Archive | September, 2010

Stolen Treasure Returned

September 23, 2010

0 Comments

Cock an ear. Hear the faint blow of the far-off whistle. The era of American Christianity’s hijacking may be ending even while extremists lift their cries for guns’n guts.

Rate this:

Advertisements
Continue reading...

The Price of Convenient Falsehood, Part 2

September 19, 2010

1 Comment

Imagine yourself. You’re a typical working-stiff alien in a cloaked vessel 400 miles above the Earth. Your unit’s mission: Keep an eye on those niggling humans. Your individual specialty: Raucous America. Your conclusion: No deep-space bonus was worth … this.

Rate this:

Continue reading...

A round-up of thoughtful thinkers thinking thoughtfully — I think

September 14, 2010

1 Comment

I’m still floored by yesterday’s discovery. It’s as if I unearthed a thirst-quenching pool in a dune-filled desert. I actually stumbled across depth, insight and acumen. Really. No kidding. Thinkers are thinking after all. There is wisdom beyond the rants of talking heads — and the people in the street (or at their laptops, at least) deserve to know. Today’s mission is to bring their thoughts to the foreground. Call this a “brain-power round up.”

Rate this:

Continue reading...

“When America sneezes, the rest of the world catches a cold”

September 10, 2010

0 Comments

“These and some other events that took place in the West have had destructive impacts on Christians in the developing parts of the world.”

Rate this:

Continue reading...

Grabbing Peacemaker Mojo

September 9, 2010

1 Comment

It’s time for the peacemakers to get savvy in a lurid culture – even now, at this stage, when we’re clutching the polished vacuum cleaner after the salesman leaves with his I’ve-just-conned-another-sucker grin and our faces are tomato-red and the thoughts fly: I’ve been tricked, hoodwinked, duped … had! What happened? How’d we get here? Why?

Rate this:

Continue reading...

What Would Jesus Do? And other important questions about Christians, Cordoba House and book burning

September 8, 2010

2 Comments

On Saturday September 11, the United States will once again relive the horrors of the attack on the World Trade Center nine years ago. I’m writing this on a September morning very much like that morning: cool, crisp and clear. The day’s events pushed our nation into its two longest wars, first in Afghanistan and then Iraq, and jolted us into sudden awareness of Islam – or, more especially, of a radical, fundamentalist form and its loose terrorist network, which will be with us for a long time. These terrorists have killed and maimed more Muslims than non-Muslims.

Rate this:

Continue reading...

The price of convenient falsehood

September 6, 2010

0 Comments

When will we Bible-believing Christians see the depth of our demise? We’re no longer the clean-cut sheriff guarding the B-Western’s lonely town. We’re the snake-oil poison’s grizzled peddler.

Rate this:

Continue reading...