Democrat or Republican, some presidential policies won’t change

We evangelicals were ecstatic several years ago when the majority of us saw such a promising Republican candidate for President in George Bush.  The majority of his promises and proclamations were in lockstep with our beliefs, so we voted him into office twice.  He has done some things right like his response to 9/11 by... Continue Reading →

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Cast down but not destroyed

Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was in the king's house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon; the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin; Ebedmelech went forth out of the king's house, and spake to the king saying, My lord the king, these men have done evil in... Continue Reading →

Pulpit manipulations and pulpit marketing

I took some time last Friday night, October 12, 2007, to watch T. D. Jakes being hosted by John Hagee at Cornerstone Church.  While introducing the well-known preacher, Hagee went to great lengths to boast about how Jakes was the author of several books and had recently signed a moviemaking deal with Sony Pictures.  Upon stating these facts,... Continue Reading →

Are we in the hot seat? Global warming worse than originally thought

Michael Perry of Reuters has reported that an Australian scientist, Tim Flannery, said a UN climate change report to be released in November shows that we are already at the critical level for greenhouse gas emissions into the atmosphere.  It had previously been thought we had 10 years to go before those levels would be reached. ... Continue Reading →

Aquatic ecosystems are affected by Bt corn

The Proceedings of the National Academies of Sciences is publishing a study this week that shows genetically engineered corn negatively affects aquatic ecosystems near farmlands.  The study conducted at Indiana University by environmental science professors shows that Bt corn and its byproducts stunted the growth and lifespan of aquatic insects. Bt corn was engineered to... Continue Reading →

Of divinations and the damned: Halloween’s deceit

Samhain (pronounced sow-in or sah-ween, meaning "summer's end") began as a Celtic celebration centuries ago to commemorate the end of their old year and the beginning of a new one.  The various rituals on this night were led by the Druids who were the priest class of the Celts.  During this time of the year, all livestock... Continue Reading →

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