Lenten Reflections 3rd Wednesday of Lent Social Media #1

PM James Hacker: Surely we should use the debate to promote peace, harmony, goodwill.Sir Humphrey Appleby: Well it would be most unusual. The UN is the accepted forum for the expression of international hatred.Yes Prime Minister A Victory for Democracy 1986 Today let's talk social media, or more accurately what's become anti-social media. Social media … Continue reading Lenten Reflections 3rd Wednesday of Lent Social Media #1

If You’re Too Busy …

And now, some helpful workplace tips brought to you by the apostle Paul. No, really. Paul said in one or more of his epistles that those who believe in Christ should work hard, do what they do as unto the Lord, etc etc. Which is true, albeit admittedly somewhat difficult to remember some days when … Continue reading If You’re Too Busy …

My 2018 Posts That You Might Not Have Noticed

by baldilocks In order of earliest to most recent, these are some of my favorite posts from last year. They didn't necessarily get the most traffic, but I liked them -- mostly due to cracking myself up. Enjoy. Libyan Slave Markets and Jumping Into The Fire We all know that Arab Muslims have been buying and … Continue reading My 2018 Posts That You Might Not Have Noticed


A Tale of Three Fathers by baldilocks Months back, I was talking with my American dad about Jesus the Christ. In reality, the conversation was an episode of a years-long series which had been on hiatus for a time, mostly due to the instability in my living arrangements in the last three years. I am happy to have it … Continue reading Begotten

Freedom From Religion (UPDATED)

On which the Bill of Rights is based by baldilocks My cousin Dyllan and I are very much alike and get along very well. This is interesting, since we are related by marriage (he is the grandson of my American dad’s sister), I’m more than old enough to be his mother, and we had virtually … Continue reading Freedom From Religion (UPDATED)

What “Merry Christmas” Actually Means

“In the fifteenth year of the reign of Tiberius Caesar,* when Pontius Pilate was governor of Judea, and Herod was tetrarch of Galilee, and his brother Philip tetrarch of the region of Ituraea and Trachonitis, and Lysanias was tetrarch of Abilene, during the high priesthood of Annas and Caiaphas,the word of God came to John the … Continue reading What “Merry Christmas” Actually Means

Not Your Maker’s Mark

by baldilocks I like how this story reads -- as if we haven't read it before. You walk into a grocery store and pick up eggs. No smartphone? No problem. You swipe your hand across a reader, and the amount is deducted from your bank account. If that sounds far-fetched, you obviously haven’t been to … Continue reading Not Your Maker’s Mark

God Was Right

Again by baldilocks The tide is turning in the "Believe Her" Wars. John Doe and Jane Roe met at a fraternity party. The two, both referred to with common legal pseudonyms, danced and drank. Then they went upstairs to John's room, where they had sex. Two days later, Jane filed a sexual misconduct charge against John, … Continue reading God Was Right

A Liberation Front That Has Nothing To Do With Politics

In the early to mid 1970s, commercials for Mennen Skin Bracer aftershave were a staple of network television, especially sports programming. The tag line was simple: after the announcer deeply intoned how Skin Bracer’s skin tightner and chin chillers wake you up like a cold slap in the face, a man would slap some on … Continue reading A Liberation Front That Has Nothing To Do With Politics

The Great Twisting

by baldilocks At PJ Media, Jeff Sanders gives a list of 6 Words the Left Twists to Silence You. Any list like this would be far insufficient in length, but I believe that he only glanced against the most important one: love. In 2013, I made this observation: [In reality], there are three* types of … Continue reading The Great Twisting

Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid

One of the few advantages growing older brings is experience. Experience is routinely discounted by those who have none, sometimes overrated by those who incorrectly perceive themselves as having some, and best recognized by its fruits, ofttimes borne by its faithful sidekick patience. There’s a reason why Scripture tells us love is patient and kind. … Continue reading Some Things Are Better Left Unsaid

Lord Of The Past

Lord of the here and now 
Lord of the come what may 
I want to believe somehow 
That You can heal these wounds of yesterday 
So now I'm asking You 
To do what You want to do 
Be the Lord of my past Oh how I want You to Be the Lord of the past … Continue reading Lord Of The Past

Feeding the Brimstone

by baldilocks The church I regularly attend is multi-racial, but I didn’t choose it because of that. I chose it because of other churches and other pastors. I chose it because of situations like the following. From Lloyd Marcus: My brother Jerry is a deacon in his all-black church. Jerry called to tell me he … Continue reading Feeding the Brimstone

Old Ally

by baldilocks Fran Poretto is an old blog friend of mine and, while I read his many excellent essays, I’d like to present a sample.  In the Decalogue, we find the propositions that for many centuries constituted the definition of moral / ethical law for Western man: Thou shalt not murder. Thou shalt not commit … Continue reading Old Ally