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Personally Holy & Wholly Ineffective

This November, for some Christians, personal holiness will dictate a protest vote against Donald Trump. Is this really conscience, or something darker? Over my years as a believer, I’ve seen personal holiness measured in strange ways. One Sunday morning, after my wife was introduced to a member of the praise team as a “baby Christian,”..

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Stop Twitching, NeverTrumpers

Clinical Comfort for Erick Erickson and others suffering from Trump Averse Syndrome Trump-Averse syndrome has many incarnations, but for a few pundits, the behavior calls to mind the hilarious apoplexy of Herbert Lom’s Chief Inspector Dreyfus in the Pink Panther. Upon hearing a positive Donald headline, the Trump-averse coffee-spewer will start twitching, and fretting, and..

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The Price of Purity

Mea culpa. I have to come clean.  Try to learn something from my mistakes. I am hard on some of you #NeverTrumpers, but I was once something like you — a dedicated, self-satisfied, high conscience loser, waiting for America to catch up with my standards.  It goes way back to 1972, when my mom had..

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Demeanor, Training, and All That Important Stuff..

I wrote about the strange martyrdom of #NeverTrump crowd the other day.  They could be thrashing and screaming in the Niagra River, approaching the falls, hearing the thunder in the distance, and if Donald Trump was piloting a lavish, gold-canopied Trump cocktail cruiser and throwing out a life-preserver, they would look around for another option..

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Killing Us Nicely

When Baptist Academics Look Like Perfume Ladies.. I have high standards for Christians.  I expect them to be able to think their way through the consequences of their actions, employing a Biblical world view.  I expect a Christian college to be a kind of “city on a hill,” and that means, that when repugnant ideas..

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Now Streaming…

Mini Movie/TV reviews.. Over my vacation, I discovered Google Play on my Android, and it’s shaping up to be a really solid streaming choice for film and television geeks like me. Disclaimer:  I watch a lot of film and television because I produce the stuff and I learn from other craftsmen (with bigger budgets!), but..

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Gay Sharia Law

Christianity is fairly simple:  man is a sinner, and Jesus came to pay the price for those sins: all who truly believe on Him are saved. Unfortunately, under Gay Sharia Law, that may be unapproved expression, subject to fines and jail time.  If you don’t think so, take a look at this story about a..

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The Approved Uglies

Keep the List Small, Please Certain conversations are not allowed, nor are certain associations. We don’t seek out the company of pathological liars.  We don’t invite women who have a habit of hitting on married men to dinner parties.   We don’t invite Holocaust deniers to speak on public platforms, (unless you’re Columbia University.)  We..

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