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July 10th, 2021 - 8:52 pm § in Christianity, Donald Trump, Politics, Religion

Is politics costing evangelical pastors their following?

Last week, a report issued by the Public Religion Research Institute, a respected polling organization (background info here), contained a stunning statistic: The percentage of Americans who identify with evangelical churches has dropped from 23% to 14% since 2008, a decline of nearly 40% in a dozen[...]

June 18th, 2021 - 1:52 pm § in Biden, Christianity, Politics, Religion

It’s a bad idea for Catholic bishops to sanction politicians

“The U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops … has voted to proceed with drafting a formal statement on the meaning of communion, which will include whether President Biden and other politicians should be denied the rite based on their stance on abortion,” The Hill reported on Friday, [...]

May 23rd, 2021 - 6:53 pm § in America, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Politics

Why the GOP descended into lunacy

In 2012, two political scientists wrote an essay for the Washington Post (read it here) that was startlingly prescient: The Republican Party, they said, was becoming “”ideologically extreme, scornful of compromise, unmoved by conventional understanding of facts, evidence and science, dis[...]

May 16th, 2021 - 6:09 pm § in Christianity, Donald Trump, Politics, Racism, Religion

Trump left white evangelicals holding toxic trash

“How can you defend White evangelicals?” asks Diana Butler Bass (photo, right), a writer and scholar on religion and culture (bio here). You can’t. Rallying behind a “messiah” who has no morals, is a cheater and liar, a serial adulterer and bankrupt, with the governing [...]

May 12th, 2021 - 8:45 pm § in America, Biden, Business, China, Christianity, Donald Trump, Economics, Environment, Foreign Affairs, Health, Humor, Hypocrisy, Israel/Palestine, Jews, Law and Courts, Misc., News Media, Politics, Racism, Religion, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Schools & Colleges, Science, The Ave Scene, UW

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April 27th, 2021 - 5:47 pm § in Christianity, Law and Courts

Is this murderer’s legal argument a Get Out of Jail Free card?

Amber Guyger is the ex-Dallas cop serving a 10-year prison sentence for killing a neighbor in his own apartment. On September 6, 2018, Guyger came home after work, in her police uniform but off-duty, and entered the wrong apartment. Thinking its resident was an intruder, she shot and killed him. Bec[...]

March 21st, 2021 - 12:13 am § in Christianity, Hypocrisy

SUNDAY REVELATIONS: When The Catholic Church Fails

If I were do it over again, I likely would have left Catholic Church and attempted some other spiritual discipline. It’s not the sex abuse scandal or the numerous sins of the past. I believe in repentance and forgiveness. It’s the fact that the “orthodox” laity, the New Evang[...]

December 10th, 2020 - 11:31 am § in Christianity, Jews, Religion

A Hannukah Surprise

Of Hannuka and the Ojibwe It was a treat to open Al Jazeerah this morning and read about Anton Treuer and his fight , very much in the spirit of the Maccabees, to restore his people’s heritage.  I was so excited, I called Anton.  How fine it is on the day of memory of our […][...]

November 21st, 2020 - 1:33 pm § in Biden, Christianity, Politics, Religion

Catholic bishops forget that Biden is President-elect, not Pope-elect

This article contains news and liberal commentary. Joe Biden is about to become America’s second Catholic president. JFK was the first, and when Kennedy ran for president in 1960, his religion was controversial because some people worried electing him would put the Church in charge of our gove[...]

November 16th, 2020 - 11:45 pm § in Biden, Christianity, Donald Trump, Politics, Religion, Schools & Colleges

What a Trumper thinks of Biden voters

The author of this Facebook post (photo below) was a dean and professor of business at a private college, Virginia Wesleyan University, but no longer works there. Read story here and here. As for me, a Biden voter, if this man has any standards I’d like to know what they are, because the man h[...]