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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Friday, 18 January 2019 13:15

Is Prayer Not a Weapon?

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It’s how in the course of looking for one thing you find something else.

In my case, I was doing a little research tonight on the Democratic Socialists of America. Maybe you’ve hear of them, you know, the hipster lefty organization that boasts rock star socialist Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez...

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Sunday, 13 January 2019 08:52

The Wall, the Donald and the Democrats: Part 1

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Chuck Schumer and Nancy Pelosi as American Gothic, a parody of their rebuttal of Donald Trump’s Oval Office address on January 8, 2019.

“A wall is an immorality. It’s not who we are as a nation.”

– Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi

“He [Donald Trump] has made clear...

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Sunday, 06 January 2019 10:48

2018: the Year in Review and a Look Ahead

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Better late than never, or so goes the old saying. I’d hoped to get this 2018 wrap up posted last week but, as usual, my ambition was greater than my reach. But late or not, it still seems good to me to take a little time and reflect on the year in blogging that was as well as to look ahead...

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Image taken from rock star Democrat Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’ tweet depicting, apparently, Central American migrants as Joseph and his family fleeing to Egypt to escape the murderous King Herod.

“It is repugnant to me and astonishing to me that during Christmas…a time in which we...

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It’s the end of the world as we know it, and I feel fine.

– R.E.M.

To see the headlines from the past week, one would suppose we’re on the verge of an end of world as we know it moment. Stocks are crashing, the military is retreating and, horror of horrors, the government is...

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In anyone comes to you and does not bring this doctrine [of Christ], do not receive him into your house nor greet him; for he who greets him shares in his evil deeds.

2 John 10-11

While it may come as a surprise to some Christians that they can become guilty by association, nevertheless the...

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image You never know what you’re going to find when looking through old computer files. In my case, I stumbled upon this little gem of a quote from John Robbins. Here, with his typical brevity and clarity, he teaches about the crucial distinction between knowledge and opinion.

“I distinguish...

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imageIn last week’s post, we began our look at an organization called the Evangelical Immigration Table (EIT). EIT describes itself as, “a broad coalition of evangelical organizations and leaders advocating for immigration reform consistent with biblical values.”

The organization,...

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Russell Moore is deeply concerned that these guys aren’t getting credit for being made in the image of God.  But he expresses no such concern for the Americans he expects to foot their bill.

People fleeing for their lives are not to be used as political props. Those escaping violence and...

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Migrants storm San Ysidro, California, November 25, 2018.  The Roman Church-State calls such persons “Christ in our midst.” Others may call them something else.

“Another papal society, Catholic Extension, has poured more than $12 million dollars into ministries along our...

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Migrants attempting to rush the US-Mexico border at San Ysidro, November 25, 2018.

Compassion For Whom?

When it comes to writing about migrant issues, most authors write sympathetically about the migrants, while showing almost complete disregard for the populations called upon to support them.

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This is the masthead photo from the Facebook page of Pueblo Sin Fronteras, the principal group organizing the migrant caravan.  Fists raised in the air, these guys want to be your new neighbors.  Apparently, no one explained to them the concept of bad optics.

There is general...

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We seek to measure the interests of all parties in the migration phenomenon against the guidelines of Catholic social teaching and to offer a moral framework for embracing, not rejecting, the reality of migration between our two nations.

– USCCB and the Catholic Bishops of Mexico in Strangers...

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Protesters at US-Mexico border. Bill Wechter/Getty Images

The Vatican called on Monday for sweeping reforms of the world economy and the creation of a ethical, global authority to regulate financial markets…The Vatican called for the establishment of a “supranational authority”...

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Migrant caravan departs Ciudad Hildalgo, October 21, 2018.

In last week’s post, we began our look at Strangers No Longer (SNL), a 2003 document issued jointly by the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops (USCCB) and the Bishops of Mexico.

As the title to last week’s and this...

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The migrant caravan on its way to the United States.  The United States Conference of Catholic Bishops calls them missionaries.  Others may use a different term.

One of the mains goals of this blog is to bring a Scripturalist analysis to bear on the events of the day. That is, it is my aim...

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While a candidate, Mexican president elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador (AMLO) promised to defend the right of everyone in the world to migrate to the United States.  The migrant caravan making its way through Mexico appears to be a down payment on that promise…and AMLO hasn’t even...

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Executive Order 12631, signed by the President Ronald Reagan, established the President’s Working Group on Financial Markets.  Better known as the Plunge Protection Team, this shadowy organization has been manipulating financial markets for over 30 years.

“There’s no price...

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The New York Times headline from October 20, 1987, proclaiming the disastrous trading on the New York Stock Exchange the preceding day, an event which has come to be known as Black Monday.

I was talking to my stockbroker today and I said, “Waiter!”

– Jay Leno, October 1987

Jay...

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Writing in his History of Protestantism, J.A. Wylie introduces his readers to a 12th century reformer by the name of Arnold of Brescia. According to Wylie,

Arnold took his stand in the streets of his native Brescia, and began to thunder forth his scheme of reform. His townsmen gathered around him....

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imageTwitter Permanently Bans Alex Jones After New Violations ran the headline in the Wall Street Journal. A quick scan through the article informs the reader that it was due to a video Jones posted of his confrontation with a CNN reporter. The ban on Jones extended to Periscope, Twitter wholly owned...

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We are facing an unprecedented, coordinated campaign… of deplatforming, shadow banning, filtering and other foul means of putting dissenting voices into a digital gulag. While the mailed globe belongs to the tech giants and the executives, the hand inside is the government’s.

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