Scriptures on Work

Scriptures pertaining to Work – compiled by Mick Lindgren – Jan. 1, 2000 Gen 2:15 The Lord God put the man in the garden of Eden to care for it and work it. Gen 3:17-19 To Adam he said, “Because you listened to your wife and ate from the tree about which I commanded you, `You must not eat of it,’ “Cursed is the ground because of you; through painful toil you will eat of it all the days of your life. It will produce thorns and thistles for you, and you will eat the plants of the field. By … Continue reading Scriptures on Work

More Than Five Decades After Lisa Lane’s Success, Equality Still Eludes Women in Chess

In 1961, Lisa Lane was a rising star in chess—until she disappeared from the spotlight to fight for equal opportunity, something women are still dealing with in the sport today. by Emma Baccellieri – Dec 17, 2018 – for SI.com John G. Zimmerman My cmnt: Funny, in 2018 (not that long ago), Sports Illustrated was still interested in equal opportunity for women in sports. Now, 2022, they don’t give a damn that Lia Thomas, a six foot one man, is pretending to be a woman and allowed by democrats and all Libs to compete against real women in college swimming … Continue reading More Than Five Decades After Lisa Lane’s Success, Equality Still Eludes Women in Chess

Hou Yifan and the Wait for Chess’s First Woman World Champion

For years, Hou was the only woman who stood a chance against the very best. But she had her own ambitions. By Louisa Thomas July 26, 2021 – The New Yorker Hou has been the highest-rated active female chess player for the past six years. Photograph by Amiko Li for The New Yorker Even by the standards of chess prodigies, Hou Yifan stood out. It wasn’t so much the way she played the game—dynamically but not dazzlingly, with an aggressive but flexible style. It was that she was a girl. Thirteen years after she became a Grandmaster, at the age of … Continue reading Hou Yifan and the Wait for Chess’s First Woman World Champion

Hou Yifan – best female chess player

GM Hou Yifan by chess.com Full name Hou Yifan Born Feb 27, 1994 (age 28)‎ Place of birth Xinghua, Jiangsu, China Federation China Profiles World Ranking – 95 Classical – 2650 Rapid – 2621 Blitz – 2601 Bio Despite being in only her mid-20s, Hou Yifan is widely considered to be the second-strongest female chess player in history (behind Judit Polgar). Among her top accomplishments are the four Women’s World Chess Championships Hou won before declining to participate in the event. She’s also a chess prodigy. Her first women’s world title came at 16 years of age—three years after becoming the youngest female … Continue reading Hou Yifan – best female chess player

Why The Left Hates God, Family and Country

By Scott Hogenson | Oct 22, 2022 | for Townhall.com Rob Schneider is a funny guy. A lot of his humor is irreverent and better suited to the Beavis and Butt-head demographic but his physical comedy and sense of timing are hilarious. His Saturday Night Live skits as the Richmeister / makin’ copies office nerd still crack me up 30 years later.  But there’s more depth to Schneider than his off-color gags and pratfalls suggest. During a recent interview on Fox News in which he explained why he is moving his family to Arizona from California, Schneider touched on the biggest threat facing America … Continue reading Why The Left Hates God, Family and Country

Moving In Together Doesn’t Match the Financial Benefits of Marriage, but Why?

Married couples are four times as wealthy as unmarried couples who live together Melissa Mowery and Alex Feiszli with their dog, Goose, at their home in Asheville, N.C. ROSS MARTIN FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Julia Carpenter Updated Nov. 7, 2022 – for the Wall Street Journal My cmnt: There are lots of reasons. From a strictly socio-economic standpoint marriage protects women and children. From a psychological standpoint it represents commitment and security. This is why divorce was taboo before the Libs pushed for and got ‘no fault’ divorce. However simply getting ‘hitched’ is not the same as having … Continue reading Moving In Together Doesn’t Match the Financial Benefits of Marriage, but Why?

The Church once had deaconesses. So what?

by BRIAN PATRICK MITCHELL posted on JANUARY 18, 2018 For many people, the fact that the Orthodox Church once had deaconesses, somewhere at sometime, is enough to justify having them again. After all, they say, we Orthodox believe in tradition, and deaconesses are part of the tradition. Are they really part of our tradition? Or are they merely part of our history? Here’s the answer: Continue reading The Church once had deaconesses. So what?

Orthodox Deaconesses?

by BRIAN PATRICK MITCHELL posted on OCTOBER 11, 2017 Remarks by Protodeacon Brian Patrick Mitchell At the St. Phoebe Center Conference on “Renewing the Male and Female Diaconate” Irvine, Calif. October 7, 2017 Thanks, Helen [Theodoropoulos], for the introduction, and thanks also to AnnMarie Mecera and everyone else at the St. Phoebe Center for the opportunity to speak here today, especially Marilyn Rouvelas, who made the introduction, and Fr. Peter Danilchick, who suggested my name when the need appeared. I’m, of course, representing myself here today and no one else—not my jurisdiction and not my bishop—so the opinions I express today are mine … Continue reading Orthodox Deaconesses?

The Power of Our New Pop Myths

Marvel, Star Wars and other franchises have become central to our culture by returning to a primal form of storytelling. By Adam Kirsch July 22, 2022 10:58 am ET – for The Wall Street Journal My cmnt: Be sure to read the comments posted below this article. I would not lump J. K. Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series in with the Marvel or DC universe comics and movies. Nor would I try to make a functional worldview out of the entire “Star Wars” universe. If you see a big Hollywood movie or stream a buzzy new TV show this year, odds are … Continue reading The Power of Our New Pop Myths

How Growing Up in a Christian Home Awakened Me to the Love of My Heavenly Father

Christen Limbaugh Bloom | Posted: Sep 21, 2022 12:01 AM – Townhall.com “Whoever fears the Lord has a secure fortress, and for their children it will be a refuge” (Proverbs 14:26 NIV). I am excited to share that I have co-written a book with my dad (David Limbaugh) titled, “The Resurrected Jesus,” which examines the Apostle Paul’s prison and pastoral epistles. Working on this project with my father is the culmination of a dream and has brought home to me the immense benefits of being raised by loving parents in a Christian family. Let me explain. Two of the most life-shaping … Continue reading How Growing Up in a Christian Home Awakened Me to the Love of My Heavenly Father

Fearfully and wonderfully made

ESSAY | Elegant molecular machines at the center of life belie Darwin’s theory by Michael Behe – Post Date: September 22, 2022 – for World.org At a recent conference, I watched a computer simulation of the most important machine in the world: ATP synthase. Without it, no life can exist. In the cells of every organism on Earth, from bluebird to blue whale, from amoeba to alfalfa to Aunt Millie, this molecular machine packages energy for cells to use, like AA batteries for so many game systems. No batteries, no game. I sat halfway back in the room on the center aisle, … Continue reading Fearfully and wonderfully made

Ancient Carthaginians really did sacrifice their children

After decades of scholarship denying that the Carthaginians sacrificed their children, new research has found ‘overwhelming’ evidence that this ancient civilisation really did carry out the practice. Published Jan 24, 2014 – University of Oxford news A collaborative paper by academics from institutions across the globe, including Oxford University, suggests that Carthaginian parents ritually sacrificed young children as an offering to the gods. The paper argues that well-meaning attempts to interpret the ‘tophets’ – ancient infant burial grounds – simply as child cemeteries are misguided. And the practice of child sacrifice could even hold the key to why the civilisation … Continue reading Ancient Carthaginians really did sacrifice their children

Preserving a Constitution Designed for a Moral and Religious People

Aug 3, 2020 – for Regent University by Mark D. Martin, Dean, School of LawBradley J. Lingo, Executive Director, Robertson Center for Constitutional LawMichael Schietzelt, Senior Fellow, Robertson Center for Constitutional Law One of the foremost constitutional theorists of the founding generation, John Adams, observed, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious People. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”1 He wasn’t the only Founding Father to hold this view. Indeed, James Madison wrote that our Constitution requires “sufficient virtue among men for self-government,” otherwise, “nothing less than the chains of despotism can restrain them … Continue reading Preserving a Constitution Designed for a Moral and Religious People

The 2011 Nobel Prize and the Debate over Jewish IQ

By Lazar Berman October 19, 2011 With this month’s announcement from Stockholm that Daniel Shechtman won the 2011 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, Israel adds to its growing list of Nobel laureates. Since 2002, six Israelis have won Nobel prizes. Significantly, none of the Israeli laureates won the Peace Prize, which does not necessarily indicate any great intellectual achievement (or sometimes any achievement at all). Many vastly larger countries with highly educated populations have not outperformed tiny Israel. France has produced six Nobel laureates in the same span, Germany and Russia five, Canada two, and India only one. Israel’s success in producing … Continue reading The 2011 Nobel Prize and the Debate over Jewish IQ

Billionaire No More: Patagonia Founder Gives Away the Company

By David Gelles – The New York Times – Sept. 14, 2022Updated 5:45 p.m. ET My cmnt: Here, at last, is an honest environmental billionaire. He walks the walk and not just talks the talk. Of course it is nearly meaningless what the entire West is doing to so-called “combat” climate change. Not only is that impossible but it is ruining America and the West. While China and India continue to build coal and nuclear plants we decommission ours. If the damn Libs were really serious about stopping climate change (not possible) they would advocate war against the world’s biggest polluters … Continue reading Billionaire No More: Patagonia Founder Gives Away the Company

Why American Conservatives, Republicans, and ‘Originalists’ Loved the Queen

By JOEL B. POLLAK – 8 Sep 2022 – Breitbart.news The passing of Queen Elizabeth II has evoked surprisingly powerful emotions in the United States, a country whose founding document is a repudiation of the British monarchy. We American conservatives in particular seem to have a fondness for the Queen, despite our passionate attachment to the spirit of the Founding and its republican (small “r”) principles. In June, I considered taking my eldest daughter to the Platinum Jubilee — before sending her, somewhat reluctantly, on a school field trip to the California legislature instead. One reason conservatives like the Queen … Continue reading Why American Conservatives, Republicans, and ‘Originalists’ Loved the Queen