When people struggle to get close to God, to find a God they don’t feel is near, wise old men usually give counsel in this order: alms, scripture, and obedience. Alms: Try it one of these days. Do something wonderful for someone who can never pay you back. Do it in secret. Don’t tell a..
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Cambridge, MA • ICBTS News A rattled David Hogg was escorted off the Harvard Campus yesterday as troubling news leaked about a confession he made to a fellow student regarding his childhood affection for the hetero-normative television sit-com, “Friends.” “Confessions simply aren’t enough,” said fellow student, Ming Lee-Trowbridge. “The fact that David actually laughed at such horribly..
You probably are one. No, I don’t mean the sort you might find renting a trailer on Uncle Dawson’s pea farm, after finishing a 10 year stretch at the Tucker, Arkansas Maximum Security Unit, or the sort you might find in a Hollywood “look how far we’ve come” flick. We all know those guys are..
..what do you do with them? I have had hundreds of exchanges like this one with earnest young people (mostly young ladies; in an earlier age they would have been the severe, sexless sisters of Unitarian missionaries), who insist, without blushing, that you simply cannot be racist towards white people, particularly white men. This appears..
Pay Attention Now.. Dig up ancient injustice and dwell on it. Identify “villains” who were operating under the moral and legal standards of their day. Use it to crucify, blacklist, and terminate the innocent grandchildren of those “villains” and reward people who were never the victims of those “villains.” If you want to get ahead..
Are you a free thinker? Think again.. I have a friend on Facebook who obviously reads a great deal of history, and he posts some terribly challenging facts from time to time. It doesn’t matter which characters from the past you revere, whether its Martin Luther or Martin Luther King, Malcolm X or Malcolm Muggeridge,..
Nine Truths, One Stinking Falsehood.. My mother was fond of teaching us the devil tells us enough truth to get us to swallow huge lies whole. Mom’s ratio was nine truths to one falsehood. I think the Beth Moore ratio is more like 7 to 3, with a fair number of pastoral illustrations harking back..
You mean a unisex world is a little confused? Picture the setting. You are one of perhaps a dozen men standing in a hot room full of two or three hundred hot women in hot yoga outfits contorting themselves in a kind of body poetry that all but the absolutely bloodless would consider at least..
Dawning of Pair Blue Light My bluetooth microphone actually becomes a microphone when I hold down on the power button for “approximately” two seconds. Before that, it just controls the volume of my ear pieces. If, however, I press the power button once, it will answer a phone call. If I press it twice, quickly,..
God Truly Hates Hypocrites A friend of mine was removed from a Facebook group today for simply observing that women should sometimes have sex with their husbands when they don’t feel like it — just as they sometimes wash the dishes when they don’t feel like it. We do things for people we love because..