Month: April 2013

Passing Thoughts

There are just too many stories this morning, so I’ll offer some passing thoughts on a number of them. We have to begin with the Boston Marathon bombings. Unlike many of the liberal news anchors [forgive the redundancy], we need to withhold our speculations on who is responsible for the attacks that killed at least three. There is no need to rush into accusations. Wait and see where the evidence leads. Apparently, all the pressure on the media to cover… Read more »

Calling the News Media to Account

Thank God—and that’s not just a cliché or figurative speech—that alternative news sources exist. The pressure is on the mainstream media, from those alternative sources, to face up to its ideological blinders that have allowed the Kermit Gosnell trial to go unreported. I wrote about this trial last week. Gosnell is the abortionist who regularly carried out late-term abortions, routinely killing babies born alive. His preferred method was cutting their spinal cords. The outrage over this man should be taking… Read more »

Truth Shall Do Us Good

In my early years as a Christian, I received many valuable insights from reading the works of Charles Finney, one of the premier evangelists of the nineteenth century. Finney is controversial to some, but to me, he opened a door for understanding the love of God in a way few others could. On Sundays now, I’m going to share comments by Finney, taken primarily from his Systematic Theology. Today’s excerpt comes from the preface; I use most of this quote… Read more »

The Great Deceiver

In the preface to his Screwtape Letters, C. S. Lewis points out the problems with man’s perception with respect to the existence of Satan and his minions: There are two equal and opposite errors into which our race can fall about the devils. One is to disbelieve in their existence. The other is to believe, and to feel an excessive and unhealthy interest in them. They themselves are equally pleased by both errors, and hail a materialist or a magician… Read more »

Obama Initiatives?

President Obama is doing his best to stay prominent in the news cycle. He’s trying hard to be innovative and relevant. For instance, he announced a brain mapping initiative, designed to conquer epilepsy, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease. I sincerely hope it’s successful. While the scientists are at it, they might want to map the president’s brain as well. Who knows what they may find? As they go about their brain mapping, those scientists may discover some limitations have been placed… Read more »

North Korea: A Genuine Threat?

Ever since the Korean War ended in a ceasefire, and not a real peace agreement, North Korea has continued to have designs on the whole peninsula. American troops are still stationed at the border between North and South; at times, they’ve discovered tunnels from the North large enough for tanks and other armored vehicles to travel through for invasion of the South. They routinely blow them up. North Korea has been governed—if that’s the appropriate term—by one family ever since… Read more »

The All-Out Assault on the Family

Confession time. Until a couple days ago, I had never heard of Melissa Harris-Perry. That’s because I don’t watch MSNBC. I have better things to do with my time than spend it on a network that has been shown, via reputable studies, to be little more than a shill for the Obama administration. Yet my attention was drawn to comments made by Ms. Harris-Perry, who apparently is a weekend host for one of MSNBC’s programs. According to Rich Lowry of… Read more »