Separating, forming and filling – Genesis One as a theological Framework

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 Ambiguity of the Evidence

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

What is Mariology?

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?

The Abortion I Didn’t Have

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

Is Mary the mother of God (Theotokos)?

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)?

Women make up just 14% of The Forbes 400. But these 56 Heiresses are worth a collective $564 billion.

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.

Chief Justice John Roberts v. Roe

By HUGH HEWITT November 11, 2021 11:01 AM – for National Review The chief justice should follow his own stated reasoning When the Supreme Court turns to the case of Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization this fall, I believe that six justices will vote to overrule the combined doctrines of 1973’s Roe v. Wade — the original and sweeping intervention by the Supreme Court in the organic development of state statutory systems regulating abortion — and its 1992 “do-over” in Planned Parenthood v. Casey. The entire cobbled-together façade of jerry-rigged, ad hoc, and incoherent abortion case law will be swept away, and the half century of … Continue reading Chief Justice John Roberts v. Roe

Taking Leave of Darwin

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

From spellcasting to podcasting: Inside the life of a teenage witch – WaPo

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

From spellcasting to Podcasting: Inside the life of a teenage witch

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

Is Stealing Wrong? Not on the Left

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

Neither Vaccinated Nor Unvaccinated: How Churches Imposing Vaccine Mandates Are Dividing Christians With A ‘Different Gospel’

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’

Billie Eilish losing 100,000 followers from Instagram for changing her style

By Mehek Kapoor – Oct 1, 2021 – for Medium.com My cmnt: I’ve previously (here) posted about her change from unisex, grunge girl hiding her feminity to glamor woman showing off her feminine looks. Click the link to medium above to get the original article accompanying the photos below. I post both of these articles about Billie’s change of looks causing such a stir because I find the whole thing so revealing of the culture wars over sexual identity. Continue reading Billie Eilish losing 100,000 followers from Instagram for changing her style

Empty Pews Are an American Public Health Crisis

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

Runaway Rant: I identify as a shapeless, colorless, genderless soul

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

My Pilgrimage from Atheism to Theism

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

Polgar: Playing Carlsen feels like you’re drowning

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

Soccer star Carli Lloyd dismisses comparisons amid retirement plans: ‘Tom Brady doesn’t have to have kids’

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’

Who Would Hide a Jew if Nazis Took Over America?

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?

Death on a Crossing

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

Woman Chose Life for Triplet Daughters 24 Years Ago Despite Doctor’s Advice to Abort

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

Pastor Joe Wright’s Powerful Prayer: 25 Years Later, It’s More Timely Than Ever

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

5 Arguments Against ‘America Is a Racist Country’

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’

Matt Sturges before and after

Lilah Sturges Releases Lumberjanes Graphic Novel Latest in the series insists emotional vulnerability is cool now BY RAY EMERSON, 7:00AM, WED. OCT. 17, 2018 For the Austin Chronicle My cmnt: Matt Sturges is a creative writer. Being able to imagine what it would be like to present yourself to the world as a woman takes a lot of imagination for a man. The best writers write what they know and the even better ones write well on what they cannot personally know. The best actors can put themselves so completely into the character they portray on stage or screen as to become that entity. … Continue reading Matt Sturges before and after

Transgender Golfer Sets Sights on Competing in LPGA

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

Dogmatic Signs – A Review of Signature in the Cell

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

Billie Eilish’s Jarring New Vogue Cover Is A Window Into Gen Z’s Struggle With Sex

Billie Eilish resonates with her generation because she reflects it, giving the girls of Generation Z an aesthetic balm for the sting of influencer-era pressures and feminist confusion. By Emily Jashinsky MAY 4, 2021 – for The Federalist Click this link to watch a fascinating interview with the author of: Irreversible Damage: The transgender craze seducing our daughters – by Abigail Shrier  Billie Eilish’s style is not best understood as a tweaked neon redux of 1990s grunge. Eilish resonates with her generation because she reflects it, giving the girls of Generation Z an aesthetic balm for the sting of influencer-era pressures and feminist … Continue reading Billie Eilish’s Jarring New Vogue Cover Is A Window Into Gen Z’s Struggle With Sex

Forty-Eight Hours In Hell

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

Showdown Brews over Holy Communion for ‘Pro-Abortion Catholics’

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’

Why Reformed Evangelicalism Has Splintered: Four Approaches to Race, Politics, and Gender

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

Churches Aren’t Avoiding Death By Keeping Their Doors Closed. They’re Ensuring It

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

Empty Cradles Mean a Bleaker Future

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.[20][21] 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.”[21] They divorced in 2013.[22] – 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

Research: Childlessness On The Rise in Scandinavia, Overall Fertility Rates Falling

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

Will Someone Love Aimee Byrd

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

Defending Ravi Zacharias

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

Why Is Church Membership in America on the Decline?

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?

Health Care Is Not a Right

The single-payer con. by Sally C. Pipes – Fall 2020 – for The Claremont Review of Books Conventional wisdom holds that the progressive dream of Medicare for All died—or at least was deferred—when Joe Biden secured the Democratic presidential nomination. Many supposed the former vice president would be more moderate on health care than the president under whom he served. But recently Biden has started sounding a lot more like Barack Obama or even Senator Bernie Sanders. In early July, six unity task forces convened jointly by Biden and Sanders released their policy recommendations for a putative Biden Administration. If … Continue reading Health Care Is Not a Right

Ashley Judd Says She’s ‘Drowning in Trauma’ as She Works to Physically Recover from Accident

Ashley Judd had to be airlifted from the Democratic Republic of the Congo to South Africa in a 55-hour rescue to save her leg that was shattered in an accident By Naledi Ushe – for People.com – Feb 2021 My cmnt: No doubt this was a harrowing experience and would be for anyone. But stupid liberals wanting to commune with nature often put themselves in dangerous positions and then rely on modern everything (high tech, polluting factories that produce their communication devices, internal combustion engines that power vehicles, trucks, planes and ships) to rescue them once nature turns on them. And … Continue reading Ashley Judd Says She’s ‘Drowning in Trauma’ as She Works to Physically Recover from Accident

Science and Christianity: Conflict or Coherence?

SCIENTISTS AND THEIR GODS: A chemistry lecture Henry F. Schaefer III  Professor Henry F. (Fritz) Schaefer is one of the most distinguished physical scientists in the world.  The U.S. News and World Report cover story of December 23, 1991 speculated that Professor Schaefer is a “five time nominee for the Nobel Prize.” He has received four of the most prestigious awards of the American Chemical Society, as well as the most highly esteemed award (the Centenary Medal) given to a non-British subject by London’s Royal Society of Chemistry. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. … Continue reading Science and Christianity: Conflict or Coherence?

12 articles from The Federalist on John MacArthur & Religious Freedom during Covid Lockdowns

Los Angeles County Continues Its War On California Megachurch Over The Wuhan Virus OCTOBER 31, 2020 By Jordan Davidson LA County is threatening to keep sending health investigators to Grace Community Church during Sunday services following just two positive COVID-19 cases. LA Times Targets John MacArthur’s Church By Labeling Three COVID-19 Cases An ‘Outbreak’ OCTOBER 24, 2020 By Jordan Davidson The Los Angeles Times targeted California pastor John MacArthur and Grace Community Church on Thursday by publishing an article that Judge Grants California Church Trial To Defend Constitutional Right To Worship SEPTEMBER 25, 2020 By Jordan Davidson Despite the obstacles the church faced over the last … Continue reading 12 articles from The Federalist on John MacArthur & Religious Freedom during Covid Lockdowns

The Washington Football Team Is Foolishly Sacrificing Cheerleaders To Save Its Public Image

Hiring more men to help with public sexual harassment issues seems like a very funny Band-Aid to the organization’s problems. By Jillian Anderson MARCH 10, 2021 – for The Federalist My cmnt: Cheerleaders and actresses, like all attractive, pretty girls and women, have to contend with the duel-edged sword that comes with physical beauty. Dr Dobson, of Focus on the Family fame, has written that there are three coins the world values in other people. The gold coin of beauty, the silver coin of talent and the bronze coin of intelligence. Unattractive men, like Jeff Bezos and Mark Zuckerberg, can use the … Continue reading The Washington Football Team Is Foolishly Sacrificing Cheerleaders To Save Its Public Image

Chinese Police Detain Churchgoers When Raiding Their Home Church

Rebecca Downs | Posted: Mar 20, 2021 5:50 PM – for Townhall.com My cmnt: It is hard to understand living in a country that demands the State be worshipped as god. I worked with a Chinese immigrant who told me that she had had no religious education whatsoever. I asked her what the Chinese teach for a creation story and she said evolution. I also worked with an immigrant to Canada from the Republic of Georgia who was also given no religious education whatsoever beyond the demands that the Soviet Union under the communist party (i.e., the State) was god. … Continue reading Chinese Police Detain Churchgoers When Raiding Their Home Church

Open Letter from the International Board of Directors of RZIM on the Investigation of Ravi Zacharias

It is with shattered hearts that we issue this statement about the allegations against RZIM’s Founder, Ravi Zacharias. Following allegations made in late August of 2020 that Ravi had engaged in sexual misconduct and abuse in connection with two day spas, we commissioned Miller & Martin PLLC, a law firm with experience in corporate and sex crimes investigations, to conduct an independent investigation. We gave Miller & Martin a broad scope to pursue any avenues that they judged to be relevant to the accusations, and we emphasized that our only purpose for the investigation was to ascertain the full truth. … Continue reading Open Letter from the International Board of Directors of RZIM on the Investigation of Ravi Zacharias

5 most telling campus outbreaks of the 2016-17 academic year

Higher education is not about to send its clowns to the unemployment lines or retire its lions to wildlife sanctuaries, but its own circus is showing some fragility. By Peter W. Wood JUNE 1, 2017 – for The Federalist My cmnt: While this article is a little long it is worth the read. Higher education has been teaching and preaching fabulous just-so fairy tales founded upon the story of Darwinism for so long it is just a matter of time before they become completely delusional and detached from reality. On May 21, the Ringling Brothers and Barnum and Bailey Circus closed its tents for … Continue reading 5 most telling campus outbreaks of the 2016-17 academic year

Update from RZIM Board: Allegations against Ravi Zacharias

Intermediate Response: Allegations Against Ravi Zacharias Dec 23, 2020 – RZIM website In August 2020, allegations of sexual misconduct were made against our Founder, Ravi Zacharias. Unfortunately, Ravi had died several months before we first learned of these allegations, so we were unable to explore them with him directly. We engaged Miller & Martin PLLC to investigate these allegations, while also giving them wide latitude to go wherever their investigation might lead them. We have also repeatedly stated our intention not to comment on the investigation until receiving a final report on it. However, while the investigation remains ongoing and … Continue reading Update from RZIM Board: Allegations against Ravi Zacharias

May God have mercy upon us and our troubled country

Amidst profound and blatant democrat-run vote fraud that stole a landslide reelection from President Trump and the American people We need to pray that truth will prevail this Christmas season By Robert Knight – – Saturday, December 5, 2020 – for The Washington Times With our nation on a razor’s edge, the days are getting shorter — and darker.  In fact, the winter solstice is coming in a couple of weeks on Dec. 21, marking the shortest day on the calendar and thus the darkest time of the year.   More than ever, it’s better to look to the heavenly … Continue reading May God have mercy upon us and our troubled country

A Global Calamity: 340 Million Christians Persecuted

Mostly by Muslims. Wed Jan 20, 2021 Raymond Ibrahim – for Frontpagemag.com Raymond Ibrahim is a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center.  This article first appeared on Gatestone Institute. Hebrews 11:24-26 – By faith Moses, when he had grown up, refused to be known as the son of Pharaoh’s daughter. He chose to be mistreated along with the people of God rather than to enjoy the fleeting pleasures of sin. He regarded disgrace for the sake of Christ as of greater value than the treasures of Egypt, because he was looking ahead to his reward. Hebrews 11:35b-38 – … Continue reading A Global Calamity: 340 Million Christians Persecuted

As Science Frauds Go, Haeckel Beats Piltdown Man

by David Klinghoffer@d_klinghoffer November 9, 2020, 4:13 PM – for Evolution News & Science Today My cmnt: see my post Ernst Haeckel: Social Darwinist, Racist & Fraud. Ecologist Jeremy Fox at the University of Calgary offers a list of scientific frauds, with Piltdown Man at the top of the list. Writing at his blog Dynamic Ecology, he remarks, “Gonna be hard to top this one, I think.” Is it? From, “What’s the ‘greatest’ scientific fraud of all time?” Charles Dawson (it almost certainly was him) faked actual fossils rather than, say, numbers in a spreadsheet. Although he didn’t fool everyone, … Continue reading As Science Frauds Go, Haeckel Beats Piltdown Man

Ravi Zacharias and the Case of Christian Credential Inflation

Many evangelists and apologists have a history of overstating their qualifications. CT EDITORS |DECEMBER 7, 2017 – for Christianity Today Earlier this week, Ravi Zacharias International Ministries (RZIM) released a statement addressing its namesake’s credentials, which have recently been under fire. “In earlier years, ‘Dr.’ did appear before Ravi’s name in some of our materials, including on our website, which is an appropriate and acceptable practice with honorary doctorates,” stated RZIM. “However, because this practice can be contentious in certain circles, we no longer use it.” From CT’s report: According to the biography currently posted on RZIM’s website, Zacharias received a … Continue reading Ravi Zacharias and the Case of Christian Credential Inflation