Ann Coulter’s Strange God Renders Her Blind

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Others tell me it is "schtick" meant to "make us think" but if that's what Ann Coulter is serving up with her "charity begins at home" number, she's doing it badly. Leading people into productive thought shouldn't involve dragging them through a toxic swamp, where all sorts of rank and dubious detritus may become attached to our thinking.Writes Coulter:America is the most consequential nation on Earth, and in desperate need of God at the moment.And how does she think Americans will … [Read more...]

Not Firing Anyone: Kiss Hands Before Round 2

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Sadly, while I did indeed bring everyone's intentions with me to the Holy Land, I was not able to pray in the holiest of places. I was denied Jerusalem thanks to a case of pneumonia that sent me home and then quickly to hospital. But know I did pray, and even in a hospital bed, gasping for breath, I offered it up for your intentions. It was the best I could do.I will write about Israel later, when I am well and stronger. Right now, I am forced to use this puny amount of energy I possess in … [Read more...]

Welcome Simcha Fisher, Pants and All!

Simcha Fisher

This is one of those announcements I have been waiting to make for a good long while, and I am very excited to know that today is the day!Ladies and Gentlemen, it is my distinct pleasure to tell you that as of today Simcha Fisher (Somechop to her friends) will be joining the gang here at Patheos, and the gang could not be happier!Yes, that photo says "don't get all artsy about it, just take the picture" and it is precisely that sort of authenticity and impatience that makes me love … [Read more...]

No Room for God in this “Adoration of the Magi”

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I really like the way Simcha Fisher analyzes this painting, "The Adoration of the Magi" by Tai-Shan Shierenberg.Is it a problem that these "Magi" are not kings or wise men, that they're not even all men, that they don't have historically accurate clothes or hair, or that they don't show any signs of bearing gifts or of having traveled afar? Not necessarily. These departures from more traditional art may irritate or perplex you, but they aren't enough, in themselves, to disqualify this … [Read more...]


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