To stop mass shootings, we must demand our leaders ban premarital sex

PHOTO CREDIT: Cristina Souza via Flickr Like you, I want to see something done that ensures a mass shooting like the one we saw in Florida last week never happens again. Like you, I want to look at the common factors in each of these mass shootings and address the circumstances that keep happening again … Continue reading To stop mass shootings, we must demand our leaders ban premarital sex

Yes, a woman was jailed for having her daughter baptized . . . but that’s not the whole story here

Not every story that screams out “persecution of Christians” really turns out that way, and this one is a perfect example. Yes, 36-year-old Kenrdra Stocks was jailed for having her baby baptized. And yes, she showed some courage by enduring the weeklong jail sentence to do it. But there’s a lot more to this, and … Continue reading Yes, a woman was jailed for having her daughter baptized . . . but that’s not the whole story here

How can we talk to each other when you think I don’t care about kids being murdered?

I don’t really want to debate the gun control question here. I’ve said what I have to say on Herman’s site here and here, so knock yourself out if you want to read about it. What concerns me more is what’s happened to our ability as people to have honest disagreements about such things. Every … Continue reading How can we talk to each other when you think I don’t care about kids being murdered?

For first time in human history, one dude has impregnated another dude (unless HuffPo missed something)

It seems like this should be a bigger story. According to the Huffington Post, which would surely not fumble a detail or intentionally leave something out, either Tom Daley or Dustin Lance Black has managed to impregnate the other. Dude knocks up dude. Gosh, how is this not bigger news? Congratulations are in order for … Continue reading For first time in human history, one dude has impregnated another dude (unless HuffPo missed something)

‘Van Elslander is survived by his wife Mary Ann and his life partner, Sarah Cuyler’

That should be some funeral: “A dynamic and successful businessman, Art spent much of his life giving back — abundantly — to the community that supported his businesses over the years. His gifts to our health system — and to many other charitable programs in Michigan and beyond — have had immeasurable impact on the … Continue reading ‘Van Elslander is survived by his wife Mary Ann and his life partner, Sarah Cuyler’

Mocking spirit ascendant: Media make heroes of Twitter mockers, and a darkness rises

Mockery is a spirit, described in Job 41 as Leviathan. There are a lot of other references to mocking spirits, although the word itself isn’t used that often. Job 41 is interesting in that it describes Leviathan as a beast that absolutely terrifies the high and might of the world – and it’s no wonder. … Continue reading Mocking spirit ascendant: Media make heroes of Twitter mockers, and a darkness rises

I wrote an e-mail to a fellow Christian and did not sign it “In Christ” or “In Him” . . . now what?

I didn’t even say “in His service” or “Praise be unto him” or anything like that. Dude. I just put my name. I guess I need to know if we’re going to be OK. Now seriously, there’s nothing wrong with anyone doing things like that out of a sincere desire to give glory to Jesus. … Continue reading I wrote an e-mail to a fellow Christian and did not sign it “In Christ” or “In Him” . . . now what?

Mike Pence offers kindness to a gay man on Twitter . . . since it’s Twitter, you can probably guess how that went

If there’s a proxy for Hell on Earth, I’m thinking Twitter has to be it. I’ve always figured Hell’s defining characteristic would be the complete absence of any love, virtue or goodness – since all that comes from God, and Hell is the one place where you’re separated from Him completely. If that doesn’t sound … Continue reading Mike Pence offers kindness to a gay man on Twitter . . . since it’s Twitter, you can probably guess how that went

Not shocking: Cornell frat has contest to see who can have sex with fat women; Also not shocking: Everyone pretends to be shocked

One thing we don’t do here is try to impress you with our worldly sophistication and lack of outrage at immoral behavior. When we hear about people doing detestable things, we don’t see it as an opportunity to show you how unfazed we are about the whole thing. That? That’s been going on since time … Continue reading Not shocking: Cornell frat has contest to see who can have sex with fat women; Also not shocking: Everyone pretends to be shocked

When the wicked advance against me to devour me, it is my enemies and foes who will stumble and fall. Though an army besiege me, my heart will not fear. Though war break out against me, even then I will be confident. One thing I ask from the Lord, this only do I seek: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze on the beauty of the Lord and to seek him in his temple. For in the day of trouble he will keep me safe in his dwelling; he will hide me in the shelter of his sacred tent and set me high upon a rock. Then my head will be exalted above the enemies who surround me. – Psalm 27:2-6