Morning Report, July 30: Obama Paranoia Syndrome (OPS), Executive Power, Abortion in Health Care Reform, Social Justice

1.  Yesterday I noted a YouTube video in which it is claimed that Jesus foretold the name of the Anti-Christ, and that name is “baraq ubama.”  The video is so paranoid that one almost suspects it was made by someone who wanted to parody or humiliate Christians who are politically conservative.  Some on the Left [Read More...]

Barack Obama the Antichrist?

Oh my.  If I were to say that this is the sort of thing that gives Christians a bad name, I would be guilty of massive and possibly criminal understatement.  It’s a video making the rounds right now, and apparently it’s reached number 6 on YouTube’s “News and Politics” chart.  Watch it and weep: Allahpundit [Read More...]

Important Harry Potter Post Tomorrow!

It’s been roughly two weeks since I saw the latest installment in J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series.  I promised a review at the time, and tomorrow at last my essay (less review than essay, I admit) will appear tomorrow. So bookmark the site, mark your calendars and set your owls on stun (or something [Read More...]

Courage in the Darkness

A new piece on the Evangelical Portal at Patheos addresses the need for Christian courage in trying economic times. From the article: “There is no better passage in Scripture that speaks of courage than the first chapter of the Book of Joshua. Moses had been the leader of the Israelites for forty years, and now [Read More...]

Morning Report, July 29: Obama's Faith, Black Church, Blue Dogs, and the Amazing Flying Homeless

1.  President Obama said, in an interview recently conducted for Nightline, that he begins each day with a devotional and “pray(s) all the time now.” 2.  The Barna Group (which has been studying evangelicals for decades) has issued an excellent new study of African American Christians.  Check out the article. 3.  Christopher Hitchens asserts that [Read More...]