August 3, 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

Nigeria rescues 178 from Boko Haram

1 The Nigerian military conducted a successful operation against Boko Haram, the Islamist franchise operating in that African country. In addition to clearing an area…

2 New Mexico churches bombed on Lord’s Day (UPDATED)

4 Two churches, one Baptist and one Roman Catholic, were bombed during worship time this morning. News is still breaking.  The FBI is investigating. It’s hard to refrain…

Center for Medical Progress Statement on Suppression of Abortion Videos

2 The Center for Medical Progress (CMP) issued the following statement on abortionists’ efforts to prevent the release of investigative videos that reveal the marketing of baby parts: The Center for Medical…

Abortionists Find Judge to Ignore First Amendment (UPDATED)

6 According to the AP minutes ago, the National Baby Butchering Association has found a California judge willing to suspend the First Amendment and run afoul of who-knows-how-many Supreme Court rulings…

Friday Refresher Courtesy of the U.S. Marines

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Denmark, Standing for What’s Truly Important

4 Time magazine (yeah, it’s still published) has this story on its web site this morning: Denmark enacted a sweeping ban on the religious slaughter of animals in 2014, prompting a furious backlash from…

Newest From CMP: “It’s a Boy!”

9 Oh, boy, it looks like Planned Parenthood has really stepped in it this time. From the Center for Medical Progress: New undercover footage shows Planned Parenthood of the Rocky Mountains’…

The Empire Strikes Back With Judicial Collaboration (UPDATED)

3 A California court has injected itself into the fight to save Planned Parenthood from its own depredations. He has ordered the Center for Medical Progress to cease telling the truth:…

Nothing New under the Sun

7 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

5 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…

Recent Comments

Jill Woodliff - Abortionists Find Judge to Ignore First Amendment (UPDATED)

David Daleidan, the man behind the Planned Parenthood abortion industry videos, revealed on CNN Politics, July 31, 2015: “In a meeting with their [Stem Express] top leadership, they admitted that they sometimes get fully intact…

maineiac - Abortionists Find Judge to Ignore First Amendment (UPDATED)

I’m on the MoveOn mailing list, so get all sorts of stuff.  They’re asking for $$ to cover the cost of defending PP against the hacking and release of information (per above).  They have several…

SC blu cat lady - Nigeria rescues 178 from Boko Haram

Glad to read that Nigeria is successfully fighting against Boko Haram. How much you want to bet that you won’t hear/read this on the news in this country.  However, I am glad that some people…

Undergroundpewster - 2 New Mexico churches bombed on Lord's Day (UPDATED)

Silence from NBC nightly news tonight. Instead they aired a story about a 3 year old kid being elected mayor of a small town in Minnesota (replacing his brother).

Katherine - 2 New Mexico churches bombed on Lord's Day (UPDATED)

#2’s link says a raft of state and federal agencies are investigating.  Fortunately there were no injuries and not a huge amount of property damage.  Too early to say what individual or group might be…

dwstroudmd+ - 2 New Mexico churches bombed on Lord's Day (UPDATED)

Reuters 646 pm 8/2/15 http://www.reuters.com/article/2015/08/02/us-usa-churchbombs-newmexico-idUSKCN0Q70WC20150802 Lord,have mercy.

Jim the Puritan - 2 New Mexico churches bombed on Lord's Day (UPDATED)

Meanwhile, from the media:  Crickets.

Daniel - Friday Refresher Courtesy of the U.S. Marines

I suppose if this was done on Camp Pendleton property, Mikey Weinstein will want all of them court martialed and put in the disciplinary barracks at Ft. Leavenworth.

Capn Jack Sparrow - Center for Medical Progress Statement on Suppression of Abortion Videos

OK. It looks to me that CMPS could be vulnerable to a lawsuit for libel, since they continue stating that PP is engaged in criminal activity, rather than simply saying that PP is a terrible,…

Undergroundpewster - Abortionists Find Judge to Ignore First Amendment (UPDATED)

And who will suffer irreparable harm if the videos are suppressed? The unborn of course, but that apparently did not cross this judge’s mind.

Jackie - Abortionists Find Judge to Ignore First Amendment (UPDATED)

Possibly if California were forced to live with all its rulings… We could put a huge wall around the state, cut off all outside funding and force them to live within their means.  Then we…

Jackie - Center for Medical Progress Statement on Suppression of Abortion Videos

I’m sorry but I just can’t help believing we are living in some weird vortex where we are living in pre-Hitler Germany.  One expects the dictators in DC to sprout hairy growths above their upper…

BlueOntario - Abortionists Find Judge to Ignore First Amendment (UPDATED)

California…there must be something they take in the courthouse that puts judges there on a different wavelength than the rest of the country.

Ralph - Abortionists Find Judge to Ignore First Amendment (UPDATED)

Given the fracas over the hunting and killing of Cecil the lion, I can’t understand why the premeditated murder of human babies attracts so much less attention.

StayinAnglican - Denmark, Standing for What's Truly Important

Denmark ignores the scientific evidence that kosher slaughter is more humane than stun first industrialized slaughter. Temple Grandin (look her up. She is really interesting) conducted a study in which she found that the exact…

Ed the Roman - Friday Refresher Courtesy of the U.S. Marines

A very stirring, if technically quirky, composition.