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by Patrick Buchanan: “Iran must be free. The dictatorship must be destroyed. Containment is appeasement and appeasement is surrender.”Thus does our Churchill, Newt Gingrich, dismiss, in dealing ... discuss

In a letter read at the funeral of Cardinal Joachim Meisner, archbishop emeritus of Cologne, Germany and one of four cardinals who wrote the dubia to Pope Francis last year. Pope Emeritus Benedic ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: "Everywhere you look, economics is despised,” writes Tom Woods in his Tuesday email letter.You know what isn’t despised? A daily email letter.*But I digress; b ... discuss

. . . When it comes to Islamic justice, prayers are not enough.by Joseph Klein: Last Friday, three Arabs killed two Israeli police officers who were guarding an entrance to Jerusalem’s holy compoun ... discuss

On July 20, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Kees van der Straaij, who is a member of the Netherlands parliament. The following is the Wall Street Journal article – In the Netherl ... discuss

Alex SchadenbergExecutive Director - Euthanasia Prevention CoalitionOn July 20, the Wall Street Journal published an article by Kees van der Straaij, who is a member of the Netherlands parliament. The ... discuss

  Months ago, your correspondent had a piece for his “absurdities”. In view of the tendency to accuse President Trump for everything, including heat and high tide, the idea was to launch a p ... discuss

Little is known for about Praxedes, and not all accounts agree. According to Jacobus de Voragine's The Golden Legend, Praxedes was the sister of Saint Pudentiana; their brothers were Saint Donatus and ... discuss

by J. Christian Adams: Remember a few weeks ago when civility was cool? Or, had you already forgotten? Remember the days after Rep. Steve Scalise was bleeding out at second base in Alexandria, Virgin ... discuss

ARRA News Service: Congressman French Hill (AR-02) released the following statement after the House passed a series of bills aimed to improve America’s energy infrastructure, modernize environmen ... discuss

by Dr. Chuck Baldwin: If you think Obamacare is bad (and it is), Ryancare, Trumpcare, Obamacare 2.0 -- call it whatever you will -- was even worse. In spite of fierce bullying tactics by House Spe ... discuss

by Jarrett Stepman: The latest in what has become an all too common crusade to wipe great American historical figures from places of honor and memory, the Louisiana Democratic Party has announced tha ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: "Polling on every possible option confounds all logic," or so writes Tiana Lowe about ObamaCare and its repeal, at National Review."Americans overwhelmingly dislik ... discuss

Men in pink shirts and strange socks thought they would frighten us, but we are not that easy to scare. More from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU). Stooping low out of respect?  A student comp ... discuss

What is feminism? If you asked people on the street, the most common response is “equality”. Yet at the darkened heart of today’s faux feminism, there is no equality because it is violently host ... discuss

CHAPTER IV – ON PLANT LIFE We are told that in old days the Fairies used to give presents of Flowers and Leaves to those whom they wished to reward, or whom they loved best; and though these gi ... discuss

The Marrow of Modern Divinity is still worth reading today. It gives not only doctrine but great pastoral wisdom. Regardless of whether or not one reads the book, the issues remain current today. We ... discuss

Spurgeon’s depression didn’t hinder his ministry – in fact, it helped it. Spurgeon’s many faces might have frustrated the artist trying to paint his portrait, but they also gave the pastor a m ... discuss

Not only does Jesus say nothing about female culpability in a man’s fantasies, he absolutely destroys any excuses a man might make about his inability to control his own urges. No, Jesus says, a m ... discuss

by Dr. Walter E. Williams: Too many people believe that slavery is a “peculiar institution.” That’s what Kenneth Stampp called slavery in his book, “Peculiar Institution: Slavery in the Ante- ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: In Minneapolis’s Fulton neighborhood a makeshift memorial has sprung up. Amidst flowers, a handwritten sign reads, “Why did you shoot and kill our neighbor?”P ... discuss

Millennials are terrified of offending people. They are surrounded by a world of trigger warnings and microaggressions. They worry that they’ll be shouted down if they say something that could be pe ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): July 19Vincent de Paul, a Frenchman, was born at Pouy, near Dax, in Aquitaine, and from his boyhood was remarkable for his exceeding charity towards the poor. as a child he fed ... discuss

Many Bible scholars believe that the Jailor was a retired veteran Roman soldier. The city of Philippi was a major city that had been chartered as a "Roman Colonial City". Old soldiers sought retiremen ... discuss

The Christian life is one where we are called to be holy. As Paul wrote: “For God has not called us for impurity, but in holiness” (1 Thessalonians 4:7). It is the daily struggle of every Christia ... discuss

Video Testimony:Life before Jesus, for me, was a living nightmare. And that’s in no way an exaggeration. Even before drugs took control in my story, it was still basically a life of confusion, and q ... discuss

We learned late Friday that Attorney General Curtis Hill appealed the preliminary injunction of Senate Enrolled Act (SEA) 404, and we are thrilled! On June 28, a federal judge, Sarah Evans Barker, iss ... discuss

We are posting belatedly about Saint Swithin (or St Swithun), the 9th century saint perhaps best known for a meteorological prediction which is supposed to take place on his feast day, July 15th. Here ... discuss

I had a revelation last week. I do not have to spend money traveling the world, I only have to try to be silent and in the present moment to realize my mind will bring me to a million different places ... discuss

Over the past eleven weeks, our church has been studying through D.A. Carson’s book—Praying with Paul: A Call to Spiritual Reformation in Sunday school.  That study nicely intersected with t ... discuss

Schneider was born in Pferdsfeld, Germany in 1897, the second of three sons born to Gustav-Adolf Schneider and Elisabeth Schnorr. He had a strong love for his mother and a great respect for his father ... discuss

There’s no talking about the Gospel without sin, and there’s no meaningful discussion about marriage without mention of divorce. As sons and daughters of Adam, we’re all children of divorce. We ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: You’ve heard the adage: “the perfect is the enemy of the good.” This can be true in politics, where opposing an ameliorating reform because it is not ideal me ... discuss

Traditional Catholics and evangelical Christians have much in common, the latest example of which happened last week. ... discuss

by Ralph Benko, Contributing Author: Senator Cruz, you are well steeped in the Constitution. Here’s a simple thing you could do to set in motion something to help shift the federal government back ... discuss

Common Sense Constitutional Conservatives: Defenders Of American Exceptionalism Listen to the latest from Defenders Of American Exceptionalism from Lanterns Radio Network. ... discuss

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org   NEW YORK, July 14, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the ... discuss

  I thought Trump campaigned on this very thing and it was going to be his “TOP PRIORITY” as soon as he takes office! Just another LIE from him!…………Papa Mike   ... discuss

Similarly, today, women associated with the dehumanizing acts of sexual abuse, or perhaps enslaved to sexual sin, suffer greatly with identity struggles, due to inherent objectification in society and ... discuss

There is nothing more incompatible and mutually exclusive than light and darkness. Where there is the one there is not the other. So how could we expect there to be any fellowship between light and da ... discuss

July 16th is the Feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel. Devotion to Our Lady of Mount Carmel is universal. Many Catholics are familiar with the Scapular of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, also known as the Brow ... discuss

The sacred canopy used to be Twoism, under which the Gospel was freely preached all over the globe. Today Christians in the West must renew their intention to preach Gospel truth fearlessly under the ... discuss

Abortion Facts – Information on Abortion You Can Use Abortion information, statistics, articles, and common sense pregnancy options. Learn the procedures, laws, methods, and arguments for and ... discuss

Contact: Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights, 212-371-3191, pr@catholicleague.org   NEW YORK, July 14, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- Catholic League president Bill Donohue comments on the ... discuss

There is a lot that could be said here, and I do not intend this post to be the final and utmost word on the topic.  I’m also just kind of throwing together information from a handful of the re ... discuss

This view was part of his persuasion on Christian liberty – the conviction that, in matters which are not mentioned in the Bible, men can act according to their own personal conscience and in wisdom ... discuss

CHAPTER III – ON ANIMAL LIFE (CONTINUED) We constantly speak of animals as free. A fish, says Ruskin, “is much freer than a Man; and as to a fly, it is a black incarnation of freedom.” It is ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: “Politicians are notorious for making promises they can’t keep,” Matt Egan reports at CNN Money. “But they really outdid themselves in Illinois — and now ... discuss

Contact: Leslie Palma, 347-286-7277 ATLANTA, July 13, 2017 /Christian Newswire/ -- The following is submitted by Evangelist Alveda King: Celebrities: You either have to love them, hate them, or not ... discuss

‘I know it’s murder’: Shocking quotes from abortionists openly admitting they’re killing babies ( LiveActionNews.org) – “A fetus isn’t a baby.” “ ... discuss

I touched on this a bit in the post on power distance– while it *seems* like communication is often in a format that seems indirect to Americans, and Americans seem blunt and tactless to those ... discuss

Lars Olof Jonathan Söderblom (15 January 1866 – 12 July 1931) was a Swedish clergyman, Archbishop of Uppsala in the Church of Sweden, and recipient of the 1930 Nobel Peace Prize. He is commemorated ... discuss

I have written rather extensively on the controversy surrounding Father James Martin and his book, "Building a Bridge: How the Catholic Church and the LGBT Community Can Enter into a Relationship of R ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Increasingly, people are worrying about robots.They’re taking our jobs, we’re told. Soon, all we’ll have left are robots. Massive unemployment!While some fin ... discuss

By Father Thomas MattisonGalileo created a new hierarchy of truths. Tradition, authority, Scripture, philosophy, theology, all the well-known sources of truth, goodness and beauty were now to be subje ... discuss

Life has a way of reminding its benefactors of what an inexpressible miracle it truly is at times. Sometimes doctors play a critical part in making the miracle possible. And sometimes, the miracle com ... discuss

I downloaded David Livermore’s Cultural Intelligence series from Audible (Customs of the World: Using Cultural Intelligence To Adapt, Wherever You Are), and I’m still listening to it. I re ... discuss

Don’t assume that depression has been caused by specific personal sin. That is a common reaction depressed people find in the church. You get cancer, or you get heart disease, and no one asks, “Wh ... discuss

Suppose “that we had it in our power to call up the shades of the greatest and wisest men that ever existed, 33and oblige them to converse with us on the most interesting topics — what an inest ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: There was a great and wondrous moment, a decade and a half ago, when economist Paul Krugman, Nobel Laureate and New York Times’s unregistered shill for the Democ ... discuss

This article was published by Choice is an Illusion on July 10, 2017Margaret DoreBy Margaret Dore, Esq., MBAThe South Dakota measure allows someone else, such as a doctor or family member, to administ ... discuss

“Over the past seven years, Wisconsin has seen an incredible and steady decrease in its abortion rate, and this lifesaving trend is continuing,” shared Heather Weininger, Executive Director of Wis ... discuss

Bill TammeusA few years ago, the National Catholic Reporter published a commentary under the title “Status of abortion, death penalty in Catholic teaching makes little sense.” Rea ... discuss

A narrative has dominated the discussion of the march of our time. It has been the, said-to-be unstoppable, progress of the “Right” to power. The concept pertained to Trump’s election, Brexit, ... discuss

By Jean M. Heimann July 11 is the feast of St. Benedict of Nursia, the twin brother of St. Scholastica, the founder of Western monasticism. In 1964, Pope Paul VI declared him patron of Europe and in ... discuss

(c. 480 AD – 543 AD) was born at Nursia (Norcia) Italy to a wealthy Roman family, making him liberiori genere, ‘of good birth.' Tradition gives him a twin sister, Scholastica.Benedict’s Italy wa ... discuss

It’s an obvious truism that all theology is done by humans, from particular perspectives, who inevitably have their favored theological paradigms informed by their experiences. But are we at least t ... discuss

If you frame scholarship primarily in leftist terms and limit inquiries to more left-leaning areas of interest, it should shock exactly no one that mainly leftists apply. Leftist academics are often t ... discuss

. . . Feeling good versus doing good.by Mark Tapson: Shortly after Ronald Reagan first moved into the White House in 1981, a single-panel cartoon appeared in The New Yorker depicting an older, wealthy ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: “Everything is beautiful in its own way,” goes Ray Stevens’s hit song of 1970. But still, pay your bills. That’s what I thought reading a Fox Business story ... discuss

by Penna Dexter, Contributing Author: Right around the time we celebrate Independence Day, Canada celebrates Canada Day. July 1st marked 150 years since Canada became a self-governing dominion withi ... discuss

July 11th, is the Memorial of Saint Benedict of Nursia, the 6th-century abbot who established Christian monasticism in the West. In his capacity as the "Father of Western Monasticism," St. Benedict is ... discuss

Before the Reformation, education was the privilege of only wealthy aristocrats and priests, but the reformers argued that it should be made available to all. Their schools were the first to educate g ... discuss

Sermon notes Proper 9 July 9, 2017 Scripture: Matthew 11:16-19, 25-30 Audio: The audio is from the 10:30 service. Since I only use notes, the sermon as preached varies somewhat between services, and f ... discuss

Accompanying Video:Message Audio:We’ve talked about topics like theology, sociology, philosophy, government, and other topics, looking at a litany of spheres of life to discover how our Christian fa ... discuss

“He that loveth a book will never want a faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a cheerful companion, an effectual comforter. By study, by reading, by thinking, one may innocently divert and pleas ... discuss

SemiDouble (1954 Calendar): July 8Elizabeth, of the royal race of Aragon, was born in the year of our Lord 1271. As a presage of her future sanctity, her parents, contrary to custom, passing over the ... discuss

Sister Vassa Larin recently sparked a controversy by posting her advice to a mother who has a 14 year old son who "came out" as a homosexual. She has been a popular figure in the English speaking Orth ... discuss

by Matthew Continetti: President Trump delivered one of the most important speeches of his young presidency on Thursday. Billed as "Remarks to the people of Poland," the address was as clear a statem ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Just months ago, Congressman Markwayne Mullin (R-Okla.) made headlines by arrogantly — and falsely — telling constituents at a town hall: “You say you pay for ... discuss

by Phil Kerpen, Contributing Author: On April 1, 2015 U.S. Senator Robert Menendez and codefendant Salomon Melgen were indicted on 22 felony counts of fraud, bribery, and related offenses. Now, fina ... discuss

I’m writing to you from London, where I was invited by and am advocating on behalf of two courageous parents in the middle of a crisis that could happen to any of us. You’ve seen the heart ... discuss

Charlie Gard’s life support will not be turned off for now as his parents and the hospital that is refusing to allow him to be treated or transferred and back to court. The new court appearance ... discuss

Fr. René J. Butler, M.S.Provincial Superior, La Salette Missionaries of North AmericaHartford, Connecticut(Click here for today’s readings)When you hear the expression “sins of the flesh,” what ... discuss

Hey pro-aborts: If pro-lifers only care about unborn babies, why are we the ones defending Charlie Gard? Claire Chretien SIGN THE PETITION: Give Charlie Gard a chance! July 5, 2017 ( LifeSiteNews) & ... discuss

  LAKE OF THE OZARKS, Mo. — Fish are being found dead by the hundreds from the 50MM of Lake of the Ozarks to Turman Dam. Biologists say the death toll is yet to peak. The Missouri Departme ... discuss

by Paul Mueller: Capitalism is a divisive and misunderstood term—exceeded in its misapprehension only, perhaps, by socialism. While support for socialism has had a resurgence owing to the last elec ... discuss

The tragic case of Charlie Gard, the British infant who will soon be taken off life support, has exposed the scale of the malfunction in the British family court system. This is a court system driven ... discuss

New data from the Indiana State Department of Health’s (ISDH) annual abortion report shows that Indiana’s 2016 abortion rate dropped 8.5 percent from 2015. In 2016, there were 7,277 aborti ... discuss

From the Federal Council of Churches in 1908, to the Manhattan Declaration in the present day, it’s the exact same story: Redefine Christianity so that faith in the Christ of Scripture and/or the Go ... discuss

We express this embodied totality in corporate worship through our shared symbols, rites, and rituals; through our posture and gestures as we bow, kneel, or lift our hands; through our actions when we ... discuss

If the guide is what is “best,” then worship becomes a matter of preference. Why must we choose what is best and by what criteria are we to judge it? If I don’t care for The Metropol ... discuss

“I have friends,” said Petrarch, “whose society is extremely agreeable to me; they are of all ages and of every country. They have distinguished themselves both in the cabinet and in the field, ... discuss

Chapter 2 There is no species of animal or plant which would not well repay, I will not say merely the study of a day, but even the devotion of a lifetime. Their form and structure, development and ha ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Prince George’s County Public Schools have increased their graduation rates faster than all other schools in Maryland. Measuring from 2013 to 2016, the graduation ... discuss

Once there was a girl who was very good at hiding. She loved to play hide-and-go-seek when she was younger, always ready to crouch under the table or peek out from behind curtains. But as the years p ... discuss

Sometimes it is tough to be a pro-life college student. Most challenges students face are found on campus during a tabling event or with the administration, but sometimes they are inside the classroo ... discuss

In this city there are shiny, polished, air conditioned grocery stores with polished floors and coolers of meat and fresh fish on ice and refrigerated shelves of soft drinks and milk and eggs in carto ... discuss

Born to a patrician family. His father Lazzaro died when Anthony was two, and his mother, Antonia Pescorali, widowed at age 18, devoted herself to her son. He studied medicine at Padua, receiving his ... discuss

The psychological techniques are missing something huge. It’s the absolute key to unlocking the problem of fictitious forgiveness. Guilt is not something that we can actually do away with. We can ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: These united States* got their start, officially, on July 2, 1776.That’s when the Second Continental Congress voted to separate from King George’s government ac ... discuss

by Patrick Buchanan: In the first line of the Declaration of Independence of July 4, 1776, Thomas Jefferson speaks of “one people.” The Constitution, agreed upon by the Founding Fathers in Philad ... discuss

One of the things that happens in the evangelical church world that mirrors the culture is that local churches often engage in the trends of the day.  For instance, if community churches are in vogu ... discuss

Stevie Wonderby Lloyd Marcus: Stevie Wonder’s call to say I love you to black Americans was rejected by black and white Leftists. Leftists were outraged over Wonder’s compassionate message to his ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Six days ago, the European Court of Human Rights sided against the parents of Charlie Gard, a severely ill boy, refusing to allow them to take their infant son to ... discuss

Second, what if the offender does not repent? For example, the other person refuses to acknowledge that she has wronged us, and she goes further to blame us for what she did—as if we should be apolo ... discuss

Monastic life is a life marked by doors. There is a door to the Refectory, to the Calefactory, to the Church, and to one’s cell. One enters monastic life by passing through the door of the Enclosure ... discuss

I wish that 40 years ago when I joined the PCA that the denomination’s elder statesmen had raised their voices warning those of us who came into Presbyterianism from other traditions, be they Baptis ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Susan Rice, National Security Advisor in President Barack Obama’s administration (2013 – 2017), is being picked on, she speculates, for reasons pertaining to ... discuss

Planned Parenthood continues its abortion business expansion despite overall state and national trends of declining abortion numbers. As Minnesota’s largest abortionist, Planned Parenthood grew its ... discuss

A recent decision handed down by the United Nations Human Rights Committee (CCPR) has once again condemned Ireland for maintaining laws that protect the right to life for the unborn. The decision is n ... discuss

Shoddy care is more common when health care providers get a salary from the government. Under such an arrangement, patients are a burden rather than a source of revenue. ... discuss

The hounding of Tim Farron about his attitudes towards gay-sex reveals, however, much more than a personal tragedy. It exposes the deep intolerance of contemporary liberal secular society to those who ... discuss

Ben Shapiro is famous for his quick, straight-forward and logical responses to arguments by the political left. A hugely popular speaker on college campuses, Shapiro hosts “The Ben Shapiro Show, ... discuss

Warning Signs of Sex Trafficking – Shared Hope International Thousands of children are exploited through prostitution. The most common ages a child is first exploited through prostitution ... discuss

Books or activities: The Mainstream of Human Progress– the primary text.  The page numbers I share may not match the page-numbers in your edition.  Basically, just read about one chapter per ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Do politicians have any idea what they are doing?In Oregon, Senate Bill 828 just passed the Senate and is now being favorably reviewed in the House. The law would ... discuss

Sen. Schumer: ‘There’s Nothing We Can Talk About’MYTHSEN. CHUCK SCHUMER (D-NY): “We Democrats are genuinely interested in finding a place where our two parties can come together on health c ... discuss

Rep. Garret Graves, R-LaRachel del Guidice: A Louisiana congressman introduced legislation that would strengthen work requirements for recipients of food stamps.“By putting certain perimeters or re ... discuss

CHAPTER I – INTRODUCTION of The Beauties of Nature and the Wonders of the World We Live In, by Sir John Lubbock Published in 1892 The world we live in is a fairyland of exquisite beauty, our ver ... discuss

But it seems that it was not just Luther’s theology that set the direction for what came to be known as evangelical but it was also his life. And in particular there was one aspect to his life, inte ... discuss

This movement in the PCA is what I personally call Identity Theology.  It is a new theological focus on race and gender.  Identity Theology tends to substitute a paradigm of a class-struggle for the ... discuss

Where orthodoxy is optional, orthodoxy will sooner or later be proscribed. Some otherwise bright people have indicated their puzzlement with that axiom but it seems to me, well, axiomatic. Orthodoxy, ... discuss

Engaging in conversation with someone who is pro-choice can be difficult, especially when you are very strong in your views and know that your position is the right one. I have been there. It is hard ... discuss

PRESS RELEASE Washington, DC – A new book, The Trial of Kermit Gosnell, uses real-life examples to show that aspects of Gosnell’s “criminal enterprise” can be found in abortion facilities arou ... discuss

Day ThreeJesus says: “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.”Pier Giorgio responds: “With violence you sow hatred, and you harvest its bad fruits. With charity, you sow peace am ... discuss

The common people pray for rain, healthy children, and a summer that never ends. It is no matter to them if the high lords play their game of thrones, so long as they are left in peace. They never ar ... discuss

The botched restoration of the Catholic Icon "Ecce Homo!" (Behold the Man!)Defacing the English Language.one word at a time...John Fotopoulos and Aristotle Papanikolaou, in their recent article "Women ... discuss

In a recent statement about the progress of Facebook, CEO Mark Zuckerberg suggested that the social media platform was able to fill the gap of falling church membership.  With an expanding populatio ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: It should shock no one: forcing businesses to pay steep minimum wages ends up pushing some businesses out . . . of business. Yesterday I looked at what minimum wage ... discuss

by Natalia Castro: Throughout Donald Trump’s presidency thus far, left-leaning courts have tried to overrule his constitutional and legal authority; last week the highest court in the land sent th ... discuss

CMS Head: ‘Today, Obamacare Is In A Death Spiral And Millions Of Americans Are Being Negatively Impacted As A Result,’ ‘Congress Must Act Now’PRESIDENT TRUMP: “Obamacare Is In A Death Spi ... discuss

Gary Bauerby Gary Bauer, Contributing Author: WWRD - As Senate Republicans struggle to reach a consensus on how best to tackle the quasi-socialist Obamacare regime, Fox & Friends this morning aske ... discuss

Double (1954 Calendar): June 26 John and Paul, Roman brothers, were imperial officers of high repute. When Julian the Apostate summoned them to appear at his court they refused, in order to remai ... discuss

Our world has changed; women now do other things besides secretary, nurse and teacher. Now they’re senators and executives and doing well. Do we welcome that or were the Amish right after all: we sh ... discuss

The Catholic blogsophere, as I have previously written, does not like Father James Martin.  They write scathing posts against him because he refuses to condemn homosexuals. Father John Zuhlsdorf ... discuss

Today, Catholics of the Western tradition celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart.Outside of devotions to the Blessed Virgin Mary, there is none more popular or more identified with the traditional pi ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) has introduced a bill to compromise between the House’s recent Affordable Health Care Act and the current “ObamaC ... discuss

“I know it’s not particularly common in The United Methodist Church, but I intend to wear a collar every single day because for a person like me to navigate society in a collar provides so ... discuss

The false Equivilance of comparing left and right– requires ignoring the open violence of the left, which is supported, sometimes tacitly, often openly, by key public faces of the left rather th ... discuss

by Paul Jacob, Contributing Author: Democrats had high hopes. Their come-back after the 2016 defeats seemed near at hand. After all, Trump is proving increasingly erratic and incompetent, and the Rep ... discuss

So, last night I saw a post on face book by a Catholic saying all women who have abortions should get the death penalty. A statement like this is disturbing on so many levels, but mostly in thinkin ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Designer babies are all around you In fact, you’re one of those designer babies, and you might not even know it. There’s a l ... discuss

The misnamed blog Public Orthodoxy, which spends most of its efforts attacking the tradition of the Orthodox Church, recently published an article by Mark Arey, "Submission, Sexism, and Head Coverings ... discuss

Those of us who are the recipients of God's amazing love, mercy and forgiveness have been given an important mission: to spread that same love, mercy and forgiveness to others. God didn't bring His ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Shut your mouth and tolerate If you wanna make sure more bad things happen in the world, shut your mouth. And put down your pen and keep ... discuss

Let me preface by saying this isn't going to be one of this usual negative tirades by religious or political leaders pushing doom porn and the end of the all things. If people like that were right the ... discuss

By Catherine Glenn Foster Originally published in The Federalist on June 14, 2017. Lobbyists and in-house mouthpieces masquerading as unbiased analysts often try to infiltrate political discourse. Th ... discuss

The Encouragement of PastorsSt. Barnabas, ApostleThe 10th Anniversary of Ordination forRev. James Alfred RoemkeJune 11, 2017In the Name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, Amen.Toda ... discuss

A big amen to my fellow School of Theology grad Pastor David Hansen on this one: Simple logic would suggest that when we say “bi-vocational” we mean someone who is living into two of these vocatio ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Three reasons drugs are bad Most prescription drugs are bad for the majority of people who take them. There. I said it, and I’m no ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter Sharing a few therapy notes today, and… They’re not what you might imagine when you first read that headline. I wrote down s ... discuss

Remember not. O Lord, our offenses, nor those of our parents: neither take thou vengeance of our sins.Lord have mercy.Lord have mercy.Christ have mercy.Christ have mercy.Lord have mercy. Lord have mer ... discuss

Any individual working in the many fields of ministry will face the challenge of disillusionment.  When I first got into ministry work I had some naive notions about it.  I was hoping to fin ... discuss

Simple (1954 Calendar): June 2The following is taken from The Liturgical Year by Abbot Gueranger:The glory of martyrdom illumines this day with a profusion rarely met with in the cycle; and already we ... discuss

Lava quod est sordidum,riga quod est aridum,sana quod est saucium.Heal our wounds, our strength renew;on our dryness pour thy dew;wash the stains of guilt away.MeditationThe gift of Counsel endows the ... discuss

There is a resurgence of confessional Anglicanism in the United States. What do I mean by “confessional” Anglicanism? I mean an Anglican identity based on the Reformation principles outlin ... discuss

Every year, the National Abortion Federation -- sort of an abortion provider's guild, if you will -- gathers for an annual meeting in which they share with one another the trials and triumphs of their ... discuss

We are very fortunate here to see what most birth moms may never see. Many of you may have accomplished this ( I know) but we don't hear about it that often. One of us  "recovered" and gone on to ... discuss

I mean it. You are not invisible! Someone sees you...(Ive written so much over the years. This is a copy and paste sorta job and I hope it makes sense. I mean every word. Love, Brooke (birth mom mi ... discuss

Over the course of the last month, I've spent significant time updating Abort73's international abortion statistics. In addition to maintaining pages for all of the major English-speaking coun ... discuss

Over the course of the last month, I've spent significant time updating Abort73's international abortion statistics. In addition to maintaining pages for all of the major English-speaking coun ... discuss

CC 2.0 via FlickrConflict in relationships, conflict in family, and conflict in churches are terribly difficult things to deal with. I myself have struggled a great deal in responding to conflicts and ... discuss

Audio Message:Home sweet home. We all dream of home don’t we? In your life what are some places that always felt like home to you? For me, when I think of home I think of my grandma’s kitchen. ... discuss

And Stephen, full of grace and power, was doing great wonders and signs among the people. Then some of those who belonged to the synagogue of the Freedmen (as it was called), and of the Cyrenians, and ... discuss

While we are distracted by the events of the day: a missile launch, a political statement, or a foreign visit, there are a couple of more important decisions that have been made that will define the c ... discuss

What led to more than a week without a blog post? My old laptop finally biting the dust... the new laptop's graphics being so grainy and pixelated that I had to return it and get a new one (different ... discuss

Easter 5John 14:1-14“The One Way Jesus”(Mother's Day)Even though it's a secular holiday, we wish to take a moment to recognize Mothers' Day. We Christians give thanks to God for the blessings of ... discuss

To the utter consternation of the abortion rights movement, the issue simply will not go away. Decades after they thought they had put the matter to rest with the Roe v. Wade decision, America’s ... discuss

Cc 2.0 via FlickrFoundation Scripture: Romans 8:1-13Accompanying Video: Our lives are beautiful, astonishing, powerful series of moments that end up defining who we are and what our legacy in lif ... discuss

During some pro-life outreach in Los Angeles this past week with the Center for Bio-Ethical Reform, one of the common objections that kept being made again and again was that pro-lifers were "inconsis ... discuss

Life's Work: A Moral Argument for Choice by Dr. Willie Parker is a new book defending abortion rights by an African-American doctor who is a self-proclaimed "Christian" (the reason for the quotes ... discuss

A common assumption among critics of Christianity is that the New Testament was standardized after a long period of textual flux. Only by the fourth century A.D., it is argued, were the competing tex ... discuss

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s recent visit with U.S. President Donald Trump has bolstered Israel’s security and global standing. It also shored up Netanyahu’s political leverage.  Aft ... discuss

God has hidden beauty in every corner of the Earth, every nook and cranny is full to the brim with it. If we go upon the mountains of the Rockies or the Appalachians we will witness pieces and parts ... discuss

The most common profession of abortionists in the illegal era were physicians. Chicago was a particularly genial place for these practitioners in the late 19th and early 20th centuries due to police c ... discuss

I came across this article recently through a Facebook post, and reading through the points the author makes, I decided it was a good idea to give a response to the points that she makes througho ... discuss

cc 2.0We exist on a perpetual battlefield.  I don't know if your aware of that, but it's true.  This is a war.  And we are soldiers.  We don't fight with weapons.  Instead, we ... discuss

I truly believe what Mark Twain said about health books… “You might die of a misprint”. I take most everything with a grain of salt and mull it over with prayer. That said, I have r ... discuss

Accompanying Video:Message Audio:The Salvation Army is mobilizing worldwide. The purpose of this mobilization is to encourage salvationists to step outside the walls of our churches and buildings, and ... discuss

During some recent pro-life outreaches at a couple of local universities, many of the people we would talk to would strongly object to the idea of the unborn being classified as living, distinct, and ... discuss

Living a lifestyle of worship is something that has to happen one day at a time I think.  We as Christians could be tempted to assume a "once and done" attitude about our Christian faith.   ... discuss

She takes a deep breath, eyes riveted on the floor. Slowly, she begins to share some of her story of pain with me through tears while twisting a tissue.  I am aware that what was once a counseling ro ... discuss

Audio Message:Who is Jesus? Who is it really that we’re following? What did Jesus say about himself, and his identity? We talk about Him enough don’t we? Jesus this, Jesus that, but who is Jesu ... discuss

I am pretty much a pariah in the Catholic blogosphere. I just don't fit in with the rest of the "gang."  I have been condemned on more than one catholic blog.  And it all comes down to a ver ... discuss

I must apologize — I thought I’d written my last political commentary. But when I read Casey William’s April 17 New York Times think piece, “Has Trump Stolen Philosophy’s Critical Tools?”, ... discuss

As I journeyed to see family this last week I drove through the great woods of Wisconsin. And I looked at the trees along the road, and they looked like bundled up cord wood ready for the fire. Alwa ... discuss

CreditWhy are there so many fallen away Catholics? Why have people stopped attending Mass? When I was a kid back in the 60's, we would have Sunday Mass starting at 6:00 a.m. and every hour to hour a ... discuss

Question: "Why do we not do the Unction Service on Holy Wednesday?"The common practice among Greeks, Antiochians, and in some other parishes, of doing General Unction on Holy Wednesday is not an ancie ... discuss

Brass tacks, let's talk practical application.  What are the most common practices that underpin a legitimate growing Christian faith?  I consider in my own life, and often try to understand ... discuss

Mystery Abortion in Chicago, 1915Katherine McFarland, a 25-year-old homemaker in Chicago, died on April 7, 1915 from peritonitis caused by an abortion. I have been unable to find any other information ... discuss

Lenten Midweek 6“The Saints of Lent”Lucas Cranach and Albrecht Durer – Artists (April 6)Hebrews 4:16As our midweek series on the “Saints of Lent” comes to a close, we might look back for a m ... discuss

What motivated you to join the pro-life movement? What continues to motivate you?When I saw for the first time what abortion does to pre-born children, I knew I had to do something about it. Looking a ... discuss

CC 2.0 via PixabayBeauty is inescapably surrounding, yet it's so easy to ignore.  We see it everyday, the blue sky, the clouds, the night sky, and if you live in the city it's relatively obscured ... discuss

In 2015, Canada’s Supreme Court struck down the nation’s laws against assisted suicide.  It sent shock waves across the country: People opposed to legalisation of assisted suicide were appall ... discuss

In my last two posts, I argued that  Erik Wielenberg fails to show that Godless Normative Robust Realism (GRNR) avoids some of the standard objections to the autonomy thesis. This brings me to Wielen ... discuss

Recently, a common objection that I have been hearing from street-level advocates of abortion-choice is the bodily autonomy argument. While doing outreach and discussing the topic of abortio ... discuss

Last week there was a mass shooting in Wausau, Wisconsin that claimed the lives of four people one of them being a police officer.  A man distraught by a pending divorce came into Marathon bank a ... discuss

Abortionist James Pendergraft arrives at Orlando Women’s Center in the summer of 2011. Pendergraft owns a chain of five abortion centers in Florida that specialize in late-term abortions. (C ... discuss

CC 2.0 via VimeoVideo:  "I pray that your love will overflow more and more, and that you will keep on growing in knowledge and understanding. 10 For I want you to understand what really matters, ... discuss

Tony Funderburk - The Rhyme and Reason Author Singer Songwriter The sad demise of Saturday morning cartoons Have you noticed how Saturday morning cartoons got pushed aside for more “educational& ... discuss




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