September 2, 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

Trans Boy Pushes, Girls Push Back

2 The latest in the growing series of transgender episodes in the public schools is coming from Hillsboro, Missouri, where a young man who used to identify as a male homosexual now identifies as a straight…

Falling Fetuses

1 Didn’t get to this yesterday–I do have a real life, believe it or not–but the Center for Medical Progress put out their ninth video yesterday. Here it is: The…

[Oz] New Diocese of Gippsland Appointment Raises Fresh Concerns

3 Long-time readers will remember we reported back in 2012 on the appointment of Rev. David Head in the Australian Diocese of Gippsland. The appointment caused controversy at the time since Rev. Head was known to…

Theocrat Watch

6 A collection of the Usual Suspects* of the Christian Left have written to the U.S. Congress, urging the passage of the Iran nuclear deal. They write: As Christian leaders in the United…

Fifty LIvers, With a Nice Chianti

6 If you were disgusted by the trailer for video #8 from the Center for Medical Progress, you’ll lose your lunch over the director’s cut: Nice to know…

Perfect Partners

4 From the “Support You’d Rather Not Have” file, via the Washington Examiner: Satan worshipers launched a counter-protest against pro-lifers outside the Detriot [sic] and Ferndale, Michigan Planned Parenthood locations Saturday. Clad in…

Trigger Warnings Are For Liberals Only

4 So it seems that Duke University, in a desperate attempt to beclown itself, has assigned a comic book for summer reading by incoming freshmen. The book in question, entitled Fun Home, is described this way…

Where Do You Stand on This Great Gift from God?

10 Do you know where you stand on abortion?  Are you apathetic and indifferent??  Are you firmly planted in your stance or have you decided to live on the razor sharp edge of ambivalence moving from…

StemExpress: Not Just About Baby Parts (UPDATED)

1 In what might be considered a surprise move, the Center for Medical Progress has released their eighth video this afternoon. This one focuses more on StemExpress, which helps explain the unusual Friday afternoon timing, according…

An Uplifting Story of Love and Determination

4 Work levels have prevented my blogging much lately. Rather than add to the gruesome news of beheadings and baby dismemberments, I will use a brief respite to call your attention to this inspiring article by…

Planned Parenthood: Infanticide Inc.

13 The latest Center for Medical Progress video came out this morning, and it looks like the worst one yet. I’m not sure about the legal definitions, but this looks an awful lot like Planned Parenthood…

Canada Headed Over Cliff

3 Is freedom of religion available only to Islam?

Barbarians Who Practice Religion of Peace Behead 82-Year Old Archaeologist

3 Our president seems to think global warming climate change is the greatest threat today.  Is there no end?  ISIS militants have beheaded an 82-year-old archaeologist who…

Killing Christians to Fund Terror

6 Whether it be ignorance or arrogance or just plain incompetence, history may need extra time to document all the failures of this administration and Congress but among the…

Rat Tries to Flee Sinking Planned Parenthood Ship

4 Politico reports that StemExpress, the company that has been working with Planned Parenthood to harvest fetal organs, is severing its relationship with its suppliers: StemExpress, one of the tissue companies that works with…

Recent Comments

Reformed Wanderer - Trans Boy Pushes, Girls Push Back

I would laugh if it weren’t so serious… A while back, our friend at the Positive Infinity blog concluded a post with the following… Many today depict our culture as depraved and immoral.  Both are…

Katherine - Trans Boy Pushes, Girls Push Back

Since the faculty made a place available (presumably a single-user, lock the door sort of place), this isn’t about the student’s physical needs.  The whole thing is about his feelings.  He thinks he’s a girl,…

B. Hunter - Falling Fetuses

So, I stumbled into this video, which is a former PP Director talking about working at PP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rpmh4SSq2xE

David Ould - [Oz] New Diocese of Gippsland Appointment Raises Fresh Concerns

hi Jackie, The diocesan website has a contact form here.

Jackie - [Oz] New Diocese of Gippsland Appointment Raises Fresh Concerns

David, I didn’t see a link for an email address so that members of the worldwide Anglican communion might express their opinions to Bishop Kay.  After all, we are told time and time again a…

B. Hunter - [Oz] New Diocese of Gippsland Appointment Raises Fresh Concerns

Thanks for asking the question - their response will be veeeerrry interesting…

Pageantmaster ن [Pray for +John Ellison] - Theocrat Watch

Cosmo Lang - ah well. The first days and the last days of a leadership are dangerous.  The first because adversaries test them, and they are often found unsure and wanting; and the last because…

A. S. Haley - Theocrat Watch

History repeats itself, the first time as tragedy, the second time as farce. When Neville Chamberlain came back from Munich in 1938 with his worthless piece of paper from Hitler, the Archbishop of Canterbury proclaimed…

desertpadre - Fifty LIvers, With a Nice Chianti

Bill O’Reilly on Fox News did a good piece on #8 last night.

Capt. Father Warren - Fifty LIvers, With a Nice Chianti

Not just the leftist media have ignored this.  Pretty much make it all the media; I have seen little on Fox, Drudge, National Review, etc.  The best place I have seen to get protest reports…

B. Hunter - Theocrat Watch

So, if Shori is for it, we know without a doubt we should be against it!

B. Hunter - Fifty LIvers, With a Nice Chianti

Estimated 320 PP protests last weekend with an estimated 70,000 attendees.  Nary a peep from the Leftist Media. Instead the Lamestream media uses wide-angle lenses to make 50 folks look like 5000 when it suits…

ToAllTheWorld - Theocrat Watch

Don’t you know?  Separation of Church and State only applies to conservatives.

Katherine - Theocrat Watch

What got to me was that some of the titles and affiliations were starred, with the explanation that these were for information only.  But Jefferts Schori and many of the other Usual Suspects signed as…

Jackie - Killing Christians to Fund Terror

in the name of her church. Certainly an apt description,Katherine.  The organization she leads is far from His Church.

Jim the Puritan - Theocrat Watch

I suspect Jesus will respond that He never knew them.