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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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A meditation for Holy Saturday

April 15, 2017

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This is an enigmatic day wrapped in an unpopular doctrine. The day: The Church universal has always remembered Christ’s descent “into Hell,” per the fifth article of the Apostles Creed. The enigma is bound with the question: “Why would God send Jesus to Hell?” The unpopular doctrine is Hell itself.  Perhaps the enigma becomes more […]

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A dim ray of hope in climate change

April 11, 2017

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Perhaps the path to clean skies and calm seas snakes past Washington and toward Sacramento, with California Governor Jerry Brown blazing the trail. Such speculation arises even as activists book buses for the People’s Climate March in Washington DC on April 29. No doubt they’ll brandish signs and rally against the Trump administration’s evisceration of […]

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Hope in the cauldron

April 10, 2017

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I confess. I’ve sometimes joined maudlin evangelical Christians in their fashionable despair. Our tribe seems to have drifted far from its moral, theological, intellectual, and spiritual roots, which once entwined themselves in the great Protestant luminaries and summoned all Christians back to the Bible. The more congenial rolled out the carpet to sympathetic Catholics and […]

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The myth of “open-ness” at PTS

March 23, 2017

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Nothing matches the closed-mindedness of the supposedly open-minded. I say that as the authorities at Princeton Theological Seminary smear gobs of egg off their faces. The school’s Kuyper Center was about to grant its Prize for Excellence in Reformed Theology and Public Witness to the Rev. Tim Keller, the soon-to-be-retired lead pastor of Manhattan’s Redeemer Presbyterian […]

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