Deliberately blurring the lines between pro-military and pro-country is straight-up banana republic dictator nonsense. That’s not something a free people can do for long if they wish to remain a free people. Read more

“Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and robbing the fatherless. What will you do on the day of reckoning?” Read more

“Putin is their kind of guy. The Fellowship dates back to 1935, when founder Abraham Vereide believed God told him that Christianity had been getting it wrong for nearly 2,000 years by focusing on the ‘down and out.’ God, Vereide said, wanted him to build a movement for the ‘up and out,’ ‘key men’ with the power to shape whole societies.” Read more

Pestering your co-workers until every interaction is fraught with an awkward tension is presented here as a badge of honor. If everyone you work with doesn’t run the other way when they see you coming, then you’re not sufficiently committed to evangelism. Read more

LaHaye and Jenkins’ version of life, mission and ministry is neither difficult nor adventurous. It’s pretty dull, actually, consisting mainly of sitting around praying and abstaining from a long list of things until finally Jesus comes back to get us before we die. Read more

A proclamation from 1886. The adjective we use for this now — for jurisdictions committed to actually upholding the lawful rights guaranteed by the 14th Amendment — is “sanctuary.”  Read more

Paula White thinks breaking the law is always a sin; and that complying with the law is equivalent to being sinless. She thinks outlaws like Corrie Ten Boom, Anne Frank, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Mary Dyer, Shiphrah and Puah were all unforgivable sinners. Read more

“Doom to you who legislate evil, who make laws that make victims — Laws that make misery for the poor, that rob my destitute people of dignity, exploiting defenseless widows, taking advantage of homeless children. What will you have to say on Judgment Day, when Doomsday arrives out of the blue? Who will you get to help you? What good will your money do you?” Read more

Broadly speaking, Big Box customers fall into two categories: People who are looking for a specific thing, and people who are Just Looking. I think it’s important for retail salespeople to respect Just Looking. Read more

There’s a widening gulf between missionaries and the churches back home who support them. Most American Christians don’t understand what, how, or why those missionaries are doing what they actually do. And they likely wouldn’t approve of it if they did. Read more

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