July 24, 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

Behold the Sinking Ship

9 The neo-pagans running the Episcopal Church may have won a lots of battles, but they’re still going to lose the war. In the process, a lot of Anglicans and other former Episcopalians are going to…

Going the Full Godwin

5 Would you like to know just how insane American politics have gotten? On my Facebook feed this morning, one of the three “trending” items was the explosion of righteous indignation about the alleged “Nazi salute”…

Trouble in Bakersfield

5 A popular School Board member in California has decided not to see re-election because it is now against the law for him to dissent from California’s mandate about sex education in schools.  Thus it is…

Liberals to United Methodist Church: Drop Dead (THIRD UPDATE)

12 The United Methodist Church in the western United States is dying. The Western Jurisdiction (which encompasses all U.S. states west of Montana, Wyoming, Colorado, and Arizona) is in a terminal death spiral, having lost well…

House Committee Prepares to Devastate Planned Parenthood

1 For the last several months, defenders of Planned Parenthood’s abortion mill/fetal tissue business have been spinning furiously, trying to convince the public that it’s all just a right-wing, misogynist conspiracy to prop up the patriarchy.…

San Joaquin Appeal Rebuffed by California Supreme Court

5 Our beloved Curmudgeon is off for a much deserved rest.  He asked that we post this link until he returns and can update himself. I have held off writing about the…

Abortion “Humor”

1 Did you know that the sacrificing of children to Molech is a source of humor on the pro-abortion left? Yeah, I would never have guessed that either. For those of you with chronic low blood…

“One Man’s Fish Is Another Man’s Poi, Son”

5 The title refers to an old Hawaiian joke—which discriminates against those who don’t know French (where “poisson” means “fish”). Discrimination is everywhere rampant in our unequal society. Fortunately, we have watchdogs who are ever on…

More on the Persecution of Iraqi Christians

2 This past weekend, I attended an event called The Bridge: The Annual Conference on the Persecuted Church. It was put together by International Christian Concern, and co-sponsored by a wide variety of organizations working in…

Persecution News: Egypt

Iraq and Syria are not the only places where Christians face persecution in the Middle East. The Christian Daily reports that Christians in an Egyptian village had their homes burned down because…

O Canada

2 The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario, Canada’s official provincial medical association, has fully embraced the legalization of euthanasia.  It has taken the ruling as a mandate and medical professionals

The Ministry of Truth in Action

8 One of the most revolting things about the transgender rights movement is the way it has taken Orwell’s 1984 as an instruction manual regarding the politicization of language. The University of…

Iowa: Churches Must Bow Before Transgender Deity

6 Think churches are going to be immune from the current wave of transgender mania? Think again, especially if you live in Iowa, according to the Daily Caller:…

Stockholm, We Have a Problem

There is a very important story at Israel National News this morning that ought to make people throughout the West sit up and take notice of what politically correct politicians are…

The Bridge: A Conference on the Persecution of Christians in the Middle East

1 On this day when Americans (well, most of them, anyway) celebrate the freedom they receive as a birthright, it is only right to remember that there are billions of people for…

Recent Comments

Jim the Puritan - Behold the Sinking Ship

I remember reading a few years ago that you can get an M.Div. from a number of mainline seminaries now without having to take a single course devoted to Scripture.  I remember thinking, well that’s…

David Fischler - Behold the Sinking Ship

TJ, a reader in the comments left this course description that should be put on the epitaph of this ex-school (it’s like an ex-parrot, only dumber): T 3150 Queer Incarnation The incarnation is sometimes presented…

Undergroundpewster - Behold the Sinking Ship

“Ending unsustainable revisionism is a matter of God’s justice.”

tjmcmahon - Behold the Sinking Ship

If you wonder why EDS is shutting down, check out the list of courses in this article by Rob Dreher: http://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/episcopal-divinity-school-spin-of-the-year/ Now, remember, those are graduate courses in theology, from an institution that TEC likes…

Dick Mitchell - Behold the Sinking Ship

Gary Hall (son of famed Bowery Boy Huntz Hall) was until recently Dean of the National Cathedral.  However, prior to that post, he was dean of Seabury Western, where he oversaw the closing (“cessation of…

dwstroudmd+ - Behold the Sinking Ship

If we consider this an abortion, is it a blessing? Answer: It is a “blessing” to the aborters.  The abortees are dead.  The aborters are no longer bothered by the abortees.

Katherine - Behold the Sinking Ship

If only they’d taught the Christian faith, instead of all those “oppressions” ...

the virginian - Behold the Sinking Ship

“Ending unsustainable spending is a matter of social justice.” That’s a surprising statement from a liberal. Will we hear any similar rhetoric from other liberals in the upcoming general election?

Just a Baptist - Behold the Sinking Ship

Multiple interlocking oppressions?

Jim the Puritan - Going the Full Godwin

I think the liberals are finally figuring out how angry Americans are over what has happened the last 8 years, and it is scaring the you-know-what out of them.

B. Hunter - Going the Full Godwin

Wow, I guess the liberals just don’t have enough to do…

dwstroudmd+ - Going the Full Godwin

Thanks for the visuals.  One picture is worth ... a thousand misinterpretations, apparently.  LOL.

Nikolaus - Going the Full Godwin

Just demonstrates their mental and emotional bankruptcy.

BillB - Going the Full Godwin

As is said Progressive Liberalism is a mental illness and this goes to prove it.  The Democrats have long been full Godwin on the Republicans when they, the Democrats, themselves more resemble the National Socialists…

Pb - Trouble in Bakersfield

This is not surprising. The ABA is a liberal lobbying group which does not represent the great majority of lawyers. The practice of law is regulated by the states. However, there will be a trickle…

Jim the Puritan - Trouble in Bakersfield

#3—We are closer to that than you realize.  I understand in August the American Bar Association will consider a resolution to change the Rules of Professional Conduct to provide that it shall be misconduct for…