Monthly Archives: September 2008

A Parishioner Problem with the Uses of the Law

I was recently confronted by a passionate Christian. This individual was disturbed by a brief discussion I had offered on the three uses of the law. This person could not reconcile my audacious comment that the law leads us to … Continue reading

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And the bill came tumbling down…

Jeffrey Tucker celebrates: House rejects the bill. A magnificent repudiation of the Fed, the Treasury, Bush, Wall Street welfarists, inflationists, and stabilizers of all sorts. The costs of what the Fed has already done are going to be massive and … Continue reading

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A Brief Homily on the Three Uses of the Law

According to St. James, the law of God is an expression of God’s unchanging character and the royal law of liberty. Paul says in Romans 7 that it is God’s good gift to humanity. And this is only the New … Continue reading

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Quote, on the Psalms

The most valuable thing the Psalms do for me is to express the same delight in God which made David dance.–C.S.Lewis

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What say you Kissinger?

After the sparring over what Kissinger said concerning engaging foreign leaders with or without preconditions, the world was waiting to hear from Dr. Kissinger. The Weekly Standard speaks first on Kissinger’s reaction: Henry Kissinger believes Barack Obama misstated his views … Continue reading

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The Palin Phenomenon

The Sarah factor is only a factor because evangelicals have made it so. In my opinion, which by God’s grace will continue to be shaped by a Biblical view of life, there has never been a better time to vote … Continue reading

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Biden’s Blatant Blunders…

Biden was chosen after all because of his foreign policy experience. This is turn ought to balance Obama’s lack of foreign policy experience. The reality, however, is that Biden’s experience consists is perpetual inconsitency. His ideology is not sustained by … Continue reading

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In light of the many tasks ahead and some travelling in October, blogging will be minimal in the next 8 weeks.

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Quote, on Conservatism

A true conservative cherishes prudence and believes in fiscal responsibility, balanced budgets and a self-reliant republic. He believes in saving for retirement and a rainy day, in deferred gratification, in not buying on credit what you cannot afford, in living … Continue reading

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Acceptable worship…

Meyers makes an excellent observation in his discussion of worship as experience. Modern gatherings on the Lord’s Day (none dare call it that anymore) have become nothing more than “religious sentimentalism” (The Lord’s Service, p.28). Parishioners enter the sanctuary (none … Continue reading

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Books, Books and More Books…

Add eleven more books to my library and the thought of moving one day becomes frightening. I am at a stage where buying a book that I already have is not uncommon. Three of my newest purchases are The Schilder … Continue reading

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Lew Rockwell Interviews Ron Paul

Covering the US government’s economic depredations, police state enactments, and wars of aggression.

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Quote, On The failure of Fannie Mae and Freddie Mac

“Politics, under democracy,” Mencken wrote more than 80 years ago, “resolves itself into impossible alternatives. Whatever the label on the parties, or the war cries issuing from the demagogues who lead them, the practical choice is between the plutocracy on … Continue reading

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Quote, On Sarah Palin

The apprenticeship of Sarah Palin is an object lesson in how the neocons took over the American Right and saddled the GOP with their agenda of “big government conservatism” and perpetual war. Her brainwashing limns the experience and fate of … Continue reading

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Richard Wright Tribute

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US reconsidering Georgia leader

This is not the first time that the US has prematurely taken sides only to later find out that they were on the wrong side of a war.  Spiegel Online reports that the US gave too much credit to President … Continue reading

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Quote, On Iraq War

The perception in the US that the tide has turned in Iraq is in part because of a change in the attitude of the foreign, largely American, media. The war in Iraq has now been going on for five years, … Continue reading

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This is not a Hobson’s Choice

A Hobson’s choice is a choice without an alternative. Many first-time voters are treating this election as if it were one. The lesser of two-evils argument has begun to circulate again as it did in late 2003 before the elections … Continue reading

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Quote, On Palin’s Interview with Charlie Gibson

The London Telegraph reports: “Comments by the governor of Alaska in her first television interview, in which she said NATO may have to go to war with Russia and took a tough line on Iran’s nuclear program, were the result … Continue reading

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Peace be with you

And thus you shall greet him: ‘Peace be to you, and peace be to your house, and peace be to all that you have. I Samuel 25:6

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Scott Horton debates Harvey Kushner on foreign policy

This debate occurred recently. Scott Horton is a bright apologist for a foreign policy of non-interventionism. Kushner is a terror analyst committed to the neo-conservative ideals of the Bush administration. This is a clear debate on the differences between both … Continue reading

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Sarah Palin: The New McCain

If invading Russia is an option, I guess so is Iran and Venezuela. Bill Kristol must be proud. When Gibson said if under the NATO treaty, the United States would have to go to war if Russia again invaded Georgia, … Continue reading

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Yahweh in Worship?

James Grant writes: In this Christianity Today article, Sarah Eekhoff Zylstra points out that the Vatican has made a decision to excise the name Yahweh from worship. John Witvliet, director of the Calvin Institute of Christian Worship, says that evangelicals … Continue reading

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Palin and Democrats…

Two quick points: a) The challenging of Palin over the experience issue is absurd; even Arianna Huffington agrees. Palin will always be surrounded by the greatest intellects and military strategists in the country before she makes a decision on any … Continue reading

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Sermon Notes on Proverbs 1:20-33

Note: This sermon was preached by Rev. Steve Wilkins at Auburn Avenue Presbyterian (CREC). Steve Wilkins Proverbs 1:20-33 The overarching purpose is to communicate wisdom to the hearers. Wisdom brings skills and mastery in some field. This same word is … Continue reading

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Olbermann and Matthews say adios…

According to Stephen Spruiell: Liberal bloggers are attributing the network’s decision to the fact that “the right complained enough,” and while I’d love to take some credit here, I think it had a lot more to do with Keith Olbermann’s … Continue reading

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Agnus Dei

Lamb of God, Who takest away the sins of the world, grant them rest.

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Blogs and more blogs…

I have two blogs to recommend: The first is Dee Dee Warren’s Preterist Blog. Dee Dee also has a podcast where she works her way through Matthew 24. This is an excellent resource for Orthodox Preterism. The second is the … Continue reading

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Ron Paul on the Colbert Report

After the Colbert bump, the Ron Paul Revolution, the Rally for the Republic, Ron Paul is back to the Colbert Report.

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Quote, on the McCainiacs

McCain and his top advisors are ideologues who care about one thing and one thing only: war. The glory of it, the utility of it, the necessity of it. It’s the McCain panacea, like “free silver” was to William Jennings … Continue reading

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