Were there no war, you could drive from Aleppo, Syria to Stockholm, Sweden in about the time it takes to get from San Francisco, CA to Charlotte, NC…about three days of hard driving with reasonable nights’ sleeps. It really is that close. I mention Charlotte because Stockholm has a population about the size of Charlotte, … More Because we’ll be a Buddhist nation long before that happens: some alternative facts
Chesterton once said, “It is only by believing in God that we can ever criticize the Government. Once abolish the God, and the Government becomes the God.” One might be tempted to think him wrong considering the vehement criticism of our current government by relatively “godless” leftists. However, closer consideration reveals the truth that they … More Because you’re not fighting Hitler: of Faustian delusions and godless politics
Some days I think Paul was a bit too optimistic. For example, in II Corinthians he wrote: So I beg you to reaffirm your love…so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs. (II Cor. 2:8,11) The fact is we seem to be outwitted by the enemy … More Outwitted and ignorant: the problem of “Black lives matter”
When we meet a solid and genuine Catholic or Orthodox (or even Anglican) believer, do we assume that person is the exception to the typically dead religion of other co-religionists? Do we assume that this is that rare and thoughtful (and possibly tragic) true believer in the Catholic church? Or can we imagine that maybe, just maybe there are just as many true Jesus loving Catholics (and Orthodox) as there are Evangelicals? … More Trusting the Other Christians, for the Love of Christ
The National Socialist Party in Germany accomplished some pretty amazing things. They took a nation left destitute by war and economic depression and elevated it to the status of a major world power. Their leaders were quite progressive in matters of animal conservation and public health. They had an effective welfare system to help the … More Murder was less than 1% of all they did.
It was one of my proud moments as a Dad, that day when my 13 year old son said he could not finish his reading for American Government. That day his reading was “The Cornerstone Speech” of Alexander Stephens, vice president of the Confederacy. In it Stephens praises what he sees as the points of … More “A Person’s a Person No Matter How Small.”
I have not written about the abortion videos; I do not want to be simply reactionary. “The anger of man does not work the righteousness of God.” And I have been so angry, not just at the videos or planned parenthood but at the people who defend them…especially the Christians who pass around the lies … More I’ve been to dark places.