A Merry Christmas/Joyeux Noël from Positive Infinity

Above is a Christmas card sent by my great-uncle, James N. Warrington.  Evidently the Francophone bent in the family predates marrying into the progeny of New France.  Yohttps://vulcanhammer.info/2017/08/18/california-series-pile-hammers/u can read more about him and his accomplishments here.

@AndyStanley and his own "War on Christmas"

Or, more precisely, the Virgin Birth: Andy Stanley, founder of North Point Ministries, a network of six congregations across the Atlanta metropolitan area attended by 30,000 worshipers a week, said in a message Dec. 3 that one of the challenging things about Christmas is the “unbelievable” nature of stories in the Bible describing Jesus’ miraculous …

Russell Moore Loses His "No Win" Position

He's certainly in trouble: Now Moore himself, as the ERLC leader, is under attack from some of the religious right figures he criticized during the campaign... "There are a number of churches that I have heard of in the SBC, fairly large churches, that are going to withhold their funds from the ERLC," Harrell says, …

Mirroring Our Creator

Not too long ago, while grading homework for a course I was teaching, I saw a "better than usual" performance from one of my students.  I noted that, if she would consistently concentrate on what she was doing, she was capable of very good work.   The response I got to this was as follows: …

Tillerson for Secretary of State? Of Course!

Donald Trump's anticipated choice of ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson for Secretary of State already has people riled up.  What could a dirty oil man--especially one who has "relations" with the Russians--do for this country's foreign affairs? The first thing Donald Trump has doubtless found out is something this blog has said for a long time: …

My Thoughts on Donald Trump and the Chinese

The incoming administration is doing many things that put their opponents--and some of their supporters--in a lather.  That's not hard to do these days in the US, it seems that everyone pretty much lives that way.  One of those is with the Chinese--taking a call from Taiwan's president, his threats regarding trade, etc. I have …

An interview with Abu Daoud about “Sharing Jesus with Muslims in America”

Almost five years ago I interviewed Abu Daoud, the legendary Anglican missionary and scholar on Islam.  (You can see Part 1 and Part 2 of that interview.)  Well, praise be to Allah, he's emerged from the shadows with a book entitled Sharing Jesus with Muslims in America.  This interview was conducted at an undisclosed location. …

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