Archive | June, 2016

Illusory power’s seduction

June 24, 2016

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Perhaps power is the flame wooing some “evangelical” moths. They can’t help themselves – even when the flame is a bona fide proto-fascist liar, wife dumper, misogynist, strip-club owner, narcissistic megalomaniac, and Muslim and Mexican hater. Such is my takeaway after sifting through the news of Donald Trump’s newly-appointed evangelical advisory board.  The Donald gushed: […]

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While the brash GOP explodes, the quiet Dems sink into oblivion

June 17, 2016

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The earsplitting 2016 GOP presidential calamity is veiling another, slower-moving political meltdown that’s only made the back pages of a few news outlets.  It seems the Democratic Party is shriveling.  A few voices point out that the emperor has no clothes and call the party to shake hands with former constituencies – liberal pro-life voters […]

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Russell Moore slaps down slammer of religious freedom

June 16, 2016

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Dr. Russell Moore, president of the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, repeatedly shows he’s a gentleman and a scholar. Watch and listen as he responds to a pastor who, apparently, knows little of his own Baptist history and theology (Baptists have always advocated religious liberty). The question was posed in this form: I […]

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Can we ever run away from politics?

June 16, 2016

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I scoff at myself after each presidential election cycle and vow to be a good little clergyman next time: I will embrace sentiment behind the first line of a March interview with my favorite Catholic priest, Father James Martin, S.J.: “I try to stay as far away from political commentary as possible.” I’ll do it. It’ll […]

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