These are listed in x-files.fandom.com “Monster of the Week“, or MOTW, refers to episodes of The X-Files that typically deal with some type of supernatural or paranormal creature/entity, but may also be a simple criminal with a unique ability. They are usually separate from episodes dealing with the conspiracy, although certain elements can crossover between the two. Monster of the Week episodes populate the majority of each season, as to avoid the risk of over exposing the mythology arc. My cmnt: The MOTW episodes are what made The X-Files the entertaining and fun series that it was. The alien-mythology arc is unneeded and tedious. It is … Continue reading X-Files Monster of the Week Episodes
By Colleen Kenney – March 5, 2004 – for the Lincoln Journal Star My cmnt: Philosophical materialists (i.e., atheists, earth worshipers, communists, secular humanists, Darwinists, radical environmentalists) scoff at the idea of there being a God and most certainly a God who forgives sins. “We are free to do what we want, especially sexually”, they tell us. But as my recent posts on Earth Day and such show, no one escapes from guilt and the need for pardon – for all have sinned, feel it in their hearts and want forgiveness – even if the sin is not recycling enough … Continue reading Confession is beautiful, grace-filled and a necessary part of growing spiritually
By CHARLES KRAUTHAMMER | Orange County Register December 11, 2009 at 12:00 a.m. My cmnt: These are three columns from my files that seem as appropriate on this Earth Day as when they were written. Environmentalism and Earth Day in particular is a religious celebration of the Left and all nature worshipers. C.S. Lewis wrote that the worshipping of nature is like being so enamored with the postman and his uniform that you fail to read the letter he delivered. WASHINGTON In the 1970s and early ’80s, having seized control of the U.N. apparatus (by power of numbers), Third World countries decided … Continue reading Environmentalism is the new socialism
BY: SCOTT POWELL – APRIL 15, 2022 – for The Federalist Because of their experience with the resurrected Jesus, the apostles were in a unique position, knowing with certainty that Jesus was truly the Son of God. There are many religions with different founders, prophets, and teachers going back thousands of years. But only one of them, Christianity, has a founder who professed to be the Messiah—the son of God—who provided irrefutable proof of who he was by conquering death through resurrection. Easter is the celebration of Christ’s resurrection. Christ is also the only person in history who was pre-announced starting … Continue reading Jesus Christ’s Resurrection Is Probably The Best-Documented Historical Event Ever
Women reported two top leaders’ inappropriate behavior for more than 12 years. Nothing happened. DANIEL SILLIMAN | MARCH 15, 2022 02:30 PM – for Christianity Today Disclosure: This story was reported by CT news editor Daniel Silliman, edited by senior news editor Kate Shellnutt, and published without prior review by ministry executives. Neither editor had access to personnel files or meetings regarding the allegations or investigation. You can read president and CEO Timothy Dalrymple’s statement here. For more than a dozen years, Christianity Today failed to hold two ministry leaders accountable for sexual harassment at its Carol Stream, Illinois, office. A … Continue reading Sexual Harassment Went Unchecked at Christianity Today
by Derek Hunter – Apr 10, 2022 12:01 AM – for Townhall.com The opinions expressed by this columnist are his own and do not necessarily represent the views of Lord Buckbeak My cmnt: The democrats have declared war on America in general and Christians in particular. They hate us and are doing everything they can get away with to harass, enslave, subdue and destroy us. Reconciling the horrors of war with the Christian virtue to love our enemies is a balancing act. Great books and films speak to this issue of love and war. The Hiding Place by Corrie Ten … Continue reading I Really Do Hate These Leftists
BY: PAMELA DANZIGER – DECEMBER 08, 2021 – for The Federalist If you only watched corporate media’s coverage of the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Organization abortion case before the Supreme Court last week, you’d think very few people still believed in Christianity and its values, prominent among which is the belief that life is divinely created and precious. But a recent poll suggests the majority of Americans do express a belief in God. In a survey of some 6,500 American adults, Pew Research Center found that many Americans still hold religious convictions including a deep and abiding belief in God, belief in heaven and hell, … Continue reading Poll: Most Americans Believe In Biblical God, Heaven And Hell, And Purpose For Suffering
The immigration crisis of 1620. by Christopher Caldwell – Fall 2020 – for Claremont Review of Books Possibly someone will surprise us at the last minute. Possibly the coronavirus is to blame. But with 2020 nearly over, it looks like the 400th anniversary of the Pilgrims’ arrival at Plymouth, Massachusetts, is going to pass uncommemorated. There have been no TV features relating what happened 400 years ago. No magazine essays unstitching the religious conflicts that drove the Puritans into exile or the republican philosophy of the Mayflower Compact and its relevance to us. Absent is the passion society’s leaders bring … Continue reading Plymouth Rock Landed on Them
Article by John Piper Founder & Teacher, desiringGod.org – SEPTEMBER 16, 2014 My cmnt: Click here to read a short bio of former national Poet Laureate, and fellow Nebraskan, Ted Kooser. My cmnt: As I live in Nebraska it is a big deal to have our national Poet Laureate signing his books of poetry at the local Barnes & Noble. Our State Poet of Nebraska, William Kloefkorn, was also there signing some of his works. Ted was not at all comfortable, it seemed to me, being there, while Bill loved it. Again, it seemed to me, that Bill was just a little … Continue reading The Books Boomers Will Never Read
The U.S. poet laureate and winner of the 2005 Pulitzer Prize in poetry is a Unitarian Universalist. DAN CRYER 12/5/2005 WINTER 2005 My cmnt: As I live in Nebraska it is a big deal to have our national Poet Laureate signing his books of poetry at the local Barnes & Noble. Our State Poet of Nebraska, William Kloefkorn, was also there signing some of his works. Ted was not at all comfortable, it seemed to me, being there, while Bill loved it. Again, it seemed to me, that Bill was just a little miffed at the attention Ted was getting compared to … Continue reading Ted Kooser’s poetry of the people
By Robert Louis Wilken – Nov 1993 – First Things My cmnt: Written 28 years ago, this essay on the Truth of Christianity is as relevant today as it was then. What we are witnessing today is the rotten fruit of the Left systematically dismantling Western culture as Professor Wilken warned us in this essay. My cmnt: Wilken writes of “practical atheism” which he calls secularism. At that time we tended to call atheism “secular humanism”. This turned out to be too weak of a description. It doesn’t really capture the true essence of post-modernism in the 21st century. My … Continue reading No Other Gods Before Me
Is the Cosmos a Work of Poor Engineering or the Gift of an Artistic Designer? by Jonathan Witt – Jul/Aug 2004 – for Touchstone magazine My cmnt: This is a brilliant essay well worth the long read. Darwinists are fond of pointing out what they consider design flaws in living things. Inefficiencies, in their minds, that a master designer simply would not do. Yet Witt contends that Messy things not only make the world better but also a lot more interesting. My cmnt: It reminds me of when a boy first learns about a girl’s reproductive system. Ewww, they are … Continue reading The Gods Must Be Tidy!
by Hugh Ross – April 20, 2020 – for Reasons to Believe How many origin events has Earth’s life undergone? From a naturalistic perspective there is just one origin of life: the origin of the Last Universal Common Ancestor (LUCA). Naturalistic models for life posit that somehow physics and chemistry on the early Earth gave rise to a simple bacterium from which all organisms presently have a common descent. These models also claim that all life can be explained by physics and chemistry alone. Genesis 1 declares that there were three distinct origins of life: (1) the origin of purely physical life … Continue reading Domestication, Human Exceptionalism, and Creation
religious sect Alternate titles: Êzidî, Azīdī, Izadī, Yazdani, Yezīdī, Zedī from the Encyclopedia Britannica – Feb 17, 2022 Yazīdī, also spelled Yezīdī, Azīdī, Zedī, Izadī, Êzidî, or Yazdani, member of a Kurdish religious minority found primarily in northern Iraq, southeastern Turkey, northern Syria, the Caucasus region, and parts of Iran. The Yazīdī religion includes elements of ancient Iranian religions as well as elements of Judaism, Nestorian Christianity, and Islam. Although scattered and probably numbering only between 200,000 and 1,000,000, the Yazīdīs have a well-organized society, with a chief sheikh as the supreme religious head and an emir, or prince, as the secular head. The origins of the name Yazīdī are uncertain; some scholars have proposed that it comes from the Old Iranian yazata (divine being), while others … Continue reading Yazīdī
from Wikipedia – Feb 17, 2022 My cmnt: I do not trust Wikipedia for anything that can even slightly be used to further the Leftist agenda of the democratic party. That is a LOT of things. My cmnt: I’m only including the first paragraph of the Wiki article. Click the link above to read the whole piece. In general it seems to be a fair and accurate assessment of their beliefs. Yazidism (Kurdish: Êzdiyatî, Êzdîtî) or Sharfadin (Kurdish: شهرفهدین, Şerfedîn) is a monotheisticethnic religion that has roots in a western Iranic pre-Zoroastrian religion directly derived from the Indo-Iranian tradition. Yazidism is followed by the mainly Kurmanji-speaking Yazidis and is based on belief in one God who … Continue reading Yazidism: the religion and beliefs
By Raymond Ibrahim – Feb 3, 2022 – for The American Thinker My cmnt: I worked with a Muslim man from Pakistan who was quite religious. He would not drink alcohol, prayed five times a day (some while at work), would not eat pork and overall was a very decent fellow. At the time I knew very little about Islam and so took advantage of our association to ask any number of questions. When the suicide bombers became a news item it wasn’t long before we all heard of the 72 virgins awaiting them in Muslim heaven. My cmnt: My Muslim … Continue reading Do Muslim Women Get a Harem of 72 Sexy Studs in Heaven?
By DAVID NG – Feb 8, 2022 – for Breitbart.news Comedian-actress Milana Vayntrub, who is known to millions of TV viewers for playing cheerful saleswoman “Lily” in AT&T’s ubiquitous wireless commercials, has penned a personal essay in which she expresses gratitude for abortion, describing her own experience terminating her unwanted child as “no big deal.” She also describes women as “all of us with a uterus” and abortions as a form of “essential health care.” “Over the past decade, I’ve hardly thought about my abortion, except for when I think of those who may not have access to one,” she wrote … Continue reading AT&T Commercial Star Milana Vayntrub: ‘I Am Grateful for the Beautifully Boring Abortion I Had’
January 26th, 2022 – BabylonBee.com PORTLAND, OR—Local atheist Marcus Blaine has been wavering in his atheism recently, wondering why good things happen at all. Marcus has found himself asking why he has it so good in what should be a cold, meaningless world that doesn’t care whether he suffers or not. “How could there be no God if so many good things keep happening?” asked Marcus Blaine. “Oh, Materialism forgive me as I wrestle with doubt. Forgive me for seeing beauty and wonder in a world as if it were designed by a Creator!” Sources say that Marcus often says that he’s … Continue reading ‘Why Do Good Things Happen At All?’ Asks Atheist Struggling With His Faith
Genesis one is best understood as a literary, theological framework for God’s creative activity given to us by the Holy Spirit through Moses in Genesis 1:1-2:3. Commentators have noted for centuries that the chronology of events is not sequential. We easily notice that light is created before the luminaries. Critics act as if the Hebrew people, including the writer Moses, were so stupid that they did not notice this in their ignorant, pre-scientific minds. We maintain however that the prophet Moses was not writing a scientific explanation for creation but a theological revelation of God as creator and redeemer of mankind. … Continue reading Separating, forming and filling – Genesis One as a theological Framework
The God Hypothesis should be considered as a possible explanation for our universe. by Leonard Sax – Fall 2021 – The Claremont Review of Books Friedrich Nietzsche was among the first philosophers to wrestle seriously with the implications of Charles Darwin’s theories. In Daybreak (1881), Nietzsche considered the metaphysical consequences of Darwinian evolution: Formerly one sought the feeling of the grandeur of man by pointing to his divine origin: this has now become a forbidden way, for at its portal stands the ape, together with other dreadful beasts, grinning knowingly as if to say: no further in this direction! One therefore now tries the opposite … Continue reading The Ambiguity of the Evidence
From the website: gotquestions.org Mariology is the theological study of Mary, the mother of Jesus. Within the Roman Catholic Church, Mary is venerated over all other saints. Anglicans share some of the beliefs of Roman Catholic Mariology, but not all. The Eastern Orthodox Church calls Mary the “God-bearer,” emphasizing Mary’s status as the mother of God Incarnate, gives her the title “Ever Virgin,” and emphasizes her sublime holiness, her share in redemption, and her role as a mediator of grace. Most Protestants endorse the Apostles’ Creed, which acknowledges the virgin birth of Christ, but they do not believe in most of the … Continue reading What is Mariology?
I never thought about having an abortion. Instead, at 19, I erased the future I had imagined for myself By Merritt Tierce – Published Dec. 2, 2021 Updated Dec. 5, 2021 for the New York Times My cmnt: I certainly appreciate this woman’s story. I too grew up in a Church of Christ and knew girls who got married after finding out they were pregnant. I also knew a girl who had an abortion when she found out she was pregnant and not wanting to marry the father. My cousin got a girl pregnant in early high school and rode the bus with … Continue reading The Abortion I Didn’t Have
As posted on gotquestions.org My cmnt: As we once again enter Advent and the Christmas season I thought this would be a good time to address this question. The phrase mother of God traces back to the third century and continues to be used in some liturgical churches, including the Roman Catholic Church. One of the topics at the Council of Ephesus in AD 431 was the use of the Greek term Theotókos (literally, “God-bearer” or “the one who gives birth to God”) in reference to Mary. That council’s use of Theotokos was meant to counter the heresy of Nestorianism, which cleaved the nature and person of Christ in … Continue reading Is Mary the mother of God (Theotokos)?
By Lisette Voytko Forbes Staff – 2021 – My cmnt: Like chess players, mathematicians, theoretical physicists, etc., almost all of the top people in these fields and almost all of the billionaires in America and the world are men. The female billionaires almost always inherit their fortunes from their dead (or divorced husbands) or fathers. My cmnt: Why this should be, given that becoming a billionaire does not depend on superior size or strength, is not hard to understand. To get to the top of these professions requires uncommon intelligence, drive, and single-minded focus. While many women have uncommon intelligence, … Continue reading Women make up just 14% of The Forbes 400. But these 56 Heiresses are worth a collective $564 billion.
A Longtime Agnostic Discovers the Case for Design Here is an interesting little book which at 146 pages won’t leave you bogged down in any but the most necessary detail the author requires to explain himself and his enlightenment. For those of my readers who would like to dig deeper into the foundation of modern atheism I can recommend any number of books exposing in detail the fallacious hypothesis which is Darwinism. Simply drop me a note under ‘Contact’ in the menu and I will email you back a list. Please let me know a little about your background or … Continue reading Taking Leave of Darwin
By Michelle Boorstein Photos by Ilana Panich-Linsman for The Washington Post Oct. 28, 2021 My cmnt: Here is the original WaPo article about Bennett the teenage witch. Because Bennett uses they/them pronouns to refer to herself this article can be confusing on first read. Once your mind gets use to the game of substituting she/her every time you see they/them the reading gets easier to follow. My cmnt: Although Bennett has a BOYfriend she still insists she is not a GIRLfriend which seems odd and contradictory at best and simply stupid at worst. My cmnt: It does seem to me … Continue reading From spellcasting to podcasting: Inside the life of a teenage witch – WaPo
Washington Post Reports On Demonic Energy Behind The Left’s Culture War While they are described benignly as seeking ‘forgiveness,’ ‘spiritual power,’ and ‘peace,’ these practitioners of witchcraft do hate something: Christians. By Joy Pullmann November 1, 2021 – for The Federalist My cmnt: Witchcraft goes back to the Garden. More recently I was made aware of just how prevalent witchcraft is among girls. When my wife and I were first married we hosted a young person’s carnival/fun nite in the basement of the church we were married in. We invited several young people to set up little booths in various … Continue reading From spellcasting to Podcasting: Inside the life of a teenage witch
Dennis Prager | Posted: Nov 02, 2021 12:01 AM – for Townhall.com To most readers of this column, the question is absurd. The reason is not because the question is, in fact, absurd; it is because most readers of this column are conservative, and many are religious. Am I implying that most leftists do not believe stealing is wrong? Yes, I am. As incredible as this assertion is to just about all religious people and virtually all conservatives, most leftists do not believe stealing is wrong. Since I always draw a distinction between those on the Left and liberals, let … Continue reading Is Stealing Wrong? Not on the Left
By Megan Basham – Oct 25, 2021 – for DailyWire.com In July, New York City’s Redeemer Presbyterian — Tim Keller’s theologically conservative church, firmly embedded in the mainstream of American evangelicalism — quietly posted a statement to its website regarding service attendance: “Individuals who are fully vaccinated … are welcome to sit on the main floor of the sanctuary without social distancing and masks will be optional … Individuals who are not fully vaccinated … are welcome to sit in the balcony …” The language of the announcement was understated but the import was not — Redeemer Presbyterian had effectually segregated … Continue reading Neither Vaccinated Nor Unvaccinated: How Churches Imposing Vaccine Mandates Are Dividing Christians With A ‘Different Gospel’
Americans are rapidly giving up on church. Our minds and bodies will pay the price. TYLER J. VANDERWEELE AND BRENDAN CASE – OCTOBER 19, 2021 for Christianity Today The Reverend William Glass is an Anglican priest and theologian, fluent in five languages and possessing an impressive résumé in marketing. His story isn’t one of privilege, however. In Glass’s view, the church saved his life. Glass grew up desperately poor in a Florida trailer park. His family went to church perhaps once a year, but his religious background was, in his words, “Southern alcoholic.” His father was either absent or abusive, … Continue reading Empty Pews Are an American Public Health Crisis
By Eric Wayne January 27, 2021 – from his website What quackery is this?! Is your pronoun going to be “that”, or is “that” already taken? No woo-woo here, folks. I’m not saying I don’t have a shape, color, or gender, or that those things don’t have importance, I merely point out what should be so obvious that everyone takes it for granted. It is our minds that make humans exceptional among all living organisms, and it’s what we do with them after we are born that truly matters. However, in the 21st century, we’ve woken to discover we are merely the … Continue reading Runaway Rant: I identify as a shapeless, colorless, genderless soul
A Discussion between Antony Flew and Gary Habermas Antony FlewDepartment of PhilosophyUniversity of ReadingReading, England Gary HabermasDepartment of Philosophy and TheologyLiberty UniversityLynchburg, Virginia My cmnt: You can read this discussion (including footnotes) in full at Evangelical Philosophical Society. I also highly recommend purchasing and reading the book “Taking Leave of Darwin” by British rationalist Neal Thomas. Both Flew and Thomas are (or were for most of their adult lives) atheists who have been persuaded by the scientific evidence that the first cause of the universe and of life has to be a non-material Being who could be called God. Paul … Continue reading My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism
from Chessbase.com – published 11/29/2014 My cmnt: If you read this entire article in Financial Times you will hear from the greatest female chess player of all time why she quit playing chess competitively. Bottom line: she is not a man. She wanted to have children, a family and to pursue other interests. Contrary to Lib-think women cannot have it all. No one can. My cmnt: Men give up certain things to concentrate on their work. Women give up certain things to concentrate on their children. Each is necessary and important. Neither is more important in the grand scheme of … Continue reading Polgar: Playing Carlsen feels like you’re drowning
Lloyd announced her plans to retire after the US women’s bronze medal match in Tokyo By Paulina Dedaj | Fox News – Sept 22, 2021 for Foxnews.com My cmnt: I know this is a surprise and frankly puzzling to the world’s Leftist Elites but women are not men. They do not think like men, act like men, emote like men, nor are they built like men. Also contrary to Leftist-Lib-Think only women menstruate and conceive and have babies. Women do not want the same things men want. Women actually like and love babies unlike men who mostly tolerate them when they have … Continue reading Soccer star Carli Lloyd dismisses comparisons amid retirement plans: ‘Tom Brady doesn’t have to have kids’
Dennis Prager | Posted: Sep 28, 2021 12:01 AM – for Townhall.com My cmnt: Nearly fifty years ago I was given the book “The Hiding Place” by Corrie ten Boom. It had a profound effect upon me then and to this day. Corrie and her sister and father gave up their home, their wealth, their freedom and their lives to hide the Jews of Holland from the Nazis. Only Corrie survived to tell the tale. There is something about most Jews that few non-Jews know: We Jews often ask ourselves if a non-Jew in our lives would hide us in … Continue reading Who Would Hide a Jew if Nazis Took Over America?
Evangeline Paterson My cmnt: I first encountered this poem when it was published in The Daily Nebraskan, student newspaper of the University of Nebraska, some time ago. I found this blog and purchased the book of poems The Lion Book of Christian Poetry. I didn’t find a lot of poems there that impressed me so I don’t really recommend the book. I do however recommend reading the poem below. Evangeline Paterson (1928—2000) is the founding editor of the journal Other Voices. She grew up in Dublin, married an Englishman, and lived for many years in St. Andrews, Scotland, then in Leicester, … Continue reading Death on a Crossing
By Louise Bevan August 4, 2021 Updated: August 4, 2021 – for The Epoch Times Despite the lack of support from her husband, the derision of her community, and the advice of her doctor to abort, an Indian woman chose life, bravely raising triplet daughters by herself. “My daughters are my strength,” Auxiliary nurse-midwife Jasbeer Kaur, who currently resides in Rajasthan’s Ganganagar district in northern India, told The Epoch Times. “I have no regrets, no burden on my heart. If I would have committed the sin [of abortion], I would have died just with the guilt.” Jasbeer got married in 1995, and it quickly transpired that her husband … Continue reading Woman Chose Life for Triplet Daughters 24 Years Ago Despite Doctor’s Advice to Abort
By JAMES ROBISON Published on May 12, 2021 – for The Stream My cmnt: Starting (at least publicly) in the 60s the Left, using the Vietnam War as its excuse, started attacking America through the institutions of higher learning. Financed and infiltrated by Soviet Russia the anti-(American only)-war movement refused to see the distinct parallels between the Red Chinese invasion of Korea and the Russian/Chinese invasion of Vietnam. Their goal being the worldwide spread and dominion of communism. My cmnt: Using gullible, young sexually progressive stooges in college their motto was “Make love, not war”. The film “Forest Gump” fairly accurately portrays how … Continue reading Pastor Joe Wright’s Powerful Prayer: 25 Years Later, It’s More Timely Than Ever
Dennis Prager|Posted: Jul 14, 2020 12:01 AM for Townhall.com The left-wing charge that America is a racist country is the greatest national libel since the Blood Libel against the Jews. America is, in fact, the least racist, multiracial, multiethnic country in world history. Neither the claim that America is a racist society nor the claim that it is the least racist country can be empirically proven. Both are assessments. But honest people do need to provide arguments for their position. I have found every argument that America is racist, let alone “systemically” racist, wanting. For example, the police almost never … Continue reading 5 Arguments Against ‘America Is a Racist Country’
By PENNY STARR 17 May 2021 – for Breitbart news Hailey Davidson is being touted as a transgender woman who could be the first to play professional golf with the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) after winning a mini-tour competing against biological women. Hope for playing on the pro circuit were boosted after the United States Golf Association (USGA) sent an email saying Davidson that the requirements under that organization’s “gender policy eligibility” had been met. “I’m not just going to be stuck on mini-tours,” said Davidson, who works in the social media vertical at NBC’s Peacock division. Florida Today reported on … Continue reading Transgender Golfer Sets Sights on Competing in LPGA
PHILLIP E. JOHNSON NOVEMBER 10, 2010 INTELLIGENT DESIGN PUBLISHED IN TOUCHSTONE MAGAZINE For anyone who wants to understand the argument for the necessary role of intelligent design in the history of life, the indispensable source is now Stephen C. Meyers’ book Signature in the Cell (HarperOne, 2009). For cultural reasons, when arguments for the validity of Darwin’s theory of evolution have been made in the past, emphasis has often been placed on the question of human descent from ape-like ancestors. Meyers’ book, in contrast, directs attention to the scientifically most important subject: the origin of the cell and its complex molecular mechanisms. Meyers’ analysis is … Continue reading Dogmatic Signs – A Review of Signature in the Cell
By John N. Reynolds – Gospel Track and Bible One of the most interesting cases of resuscitation that ever came to my knowledge was that of George Lennox, a notorious horse thief of Jefferson County. He was serving his second term. Sedgwick county sent him to the prison the first time for a similar offense – stealing horses. During the winter of 1887 and 1888 he worked in the coal mines. The place where he was laboring seemed dangerous to him. He reported the fact to the officer in charge, who made an examination, and deciding that the room was … Continue reading Forty-Eight Hours In Hell
By THOMAS D. WILLIAMS, PH.D. – 10 May 2021 – for Breitbart.news A showdown is brewing among the U.S. bishops over the question of whether to deny Holy Communion to public figures such as Joe Biden who profess to be Catholics while actively working to expand abortion rights, which the Church considers to be gravely evil. The Associated Press noted Sunday that the confrontation is coming to a head in anticipation of the national assembly of the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB), slated to begin on June 16. The doctrine committee of the USCCB is currently drafting a document to clarify the issue … Continue reading Showdown Brews over Holy Communion for ‘Pro-Abortion Catholics’
By KEVIN DEYOUNG | MARCH 9, 2021 | for The Gospel Coalition It’s no secret that America is suffering from ever-deepening division and polarization. Many of us are concerned about the increasing animosity, belligerence, and violence in our body politic. What concerns me even more are the divisions in the church, in particular, the growing factionalism in the conservative evangelical Reformed world I inhabit. Whether the problem is on the right or on the left (or both), there is little doubt that our Young, Restless, and Reformed tribe is less young (and maybe less Reformed?), but certainly as restless as ever. My … Continue reading Why Reformed Evangelicalism Has Splintered: Four Approaches to Race, Politics, and Gender
Christians say, with the apostle Paul, that for us to live is Christ, and to die is gain — yet at the very thought of death, so many of our churches slammed our doors shut and are keeping them closed. What does that say about our faith? By Kylee Zempel AUGUST 13, 2020 – for The Federalist The coronavirus pandemic has made little liars out of our Sunday school selves. “This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine,” we sang. “Hide it under a bushel? No! I’m gonna let it shine. Don’t let Satan blow it out, I’m gonna let … Continue reading Churches Aren’t Avoiding Death By Keeping Their Doors Closed. They’re Ensuring It
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Opinion piece for Newsweek – By LYMAN STONE AND W. BRADFORD WILCOX , ADJUNCT FELLOW AND VISITING SCHOLAR, AMERICAN ENTERPRISE INSTITUTEON 6/24/20 AT 4:17 PM EDT News item: In December 1999, Ashley Judd became engaged to Scottish racing driver Dario Franchitti, who was driving in CART. They married in December 2001 at Skibo Castle in Scotland. They had no children because Judd is an antinatalist: “It’s unconscionable to breed with the number of children who are starving to death in impoverished countries.” They divorced in 2013. – from Wikipedia – My cmnt: What a perfectly ignorant and stupid belief to hold. All of the first-world democracies of the West and … Continue reading Empty Cradles Mean a Bleaker Future
By VIRGINIA HALE | 26 Jul 2020 for Breitbart News Childlessness is becoming increasingly common in Scandinavia, according to new research. A study by the Denmark-based Rockwool Foundation revealed that fertility rates in northern Europe are largely declining. Not only are couples having fewer children on average, but there is a distinct increase in the number of people who go through life without ever having children at all. Peter Fallesen, a senior researcher at the foundation, said there were a number of causes for the slump including that “society has, to a greater extent, lost its taste for having children”, but acknowledged … Continue reading Research: Childlessness On The Rise in Scandinavia, Overall Fertility Rates Falling
By Joseph Spurgeon – June 25, 2020 – for The Joyful Patriarchy Wife Titus 1:10-11- For there are many rebellious men, empty talkers and deceivers, especially those of the circumcision, who must be silenced because they are upsetting whole families, teaching things they should not teach for the sake of sordid gain. Let me begin by getting straight to the point of this article. Aimee Byrd should be silenced. Her pastors, elders, and husband should love her enough to stop her from writing and teaching errors. Christian men need to rise up and tell feminists like her within the church … Continue reading Will Someone Love Aimee Byrd
Phones & Photos Nathan Zacharias Uncategorized April 22, 2021 – family’s personal website In this post I’m sharing some more information in response to my brief appearance on Julie Roys’ blog last week. In the comment section of Julie’s blog, Vicki Blue tried to give an explanation for the text message I released. Among other things, in her response she says these two things: “I believe that must have been my last contact” “if there is any other text, it was before then…” Those are false statements. We have texts after that. The text messages I posted were in January, 2016. … Continue reading Defending Ravi Zacharias
MARCH 31, 2021 | JOE CARTER | for The Gospel Coalition The Story: A new survey finds that U.S. church membership has fallen below a majority for first time in nearly a century. The Background: For the first time in 80 years of surveys, Americans’ membership in houses of worship dropped below 50 percent. A survey by Gallup finds that in 2020, 47 percent of Americans said they belonged to a church, synagogue, or mosque, down from 50 percent in 2018 and 70 percent in 1999. When Gallup first measured church membership in 1937, it was 73 percent. It remained near 70 percent for the next … Continue reading Why Is Church Membership in America on the Decline?