Cultural Implosion: Do We Need Another Great Awakening?

Author Joel Rosenberg is promoting his book by lamenting recent news of cannibalism, mommy porn, and gay marriage. He says that what we need is another Great Awakening. While he only mentions the first two, Rosenberg describes these movements as, “massive, widespread, game-changing eras of spiritual revival in which millions of people became deeply devout and passionately evangelistic…

The New Jihad for the New Tolerance

Islam’s Game, Islam’s Rules Somalia is an Islamic nation, meaning that Islam is the law of the land. How’s that working out for them? Consider these recent headlines: Muslim parents of a 17-year-old Somali girl who converted to Christianity severely beat her for leaving Islam and have regularly shackled her to a tree at their…

Easter: A Christian Holy Day

Happy Easter! Is Easter a pagan holiday? In the ancient Church the feast of Christ’s resurrection was the pinnacle of the Christian year. Following a three year process of training and education, converts were baptized and received their first communion at Easter. Holy Saturday night began with candlelight, and anticipated the return of Jesus Christ.…

Evangelicalists

I coined a new term recently that I have been getting some good use from: “Evangelicalist.” Attaching the “ism” suffix to a term makes it into a movement or system, and adding “ist” denotes a follower or member of said movement or system. The key here is “makes it into” – that is, it changes…

Happy Shrove!

Happy or ??? Mardis Gras has become a pathetic celebration of debauchery. I say “become” because originally it was a celebration in preparation for Lent, which begins on Ash Wednesday – a day of repentance (not hedonism). Shrove Tuesday dates back a thousand years, but is not usually practiced outside liturgical / traditional churches. The…

R.I.P. Irena Sendler

R.I.P.  Irena Sendler During WWII Irena Sendler got permission to work in the WarsawGhetto, as a Plumbing/Sewer specialist. Irena smuggled infants out in the bottom of the tool box she carried and she carried in the back of her truck a burlap sack for larger kids. She managed to smuggle out and save 2500 kids/infants. She…

A Good Old Fashioned Baptist Bible Book Burning!

An front page article from the Asheville Daily Planet caught my attention the other day while visiting this crazy city: CHURCH BIBLE AND BOOK BURNING As a contingent of protesters peacefully assembled outside in a pouring rain, the Amazing Grace Baptist Church celebrated Halloween by burning Bibles that aren’t the King James Version, as well…

Is Evanescence a Christian Band?

Is Evanescence a Christian Band? This question has haunted newsgroups, blogs, and wikis for years now. The most informed answer seems to be that while Evanescence the band is not Christian, its members are (or some are, or were, or something). There is no question that the band started off being marketed as a Christian…

A Distorted Perception of Beauty?

This video (HERE) from Dove’s “Campaign for Real Beauty” has made quite a splash online. It is a video showing the evolution of a model from her entrance into the studio (sans makeup/hairdo) up to the digitally manipulated photo taken of her for a billboard. The idea seems to be “See how much work it…