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Additional Thoughts on the Confederate Flag Debate

When we Southerners do something, we do it big and loud. That includes scandal, drama, and controversy. As I’ve watched the ongoing Confederate flag debate since my last post, here are some additional thoughts that have come to mind, in no particular order. 1. This was a cultivated controversy. There wasn’t any talk about the Confederate […]

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Why Removing the Confederate Flag Is the Wrong Response to the Charleston Shooting

There have been a number of responses to the tragic Charleston shooting earlier this week. There’s been an outpouring of grief, support, prayer, and most lately, renewed calls for the complete removal of the Confederate flag from the Statehouse grounds. This is understandable. The guy was obviously a white supremacist and his car had a […]

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Arizona Refuses to Outlaw the Inquisition

“Do you recant?” The wizened friar hovered like a sepulchral fiend over the prostrate man. His naked form was stretched to its limit and tied across a wooden rack. His eyes were wide with terror and beads of sweat stood on his forehead, but he shook his head. “I can’t! Have mercy! I believe what […]

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Angry Birds - a Christian philosophy of entertainment

Guest Post: Christian Philosophy of Entertainment

What does a proper philosophy of entertainment look like, especially for a Christian? Does it mean we can’t play Angry Birds?

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John Peter Muhlenberg

The Church: A Regiment Gone AWOL

The unsung heroes of the American revolution were the colonial pastors. Without them, it’s safe to say that we would never have won our independence. According to The American Quarterly Register (1833), “As a body of men, the clergy were pre-eminent in their attachment to liberty. The pulpits of the land rang with the notes […]

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5 Reasons Americans Should Celebrate the Royal Wedding

1. The Prince is marrying a commoner. No more of this “does-she-have-the-pedigree” nonsense from the Royals, present as recently as the marriage of William’s father, Prince Charles. No, this royal bride has been selected because of her own merit, making her the first commoner to enter the Royal Family since 1660. And that is something […]

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St. John's Church

Is your life more valuable than liberty?

236 years ago today, Patrick Henry delivered his famous “Liberty or Death” speech at the second Virginia Convention. The interesting thing about this speech – his most famous one – is that it was totally unplanned. He had no notes, no rehearsed phrases or planned anecdotes. Nothing but a heart and mind on fire for […]

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Thoughts on the Arizona Shooting

The Arizona shooting has sparked a firestorm of blame, finger-pointing, and vitriol courtesy of the left (I would add ‘and the media’, but it’s all the same thing). I’d like to make several observations: 1. All of Congresswoman Giffords’ political enemies have ditched their differences for the time being and are extending condolences, well wishes, […]

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True Peace….on Earth (Part Two)

Click here to read part one. Peace. Our society longs for it. The question is, on whose terms do they want it? The lack of peace between individuals, families, and nations comes from the fighting of two kings for mastery over the earth….and the hearts of men. One king is Satan, described by Scripture as […]

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True Peace….on Earth (Part One)

One of the most annoying aspects of liberal culture to me is the ever present “peace sign”, world peace bumper stickers, and the “why can’t we just all get along” attitude that pervades society. The reason this is so annoying is because you can’t even have peace in a small group, let alone the world, […]

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