The vocation of Duke Ellington

Jazz great Duke Ellington knew where his talent and opportunities came from.  King’s College president Gregory Alan Thornbury has a great story about Duke Ellington and vocation.   [Read more…]

Trump thinks we can always just print more money

Donald Trump thinks we don’t have to worry about defaulting on the national debt because we can always just print more money.

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Obamacare funding ruled unconstitutional

A federal judge has ruled that the mechanism for subsidizing insurance companies under Obamacare violates the Constitution.  That document reads, “No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law.” (Article 1.  Section 9).  The Obama administration has been paying that money without Congress having passed an appropriation to do so.  The ruling is on hold, pending appeal. [Read more…]

Human embryo grown outside the womb for 13 days

Scientists have set a new record in keeping a human embryo–that is to say, a developing baby–alive outside the womb for 13 days.  Then they let it–rather, him or her–die.

The law in England, where the experiment took place, sets a limit of 14 days, the time of “individuation” after which identical twins cannot split off from each other.  The experiment was cut short to avoid going over that limit, but reportedly the embryo could have been allowed to keep developing.  Now scientists are calling for the limit to be extended.

How scrupulous they are to obey the government’s law, while being oblivious to the moral law against killing the helpless, not to mention the violation of parenthood. [Read more…]

Deleting “He descended into Hell” from the Apostles’ Creed

I have learned that there is a movement to delete the line about Christ descending into Hell from the Apostles’ Creed.  Those who wish to do this are called “deletionists,” or “neo-deletionists.”

The phrase in question can be interpreted in a number of different ways, but it is certainly part of the Apostle’s Creed.  I remember as a child going to Methodist churches that don’t include it.

Lots of Christians don’t have creeds at all, but if you do have a creed–that is, if you are confessing your doctrinal agreement with the historical Christian church–it makes no sense to delete part of it!

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Removing a judge for not following the LGBT agenda?

The Wyoming Commission on Judicial Conduct and Ethics is recommending that Judge Ruth Neely be removed from office because she has said that, due to her religious beliefs, she will not preside over gay weddings.

UPDATE:  Judge Neely is a Missouri Synod Lutheran.  Go here for a petition from Wyoming pastors to support her.  (HT:  Mary Moerbe)

So public officials will be removed from office if they do not agree with the LGBT agenda?  If a judge rules against a law favored by gay activists, will that be grounds for removal?  If a legislator or executive opposes gay marriage, will that become grounds for impeachment?

Read Carl R. Trueman on the subject after the jump. [Read more…]