Daily Archives: 30 Dec 2011


Police have launched a hate crime investigation into vandalism of a “gay nativity” scene outside a California church. The scene at Claremont United Methodist Church featured three wooden light boxes portraying a heterosexual and two homosexual couples holding hands beneath … Continue reading

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Strange Bedfellows: The Christian University and the Republican Office Seeker

…  Liberty University, the evangelical institution founded by Jerry Falwell, is … giving Mr. Gingrich some help in Iowa, running 30-second commercials in which Mr. Gingrich extols the virtues of a Liberty education. [The] video [doesn’t] explicitly endorse….  Mr. Gingrich as … Continue reading

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Thinking Like an Atheist

In three easy steps: 1-  Lump all Christians together into one massive Borg-ish collective. 2- When one or a tiny minority of the collective does something stupid- attribute that stupidity to all. 3- Mock the entirety of Christianity. Like this … Continue reading

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Calvin on the Pentebabbleists

Sure, the original post uses the phrase ‘hyper charismatics’ but it’s the same exact thing: For certain giddy men have lately appeared, who, while they make a great display of the superiority of the Spirit, reject all reading of the … Continue reading

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New Year’s Day Has Nothing to Do With Christianity

So I – frankly – hope those ‘waging war’ against the ‘de-christianization’ of the ‘holiday’ lose big time. So, sorry James, I’m with the other side on this one.  Down with New Year’s Day!  It’s just a chance for besotted … Continue reading

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‘Occupy Christianity’: Phrases that make me Hurl

Ah, well, you knew it would happen.  Jim Wallis wants to confiscate the silly #occupy label and he wants Christians to #occupy Christianity.  Or so his newsletter asserts- What would it mean if Christians fully occupied the Gospel? To me, … Continue reading

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How Profoundly Stupid are the People at Fox News, Anyway?

A Fox staffer in Latin America thought a good way to promote a Christmas special would be with an online poll asking people whether they thought the Jewish people were responsible for the death of Jesus Christ. Other options included … Continue reading

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Oh Thank Goodness For the Canadian ‘Mayan Calendar’ Guy…

  Without his reassurance, I may have fallen afoul of the ‘end of the world in 2012 because the Mayan’s predicted it’ stupidity. A Regina man who trained as a Mayan timekeeper says the end of the ancient Mayan calendar … Continue reading

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My New Year’s Resolutions

I do here publicly resolve to, in 2012, 1- not be so lazy and indolent and post so infrequently 2- sleep less 3- eat less 4- endure depravity less 5- suffer fools less 6- be less warm and fuzzy and … Continue reading

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Bad Thinking: It’s Not Just a Problem for Biblical Studies / Archaeology

It seems that the ‘sciency’ people have a raft of bad thinkers of their own.  As NPR reports 2011 may go down as the year of the retraction in the scientific world.  Among the highly publicized discoveries that got debunked … Continue reading

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Facebook Can Cost you Your Job…

If you’re foolish enough to post insane things on it.  Like police in Britain have… One police officer was sacked and more than 150 faced disciplinary action over their behaviour on Facebook in a three-year period, figures have shown. Some … Continue reading

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Quote of the Day

God has entrusted the ministry of the Word to us, not its results… —R.C. Sproul

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The Jerusalem Seal: Ronny Reich

With thanks to George for mentioning this.

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