Arise, O Lord, Confront him, cast him down; Deliver my life from the wicked with Your sword, With Your hand from men, O Lord, From men of the world who have their portion in this life.. I’m sensing a fair amount of battle fatigue out there. Yes, the American people displayed a great deal of sanity — and defied political corruption..
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A Virginia Tech Ritual Makes Me Wonder: Is America LOSING it?? When I was a teenager, some of the neighbors’ mail was dropped mistakenly in our box, and — without going into detail — flipping through one of their magazines told me something about them: they were part of a sociological cult — or at..
“In whose eyes a vile person is despised..” Psalm 15 describes “the character of those who may dwell with the Lord.” Here’s what such a fellow looks like: he is upright. Check. He treasures truth in his heart. Check. He doesn’t slander his neighbor. Check. He despises vile people. Wait… The LORD hangs out with..
The Power of Assumption Picture a late night staff meeting spilling out into the parking lot on a gorgeous, clear night. Three freshly minted software engineers, straight out of college, find themselves picking out Orion in the southern sky. Their project manager, the guy they need to please, listens to their celestial chatter, opens the..
No Explanation Necessary So I was put in FaceBook jail for seven days, and — as usual — there is never an explanation why, nor would they even identify the offending post. (How will they build their Brave New World if they don’t even run a competent re-education camp?) It’s possible, this time, that a..
The other day I pointed out some glaring flaw in farm operations. “Old guys rule!” I said. “You see that? Old guys would never do something quite that stupid.” Mary nodded, and agreed. But then — not 30 minutes later — I saw a really scary looking dude walking in the stream bed. I couldn’t..
The various defenses we make for our shortcomings — have you noticed this? — can almost never survive an honest conversation. I’ve been pondering Vince Gilligan’s character “Jessie Pinkman” in Breaking Bad. You’ve seen this guy. We all have. He’s the aloof, distant stoner, the guy who can’t be bothered to study, to apply himself,..
So… The straight pride parade in Boston — if we are to judge by the “Super Happy Fun America” website set up to promote and blog about the event — appears to be 98% satire. The comments include an incensed “father of 18” who insists “I do not need your stupid help to feel pride.”..
You forgot the violins and the Bach.. So I posted this picture on the Riley’s Farm Facebook page the other day and someone responded with a little plucking and clucking about “romanticizing the past” and “chamber pots and cholera” and all that–and I got to thinking, first of all: when people respond that way to..
Intersectional Virtue Signaling from the Pulpit “One of the firms helping us find men [to pastor satellite congregations] asked me, Pastor Matt, if we find an Anglo 8 and an African American 7, what do you want? I said I want the African American 7.” –Pastor Matt Chandler, Spring 2018 One way to summarize Matt..