Monthly Archives: January 2015

Donald Trump: A Stale Joke

Donald Trump, the pouty little boy with the massive ego, was a featured speaker at the recent “Republican Summit” in Iowa. I have two brief observations. First, shame on the Republicans for inviting such a fool. Though he clearly wants … Continue reading

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The Law of the (American) Jungle

I’ve seen lots of videos of the animals of Africa, where we can see the daily struggle of life against death. It is gruesome — yet somehow fascinating — to see helpless animals being eaten alive. The law of the … Continue reading

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Science and Religion: Irreconcilable?

Watching a clip of comedian/political pundit Bill Maher with “Science guy” Bill Nye, I was fascinated to hear Maher pontificate: Science and religion cannot be reconciled. That’s silly nonsense, of course but, frankly, I can’t blame him for saying such … Continue reading

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All Things Are Lawful. . .

A long, long time ago St. Paul wrote to the Christians in Corinth that “All things are lawful for me but not all things are beneficial. All things are lawful for me but I will not be dominated by anything. … Continue reading

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The Cowardly Attacks in Paris

There is no better way to describe the terrorist attacks in Paris than to note that the attackers were cowardly barbarians. They may have thought they were defending the honor of Mohammed but what they were doing in fact is … Continue reading

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Bonhoeffer: Christianity is Basicaly Amoral

This I believe: Christianity often has been, could still be, but is not now a powerful force for morality in Western civilization. Christianity had a very strong influence on the shaping of the American nation, so much so that Christians … Continue reading

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Bonhoeffer on Stupidity

During most of my adult life, I avoided putting too much thought into politics because I had a sense that I had other work to do as a pastor which would be hampered were I to become involved in political … Continue reading

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