Things that didn’t happen

But that we thought might happen. . . . .

Apparently, Fidel Castro did NOT take up the Christian faith or rejoin the Roman Catholic Church during the Pope’s visit.

That Iranian Christian who was facing the death penalty was not executed, “just” sentenced to nine years in prison.

Solar flares did not knock out the internet or our GPS devices.

What else didn’t happen?

About Gene Veith

Professor of Literature at Patrick Henry College, the Director of the Cranach Institute at Concordia Theological Seminary, a columnist for World Magazine and TableTalk, and the author of 18 books on different facets of Christianity & Culture.

  • Tom Hering

    We can be thankful that the largest U.S. bank didn’t lose billions of dollars in high-risk trades last week. Because that would have meant nothing has changed since 2008, and another economic disaster is possible.

    Okay, I’ve poured my first cup of coffee. Time to go look at today’s news …

  • Tom Hering

    We can be thankful that the largest U.S. bank didn’t lose billions of dollars in high-risk trades last week. Because that would have meant nothing has changed since 2008, and another economic disaster is possible.

    Okay, I’ve poured my first cup of coffee. Time to go look at today’s news …

  • helen

    The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod did not oust its generic protestant congregations with garrage band liturgies, its CG/willowcreek DP’s or its unqualified “licensed lay ministers” and become orthodox. :(

    That will take much more than losing Cranach for a week, although losing Cranach makes the landscape described above that much more bare and desolate.

  • helen

    The Lutheran Church–Missouri Synod did not oust its generic protestant congregations with garrage band liturgies, its CG/willowcreek DP’s or its unqualified “licensed lay ministers” and become orthodox. :(

    That will take much more than losing Cranach for a week, although losing Cranach makes the landscape described above that much more bare and desolate.

  • helen

    Nothing has changed, Tom Hering. The biggies are still convinced they can play games with money and the taxed populace will keep them in six plus houses scattered around the globe, even if those who get the bill (sneakily, through 0% interest rates) lose theirs.
    The 1% “can’t fail” after all. :( (And it’s only paper, sometimes not even that!)

  • helen

    Nothing has changed, Tom Hering. The biggies are still convinced they can play games with money and the taxed populace will keep them in six plus houses scattered around the globe, even if those who get the bill (sneakily, through 0% interest rates) lose theirs.
    The 1% “can’t fail” after all. :( (And it’s only paper, sometimes not even that!)


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