Monthly Archives: July 2011

A Very Nice Way to End The Day

Posted in Modern Culture

Florida is the Gate to Hell

Here’s the proof. An enormous sinkhole has opened up in the town of Leesburg, Fla.,, and it’s hungry. It’s already gobbled up a garbage bin, an oak tree, the back wall of the building housing a salon and racks of … Continue reading

Posted in Total Depravity

Syria Massacres its Own: Why Haven’t We Invaded or Intervened?

Assad’s army has slaughtered numerous Syrians in this the bloodiest of days since the uprising (and America and her allies haven’t invaded yet or even intervened as we did in Iraq, Afghanistan, Libya, Bosnia, etc…).  Are Syrians of less value … Continue reading

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More Bad Press for our Catholic Friends

If it isn’t pedophilia or some other perversion it’s racism… Frank Borzellieri has written for a white supremacist publication, has called diversity “a weakness,” and claims that rising black and Hispanic populations will lead to a “New Dark Age” in … Continue reading

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Countering the Tea People

Van Jones was President Obama’s special adviser for green jobs when he was hit with a wave of criticism from conservative pundits about his past associations. The controversy forced him to leave his post in September 2009, but it wasn’t … Continue reading

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Miley Cyrus: This week’s Winner of the Dilly!

Why, you ask? The pop music star and actress [Miley Cyrus] Tweeted “ALL LOVE is equal” on Friday, along with a picture of her new tattoo permanently supporting gay marriage. “Where does it say in the bible to judge others?” … Continue reading

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Bigger than OJ or Anthony, the Mubarak Trial will be Televised

Al Jazeera is reporting that The trial of Hosni Mubarak, the former Egyptian president, will be held at a police academy in Cairo and televised.  A maximum of 600 people allowed to attend the proceedings on August 3, Ahmed Refaat, the presiding judge, … Continue reading

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What is ‘The Wrath of God’?

‘The wrath of God consists in God’s not stopping or rescuing people in their wrongdoing.’  – Arland Hultgren That is, the wrath of God is God allowing people to reap what they sow.  In short, the worst thing that can … Continue reading

Posted in Theology

Matt Damon is Smarter Than Most Congressmen

Valerie Strauss has a piece in the Washington Post that’s must reading for all those in education or who have an interest in America’s education policy. She quotes Matt Damon’s speech at an education rally which contains this paragraph- This … Continue reading

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The African Memory of Mark: Reassesing Early Church Tradition

A delightful little volume arrived in the mail last week thanks to the kindness of IVP Academic titled The African Memory of Mark: Reassessing Early Church Tradition. The back cover asserts We often regard the author of the Gospel of … Continue reading

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For No Particular Reason at All

I so wish I had lived in the 17th century and been a member of the office of the Holy Inquisition.

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Terrorism in America

Except our terrorists are teenage punks. Leanne Suter, a reporter for KABC-TV 7 in Los Angeles, was shot in the hand by a pellet from a BB gun on Saturday evening while giving a live news report.  Suter and her … Continue reading

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My Birthday is Coming Up…

So get together and pitch in and get me the BMW i3 all electric!

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Frankly, I’d Join A New American Revolution

George Will writes in two concluding paragraphs of his op-ed an interesting insight- “Declaration of Independents” is suitable reading for this summer of debt-ceiling debate, which has been a proxy for a bigger debate, which is about nothing less than … Continue reading

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Israel Wants to Cash in on Christian Tourism with its Own ‘Site of Jesus’ Baptism’

Read the details here.  What’s so very interesting, to me, is that Israel loves Christian dollars (just ask AIPAC) but it doesn’t like Christianity (it’s against the law to proselytize there).  So, in an attempt to harvest more of that … Continue reading

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Drunk People Do Stupid Things

Exhibit Z A drunk father allegedly allowed his 8 year-old son to drive his pick-up truck on a southeast Louisiana highway on Saturday while he slept, until patrol officers pulled over the boy, police said. The boy was driving the … Continue reading

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What the ‘Magic Flute’ Can Teach us About the Moment of Crisis

In this fantastic section of Mozart’s God given opera ‘The Magic Flute’ we learn a bit of theology. That is, at the very moment of crisis rescue appears and then, blessedness and fulfillment follow. Mozart too is among the theologians.

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Angry Atheists Don’t Know Zwingli Either

A link here from some atheist discussion page brought to my attention a little essay about Zwingli which was not only rife with errors but grossly so. I’m not providing the link to the essay because such rubbish doesn’t deserve … Continue reading

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Adopt-a-Dead Sea Scroll (?)

They are among the most famous pieces of writing in the world – and for £1,200, you can adopt a page.  The Dead Sea Scrolls were found in a cave in Qumran on the West Bank in 1947, and have spawned … Continue reading

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Any Disguise is a Good Disguise in Alabama…

Authorities say a woman who dressed like a man and drew a beard on her face has robbed an Alabama bank. Police say the suspect robbed the Cottondale branch of the Bank of Tuscaloosa and she may have been involved in another bank heist … Continue reading

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