More on Muslims converting to Christianity

International journalist Uwe Siemon-Netto, a confessional Lutheran, has more details about Muslims converting to Christianity.  He has published a compelling article in the Australian magazine Quadrant that you need to read for yourself.  Excerpt and link after the jump.  (Tomorrow we’ll post about the strange phenomenon of the Muslims dreaming about Jesus.) [Read more...]

Germany’s second thoughts on immigrants

No country has been more welcoming of Middle Eastern immigrants than Germany, which has looked to a influx of one million new residents a year as a solution to its demographic population implosion.  But now Germany, along with other European nations, is having second thoughts.

Even sympathizers of the refugees are having problems with what happened in Cologne on New Year’s Eve.  In the square between the train station and the magnificent cathedral (a place I’ve actually been to with my friends who live there, including at another crowded fire works night), around a thousand men of “Arab or Northern African appearance” sexually assaulted every non-hijab wearing woman in sight.  They crowded around women and groped and robbed them, with reports of at least two rapes.

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Time Magazine’s Person of the Year

Time Magazine‘s Person of the Year is German Prime Minister Angela Merkel.

Interesting choice:  Prime Minister Merkel is a Lutheran, a conservative (relatively speaking, for Germany), a woman, an economic hard-liner, by all accounts a skillful leader.  She has been compared to Margaret Thatcher, a formidable figure, though now she is being accused of being too generous when it comes to immigration.

Who would you have chosen for Person of the Year, the individual who has most impacted the world for better or for worse in 2015?

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Rebuilding the Lutheran Church of Our Lady in Dresden

Johann Sebastian Bach played the organ at the Lutheran Church of Our Lady in Dresden, which was destroyed in the allied bombing of that city during World War II.  Later, the ruins of that building became a center of protest against East German Communism.  Now the church has been rebuilt, using the rubble as well as new material.  Tomorrow it will be reconsecrated.

The Wall Street Journal has a fascinating story about the church and its reconstruction, including a good “reading” of the current architecture.  Excerpts and pictures after the jump.

Source:  Wikipedia, Creative Commons

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Why Germany is welcoming refugees

Many European countries are dismayed at all of the refugees pouring in from Syria and other war-torn Islamic countries. But Germany is welcoming them, going so far as to promise to take in 800,000 of them.  So why is that?

Because Germany has the lowest birth rate in the world (8.2 babies per 1,000 people), and the population is projected to drop from today’s 81 million to 68 million in the next few decades.  Germans know that this population implosion could be devastating to their economy and their society, and they hope that an injection of people who don’t mind having children will help.

Does anyone know why Germans and other advanced nations have virtually stopped having children?  Is this a symptom of the sexual revolution?  Feminism?  The decline of marriage in favor of living-together and perpetual singleness?  Or what? [Read more...]

Germany is demographically doomed

The “baby bust” in Germany is so severe that the country is unlikely to retain its current economic dominance.  The population is expected to drop from 81 million to 67 million by 2060.  That big of a drop in both the job market and in the consumer market will be devastating to the German economy.  England and France are in much better demographic shape. [Read more...]


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