Thanksgiving Hymns

Come, Ye Thankful People, Come Come, ye thankful people, come, raise the song of harvest home; All is safely gathered in, ere the winter storms begin. God our Maker doth provide for our wants to be supplied; Come to God’s own temple, come, raise the song of harvest home. All the world is God’s own…

“Jews and the Pro-Life Movement”

Toby Katz at Cross-Currents: In truth we have many good reasons to ally ourselves with religious believers in the pro-life movement, because the “pro-choice” movement is so horrendously murderous and immoral. The entire point of the pro-choice movement is to guarantee “sex with no consequences”—in fact, you could put that on a bumper sticker, it…

The Next Dalai Lama

The Dalai Lama, in a political move, says he may appoint his own successor. Diogenes raises an important question–if the Dalai Lama is the reincarnation of his predecessor (as Tibetans believe), “how can the Dalai Lama be reincarnated in some young Tibetan John Doe, while still fully occupying the body of the current title-holder?”

Revisionist History

U.S. News & World Report tells us about “The Birth of Fundamentalism“–in 16th century England! It’s a review of James Simpson, Burning to Read: English Fundamentalism and Its Reformation Opponents. Burning to Read: English Fundamentalism and Its Reformation Opponents, takes a very close and scholarly look at the way that 16th-century English Lutherans—and particularly the…

Making the Cross

Labor Group Alleges Religious Gift Shops Are Selling Crucifixes Made by [Chinese] Sweatshop Labor. Update: Read the full report at the National Labor Committee webpage. Meanwhile, the Archdiocese of New York gets mad at the NLC for making the connection, and at the media for reporting it (“what can only be deemed hostility and bigotry…

Seeing Red

The Houston media is all a flutter this week, what with Dan DiNardo getting his red hat. Houston Chronicle reporter Tara Dooley and photographer Smiley Pool are keeping a blog. So are the folks at KHOU. Rocco Palmo is also following events (and has even adopted the term, “Cardinardo,” which I first used back on…