The Part of Psalm 91 That No One Likes

A favourite psalm of many is Psalm 91.  Everyone likes this part: Praise of a Song, by David. He that dwells in the help of the Highest, shall sojourn under the shelter of the God of heaven. He shall say to the Lord, Thou art my helper and my refuge: my God; I will hope …

From Covenant Community to SCOTUS Nominee

Well, it's official: the product of a Catholic Charismatic covenant community, Amy Coney Barrett, is the nominee to be a Supreme Court Justice.  My regular readers know that I've dealt with this subject over the years, from this piece in 2011 (where I document why I turned down the invitation to join one) to the …

Aligning with the Obvious in the Middle East

The recent normalisation of relations between Israel on the one hand and the United Arab Emirates on the other hand has been billed as a major foreign policy triumph of the Trump administration.  It is that, to the extent that at least a little of the American foreign policy establishment was forced to conform with …

Jessica Krug Should be Thankful She Didn’t Get Tangled Up with Karl Marx

She's definitely been busted: Across the pond, a few days later, a woman waved a white flag. The historian Jessica A. Krug, then an associate professor at George Washington University, posted a confession on the publishing platform Medium, last Thursday, explaining that she is not who she’d been claiming to be. “To an escalating degree …

Obama’s Old Left-Wing Critics Get the Upper Hand

A blast from the past from Barack Obama's old press secretary Robert Gibbs in 2010: During an interview with The Hill in his West Wing office, White House press secretary Robert Gibbs blasted liberal naysayers, whom he said would never regard anything the president did as good enough. “I hear these people saying he’s like …

My Prediction on the Course of Pedophilia

In view of California Governor Gavin Newsom's signing into law the lightening of penalties for pedophilia, this prediction, from 2016, bears repeating: What I am about to say will probably make some people blow their stack.   That isn’t hard to do these days.  But I think this is the time to say it.  We …

Imagine a world without the USA…

John Law is possibly the most important man in history you’ve never heard of. He’s also the sort of character you’d find implausible if you read about him in a novel. A gambler who killed a man in a duel in Bloomsbury Square then escaped from jail and fled Britain. A Scottish economist who helped …

Church of God Chaplains Commission 9/11 Ministry Presentation

As we come up on another anniversary of September 11, we present this, prepared for the Church of God Chaplains Commission: https://youtu.be/HINdOGSe68k This is a video version of the PowerPoint presentation first shown at the Church of God Chaplains Commission Honors Dinner and Awards Ceremony, Marriott Ball Room, Indianapolis, Indiana, 10 August 2002. This was …

Dr. Alexander Vazakas: Early Greek-American Pentecostal, Philosopher, Linguist

Alexander Vazakas (1873-1965) began life in the Ottoman Empire, where his family suffered persecution on account of their evangelical faith. In 1902 he immigrated to America, where he became a linguist and philosopher. During the last years of his life, he served as a professor at Evangel College (now Evangel University) in Springfield, Missouri, and …

The Inconvenient Truth About the Ukraine

...is shown in the map above.  It's a map from the London Geographical Institute in 1920, showing the extent of the Ukraine in the time of the Russian Civil War.  It's probably the outline of the independent Ukraine that the likes of Symon Petliura fought unsuccessfully for, a holdover (as the map shows) from Tsarist …

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