Voter Intimidation

Gay activists show their version of democracy and tolerance–bully and intimidate and hound from their job anyone who is found to have donated any money to support traditional marriage.

FT on the Coming World Government

Gideon Rachman at the Financial Times: I have never believed that there is a secret United Nations plot to take over the US. I have never seen black helicopters hovering in the sky above Montana. But, for the first time in my life, I think the formation of some sort of world government is plausible.…

Newsweek Slammed

The most brutal review of that gay marriage article in Newsweek that I’ve read is by Mollie Ziegler at GetReligion. It is no exaggeration to say the piece was an embarrassment. My analysis of the belly flop is here. On a radio show yesterday, the host asked me whether the piece was more offensive to…

Fundamental Ignorance

There is just so much that is wrong with this AP article about the Hajj that I hardly know where to begin. Climbing the rocky outcrop has no significance  (though some do climb it);  it is standing on the plain that is significant–symbolic of the day of judgment. And that’s where you have to be–not…

An Incarnational Buffer

Today is the Feast of the Immaculate Conception for Catholics, the day dedicated to celebrating the Catholic dogma that Mary was conceived without the stain of original sin, in order to make her the fitting vessel for the son of God. It’s not a Biblical doctrine, but was developed by Franciscan speculation that if something…

Second Week of Advent

Opening Prayer from the Lutheran Book of Worship: Stir up our hearts, O Lord, to prepare the way for your only Son. By his coming give us strength in our conflicts and shed light on our path through the darkness of this world; through your Son, Jesus Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with…

Pope: Original Sin Means Humans Are Good

Yes, you read that headline right–at least if a CWN article about today’s papal audience is to be believed. The faith tells us that there are no two principles, one good and one evil. There is only one principle which is God the Creator and He is solely good, without shadow of evil. Hence neither…

Healthiest and Unhealthiest Cities

Interesting … here’s how some places I’ve lived rank: 9. Barre, VT Micropolitan Statistical Area 17. Worcester, MA Metropolitan Statistical Area 30. Bethesda-Gaithersburg-Frederick, MD Metropolitan Division (the closest I can find to Gettysburg, PA) 46. New Haven-Milford, CT Metropolitan Statistical Area 64. Indianapolis-Carmel, IN Metropolitan Statistical Area (the closest I can find to Terre Haute)…

First Week of Advent

Advent has always been my favorite season of the liturgical year, especially when I was a Lutheran pastor. The prayers, the Scriptures, the hymns, the Advent wreath, all played their proper roles in stirring up hope in the midst of what might otherwise be a dark and gloomy time of early winter. I’ll try and…