The Evil of Playing it Safe.. It seems to me that a number of historic American liberties are edging closer to the perils of mob rule, judicial fiat, or executive order. In conversation after conversation, I hear people worrying about their 2nd Amendment rights, their ability to express their beliefs publicly, and even their right..
Category: Dominion - page 3
Christ, The Word, The Church, The Republic
The War on What? Eighteen years after the fall of the World Trade Center, I find it odd that very obvious and necessary questions about Islam and the West simply can’t be publicly contemplated, for fear of offending someone in Riyadh, or Manhattan for that matter. I’m not even talking, at the outset, about terrorism..
Thinking out loud. Probably nothing, but I was wondering what it is that ties together unlikely bedfellows like gay activists, jihadists, socialists and radical environmentalists. Why, for example, do you find the defenders of a fluid sexuality that would get you thrown off buildings in Iran ridiculing any objection to Sharia law in the west?..
Behold, the eye of the Lord is on those who fear Him, On those who hope in His mercy, To deliver their soul from death, And to keep them alive in famine. Are you Better or Worse Off? I have a standard for Christianity that is so simple I think some people find it threatening — particularly pastors. It..
..until it’s not.. When a reasonably mild prophetic voice wonders, while decorating a wedding cake, whether the Christian owned shop needs to have some policy about sodomite weddings, I can almost guarantee someone in the bake room will say — sweetly — “let’s just say a prayer and hope that never happens; we will face..
“..When I kept silent, my bones grew old Through my groaning all the day long. For day and night Your hand was heavy upon me; My vitality was turned into the drought of summer. Selah I acknowledged my sin to You, And my iniquity I have not hidden. I said, “I will confess my transgressions to the Lord,”..
Don’t bring Boobs to a Brain Fight A friend writes, about Bernie Sanders enthusiastic support for aborting brown babies around the world.. Economic differences aside, the chasm between moral and ethical human beings and those whom the bible terms “the wicked” (fully sold out to the powers and principalities of the air, or Satanic entities)..
Why Believe? Most of our lives, we’re asked to believe true things that seem, on the surface, outlandish. If you had asked an American academic in 1985, whether the Berlin Wall would fall and the Soviet Union collapse, he and most of his colleagues would have sneered. The conventional guardians of our conventions — academics,..
“Turn Yourself to me, and have mercy on me, For I am desolate and afflicted. The troubles of my heart have enlarged; Bring me out of my distresses! Look on my affliction and my pain, And forgive all my sins. Consider my enemies, for they are many; And they hate me with cruel hatred. Keep my soul, and..
Did I even mean that? I’ve been thinking about prayer lately, and conversation in general, and I’m struck by how many phrases we use without ever really owning them. By “owning them” I mean understanding their meaning so well that we feel powerfully confident using them. It can be a confidence born of discipline and..