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Wednesday, December 26, 2007
Friday, November 30, 2007
Charles Krauthammer has a wonderful essay at Townhall: Technology Vindicates Morality.One can only hope the promise of this breakthrough will be realized and the unborn will be spared.
Monday, November 12, 2007
Wednesday, October 31, 2007
Al Mohler has a good article on his blog today; you can read it here.I've snipped an except for you to think about: "The coming of Halloween is a good time for Christians to remember that evil spirits are real and that the Devil will seize every opportunity to trumpet his own celebrity. Perhaps the best response to the Devil at Halloween is that offered by Martin Luther, the great Reformer: "The best way to drive out the devil, if he will not yield to texts of Scripture, is to jeer and flout him for he cannot bear scorn."
"On October 31, 1517, Martin Luther began the Reformation with a declaration that the church must be recalled to the authority of God's Word and the purity of biblical doctrine. With this in mind, the best Christian response to Halloween might be to scorn the Devil and then pray for the Reformation of Christ's church on earth. Let's put the dark side on the defensive." Well said.
Friday, October 26, 2007
Thursday, October 18, 2007
Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Friday, October 12, 2007
Our children, Lord, in faith and prayer, We now devote to Thee; Let them Thy covenant mercies share, And Thy salvation see.
Such helpless babes Thou didst embrace, While dwelling here below; To us and ours, O God of grace, The same compassion show.
In early days their hearts secure, From worldly snares, we pray; O let them to the end endure In every righteous way.
This prayer was written by Thomas Haweis about 1808. Haweis was an associate of the Countess of Huntingdon, John Newton and other Evangelicals in 18th century England.
Tuesday, October 9, 2007
Source: Blogs for Bush
This brother was killed simply because he was a Christian.
Friday, October 5, 2007
Wednesday, October 3, 2007
Christian organizations are calling for prayers for Myanmar after last week's bloody crackdown on pro-democracy protestors who stood against the country's repressive regime.
Myanmar (Burma) is one of the world's most repressive as well as one of the poorest countries in Asia.
The junta is accused of persecuting of ethnic minorities, ordering crosses and churches to be destroyed, permitting child labor and human trafficking. They are also criticized for squashing the freedom of speech, assembly and worship, as well as holding more than 1,000 political prisoners – including Nobel Peace Prize laureate and pro-democracy leader Aung San Suu Kyi.
Furthermore, the military regime is accused of sanctioning sexual violence against women of ethnic minorities.
Nearly half of the reported cases documented against women of the Chin ethnic minority were gang rapes, and at least a third were committed by officers, according to U.K.-based Christian Solidarity Worldwide.
The Chin population in Burma is about 90 percent Christian and is severely persecuted by Burma's traditionally pro-Buddhist military regime.
Myanmar has one of the world's worst religious freedom records and is repeatedly designated by the State Department as a "country of particular concern" (CPC) – the worst religious freedom violator label. The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, an independent U.S. government agency, advised Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice in May to again include Burma on this year's CPC list.
Monday, October 1, 2007
* Baseball - Go Diamondbacks! I'm with Marvin Olasky at WORLD magazine who, like me, wants a Red Sox - Diamondbacks World Series.
* I'm praying for conservatives in The Episcopal Church and Bishop Robert Duncan of Pittsburgh (and others) as they weigh alternatives to the present situation of theological heresy. And, I pray for the Presbyterian Church USA folks as well. May God guide you to leave - enough is enough.
* Grandchildren are worth spoiling!
Friday, September 28, 2007
Tuesday, September 25, 2007
I've been busy with my new grandson and celebrating my wife's birthday, so forgive the lack of postings. I'm upset with the idiocy of the American left, particularly their intolerance of speakers from the right.
The following is from the PowerLine blog site, posted by Scott. Thanks, it says what I as a historian and Churchill lover want to say in response to the invitation: Historian Arthur Herman speaks for me in characterizing Columbia's hosting of Ahmadinejad yesterday as a squalid mistake. Herman draws on the appropriate Churchillian analogue to capture Columbia's disgrace:
Adolf Hitler got the clear message of the 1933 Oxford Union debate: We will not oppose you. Regardless of Bollinger's "tough questions" yesterday, Ahmadinejad the Iranian president is bound to use his speech to a hall of "open-minded" Americans as a major public-relations victory - and to see it as a clear sign that his enemy is divided at its heart.
As Churchill said, "There is no place for compromise in war. That invaluable process only means that soldiers are shot because their leaders in council and camp are unable to resolve."
He added, "In war the clouds never blow over; they gather unceasingly and fall in thunderbolts." It was the falling thunderbolts of Nazi bombs that finally convinced the appeasers of the '30s that they had been wrong. New York City has already gone through its Blitz. What more will it take before Bollinger and his cohorts admit their squalid mistake?
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Friday, September 14, 2007
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
Monday, September 10, 2007
Thursday, September 6, 2007
Saturday, April 21, 2007
For Christians, our hope is not in politics but in the power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Politics does not change men fundamentally, though we do have a name for political systems that believe they can change men: totalitarianisms. Marxist regimes believed they could inculcate virtue, creating "the new man." The aims of Christian democracies founded on Christian truths are more modest, chiefly protecting life, liberty, and property (in the view of the United States' Founders). Because our ultimate hope is not in politics, we should lower our political expectations and heighten our cultural expectations. We should work for cultural change by means of preaching the Gospel and applying God's truth in all areas of life; a Christianized political order will come incrementally, over time.
...civil religion is the misidentification of the nation of the United States with the covenant people of God. It is the casual assumption that America enjoys a special role in redemptive history. It is the confusion of the office of the political leader with the office of the spiritual leader. It is the frequent presumption of divine blessings without submission to divine judgment. It is the sublimation of Christian distinctives to a generic amalgam that conflates many faiths into a common national identity. It is as old as America itself. And it is not biblical Christianity.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
At this time of year many people consider the question "Who is Jesus Christ?" Some people would reply: "He is a good teacher, but I cannot accept his claim to be God!" C. S. Lewis replies to that statement this way: "That is the one thing we must not say. A man who was merely a man and said the things Jesus said would not be a good moral teacher. He would be a lunatic -- on the level of a man who says he is a poached egg -- or else he would be the Devil of Hell. You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God: or else a madman or something worse. You can shut him up for a fool, you can spit at him and kill him as a demon; or you can fall at his feet and call him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about his being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to."
Mere Christianity, p. 41