Christmas Means Different Things to Different People

Christmas is the only holiday left for the world to celebrate Jesus, and because they don’t know Him, they are left with a child in a manger, shepherds who packed up their staffs and went home after they worshiped the Baby Jesus and 3 oriental  kings, who left Jesus gifts under a mythical Christmas tree. […]

My Stroke is Heavier Than My Groaning

Dr Leighton Frost

Job 23:1-3  Then Job answered and said, Even to day [is] my complaint bitter: my stroke is heavier than my groaning. Oh that I knew where I might find him! that I might come [even] to his seat!   One year ago today, December 11th, I had a stroke. I share the following brief details, […]

Get Off Face Book Day: What Do You Think? How’d You Do?

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So, today is Get Off Facebook Day? To celebrate freedom from the corporations who have a stranglehold on our lives, especially banning some conservative’s posts (most are back up now – if it’s a stranglehold, it’s not very tight.) “Protests” like this are symbolic only , and a large waste of time. 1) If you […]

What Now of Our Attempts at Getting the Country Back for God?

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Having now disposed of the two previous questions (What is a nation? and Is America a Christian nation?), I now return to challenging the idea that a Christian can “get the country back” for God through gaining political power. In the face of a growing tyranny/anarchy state, it is tempting for the Christian to become […]

No Deflection, No Avoidance, No Compromise: No More Romneys.

Missouri Senate Candidate, Todd Akin.

Our fearless leader and blogmeister, Shane Vander Hart, has been addressing what “went wrong” in 2012 for the GOP over the last few days. I agree with many of his opinions, so there is no need to reiterate them all here. I must take exception, however, with his take on abortion and other social issues […]

Jane Jech, Iowa State Senate Candidate on Some Issues

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  Jane Jech, Republican, is running for the Iowa State Senate Seat now held by her opponent, Democrat Steve Sodders. The district includes Marshall & Tama counties. Jane agreed to answer some questions for Caffeinated Thoughts.  Here they are in completed form. Dear Jane, here are the questions for your candidacy: 1. What is your […]

Selling Your Inheritance For a Half Bowl of Gruel: Huck Pac Forks Over Cash to Romney

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Genesis 25:29-34 Now Jacob cooked a stew; and Esau came in from the field, and he was weary. And Esau said to Jacob, “Please feed me with that same red stew, for I am weary.” Therefore his name was called Edom. But Jacob said, “Sell me your birthright as of this day.” And Esau said, “Look, I am about to die; so what is this birthright […]

Adam Graham’s Poll-Driven Definition of Pro-Life: Who Will the American People Throw Overboard Next?

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Adam Graham takes me to task for inventing my own definition of prolife, suggesting that I and others who refuse to vote for Romney don’t really want to save lives. First, we are too strict on our definition. “Given that about half of Americans identify as pro-life but only 14% oppose abortion in the cases […]

The Life of the Mother Exception: What Baby?

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What if you couldn’t save everybody? This is a hypothetical question found in the “lifeboat game” and often designed in our day to persuade people into accepting the notion that some lives are less valuable than others and therefore expendable. The origins of the game itself in 1974 can be attributed to ecologist Garrett Hardin, […]

I’m Against Abortion (No, You’re Not)

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It may be true that you are against an abortion here or there. You conveniently break it down into categories and statistics such as the life of the mother, rape and incest, abortion for convenience, for sex selection, or do so by method of killing, the age of the child, if they partially born or […]

What Kind of Nation Are We? Christian, Secular, Pluralistic?

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Having defined a nation, according to Scripture, I will address the question as to whether or not the United States is a Christian Nation. Gary North recognizes the flaws in some approaches to this question: There have been many detailed intellectual defenses of the United States as a Christian nation. These studies invariably rest on […]