I’m enjoying my vacation from posting about presidential politics so much that I’ve decided to vacate from posting entirely. See you after Labor Day! Continue reading Taking a Vacation from Blogging
This morning, Pastor Rick Warren tweeted the following: Of the 56 Founding Fathers who signed Declaration of Independence, 29 had ministry degrees from seminary or Bible college! — Rick Warren (@RickWarren) August 13, 2012 He didn’t cite a source for this tidbit, but it’s almost certainly wrong. Here’s a list of the signers, together with a the college each graduated from (if any): Delaware George Read: Philadelphia College (later University of Pennsylvania) Caesar Rodney: No college Thomas McKean: No college Pennsylvania George Clymer: No college Benjamin Franklin: No college Robert Morris: No college John Morton: No college Benjamin Rush: College … Continue reading Contra Rick Warren 29 of the 56 Signers of the Declaration of Independence Did Not Have Ministry Degrees from Seminary or Bible College
From this past weekend’s Wall Street Journal: Near the Syrian city of Aleppo, the Church of St. Simeon the Stylite commemorates the 5th-century ascetic who became an ancient sensation by living atop a tall pedestal for decades to demonstrate his faith. Krak des Chevaliers, an awe-inspiring castle near Homs, was a fortress for the order of the Knights Hospitaller in their quest to defend a crusader kingdom. Seydnaya, a towering monastery in a town of the same name, was probably built in the time of Justinian. A nun there spoke about Syria’s current crisis from within a candlelit alcove this … Continue reading Can’s Syria’s Christians Survive?
…and here’s the footage: Continue reading Five Men Agree To Stand Directly Under An Exploding Nuclear Bomb…
Christianity Today has interesting story about Chick-fil-A that centers on how a Christian businessman uses his franchise to help refugees in his city: As the Chick-fil-A at a shopping center in west Richmond prepares for Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day—the newest salvo in a culture-war feud over gay marriage and free speech—some employees, like Jirom, have other reasons to appreciate their fast-food employer. A native of Eritrea, Jirom moved to the United States in 2008 to be with his fiancée, whose family had left the isolated African country several years prior. Like most of the 60,000 refugees who arrived in the U.S. … Continue reading Another Kind of Christian Witness at Chick-fil-A
Yesterday, August 1st was Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day. Sponsored by Mike Huckabee, the purpose of this event was to “affirm a business that operates on Christian principles and whose executives are willing to take a stand for the Godly values we espouse.” Evidently, business was booming yesterday at Chick-fil-A stores across the country. Tomorrow, August 3rd, is National Same-Sex Kiss Day. Sponsored by GLAAD (Gay & Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation), the purpose of this event is to “speak out against Chick-fil-A’s stand against the LGBT [lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender] community.” We’ll have to wait and see what impact both this event … Continue reading My Thoughts On Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day and National Same-Sex Kiss Day
I’m taking the month off from blogging about presidential politics. I’ll blog about other stuff that interests me, e.g., reviews of books I’m reading. Other than that, however, I intend to enjoy (or let you enjoy) a month free of presidential politics. Now if we could only get the politicians to shut up for a month… Continue reading August is a time for vacation, especially for a vacation from presidential politics