July 30, 2015

Features

On Valorizing Gay Marriage: A Response to Wesley Hill

A better approach is for us to caution as brothers and sisters in the Lord: We appreciate your faithfulness to Christ in abstaining from sexual immorality and your service of the church through your writings. Yet we are concerned that elements of an un-renewed, fleshly mentality permeate some of your thinking about “gay coupling.”

The Episcopal Church: Undermining the USA from Within (and Betraying Christians)

The Episcopal Church is complicit in a Government program to bring in Muslim refugees from Somalia, Iraq, Afghanistan and Syria, because the Government pays it for them—but its largesse does not extend to Christian refugees.

[Bumped] Promises, Promises: What Now for the Loyal Opposition in Mississippi?

The Episcopal Diocese of Mississippi is on an irreversible path toward full-on celebration and normalization of homosexuality and transgenderism, and any other deviant sexual cause that becomes fashionable among the theological leftists who run the diocese.

Can Rolling Stone get us past the UVA rape of faith to the historical UVA rape?

I harp on Rolling Stone’s UVA rape myth because the irony of an Easter retraction is just too rich.  Journalists used the Christian celebration, one they flippantly discount as myth, as cover for their own lying.  But it’s just one example.

The Drunken Joy Ride of Emotion

Our desires and emotions are to be treated with extreme skepticism. Do not lead with them. I am not at all saying “don’t feel them” or “all emotional experience is bad.” Not at all. This is not Vulcan Christianity or stoicism.

Islamic Atrocities, the “Narrative of Redemption” and Christmas

The events in Sydney over the last 24 hours have not ruined Christmas. Nothing can ruin Christmas - for the coming of Jesus into the World is greater than any other event. If anything, the deaths of 3 people in the Lindt Café only serves to demonstrate just how wonderful and necessary Christmas is.

[Bumped For Very Obvious Reasons] 8.5 Things I Rejoice In This Post-Election Day

5) This isn’t the Episcopal Church. Our country is far juster, far more interested in the rule of law, far more stable, far more popular, far less vicious, and far more conservative. It is completely within our power as conservatives—with God’s help—to transform this country’s political landscape if we so choose. It will be very hard and very long. The next two years will be appallingly painful. Every week or month, we’ll be reminded of the judgement of God—and our challenge will be not to get angry, or despairing, or inactive, but rather to humble ourselves all over again, repent, acknowledge the horrible consequences of our compromises, corruption, passivity, and loss of principle, and continue turning away from the wrong path and seeking the right one.

Restarting the Game: Archbishop Welby Attempts To Hit The Reset Button

It’s not a question of “how will the Communion divide”—that division, albeit internal, has already occurred.  The further question is not “how can we all live together in the midst of our profound disagreements” but is rather “what is to be done with the Provinces which have engaged in intrinsically communion-dividing actions?”

Got Ice Water?

The idea that we shouldn’t be able to indulge in something silly like the ice-water challenge because millions of African children are dying of thirst, says nothing about the wastefulness of Americans, and everything about the utter inability of Africa to take care of itself.

The utilitarian unity of burning at the stake and abortion

The Church thought it was sparing heretics eternal torment by burning them at the stake.  Abortionists tell us they are sparing people from miserable earthly lives.  Both ways, “It’s for their own good.”

Truro Rebirth Credited to Relationship Between the Rev. Baucum and Bishop Johnston

Waypoints

After more than ten years on the front lines of the Anglican wars, I have made a major change. This past Easter vigil, my family and I were confirmed in the Roman Catholic Church.

Is the Creed “the” Sufficient Standard of Orthodoxy?

The Creeds themselves, then, require obedience to Jesus Christ as the One Lord over all things. To profess the Creed but reject the word of God as revealed in the scriptures regarding marriage and sexuality is incoherent.

Stand Firm is 10 Years Old Today

In true Tom Sawyer fence-whitewashing style, I have minions who keep the site humming, while I sit in the shade chewing a blade of grass and complimenting them on their fine efforts.

Three Excuses for Bishop Salmon’s Inexcusable Invitation

Can you imagine what Paul might say to this kind of hair splitting? The Galatians respond to Paul’s letter: “Dear Paul, you wrote that the Judaizers are accursed and eternally condemned and that we ought not to listen to them because they teach a gospel that damns…but how about we let them preach to our pastors in training?

60 Theses on Real Integrity in the Anglican Church

The refusal to affirm a truth (particularly when it is a truth about God) is often just another way of denying it, but without taking responsibility for your denial. This is therefore a double dishonesty which only compounds the deceit.

“How am I gonna be an optimist about this?”

A modern city provides the visual for words evoking the historic catastrophe.  It can happen again, and that isn’t just a function of natural cycles.  There are moral and even supernatural forces in play.  There’s always a sense that Pompeii had it coming.  It’s like Sodom and Gomorrah for folks who don’t want to admit to that Old Testament God stuff.

The Week

Nothing New under the Sun

5 With the heresies of the Episcopal Church (USA) still freshly assaulting my mind, I happened across this wisdom from 140 years ago:

Pay Day Lenders From Atlanta Send Fake “Christian” Ministry to Harass South Dakotans

3 I’m going to give you the entire text of a Facebook status by Steve Hildebrand.  Steve is a founder and leader of

The Empire of Death Strikes Back

8 Planned Parenthood Cecile Richards, having no way to defend what her organization does, has decided that ad hominem attacks on the Center for Medical Progress will have to do.

SJW Seeks to Ban Humor

6 “SJW,” for those not up on current political lingo, is short for “social justice warrior.” It denotes the sort of left-wing activist type who is determined to destroy everything they view as wrong, offensive, inconvenient,…

How Much is Planned Parenthood Costing You?

1 We already know that the most innocent among us pay the highest cost for abortion.  Now you can determine what it is costing you financially. In case you are wondering,…

Satanic Temple Unveils Goat-headed Statute in Detroit

9 This is exactly what a city where the chances of becoming

Look! A squirrel! (Sermon on John 6:1-21)

5 Preached at the Church of the Good Shepherd, Sioux Falls, SD “Look!  A squirrel!”  That’s a shorthand way of saying, “Look out, they’re giving us trivial distractions to keep us from looking at what’s most…

Next On the Agenda

3 Now that the apostles of the sexual revolution have finally gotten what they wanted and convinced the Supreme Court to legalize gay marriage, it’s wonderful that their acolytes in the media are not trying to…

Final Judgment Entered in Fort Worth Case

3 Judge Chupp has entered a final judgment against TEC, its rump diocese of Fort Worth and its parishes, thereby ending the lawsuit in which they sought to claim the corporation, property and bank accounts…

Justice to Investigate CMP

6 Remember that call from four Planned Parenthood enablers in Congress for the Justice Department to investigate the investigators? Yeah, that didn’t take long: JUSTICE TO PROBE CENTER FOR MEDICAL…

Planned Parenthood: More to Come

5 The suspicion is growing that Planned Parenthood is terrified of what else the Center for Medical Progress has up its sleeve. In addition to pulling the strings of its congressional puppets/enablers to try to sic…

Congress Critters: DoJ Should Investigate…

4 Go ahead. Tell me this wasn’t absolutely inevitable. According to the Gateway Pundit: Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) released a letter sent to U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch and California Attorney General Kamala…

41 Companies that Donate to Planned Parenthood UPDATED

19 UPDATE: The Daily Signal asked for and is receiving statements from the listed companies. Lots of big names on the list. …

Dude, tell that to ZAKA

3 It’s taken me days to process this article sent to me by a Facebook friend (Gesichtbuchfruende for all the modern Bible scholars out there). Choosing to devote your dead body to…

Planned Parenthood, Pay Day Lenders, and How I’m Praying These Days

2 David Fischler is doing an excellent job on the Planned Parenthood beat.  How he keeps from dissolving in tears or booze by staying close to this horror story is beyond me. I’ll weigh in with

Recent Comments

BillB - Nothing New under the Sun

I found a copy of Krauth’s “The Conservative Reformation and Its Theology” on line.  I read part of the preface and he really beat up on the Church of England and The Protestant Episcopal Church…

Katherine - The Empire of Death Strikes Back

If the video was taken in a restaurant, not Stem Express offices, and if there is no California law against such video recording, presumably this restraining order won’t hold up in court.

Jared - The Empire of Death Strikes Back

The restraining order is in.  They should have released all of them.

Jim the Puritan - The Empire of Death Strikes Back

Supposedly additional videos have now been provided to the Attorney General’s office in Texas. http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/wireStory/texas-ag-office-received-planned-parenthood-videos-32761513

BlueOntario - The Empire of Death Strikes Back

The “edited video” message is all over the place. That theme is sticking despite what’s been placed out there. If there is a lesson in here it may be to go ahead and let people…

Nikolaus - Nothing New under the Sun

You beat me to it Karen B.  As I read the beautiful prose of this statement, I wondered if the various Great Liberal Minds would be able to process and comprehend the language used here.

Fr. Dale - SJW Seeks to Ban Humor

My point was the evil one is a killjoy. I guess it’s now called buzzkill.

Karen B. - Nothing New under the Sun

WOW.  SO True.  SO Clear.  This needs to be read and forwarded widely to help people see and understand how our church & culture have slid so far down the slippery slope.

J Eppinga - SJW Seeks to Ban Humor

http://understandingamericanpie.com/

Undergroundpewster - Nothing New under the Sun

Having watched this play out in exactly this manner, I must give C.P. Krauth credit for predicting the future.

Katherine - Pay Day Lenders From Atlanta Send Fake "Christian" Ministry to Harass South Dakotans

I hope this coffee shop owner gets lots of support.  This is a typical leftist tactic.  They target opposition figures and try to destroy them.

Jackie - Pay Day Lenders From Atlanta Send Fake "Christian" Ministry to Harass South Dakotans

One more thought - if people like George Soros who claims to care so much about Americans really did, he could dedicate 1% of his wealth to responsible pay day lending.

Jackie - Pay Day Lenders From Atlanta Send Fake "Christian" Ministry to Harass South Dakotans

Tim, This should indeed be criminal.  It not only enslaves the debtor, it encourages irresponsbile behavior.  These people should be ashamed of themselves.  Of course, we know money has no shame.

Mario Gonzalez - Nothing New under the Sun

Truth and error are two balancing forces. The Church shall do nothing which looks like deciding between them; that would be partiality. It is bigotry to assert any superior right for the truth. We agree…

Fr. Dale - SJW Seeks to Ban Humor

“And the three men I admire most The Father, Son and the Holy Ghost They caught the last train for the coast The day the music died.” American Pie

Words Matter - The Empire of Death Strikes Back

However,  video #3 has been released. http://thefederalist.com/2015/07/28/third-video-of-planned-parenthoods-organ-trafficking-scheme-released/