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Evangelicalism In The Time Of Trump

Phillip Yancey writes a timely piece here:

“Politics is the church’s worst problem,” warned the French sociologist Jacques Ellul.  “It is her constant temptation, the occasion of her greatest disasters, the trap continually set for her by the prince of this world.”  Christians have a divided loyalty, committed to helping our society thrive while giving ultimate loyalty to the kingdom of God.

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Isabella Fyvie Mayo, novelist and activist (1843 - 1914)

Isabella Fyvie Mayo was born in London in 1843. Her family were originally from Aberdeen, and after being widowed, in 1878, she moved to Aberdeen, staying there until her death in 1914. 333 more words

Human Rights

Fourth comment on “Peace Action” pro-Assad series of so called path to peace articles, with links

This article (https://peaceblog.wordpress.com/2016/12/06/choosing-the-path-of-peace-in-syria-part-four-trumps-assad-policy-is-still-up-for-grabs/)starts with “….. the forces of the Assad government may have begun to consolidate control over western Syria’s population centers …. However, no matter what territory Syria holds on inauguration day, the conflict will rage on.” The opening paragraph exposes the bias of these 4 articles on “Choosing the path the peace in Syria”. 642 more words


Best movie of 2016: Hacksaw Ridge

Runner-up: 13 Hours
Indie winner: The River Thief
Superhero winner: Captain America: Civil War
Significant unseens: La La Land, Arrival, Beasts of No Nation, Manchester by the Sea… 1,598 more words
Movie Critiques

The Fall by Albert Camus (1956)

For a poster child of existentialism and indifference-maker, Albert Camus injects a lot of feeling into the flow of consciousness and one-sided conversation that is… 855 more words


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The default picture of the first blog entry as provided by WordPress is of the sea. Well, better than missiles.




Si vis pacem, para bellum

The following text was excerpted from WAR: Four Christian Views (The Preventive War by Harold O.J. Brown, page 161-163):

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