In today’s Des Moines Register I read an article about the InnerChange Freedom Initiative: A Bible-based Iowa prison treatment program that has attracted national attention could be shut down July 1 because Iowa lawmakers decided not to renew its $310,000 state appropriation. U.S. District Judge Robert Pratt of Des Moines last year ruled that the […]
On YouTube an O’Reilly Factor segment was posted about a 14 year old girl that had a late term abortion at George Tiller “the baby Killer’s” Abortion Mill in Wichita Kansas. The video segment is embedded below. Wednesday, O’Reilly followed that segment up in his talking points feature blasting Kansas Governor Kathleen Sebelius for vetoing […]
In today’s Christian Post: The New Baptist Covenant Celebration, the effort which organizers have hoped to unite Baptists and create a more positive Baptist image, has roused more debates between conservative Southern Baptists and moderate ones. Southern Baptist Convention president Frank Page released a statement reproving former President Jimmy Carter’s New Baptist initiative, saying, “I […]
The Christian Post published an article on Senator Sam Brownback’s Op/Ed piece in the New York Times regarding his position on evolution. He makes some interesting points, and does so in a winsome manner. I’m not sure he and I would see eye to eye on young earth vs. old earth (I’m young earth), but […]
President Bush took a step in the right direction yesterday with new sanctions against Sudan. Seeing anything come out of the United Nations to complement what the United States seems unlikely. In announcing new U.S. sanctions on Sudan yesterday, President Bush made clear his frustration with the inability of his administration and the United Nations […]
Oh my, this is horrible…. A New Zealand mother who needed an electric oxygen pump to breathe died after an energy company cut the power to her home due to an unpaid bill, her family claimed Wednesday… more (Source: Fox News)
Fred Thompson are you going to announce your candidacy already? Fox News reports the announcement will come in July. Thompson entering the race will not however change my support for Senator Sam Brownback. He has a solid pro-life, pro-family record. He has a practical plan for Iraq. He is a compassionate man who has a […]
This is a rather strange story about Sears in today’s Des Moines Register. I’m sure it isn’t the kind of publicity they were wanting.
All I have to say is that this guy is a stud.
This letter to the editor in today’s Des Moines Register ticked me off: I thought that Brian Duffy was being very open-minded to assume that Jerry Falwell went to heaven (May 17 cartoon). – Connie Yates Conrad. Why wouldn’t he go to heaven Ms. Yates? Because he was politically active? Because as a pastor he […]
And he told them a parable to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor respected man. And there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, ‘Give me justice against […]
An assistant professor who supports intelligent design and was denied tenure at Iowa State University (ISU) was found to have the highest score among the entire faculty, according to the Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics Data System (ADS),which calculates the scientific impact of scientists in astronomy. The Discovery Institute, a think tank of intelligent design (ID) proponents, is […]
Chicago blogger and columnist, Dennis Bryne, wrote an excellent op-ed piece in the Chicago Tribune today called “When is opinion actually grounds for a hate crime?” The argument in this column complements the problem I had with the change in the civil rights code I blogged on the other day.
Read this article in the Chicago Tribune about a church in the Chicago area that purchased a mall. I’d like to hear from you. How do you feel about churches owning businesses? What should a church’s role be in community development? Why does it seem that white evangelical and mainline churches do not seem to […]
On Friday, I blogged on an 11-year-old down in Alabama who killed a massive wild pig while hunting. It weighed approximately 1,051 lbs. His dad set up an website – http://www.monsterpig.com. People have been able to share feedback. He has a page for negative feedback. It is hard to believe how unhinged and hateful people […]
I read this scripture when I preached at Franklin Avenue Christian Church this morning. The Church shines brightest when it reaches out with compassion. “Is not this the fast that I choose: to loose the bonds of wickedness, to undo the straps of the yoke,to let the oppressed go free, and to break every yoke? […]