

John Richarson, the Ugley Vicar, has his doubts about the course of Anglican Evangelicalism after the "Keele" commitment to stay within in the Church of England: When I was a young trainee clergyman (just six years on from Keele), the phrase going round was that we were ‘in it to win it’. In other words, …

They Don't Call Them "Main Line" Churches for Nothing

It's got the liberal Episcopal blog The Lead scratching its head: There was news last month that contrary to most people's expectation, the more educated an American is, the more likely that person is to attend church regularly. So why are the mainstream churches in the U.S. losing membership across the board? Apparently it's because …

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