Thank a Preacher

I watched another TV drama last night about a preacher who was a real idiot. It seems to me that the preponderance of movie and TV Christians are horrible people. They are either really icky-sweet or effeminate, or they are some kind of monster. We have certainly had plenty of characters to provide models for … Continue reading Thank a Preacher

Go Occupy Somewhere Else

Just a few thoughts from watching the protestors on Wall Street and their spawn in other venues.  I am struck by the lack of respect for property they seem to reflect.  Then it dawns on me that they have no respect for private property and that is part of their world view.  They want govenment to … Continue reading Go Occupy Somewhere Else

Name your Nazi

After reading yet another article about someone calling a Tea Party guy a nazi, I just couldn't resist a brief comment.  First of all, the use of the term Nazi in the pejorative is a bit overdone these days.  When real nazis show up we are numb to the warning.  Second, if you insist on calling … Continue reading Name your Nazi

Did 9/11 work?

A few days after 9/11/01 church attendance went up.  People knew they needed God.  It troubles me that ten years after the Islamo-fascist attack on the United States we are debating whether it would be OK to pray at the Trade Center site.  Maybe even worse, we are avoiding any evangelical presence at the Pentagon memorial.  Apparently the goals of … Continue reading Did 9/11 work?

Debate was a yawner

I thought the debate last night was a bit dull.  These guys just regurgitate the same stuff.  Except, of course, for Newt.  I love the guy and really wish he were electable.  He is by far the sharpest of the group.  I really want to like Perry.  He seems like a decent fellow.  His heart … Continue reading Debate was a yawner

Are You Just Stupid Like Rick?

I see by the morning gab that I am supposed to dislike Rick Perry because he is stupid.  We know this because he said that it would be almost treasonous to print fiat currency for the sole purpose of manipulating an election in the middle of a national crisis.  Then he implied that he thinks … Continue reading Are You Just Stupid Like Rick?

Father Hunger

A few weeks ago we celebrated Father’s Day. As I began to speak on the subject of fatherhood, I was once again struck by a phenomenon that occurs every year. As soon as I announced the topic, people in the congregation began to react. Some shook their heads. Some gave a wistful smile. Some wiped … Continue reading Father Hunger