..before it heals So I’ve taken to a new diet of contention on YouTube — theological debates. Roman Catholics vs. Protestants. Reformed vs. Arminian. Saturday vs. Sunday, Gifts vs. No Gifts. I’m beginning to believe the serious inquirer, on any subject, won’t need anything like a “channel” anymore, not because content consolidators aren’t useful, but..
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Film, Television, Sex, Music, Literature, Pop
“..unless they contemplated careers in the universities or the church, frugal Scots such as John Henry valued what they had learned at university without paying extra for sheepskin certificates..” — Jon Kukla “Patrick Henry, Champion of Liberty” (more…)
..you let me know everything’s all right There are a few strange mornings where I’ll hear some horribly random, distinctly amelodic pass-code style loop rattling through my consciousness, but this wasn’t one of them. I got lucky, in succession: BJ Thomas’ “Hooked on a Feeling,” and then Handel’s “For Unto Us a Child is Born.” The picture..
I’m almost certain there are things you simply cannot understand until you are no longer an employee, no longer a manager, but the CEO, the owner, the guy who actually has to make sure the bank account has cash in it. The Pastor. The Shepherd. The Landlord. The king, if you will. It really doesn’t..
“What’s it like to take a human life?” “I wouldn’t know. I’ve only ever killed communists.” –Polish Mercenary, Rafał Gan-Ganowicz If you want to make a hardened second amendment guy morph into a pearl-clutching Auntie Em, mix drinking and shooting. In the very odd 2014 film, Leviathan, a band of hard-drinking former Soviets throw a party..
Okay, this is just… weird.. I was commenting on a friend’s link. Katie Grimes wrote a great article for California Globe, chronicling the strange case of former Congresswoman Katie Hill turning herself into a #MeToo victim for initiating a threesome with a young staff member and her husband. I made a joke: if the congresswoman had..
The Power of Making Someone Feel Despicable.. Picture a world where violent, armed bank robbery was so much a part of the social landscape that some hard left cities actually created “sanctuary” provision for it. This, of course, would represent even greater chaos than we now endure: capital would disappear, banking operations would assume combat..
Every person is to be in subjection to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and those which exist are established by God. Romans 13 and the Persecution-Seeking Christian Whenever we ponder Christianity and government, you can almost wager some well-meaning believer will argue that we can’t expect rulers to be just because Paul actually..
Brittle melancholies.. I’m only ten years old but there’s something in Karen Carpenter’s voice that sends me into a third heaven. I can feel sugar effervescing across my shoulders and down my arms. “White lace and promises, a kiss for luck and we’re on our way.” I don’t think I have the words, yet, to..
Why Does Roger Moore Get all the Girls? An old real estate salesman taught me everything I needed to know about equality when I was a know-nothing twenty-one year old. “Jim,” he said, “if you gave a hundred different people a million dollars, in two years, a few of them would have ten million dollars..