First: A “He said, He Said” Story.. In the event any of you are in the market for a good fresh dose of weapons-grade insanity, ponder the Nicholas Kuhnhausen story and the utterly bizarre way 48 Hours chose to tell it. It begins with the disappearance of 17 year old girl named Nikki, who is,..
Elections, Journalism, Tea Party
Think About It.. According to one source, California has $1.5 TRILLION in unfunded pension liability. “Unfunded pension liability” represents that portion of the state’s pension obligation not covered by agency and employee contributions. Another way of putting it is this: “in order to keep paying your pensions, we need to come up with about $1.5..
Don’t Cry For Me, Santa Barbara I approach festivals — any community festival heavily managed by institutional types worried about their ESG/DEI ratings — with deep suspicion, since you never know when a congregational response will be required of you. (Priest: “May climate change worry be with you.” Worshippers: “And also with you!”) So I..
Even atheists should warm to the idea… Calm down. This will not be a defense of theocracy. My position here is fundamentally rooted in the American story itself, and the governing tools forged at Philadelphia in 1776. (“Christian Nationalism” is NOT “white nationalism,” by the way; people who make that claim don’t understand that Christianity..
Rahab, Oppenheimer, Epps (One of these things is not like the others..) I once met an old Marine who served in Okinawa during World War II. He told horrendous stories of machine gun nests opening up every 75 feet, and American GIs tied to stakes and turned into Swiss Cheese for the amusement of Japanese..
Having been a combatant in more family and political squabbles than I dare count, I am finally beginning to understand Patrick Henry’s powerful lament about the trickery of “hope” itself. At the outset, here, make no mistake: I believe Christian “hope” is a good thing — because the hope there is based on solid ground. ..
Stop Complaining A legal observer I trust is predicting that Kari Lake’s team will not prevail in her suit to overturn Arizona’s gubernatorial election. The lawyer in question is a Kari Lake fan and a vocal critic of Maricopa County’s “election” bureaucracy, so it’s not a matter of bias confirmation. The failure goes to a..
The Wildly Popular Bible Teacher Lacks Depth.. There is much to be said for John MacArthur. He has a high view of scripture and he’s not afraid of being unpopular. After waffling a bit early on in the Covid crisis, he opened his church for worship and defied county and state mandates banning group worship. ..
Epstein’s victims: a metaphor for all of us.. It’s a heart-breaking, cruel and baffling picture: a dewy young woman– anxious to make her mark in the world–is promised the glories of high-society introductions, admission to elite universities, and professional advancement in a club that is chock full of billionaires and luminaries. And, by the way,..
Oh, Zion! Dear Zion! I have a lush novel planned–full of carnivals and music and beautiful girls slow dancing with their young men on moonlit patios. In the broader landscape described here, kindly old men will give sing-song sermons full of teary-eyed spiritual assurance. It will all be set to a big, swelling chorus, and..