Little Green Book Thinking

On the 10th of September, the President of the United States stood in front of a camera and read the words on his teleprompter. His teleprompter told him to say: Now let’s make two things clear: ISIL is not “Islamic.” No religion condones the killing of innocents. And the vast majority of ISIL’s victims have been [...] [...]

Seventh Day Thinking

Six days you shall labor, and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates. [...] [...]

Friday the 29th Leftovers

No, no-one will ever be forced to celebrate a homosexual wedding if they don’t want to. They might be forced to accommodate one, but being forced to participate? No way. So long as they’re willing to pay $13,000 for the privilege of not participating, that is. There’s absolutely nothing in the world like telling your kids [...] [...]

Surprise, Surprise, Surprise!

In 2008, a sociologist decided to study Christian men who reserved sex for marriage. After contacting, and integrating herself into, a group of Christian men, she interviewed them on a regular basis to understand their social structures and how they felt about sex both before and after marriage. You’ll never guess what she discovered. First she [...] [...]

Inside or Outside the Box?

Outside the Box. Have you ever thought about what this term really means? Just about everyone puts it on their resume, of course (I just checked mine, and I must have removed it recently, because I remember putting it there). And what is this box we’re so concerned about thinking “outside” of? As Mallard Filmore has [...] [...]

Mine!

If someone takes something from me, I’m going to grab it right back out of their cold, twisted, sick hands and say it is mine! You do not take what is mine! And I’m going to punch you in the face and push you in the dirt because this is the teachers’! These are our [...] [...]

A Perception Driven World

You may have seen this video of Israeli Soldiers shooting a poor kid in the leg, and then laughing about it. Later images in the narrative include the kid in the hospital with his leg in a cast, and then discharge papers for the kid leaving the hospital. It all sounds watertight, right? An Israeli [...] [...]

What Would Jesus Do?

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For the Least of These…

One particular passage of Scripture that is often used to argue for government care of the poor is Matthew 25:34-46: Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world. For I was hungry and you [...] [...]

Our Love Affair with Fair

Two stories with no apparent relationship — making certain “good” teachers are spread “equally” throughout the schools, and the number of deaths in the ongoing war between Israel and Hamas. Look, when militants in Gaza fire rockets at Israel, then Israel has a right to respond, but with some proportionality. More than 200 Gazans have [...] [...]