October 27, 2016


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


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

Europe vs America:  An Abortion Law Comparison

Is America “behind the times” when it comes to abortion?  Surely, European countries are much more progressive than we backwood Americans clinging to our guns and Bibles.Across the…

Duty to Die

4 If it’s true what they say about California being the leading edge of cultural change, you’d better have your affairs in order before you get sick. From Legal Insurrection: About one-year ago,…

Those Pesky Deep Seated Cultural Codes and Religious Beliefs

5 Unfortunately, this will likely not be a shock.  Last April, Clinton infamously declared that “deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed” in…

DePaul President: “Black Lives Matter—Unborn Lives Don’t”

5 So it has come to this: at the largest Catholic University in America, the administration plasters “Black Lives Matter” posters on its windows, but denies permission to put…

Feds Serve Warrant Demanding Fingerprints

Return with us now to those thrilling days of yesteryear  As if and if only.  Yesterday is dead and gone.  The future is here and now.  All those naysayers…

Sliding Down the Slippery Slope

4 Unintended consequences or intended results?  Two things that stand out to me, besides the “told ya” point all of us maligned panic mongers can claim: One, the staff person…

Time for Civil Disobedience

9 I’m a big supporter of crisis pregnancy centers. When I lived in Winston-Salem, I volunteered as a counselor at one, and later served on its board of directors. With that in mind, I can say…

UNESCO: What’s the Temple Mount?

4 The United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the people who designate World Heritage sites, is dominated by Muslim countries and other nations hostile to Israel. Today, UNESCO renewed a resolution that undermines its…

A Way to Help the Persecuted Middle Eastern Church

3 I have been asked with some frequency, “how can I help the persecuted church in the Middle East?” Here’s a very concrete way. The Iraqi Christian Relief Council (full disclosure: I’m on the board of…

Massachusetts Legislates the New PC

3 Massachusetts has passed a law to enforce the new PC bathroom and language etiquette that hold threats for clergy and churches. The law mostly applies…

The Obama Years: One Picture, Nine Charts

9 Here is an easy-to-understand presentation of what the Obama years have done to America (H/T: Steven Hayward, Power Line Blog). Right-click to enlarge (“View image”):

Global South Day 2 - Carthage and the Valley of Dry Bones

2 press release received by email October 4, 2016 Cairo, Egypt On the first full day of the sixth Anglican Global South conference, delegates met Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi and began private deliberations for the…

New Zealand FCA make Submission to Same-Sex Blessing Working Group

3 As we’ve previously reported, the Anglican Church in New Zealand is pushing ahead with same-sex blessings. A final vote in favour is expected in 2018. In the meantime they have formed a working group (albeit…

Global South 2016 Day 1 - Athanasius Contra Mundum

2 Cairo, Egypt October 3, 2016 Anglicans of the Global South met today in All Saints Cathedral, Cairo, taking communion and opening their sixth conference. Archbishop Mouneer Hanna Anis of Egypt, chairman of the Global South…

Wolf Cries Fowl

7 Isn’t it strange how all is fair in love and war until the libs feel the heat?Democrats in Pinellas County, Fla., are crying fowl over the supervisor of elections’…

Recent Comments

Jim the Puritan - Those Pesky Deep Seated Cultural Codes and Religious Beliefs

Remember that the words “homophobe” and “homophobic” when used by the Left are code for Christians and Christianity.  In using the word before a gay audience Hillary put Christians right in the Basket of Deplorables.

Jim the Puritan - Duty to Die

“And she says, ‘Yes, we do provide that to our patients, and you would only have to pay $1.20 for the medication,’” Ms. Packer said. ————————————————————————————————————————- And yet we spend billions of dollars litigating over…

Nikolaus - Duty to Die

Look on the bright side…perhaps Hillary’s insurance carrier will stop covering whatever magic keeps her moving.  Heck, at $1.20, that’s even cheaper than a Z-Pack.  It’s frightening!

Undergroundpewster - Duty to Die

All analyses of the cost-effectiveness of medical care will now have to compare active treatment and even hospice care with this lower-cost option.  Watching the MSM glorify those who opt for suicide by prescription makes…

Katherine - Duty to Die

I worry for my California family and what happens if they become ill.  Most of them voted for the people who passed this law, though.

Katherine - Those Pesky Deep Seated Cultural Codes and Religious Beliefs

Please correct your title: Regilious should be Religious. They’ll change the beliefs by making disagreement illegal, and taking away the freedoms and livelihoods of dissenters.  And as it looks now, a plurality of our fellow…

Undergroundpewster - Those Pesky Deep Seated Cultural Codes and Religious Beliefs

Aw c’mon, she just wants to convert Roman Catholics to her brand of liberal Methodism. She is on a mission from the god of doomed mainline liberal Protestantism.

Pb - Those Pesky Deep Seated Cultural Codes and Religious Beliefs

Forgotten in all of the scandals is the the session with Jean Houston at the White House at which the two women channeled Eleanor Roosevelt.  Hillary said it was just like the Methodist Church, which…

Daniel - Those Pesky Deep Seated Cultural Codes and Religious Beliefs

Gasp!  How can this be?  I keep reading on the UMC web site and seeing comments from UMC clergy on blogs that they are so proud of Hillary because she is a good Methodist doing…

merlenacushing - A Way to Help the Persecuted Middle Eastern Church

I only today saw this post since I haven’t visited SFIF for some time. My heart is with the Iraqi Christians as in our extended family we have one who moved to the US at…

Jeffersonian - DePaul President: "Black Lives Matter -- Unborn Lives Don't"

Yet another formerly respected institution killed and gutted by the Left.  Do they really think that the columns can all be kicked out and the roof will remain aloft?

Katherine - DePaul President: "Black Lives Matter -- Unborn Lives Don't"

Since a disproportionate number of the babies killed by abortion in this country are black, this means that for this CINO university, black lives don’t matter—in the womb.

Jeff Walton - DePaul President: "Black Lives Matter -- Unborn Lives Don't"

DePaul is generally understood to be post-Catholic—more so than almost any other once-Catholic educational institution in the United States. There are basically two kinds of schools which bookend the spectrum of Catholic education in this…

aacswfl1 - DePaul President: "Black Lives Matter -- Unborn Lives Don't"

The world is truly upside down

Undergroundpewster - DePaul President: "Black Lives Matter -- Unborn Lives Don't"

It might be hard to imagine this happening at a “Catholic” university, but this kind of thing has been documented at a number of esrtwhile Catholic universities. It demonstrates the constant threat the Church faces…

A. S. Haley - The Obama Years: One Picture, Nine Charts

Mitchell (#7), six of the nine charts go back to at least 2000 and earlier; two go back to 2006, and only one (Health Insurance Costs) is later—because Obamacare really started only in 2011. So…