The People That Feel the Shame Finally Speak Up

In France, no less: At today's rally, Zohra Bouchiba, a French Muslim, was handing out fliers for a prevention group for youngsters tempted by jihadism. “We should have been out here a long time ago,” she says. No kidding...in any case, a couple of weeks ago I reposted my piece They Feel the Shame, about Muslims …

Dedication and Consecration of the Anglican Church of the Redeemer

This evening I attended the dedication and consecration of this ACNA congregation in Chattanooga, Tennessee.  Archbishop Foley Beach presided along with the Rector, the Rev. Brice Ullman. The "new" building is an old Presbyterian church. The congregation is about ten years old; it is not a parish type of secession that has occupied this blog, …

Beguiling the Left, One Charlatan and Crackpot Scheme at a Time

There was a time with the writings of "Karl and Fred" (Marx and Engels) were prominent on my reading list.  During my growing up years, their followers controlled a third of the world's population and most of its nuclear weapons.  During my career in the family business I spent a great deal of time in …

No, They're Not Scientists, Either

And some will admit it: Many more in the Republican Party love using this line, "I'm not a scientist." Marco Rubio, John Boehner, and Rick Scott, have all used versions of this line to dismiss climate change science or promote creationism. In 2012, asked how old Earth is, Rubio repeated, "I'm not a scientist," twice. …

The Relationship Between Faith and Works

From St. Thomas Aquinas, Summa Theolgiae, Suppl., 89, 7:  The judgment as regards the sentencing to punishment for sin concerns all the wicked, whereas the judgment as regards the discussion of merits concerns only believers. Because in unbelievers the foundation of faith is lacking, without which all subsequent works are deprived of the perfection of …

"Get Out of My Way!" Some Things Never Change

When Joseph was put in charge of Egypt by Pharaoh, the following happened: He had him ride in the chariot of the second-in-command. Men ran ahead of him and shouted, "Make way!" Pharaoh put Joseph in charge of Egypt.  (Genesis 41:43 GW) This reminds me of the Canadian journalist John Fraser's account of the departure …

They Still Feel the Shame

On this, the thirteenth commemoration of 9/11, it's probably worthwhile to remind everyone that many Muslims are basically ashamed of the way their co-religionists are doing with ISIS, 9/11, etc. From my 2005/2010 post on the subject: It was a unique experience for my wife and I to attend the Arab Worldwide Evangelical Ministers Association …

Latter Rain Christian Coffeehouse

Instead of an album from the "Jesus Music" era, this entry is a little different: a live recording of the Latter Rain Christian Coffeehouse in Garland Texas in July, 1977.  Located in downtown Garland, the Latter Rain was active through most of that year. As opposed to the other coffeehouse recording I offer here, I've decided …

Victoria Osteen's Moment, or "What Are We Doing Here Anyway?"

It's another week along the Southwest Freeway in Houston as Victoria Osteen has embroiled herself in a controversy over remarks about why we worship God.  The usual people say the usual things, and the usual fracas ensues, just as it has over much of what her husband Joel says. I think we'd be better off, …

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