September 27, 2016

Features

On the Persecution of the Assyrian Christians

What shamed me was knowing that, for the third time in my lifetime, my government was turning a blind eye to genocide.

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.

The Week

Quoting Myself

2 From my upcoming book, When the West Goes Bonkers: “In the year 2525,, if man is still alive, this period in the history of the West is going to be looked upon like the medieval…

Never Mind

9 After decades of pushing the idea that homosexuals are “born that way,” that nothing should be done to try to help them escape that life, and that anyone who says otherwise is a bigoted homophobe…

Satan After School Club

7 Wonder if they had after school satan clubs in Sodom and Gomorrah? MOUNT VERNON — A so-called “After School Satan Club” proposed by the Satanic Temple of Seattle to be…

A Day in the Life of Religion of Peace Cleric:  Pulverize, Kill and Subjugate

10 This prayer, while given a looooooong time ago, all the way back to September 14, 2016, but old as it is, may give us some insight into the mind of the religion of peace.  Guess…

Progessives Tip Hand at Plans for Basketful of Deplorables

1 Ok, so I borrowed from Hilliary’s latest gaff.  Of course, it was only a gaff because she accidently spoke a truth.  If anyone thinks that is not how the…

Is Canadian Church OK with Atheist Pastors?

12 It’s been an open secret for a long time that the pulpits of the mainline Protestant churches are occupied by more than their fair share of charlatans, time-servers who don’t believe what they preach, but…

A Plan to Help the Christians of Northern Iraq

1 Back in March, Congress unanimously voted to declare the treatment of Christians and other religious minorities in the Middle East “genocide.” Three days later, Secretary of State John Kerry, having been forced into action he…

And Don’t Call Me Shirley (Unless I Demand It)

3 The People’s Republic of Massachusetts, not content to mutilate the English language or enlist businesses in its plan to normalize mental illness, has decided to repeal the First Amendment as…

Shocker:  Incest is Still Illegal

12 As hard as it might be to believe, incest is still a felony. Considering all the other contortions the courts have undertaken to get us where…

Jesus Christ, Moral Reformer

9 Brian McLaren is one of the leading apostles of Jesus the Liberal Politician. That makes him irresistible to New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristof: One puzzle of the world is that religions…

Pope Green Weenie

5 Steven Hayward of the Powerline blog has a periodic feature called the Green Weenie Award, which goes to particularly egregious environmentalist whack jobs. Since I know Dr. Hayward…

Bishop Bruno, the Consummate Hypocrite

5 Your Curmudgeon has on previous occasions taken to task the Bishop of the Diocese of Los Angeles for, as stated, speaking “with a forkèd tongue.” Thus, those few Episcopalians who still bother to follow…

Make Your Travel Plans Now

5 It’s September, and for many Americans that means back-to-school days. But for many Americans, who are single or married without kids, or whose kids are grown up, September can be a fantastic time to get…

Catholic in Name Only?

6 What happens when salt loses its saltiness? The Jesuit-run Georgetown University has become the first Catholic college to hire a Hindu priest as chaplain, with Brahmachari Vrajvihari…

A Reminder That Elections Have Consequences

7 “It’s often overlooked, but nominees to the lower courts ... are often one of the most important legacies a president leaves behind,” said Elizabeth Wydra, president of the Constitutional Accountability Center. The Fourth Circuit, which…

Recent Comments

GillianC - And Don't Call Me Shirley (Unless I Demand It)

So, do we stand at the door, and ask each person as they come in to identify which pronoun should be used?  Perhaps we could give each person a name-tag with the appropriate pronoun printed…

Br. Michael - Quoting Myself

Well judging from the fact that in the 21st Century we seem to have collectively lost the ability to tell the difference between man and women, the LSD theory sounds plausible.

Tom S. - Quoting Myself

Reminds me of a song I heard a long time ago… great analogy, however!

Br. Michael - Never Mind

And it is getting worse.  Apparently the DOH is issuing a rule that says that doctors will have to treat people according to their self determined gender identity.  http://thefederalist.com/2016/09/27/doctors-fight-federal-rule-forcing-perform-hysterectomies-men/ So if a biological male identifies…

Katherine - Never Mind

I suppose the activists have to admit the fluidity of human sexual response now that we’ve reached the “choose your own gender” stage of insanity.  What you think you want at any particular moment is…

David Fischler - Never Mind

Re #3: “But when it goes the other way, the man or woman reject the homosexual lifestyle and embrace heterosexual relationships, they are betraying who they really are!” Yeah, that’s an interesting phenomenon, isn’t it?…

SC blu cat lady - Wycliffe Hall Principal Writes "to put the record straight"

It will be interesting to see how their new Academic Dean, The Very Rev. Dr. Justin Terry   survives at Wycliffe Hall.

SC blu cat lady - Never Mind

UP, You mean like glass? We know how easily that *shatters*. 

SC blu cat lady - A Day in the Life of Religion of Peace Cleric: Pulverize, Kill and Subjugate

#s 1 and 2, Interesting ideas about the Islamic faith…... I think you are on to something. There is indeed heresy in Islamic teaching about Christ.  TBTG for those who do fight these heresies with…

Undergroundpewster - Never Mind

I think she is putting out another smokescreen. She might just as well have said that sexual orientation is a fluid thing that sometimes behaves like a solid.

Jim the Puritan - Satan After School Club

#6—I think that is the likelihood under Hillary Clinton.  She has already labeled believing Christians “deplorable” and “irredeemable” through use of the leftist code word for Christians:  “homophobic.”  So it is likely a Clinton administration…

SC blu cat lady - Satan After School Club

I suspect that given all the weirdness lately, I can see where the Satanists will be allowed to meet yet Christian clubs will be removed/banned from the school.  I think that is the real goal-…

SC blu cat lady - Never Mind

I agree with David. It is all about the politics nothing to do with science.  I suspect this “Never mind” won’t be a blip on the MSM radar.

Jackie - Never Mind

My question is slightly different. The advocates say that the woman was always a lesbian and simply repressed her inborn desires to conform to society. But when it goes the other way, the man or…

Katherine - Never Mind

If it’s unchangeable, I don’t know how they ever explained the many women in lesbian relationships who have their children, born to them when they were married to men, with them.

Jackie - Never Mind

If history is any judge, she better have a second career lined up.