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Understanding Henry VIII

Understanding Henry VIII
February 18, 2017
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I never truly understood the disgust Henry VIII had for the Vatican, for refusing to abdicate its role in his …Read the Rest

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The Slaughter of the Innocents

The Slaughter of the Innocents
February 7, 2017
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I don’t believe in coincidences.  Monday morning I engaged into a heated Twitter conversation with a couple Episcopalians over the …Read the Rest

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The Devil and Donald Trump

The Devil and Donald Trump
January 24, 2017
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At least five years ago, when I was going through spiritual turmoil, I was having a discussion about Barack Obama …Read the Rest

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Deliver Me From Protesting Feminists

Deliver Me From Protesting Feminists
January 23, 2017
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As a woman and a Christian I find the women’s hissy fit in DC to be insulating. First, I happen …Read the Rest

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Glory to the New Born King…

Glory to the New Born King…
December 27, 2016
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Hark the herald angels sing “Glory to the newborn King! Peace on earth and mercy mild God and sinners reconciled” …Read the Rest

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Historical Veracity and Liberal Versions of Christ

Historical Veracity and Liberal Versions of Christ
December 25, 2016
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God loved us so much He allowed Hes only begotten son to become human, to be born of a woman, …Read the Rest

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Hillary, Performance Art, and Satanism

Hillary, Performance Art, and Satanism
November 5, 2016
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Performance art is performance art.  It is designed to be edgy, outrageous, and bazaar, primarily because the so-called performance artist …Read the Rest

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Cry-Baby Atheists & Their Hatred of Christianity

Cry-Baby Atheists & Their Hatred of Christianity
June 6, 2016
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I don’t know many atheists.  I follow a few on Twitter, the ones who are not arrogant jerks.  The average …Read the Rest

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Religious Context

Religious Context
February 27, 2016
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The following fresco is being cleaned and restored, in Rome.  It is, thus far, one of the earliest known representations …Read the Rest

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Turning Water Into Wine

Turning Water Into Wine
February 4, 2016
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I have a very wise friend who told me something about prayer the other day.  She said all Mary did, …Read the Rest

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Morality, Cultures & ISIS

Morality, Cultures & ISIS
January 2, 2016
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We modern Americans have a problem.  The blanket comment would be to blame everything on politics, either liberal or conservative, …Read the Rest

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You Can’t Beat Good Old American Hypocrisy & Double Standards

You Can’t Beat Good Old American Hypocrisy & Double Standards
December 3, 2015
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Robert Dear claimed to be a devout Christian, who dabbled in S&M, was cruel to animals, raped at least 1 …Read the Rest

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The Demonetization of Christianity in the US Has Begun

The Demonetization of Christianity in the US Has Begun
December 2, 2015
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Something nasty is going on in this country.  Oh, nasty stuff is always going on, but this is a little …Read the Rest

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The Slaughter of the Innocents

The Slaughter of the Innocents
November 21, 2015
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“…“It fits the definition of ethnic cleansing,”…” Cameron Hudson Christians in Syria and the Middle East are an endangered species.  …Read the Rest

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Christ Was Black, or a Palestinian & Other Revisionist Lies

Christ Was Black, or a Palestinian & Other Revisionist Lies
October 12, 2015
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I consider myself a historian.  As such, perhaps the entities I loath the most are revisionists.  I detest people who …Read the Rest

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Why It Is What It Isn’t

Why It Is What It Isn’t
September 21, 2015
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“…The problem with “It is what it is” is that it abdicates responsibility, shuts down creative problem solving, and concedes …Read the Rest

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Sunday Morning Opera: My Favorite Opera

Sunday Morning Opera:  My Favorite Opera
September 20, 2015
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People who insanely love opera are well…insane.  We are an irrational lot, surpassed only by baseball fans.  When the two …Read the Rest

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What Is Faith?

What Is Faith?
August 20, 2015
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Faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Hebrews 11:1 I’ve been involved in …Read the Rest

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Kilts, Kids, Godly Rules & Christian Stupidity

Kilts, Kids, Godly Rules & Christian Stupidity
May 21, 2015
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In Johnston County, North Carolina, 16-year-0ld David Leix was not allowed admission into his homeschooling ‘Praise’ Prom by the godly …Read the Rest

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PART II: Why Biblical Context Matters

PART II:  Why Biblical Context Matters
April 16, 2015
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This is what we have to work with. Note that I am only using ‘classical’ Western Civilization and leaving out …Read the Rest

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PART I: Why Biblical Context Matters

PART I:  Why Biblical Context Matters
April 15, 2015
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People much wiser than am I have said that you can use the Bible to prove anything.  You can use …Read the Rest

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Jesus of Nazareth – Revolutionary Feminist

Jesus of Nazareth – Revolutionary Feminist
April 3, 2015
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Was Jesus of Nazareth a revolutionary feminist or was he simply restoring women to their proper place within Jewish society?  …Read the Rest

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Not Exactly Christ’s Christianity

Not Exactly Christ’s Christianity
April 2, 2015
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The Christianity which is practiced by far too many members of the evangelical right is almost unrecognizable to what ‘evangelical’ …Read the Rest

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One of My Favorite Litanies

One of My Favorite Litanies
March 17, 2015
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I bind unto myself today The strong Name of the Trinity, By invocation of the same, The Three in One …Read the Rest

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A Conservative Christian’s Real Version of Horror?

A Conservative Christian’s Real Version of Horror?
October 31, 2014
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“God is not a divine being or a magician, but the Creator who brought everything to life.” Do you have …Read the Rest

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PART IV: Christian Reconstruction & ISIS – Two Peas in a Pod

PART IV:  Christian Reconstruction & ISIS – Two Peas in a Pod
September 10, 2014
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“…“When people curse their parents, it unquestionably is a capital crime,” he writes. “The integrity of the family must be …Read the Rest

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PART III: Christian Reconstruction & ISIS – Two Peas in a Pod

PART III:  Christian Reconstruction & ISIS – Two Peas in a Pod
September 9, 2014
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“…”capital punishment is one of the best evangelistic tools of a society.” And, “there is no such thing as a …Read the Rest

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PART II: Christian Reconstruction & ISIS – Two Peas in a Pod

PART II:  Christian Reconstruction & ISIS – Two Peas in a Pod
September 8, 2014
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“…Our problem is with … the religious extremists … who want to destroy everybody who doesn’t agree with them. I …Read the Rest

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PART I: Christian Reconstruction & ISIS – Two Peas in a Pod

PART I:  Christian Reconstruction & ISIS – Two Peas in a Pod
September 7, 2014
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“…Our problem is with … the religious extremists … who want to destroy everybody who doesn’t agree with them. I …Read the Rest

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Ignorant Atheists & Ignorant Christians – Who Needs ‘Em?

Ignorant Atheists & Ignorant Christians – Who Needs ‘Em?
September 5, 2014
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An interesting piece, debunking the historical existence of Jesus of Nazareth is making the rounds, to be embraced by atheists.  …Read the Rest

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