Archive | March, 2020

Is Grandma worth the price?

March 29, 2020

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Hear the resurgence of Social Darwinism, a discredited 19th-century ideology that baptized rivalry.

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Should we toss out grandma?

March 26, 2020

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Social Darwinism not only violates Jesus’ teaching, its competitive ethos spells economic doom.

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Some Christians Are Actually Behaving Well

March 24, 2020

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Much of the news on the faith beat is all about Christians behaving badly: Jerry Falwell, Jr., defies the medical consensus and welcomes students back to Liberty University; Paula White earnestly declares healing over America; a pseudo television evangelist peddles false medical cures; and a famous health-and-wealth advocate says God strickens America because of Trump […]

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Beware 21-st century snake oil

March 19, 2020

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We’ve heard the stories of pandemic nobility: The Italian Air Force boosts its nation’s morale as it drapes the sky with a smoky flag; balcony-bound Italians sing their national anthem; an opera singer serenades his neighborhood — again, from a balcony — and a Spanish fitness instructor leads exercises from a roof. Churches cancel worship; […]

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Great vibes in harsh times

March 15, 2020

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I’ve found three scenes of encouragement in these eerie times.

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My church won’t meet Sunday, Praise God

March 14, 2020

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We are … called to love our neighbors, and in a time like this one of the most loving things we can do is reduce the chance that this virus will spread.

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Dream memo to Jerry Falwell, Jr.

March 13, 2020

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Please be quiet. Stop embarrassing us.

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Inexpert Pandemania

March 12, 2020

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The growing Coronavirus/COVID-19 scare makes me wistful for the innocence of my California childhood, when teachers at West Covina’s Rowland Avenue Elementary School ordered us baby-boomers under our desks in duck-and-cover rehearsals for a Russian thermonuclear attack. They issued their time-honored command (“NO TALKING!”) because, apparently, the commie missiles honed in our whispers. Such is […]

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Trump minions block medical recommendations

March 10, 2020

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A stable genius would normally refer medical issues to the U.S. Center for Disease Control, but President Trump’s brilliance spans beyond international diplomacy, economics, and politics. He and his minions know more than scientists. That’s why they’ve dismissed climate science and, now, clamp down on doctors. Sample a recent Associated Press headline: “Official: White House […]

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Texas-style Coronavirus Safeguard

March 5, 2020

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Texans get the Coronavirus.

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