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U.S. lawmakers urge Trump to sanction Turkey

There is a lot of news about a lot of foreign interest, but I believe there are 7 critical countries to follow carefully in the years ahead: Israel, Iran, Turkey, Russia, the European Union, and China. Along with the United States, these are the major players who influence much of what is happening in the world today from a political …

The Death of Journalism

It has been over 20 years since Dennis McCallum published The Death of Truth: What’s Wrong With Multiculturalism, the Rejection of Reason and the New Postmodern Diversity in 1996. We are witnessing the full impact of the death of truth in our culture today. Fake News is not a new reality for Americans, but it has taken until 2019 for …

Satire Drives Home Painful Truth: Why My Wife And I Decided To Abort Our Unborn Gay Son

Many times satire is used to drive home painful, unavoidable truths. Enter exhibit A. The Federalist published an article last week that hits on all points of the cultural absurdity we find ourselves at the hands of the Cult of Progressivism. Intersectionality is one of the most absurd, illogical philosophies to plague a culture. It simply doesn’t make sense. Yet, …

How the Mighty Have Fallen!

This has been a difficult month for the American Church. On Sunday, Feb. 10, the Houston Chronicle published part one of a three-part investigative series on sexual abuse within SBC churches over a 20-year period of time. Then, on Wednesday, Feb. 13, Harvest Bible Chapel announced Pastor James MacDonald had been fired after a recording of MacDonald making “inappropriate” comments was …

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James MacDonald Fired from Harvest Bible Chapel

Kate Shellnutt reported the story for Christianity Today: In the midst of efforts to reconcile with longtime critics, Harvest Bible Chapel fired its founder and senior pastor James MacDonald for “engaging in conduct … contrary and harmful to the best interests of the church.” Harvest elders announced this morning that they were forced to take “immediate action” on Tuesday to …

The Economist Sees An Apocalyptic 2019

Three ways things could go horribly wrong with Brexit in 2019 From The Economist: PARTY CONFERENCES always attract people with placards proclaiming that the end is nigh, from Marxists declaring that the long-awaited crisis of capitalism is finally upon us to religious fundamentalists spying the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse on the horizon. Usually we journalists pass them by with …

Writing Without Footnotes

I’m sitting here thinking about my conflicted history with “blogging.” I think I published my first attempt at a blog sometime back in the late 1990s. The internet was in its infancy, and blogs had crazy URLs like http://netins.net/publicweb/eller91229401. That would be your “home page.” The first blogging tool I can remember using was a plugin of sorts for an …