Monthly Archives: February 2013

John Huntsman leads the lemmings

I fear that John Huntsman may just be the first of many GOP Presidential hopefuls to endorse same-sex marriage. The logic is simple: The game is over; defenders of traditional marriage have lost whether they know it or not. The … Continue reading

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Larry Norman

Joel Miller blogged that this is the 5th anniversary of the death of Larry Norman, a giant in Christian Rock — who I not only met, but transported, all by my little ole’ self in my Volkswagen, from the Peoria Airport to … Continue reading

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Return of the Grab bag

If not Natural Law, then what? Who wants the “Conservative” label today? It takes so little to bend minds today. Religion coverage sites. Obamacare Precis.

Posted in Faith & Ideology, Health care, Legalia, Religious freedom

On not going away mad

I wrote yesterday about the “conversion (to Orthodoxy) story” of Father John Whiteford, who influenced my conversion from a much different Protestant tradition. Today, I want to share a few more excerpts of his story. So while at [Southern Nazarene University], … Continue reading

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To make no new contribution to theology

I have written before about the role a monograph by Father John Whiteford (then a Deacon, not a Priest) had in my becoming Orthodox. Now, he has published the story of how he moved from Nazarene to Orthodox, which was … Continue reading

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High Anxiety

The few traditionalist Catholics within my social circle breathed a sigh of relief when Benedict XVI succeeded John Paul II. Now Pope Benedict is resigning. The anxiety resumes.

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Impeach Judge Polster

News from last week: The U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio announced that on Friday 16 defendants were sentenced on hate crime charges growing out of a series of assaults on members of a rival Amish group in which … Continue reading

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Gauntlets

Are you sure, Mr. President? Are you sure, Mr. President II? Christian Themes in Harry Potter

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Hate groups and more

Teflon Southern Poverty Law Center Pariah Westboro Baptist Church Kunstler’s back (not a hate group)

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The French way with words

The local paper Tuesday picked up a Fort Wayne News Sentinel column that made an interesting point about the Culture Wars. The author, a “conservative with strong libertarian leanings — or a libertarian with strong conservative underpinnings,” noted that despite … Continue reading

Posted in Journalism, Political Matters