But even if you should suffer for the sake of righteousness, you are blessed. And do not fear their intimidation, and do not be troubled, but sanctify Christ as Lord in your hearts, always being ready to make a defense to everyone who asks you to give an account for the hope that is in you yet with gentleness and reverence; and keep a good conscience so that in the thing in which you are slandered, those who revile your good behavior in Christ will be put to shame.  1 Peter 3: 14-16

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“But when you see Jerusalem surrounded by armies, then know that its desolation is near. Then let those who are in Judea flee to the mountains, let those who are in the midst of her depart, and let not those who are in the country enter her.”

    – Luke 21:20-21

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There were at least a three noteworthy events in the financial markets this past week. In the first place there was outgoing European Central Bank (ECB) head Mario Draghi’s announcement of what some are calling QE Infinity (Infinite Quantitative Easing). According to Draghi, the ECB will...

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A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.

    Proverbs 22:3

In a recent article titled “The monetary policy endgame,” Rick Rieder argued that central banks have two ways of creating inflation – inflation in this case...

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A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.

    Proverbs 22:3

US Slaps New Tariffs On China; One Minute Later China Retaliates,” was the headline on ZeroHedge this morning. This, of course, is in reference to the US/China...

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Millennials receive a lot of criticism from older generations for their SJW snow flakery and their professed love of socialism.  A lot of this criticism is well deserved.

When those who believe in capitalism discuss the origin of the younger generation’s rejection of the free enterprise...

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They have also healed the hurt of My people slightly, saying, ‘Peace, peace!’ when there is no peace.

    – Jeremiah 6:14

A prudent manforesees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.

    – Proverbs 22:3

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“In his book…A Christian View of Men and Things [Gordon] Clark comments that the growth of government is the greatest tragedy of the twentieth century.”

    – John W. Robbins, “The Growth of Government in the United States

The thesis...

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Sunday, 11 August 2019 07:58

The Ongoing Financial Crisis of 2008, Part 1

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A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself; The simple pass on and are punished.

    – Proverbs 27:12

In light of the recent upheavals in the financial markets, it seemed good to me to take this occasion to update my comments on ongoing financial crisis. I say ongoing,...

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A couple console each other near an El Paso Walmart where a mass shooting occurred Saturday.  Photo: Ivan Pierre Aguirre for The Texas Tribune

Mass shootings. What are Christians to make of them? But before we answer this question, perhaps we should sharpen the question a bit, asking...

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A screenshot of C-Span at the end of a tally of a US House of Representatives vote to condemn the boycott Israel movement on July 23, 2019.

Congress Shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or the press;...

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Sunday, 21 July 2019 08:10

The Real Problem with ‘the Squad’

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“The Squad” – Democratic Representatives Rashida Tlaib, Ayanna Pressley, Ilhan Omar and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez – and Donald Trump. Getty Images.

“[The government of women] has always been regarded by all wise persons as a monstrous thing.”

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All ten Democratic presidential candidates raise their hands to indicate their agreement when asked if their government healthcare plan would cover for undocumented (i.e. illegal) immigrants.  The Democrats have become the party of immigration treason.  (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee)  

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They have taught their tongue to speak lies; They weary themselves to commit iniquity.

    – Jeremiah9:5

Miss two weeks, miss a lot. That’s how it is when you track the evil work of Antichrist. Mind you, I’m not speaking about all the evil the Pope and his...

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Wednesday, 03 July 2019 13:53

Proclaim Liberty throughout All the Land

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Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof.

    – Leviticus 25:10

Independence Day. July the Fourth. I don’t recall a time when it was anything other than one of my favorite dates on the calendar.

What’s not to like about it? As a...

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Democratic debate night 2, Miami FL, June 27, 2019.  From left to right:  Pete Buttigieg, Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders, Kamala Harris, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Michael Bennet.  Photo. Saul Loeb AFP/ Getty Images.

“I lack the words.” That was my first thought in hearing the...

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The Pride flag is raised for the first time at Cincinnati City Hall, June 21, 2019.  Photo by: Dwayne Slavey.

“Today is about saying that we are in this fight for civil rights and social justice and that love is love is love is love.”

    – Cincinnati...

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Saturday, 22 June 2019 15:15

Rome Watch #6: Rome’s Big Immigration Lie

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The “big lie” is a propaganda technique based on the supposed idea that, if one tells gigantic lies, those lies will gain acceptance because normal people can’t fathom that someone could make up such enormous falsehoods.

Whether the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops...

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Pope Francis embraces then-Cardinal Theodore McCarrick during a 2015 visit to the U.S. McCarrick resigned the cardinalate in 2018 before being defrocked.Jonathan Newton/AP

“The Catholic Church is facing its most serious crisis in 500 years,” wrote Massimo Faggioli in his October 2018...

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Pope Francis in Ireland.

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

    – Revelation 18:4

In part one of this series the point was made that the voice...

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Friday, 07 June 2019 13:30

Rome Watch #5: The Janus-Faced USCCB

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Two-faced Roman god Janus.  A model for the USCCB.

One could hardly find a better word than Janus-faced, meaning duplicitous or two-faced, to describe the men who comprise the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB). For these guys truly are masters of appearing to look in all...

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Demonstrator holds up sign in front of Pope Francis during his visit to Ireland, August 2018.  Will Oliver (EFE)

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

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European Union Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker

There’s an old joke in politics that says a gaff is defined as when a politician accidently tells the truth. That’s not a bad definition. Generally, those in high office are masters at concealing their true beliefs and motives.

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Demonstrator holds up sign in front of Pope Francis during his visit to Ireland, August 2018.  Will Oliver (EFE)

“And I heard another voice from heaven, saying, Come out of her, my people, that ye be not partakers of her sins, and that ye receive not of her plagues.”

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Sunday, 19 May 2019 10:59

Abortion, a Lightening Rod for 2020?

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Pro-choice supporters protest in front of the Alabama State House in Montgomery on May 14, 2019.REUTERS/Chris Aluka Berry

“What angers me about the GOP’s attempts to turn the United States into a far-right Christian theocracy is how dishonest they are about it. At least be forthright...

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Leading Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden thinks Americans have an “obligation” to foot the medical bills of illegal aliens.  Now where did he get that idea?  AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta 

“I think that anyone who is in a situation where they’re in...

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