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Patriotism’s Call Under A Rogue Government

June 27, 2017

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Silly me. I dreamed the GOP-sponsored health care travesty passed in the US House would die in the Senate. The Congressional Budget Office just released a report dashing my innocence: 22 million stand to lose their insurance over the next ten years under Mitch McConnell’s cynicism. This comes atop more revelations about Russian election meddling […]

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Is God happy with baseball? As usual for a fan, I fear plagues

June 26, 2017

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Let’s pause. Let’s ponder the truly important. Let’s think about our nation’s pastime and why we’re seeing strong evidence of divine displeasure. First, it’s obvious: God designed baseball so starting pitchers would complete their games unless they absolutely need relief. Evidence: Saturday’s nail-biter pitting the New York Mets vs. the San Francisco Giants. Jason deGrom […]

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How is that a thing?

June 25, 2017

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Cindy Brady (see the video below) poses a question for anyone joining a Facebook group called Christians For Trump; “How is that a thing?” She lays down the challenge in unsparing terms. Lest her confrontational words throw us, read the Bible’s portrait of the commendable ruler in Psalm 72. A couple passages from the ESV translation: […]

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I wish politics would stop barging in on my ambitions for this site

June 24, 2017

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I’m forever vowing to veer this blog from the tentative political scene to more weighty — and ultimately relevant — eternal matters, but America’s death spiral always upsets my plans. The US now aims for a new goal: Forget trips to unexplored planets by the decade’s end or feeding the world or ending poverty (anyone […]

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David Frum tells it like it is

May 13, 2017

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Lest I’m accused of scouring muck from the left-wing fringe, I’ll say this: David Frum, editor-at-large for The Atlantic, is a neoconservative who once wrote speeches for President George W. Bush. He’s like many who once formed the Republican backbone: Our current rogue president worries him. He shares his thoughts on the Comey-firing aftermath. Watch […]

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A fiend leers from the US House

May 6, 2017

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Other nations would grumble “general strike” after last week’s malevolent health care monster lumbered out of the US House. Grim police would rim the streets in riot gear. Prime ministers would tender resignations and governments would collapse. And I’d growl in my living room, infuriated by my own enforced passivity. I’m rendered incapable of marching […]

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A quote from Billy Graham

April 29, 2017

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Here’s some encouragement for those marching in The People’s Climate March today:

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Eco-friendly evangelicals take it to the streets

April 27, 2017

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Cross published on Huffpost Who says a climate-denying cult entrances all evangelical Christians? Brian Webb’s faith has propelled him into pro-science action. He’s a mover and a shaker, an organizational hombre, a managerial mahatma with a Bible. Webb directs Climate Caretakers, a network founded in August 2015 to mobilize the faithful, and he’s leading a […]

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When the future invades the present

April 17, 2017

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Note; This is an expanded meditation of Easter’s posting.  Jesus was launching a subtle rebellion at his resurrection, the day when Eternity invaded Temporality and Life swallowed Death. He upended the norms of Death and played by his own rules. He declared one of his norms in Matthew 20:16: “The last will be first, and […]

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The Great Reversal

April 16, 2017

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Jesus was launching a subtle rebellion at his resurrection, the day when Eternity invaded Temporality and Life swallowed Death. He upended the norms of Death and played by his own rules. He declared one of his norms in Matthew 20:16: “The last will be first, and the first last.” He immediately implemented that rule when […]

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