Monthly Archives: March 2014

Friday, 3/21/14

Lordy, lordy, lordy! How shall I feel if the IRS takes down Mars Hill Church and Mark Driscoll, as they took down Al Capone, for tax law violations? Also, good fear (poop) versus bad fear (hellfire) and the threat of non-refunded CCRC fees. Continue reading

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Thursday 3/20/14

Progressivism, Prosperityism and Putin Continue reading

Posted in Empire, Evangelicalism, Faith & Ideology, Foreign Affairs, Heckler's Veto, Legalia, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Protestantism, Religious freedom, Russia, Sundry flakes | Tagged , ,

Wednesday 3/19/14

Educational success is relative EvertNot Walking in Putin’s shoes What we have here is a failure to anticipate Absolutely ineffectual The Ark as Type

Posted in Christianity generally, Consumerism, Ecclesiology, Education, Foreign Affairs, Russia, Salvation

Tuesday, 3/18/14

Guess who didn’t keep their powder dry This Calvinist non-Lent brought to you by the letter “T” Suicide for a serious candidate, but … Soft and Tough Pander Bears Nomads of Science Thea Kronborg on what matters

Posted in Arts and Music, Calvinism, Christianity generally, Culture, Faith & Ideology, Family, Fasting, Literature, Moralistic therapeutic deism, Secularism, Sundry flakes | Tagged , | 3 Comments

Hagios Podrig (St. Patrick) 2014

First Things first. And second, third & fourth. Continue reading

Posted in Christianity generally, Civil Religion, Empire, Foreign Affairs, Jeremiad, Life political issues, Marriage (real), Rights Talk, Russia, Secularism, Sexualia, the worst are full of passionate intensity | Tagged , ,

Corporations with Conscience

Is your corporate conscience government-approved? Continue reading

Posted in Abortion distortion factor, Legalia, Sexualia

Sunday 3/16/14

Stephen King thinks good health is a key to good writing. Shane McGowan, with one foot in the grave for decades, thinks substance abuse unlocks the unconscious. Fr. Stephen is more interested in knowing God, so he writes of fasting. Continue reading

Posted in Arts and Music, Asceticism, Fasting, Literature, Marriage (real), Orthodoxy

Saturday, 3/15/14

The indeterminacy of liberalism leaves it vulnerable to relativism. Relativism easily becomes decidedly illiberal, even dictatorial. In such an environment, solidarity withers. Continue reading

Posted in Atheism, Capitalism, Christendom, Economia, Faith & Ideology, Journalism, Religious freedom, Sexualia, Speech & Press | 1 Comment

Friday, 3/14/14

Al Jazeera reporting what our media can’t or won’t report accurately, plus the Nation mis-handles yet a third story. But there’s two uppers at the end. Continue reading

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Thursday, 3/13/14

A startling insight attributed to Milton, illustrated by Millay and Rochester. Also, yawns at Putin’s supposed blitzkrieg, the Just War dilemma, and Koch brother hatred gets goofy. Continue reading

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