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November 11, 2019

        My second week of break, I am reposting this piece from 2017.  Sadly, this hoary myth is still as strong as ever.

This being Veteran’s Day and seeing the deluge of “thanks for your service” posts from those of all political persuasions, it would b...

October 14, 2019

Kindness has been much in the news this past week.  It centers around the fact that Ellen DeGeneres spent a recent Sunday afternoon with former President George W. Bush.  Many on the progressive left slammed her for doing this and she responded with...

August 5, 2019

So, who could be opposed to hate crimes?  You would think not many, right?  You would be correct.  According to Gallup there is about 68% support for hate crimes legislation in the United States.  Hate crime laws are those which provide fo...

July 1, 2019

This week’s worship service readings are key readings for understanding how Christians are to live in society.  The Gospel text is Luke 9:51-62.  This text provides two key lessons that should inform us in our social lives as Christians.   This text first tells of Jesu...

June 17, 2019

Freedom of association is in the news again, as the same bakery in Colorado is facing another legal fight over its refusal to bake a cake celebrating transgender rights.  This has often, if not always been portrayed as a religious rights issue, even by libertarians.  I...

June 10, 2019

With the recent passage of a slew of state laws restricting legal abortion the issue of choice has come to the fore.  The Democratic party has been universal in its condemnation of these restrictions, while Republicans are openly hoping that one of these laws ends up b...

June 3, 2019

This week marks the 75th. anniversary of D-Day, the 6th. of June.  This was the event that clearly indicated that the end for the Axis powers was only a matter of time.  It also marked the military highlight for what became known as the “Greatest Generation”.  This was...

May 27, 2019

W-W-2, the BIG ONE, the good war.  It is celebrated throughout the land and its participants lauded everywhere.  It is beloved among the Left because it represented the nearly complete socialization of the U.S. economy, a thing they have been pining for ever since.  On...

May 20, 2019

No reasonable person is alright with the existence of hate groups and we should, when confronted with them take a firm stand and denounce their ideology.  But how?  Many have come to the conclusion that hateful extremism is on the rise and much of it is fueled by socia...

May 13, 2019

Young people are much derided and always have been and probably always will be.  This seems to be particularly true of Millennials; those born between the early 80s and the early 2000s, but this is also true of Gen Z (late 90s to early to mid 2000s).  They are blamed f...

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