Breakfast Links for 12/10/12 – Suicide and the Code of Silence; Neither Gods nor Dogs; Dismissing Resentment

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/10/12: Father Tom Merola, Patheos/The Jesus Creed: “When a life abounds in love, love is not simply present; it teems with it, is filled with it, is rich beyond measure in love.” Thom S. Rainer, Baptist Press: Church for the Nones, Nominals & Nomads J. E. Dyer, Patheos/The Optimistic Christian: “One of the [Read More...]

Breakfast Links for 12/07/12 – One-Hit Wonders; Secrets Pastors Have; Guns, Football and Fornication

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BREAKFAST LINKS 12/07/12: Karen Spears Zacharias, Patheos/Karen Spears Zacharias: “Friendships have fallen by the wayside after I failed to live up to someone’s expectation.  It happens to God a lot, too.” Phil Cook, HuffPost: How Christianity Lost It’s Voice Thom Rainer, Thom S. Rainer: Five Secrets Your Pastor Won’t Tell You John Turner, Patheos/The Anxious [Read More...]

Against the Hippies: Or, In Defense of American Individualism

[UPDATE: Welcome readers of Hugh Hewitt and Instapundit!  If you enjoy this post, please subscribe in the box in the sidebar or follow me on Facebook or Twitter.] Kurt Andersen’s piece in the New York Times today is in some respects a terrific column.  But if you can spot the vast logical leap. Andersen recalls a [Read More...]

Obama's Debt

According to numbers published yesterday, the federal debt has increased by over $4.2 billion for every single day that Barack Obama has been in office, or $3 million per minute.  In Obama’s 945 days in office, the federal debt has grown over $4 trillion.  As a criticism of President Obama, it’s a bit of a statistical [Read More...]

America Downgraded, and The Fierce Urgency of Debt Now

I’m tempted to speak as Aragorn did to Frodo at the Prancing Pony in Bree: “Are you frightened?  Not nearly frightened enough.”  And, humanly speaking, I think that Aragorn would have it precisely right. Some of us have been trying to sound the alarm for a long time now.  Government spending has expanded at a [Read More...]