All posts by James Riley

Re-thinking the Campfire

More On “Facebook Jail”

My incarceration is my own fault — not because I wrote anything “hateful” or anything that violates “Facebook Community Standards.”  It’s my own fault because I naively believed Facebook actually had an objective standard. If you take the time to read that soupy flimflam of corporate gray-speak, you’ll find that they both want to court disagreement (“People can (more…)

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Facebook Jail

I am currently in Facebook jail for,  they say, a period of 24 hours: this in response to a post I made several weeks ago about the Somalian-American police officer who shot a woman from inside his squad car.  The absence of any preliminary reporting on the motive for the shooting prompted me to ask the question:  ”was it because she was (more…)

Aztecs & Cortes

It Takes More than the Sinner’s Prayer

There’s a little known encounter that took place shortly after Hernando Cortés’ band of soldiers gained victory over the Aztecs in 1519. After subduing Tenochtitlan, the native people began preparing for the festival of Toxcatl, in honor of their harvest god, Tezcatlipoca. When Cortés’ lieutenant, Pedro de Alvarado learned that this festival would climax in an orgy of human sacrifice, (more…)

Battle Planning

Seven Rules For Christian Battle

The Idiot’s Guide to Political Battle Planning

My people are generally conservatives, church-goers, traditionalists and home-schoolers, the sort of people who fear God and fold their underwear neatly — which means they are usually idiots on the political battle field.

There are different standards, my gentle Christian friends, for warfare, courtrooms, and political elections.  You had better learn them.  Your enemies — as WikiLeaks (more…)

The Lord's Supper

Eating and Drinking the White House

Al Mohler attaches more holiness to the presidency than he does to the Lord’s Table

Hey, isn’t it great that Albert Mohler, president of the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, is getting so much time on MSNBC these days?  I imagine he’s really winning some hearts for Christ there among the Rachel Maddow fans and the people who miss Melissa Harris-Perry’s pro-abortion tampon (more…)

Steer the Ship, People

Pray, but Take the Helm

This election is different from all others in that apparently God really is in control. I mean there’s no doubt about it this time.

Even my free will friends, after a difficult, heated discussion about our election choices, put a hand on my shoulder and say, “don’t worry about this; God is still on his throne.” Among believers struggling to vote for Donald (more…)