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Shadrach, Meshach, and Kaepernick

Imagine with me:  You’re in an earth-tone stadium, a sort of natural amphitheater surrounding a valley.  As you take your seat on the side of the hill, your eyes are drawn to the center of the valley.   1,147 more words

Putin, Russia, and Russian Orthodoxy

Sometimes one might think this upcoming election is between Hillary Clinton and Vladimir Putin, since Donald Trump has not concealed a measure of admiration for Putin and Hillary’s fans (including the press) have tried to hang Putin, like an albatross, on Trump. 1,169 more words

Political Matters

Some Historical Context for Clinton's Remarks on Exceptionalism

During the first half of 1966, rifts in the Democratic Party began to develop over American involvement in Vietnam. By then, about 250,000 US troops were engaged in operations against the Communists in Vietnam as a result of Congress having granted President Lyndon Johnson a blank check in the August 1964… 1,894 more words

American Exceptionalism

How the World Might Have Changed if the Apostles Had Religious Liberty

I don’t want to deny that it’s a tough world out there for believers. Have to worry about the flesh, the devil, and the world. So having also to keep an eye on California state legislators can make Christian piety a real challenge. 394 more words

Novus Ordo Seclorum