“There will be signs in the sun, moon and stars. On the earth, nations will be in anguish and perplexity at the roaring and tossing of the sea.  Men will faint from terror, apprehensive of what is coming on the world, for the heavenly bodies will be shaken.  At that time they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory.  When these things begin to take place, stand up and lift up your heads, because your redemption is drawing near.”  Luke 21:25-28 (NIV)

 

Do not set foot on the path of the wicked or walk in the way of evil men.  Avoid it, do not travel on it; turn from it and go on your way.

Proverbs 4:14-15   (NIV)

 

Woe to those who call evil good and good evil, who put darkness for light and light for darkness, who put bitter for sweet and sweet for bitter.

Isaiah 5:20  (NIV)

 
Current Event Archives

 

As noted above, articles posted under Current Events are archived by category after a few days.  These archives are all accessible as sub-menu items under Current Events.  But it may be more convenient to access from here, since brief descriptions are included for each of the archive categories.

  • abortion - Self-explanatory.  Includes articles and information on Planned Parenthood.

  • christianity - Most articles involve Christian faith and behavior.  See also "first amendment" since religious freedom is a big deal these days.

  • entertainment - Not much gets archived here - generally movie reviews / recommendations and the like.

  • feminism - Feminism has gone off the deep end, so it is in the news a lot.

  • first amendment - Anything First Amendment related.  Not limited to freedom of religion.

  • humor - A joke or cartoon is added daily.  These do not first appear on this, the Current Events page.

  • inspirational - Articles, sometimes music, of an inspirational nature.  Alas, I don't encounter many of these.

  • islam & israel - Articles on either subject.  Not so many on Israel these days.  There is a separate archive for "islamic terrorism."

  • islamic terrorism - Just what you would think.

  • lgbt, etc. - Started as same sex marriage, but had to expand to cover a lot more territory.

  • other news - A sort of catchall when I can't decide what category.

  • other social issues - Covers social issues other than abortion and lgbt related.

  • politics - Lots of stuff, but since politics intrudes into so many other areas, some politically related articles may be put in another category.

  • race relations - Some years ago, there wouldn't be a need for this category.  Sadly, things have changed.

  • second amendment - Not too many articles as this seems to have quieted down.

  • spiritual readiness (warfare) - We are at war, so be prepared.

  • trail markers - Articles that can lead one to believe in the imminent return of Christ.  Since this is so common, in so many areas, most such articles just go under a different category.

Current Events / Latest News

 

All new links will be first added to this page, and after a week or less, moved to the appropriate sub-page.  Hence, you can check this page for the newest items.  Updates made after the orignal post will be identified by bolded 'Update'.

 

Articles that appear on the home page will also appear here.

(11/17/2019) Gov. Greg Abbott Praises Kanye West for Sunday Service at Houston Jail.  If anyone with a microphone uses it to promote the gospel, I am all for it.

(11/14/2019) A song just a song if it's just feel-good music.  Some modern church music is pretty decent theologically speaking, but the older hymns are full of much deeper and sound theology.  I speak this as a hymn guy.

(11/14/2019) GLAAD Demands TV Networks Have 20% of Series Regulars Be LGBT Characters By 2025.  Yet they only make up about 3% of the population.  However, people actually think they make up more like 30% of the population.  Why?  Because pretty much every TV show already has LGBT characters.  My wife stopped watching HGTV because it seems they have almost as many homosexual couples as heterosexual.

(11/14/2019) DOJ Announces Project Guardian to Reduce ‘Gun Violence’ By Enforcing Existing Laws.  I have always wondered what is the point of passing stricter gun laws when we don't enforce the ones we already have.  Well, I know the point - virtue signalling and posturing.  But the effect of stricter laws is actually negative.  Why, because every new law is far more likely to be obeyed by the law-abiding than by the crooks; hence every such law puts law-abiding citizens at a greater disadvantage than before.

(11/14/2019) More Non-Climate Scientists Warn of a Climate Emergency.  From an environmental perspective, the earth will be no worse off in 20 years (or 30 years or 40 years or ...) than it is today, unless....  The only way it will be worse is if environmental whackos have their way and people are reduced to burning wood to say warm.  How can you recognize an environmentalist than needs to be taken seriously?  It is the one who says we must ramp up nuclear power (and hydro would be a plus).  Guess what?  Probably 99% of "environmentalists" not only don't want to ramp them up, they want to dismantle what we already have!  All this fear-mongering (and proposed "solutions) is doing far more damage to the earth than fossil fuels could ever dream of.

(11/14/2019) NC State Silent After Fascists Spray Paint Pro-Trump Student.  When progressives say "No Hate," what they really mean is that everyone who disagrees with them is "hateful" and it is OK for them (the progressives) to hate hateful people, though they don't admit that they are the ones doing the hating.  More and more violence is being committed by the Left and since the associated authorities tend to be Left as well, almost nothing is being done about it.

(11/13/2019) Media Bias: TV Networks Blast Trump with 96% Negative News.  And yet his favorability rating is higher than Obama's at this point in his first term.  More and more people are catching on to the extreme bias of our media.

(11/13/2019) When 29 Courses on Black Writing Isn’t Enough at Williams.  When I look at the course list, it looks largely to be a list of complaints and victimhood.  And I hate to be honest, but the list of good, black writers is pretty short - I'm thinking fiction here.  Alexander Dumas would qualify as black - he had a black grandmother.  I've always liked Frank Yerby.  So good black writers exist.  I doubt that these are the ones that are studied at Williams - or any other college, for that matter.  Ta-Nehisi Coates is probably the most overrated writer in existence who no one would have ever heard of if he wasn't black writing about black.  That said, I would be interested to see what he could do with fiction if he could leave his politics out of it.

(11/12/2019) Democrats Hate America.  I remember whenever a Democrat was criticized for not standing up for their country, they would square their shoulders and say in a huff, "How dare you question my patriotism!"  I turns out that by their own admission, their patriotism not only should be questioned, but it is very much questionable.  It is high time conservatives stop pretending that the Democrats and the Left in America are anything but what they are.  At best, they want the power to change America into just another failed European welfare state.  And that is their best.  I fear they aim for things much worse.

(11/12/2019) Democrat en. Mazie Hirono: 'Believe in Climate Change as Though It's a Religion.'  Well, we already knew that a great man are already doing this.

(11/11/2019) Why Pete Buttigieg Is The Most Destructive Candidate For Christianity.  Mayor Pete preaches a false gospel.  It is a destructive gospel, as well.  It is bad for the individual, for the church, for Christianity and for the nation.

(11/10/2019) University sponsors 'Abortion Access Is Love' event.  Is it not amazing how gladly people accept lies when doing so allows them to do what they want rather than what they should?  Satan is the Father of Lies, and he has fertile soil to work with. 

(11/10/2019) The Religion of White Supremacy?  Nope.  White supremacists do exist, but have you ever met one?  They are almost as rare as the dodo.  Attributing "white supremacy" to all white evangelicals who support the president is worse than dishonest, it falls in the blood libel category.

(11/09/2019) Lesbian Priest Promotes Abortionists as ‘Saints’.  How many pastors and priests are not actually Christian?  How many denominations.  How many who consider the selves "Christian" are, in fact, lost?  We need to bring Christ to the lost inside the church as well as the lost outside.

(11/09/2019) Set Free: Gear Up Now for the Religious Liberty Battle of Our Lives.  We didn't do very well in the battle over SSM.  Most of us rolled over and played dead.  The stakes are far higher  this time.

(11/09/2019) Kanye West and … the Next Great Awakening?  Who knows?  I am praying for revival in America every day., and as far as I'm concerned, Kanye West is a major ally.

(11/07/2019) Joy Break: Man Sings Nothing but the Blood of Jesus at the US Capitol Rotunda in Viral Video.  This is a double whammy, since he was a part of a group of people who have left the homosexual lifestyle.  And we are assured that such people do not exist, that there is no voter fraud and that Jeffrey Epstein killed himself.

(11/07/2019) Abortion Activists Think It’s Better if Disabled Babies are Aborted Rather Than Live With a Disability.  Hardly surprising.  Yet most disabled people don't consider their lives not worth living.

(11/07/2019) History Has Shown That Socialism Isn't the Cure.  That may be, but I don't think we teach much genuine history any more.

(11/07/2019) The Jeffrey Epstein Story Is A Giant Rats’ Nest That Needs Dogged Investigation.  The Left has politicized everything - and that includes sex crimes.  If crimes or allegations can hurt conservatives - go for it.  If they can hurt Democrats and progressives, cover them up.  And Epstein didn't kill himself.  Seriously.  He could blackmail or finger scads of prominent people.  He was definitely not the type to go quietly and not take down plenty of others with him.

(11/06/2019) Obama-Appointed Judge Blocks Trump’s ‘Conscience’ Rights That Allow Doctors to Refuse to Perform Abortions.  I cannot believe that this ruling will stand up.  But who knows?  If it does, it means that the government is free to force you, under the threat of law, to do that which your conscience (and religious faith) forbids.  Friends, I hope you understand that there is a significant portion of our population and of our government that is not only will, but desirous of taking away all our religious freedom.

(11/06/2019) Will Gay Rights Trump Religious Freedom?  To be blunt, in many cases, it already is.

(11/06/2019) Attorneys interviewed by legal group shocked over scathing review of Trump nominee: 'Absolutely outrageous.'  The ABA has been taken over by the Left, has become 100% political, and is now 100% useless.  No Trump nominees should even agree to being interviewed by the ABA.

(11/06/2019) Video: Outspoken Critics of Islam Discuss the Possibilities of Islamic Reform.  Islam cannot reform unless they reject much of the Koran.  Not going to happen.  The best reformation is to convert Muslims to Christianity.

(11/05/2019) Judge OKs attacks on major Christian ministry as 'hate group.'  Basically, according to the judge, the SPLC is just exercising its First Amendment Rights.  I wouldn't have any problem with that except that other organizations - and businesses - use the SPLCs list of "hate groups" to censor and discriminate.  And that should be grounds for suing for damages.  The judge, naturally, does not see it that way - which means that as a practical matter, the SPLC can freely label as hate groups any and all Christian organizations and churches that adhere to the Bible.  Actually, according to the judge, any organization may freely be labeled a "hate group."

(11/05/2019) Spaced out: 1 in 6 adults believes our entire galaxy is called 'Earth.'  This is Great Britain, but given the sorry state of much of out public education, I'm not sure we'd do much better.

(11/04/2019) Research Finds Conservatives Are More Happy, Generous, And Purposeful Than Liberals.  This isn't new news, as it has been known for a long time.  But his article is the most informative on the subject that I have seen.  Note that social conservatives are the happiest of all.

(11/04/2019) Over 1000 People Profess Jesus Is King at Kanye Concert in Baton Rouge.  We'll see how this holds up, but until something happens to prove otherwise, I am a big fan of Kanye, the new Christian.

(11/04/2019) The Source of the Media’s Post-Truth Analysis.  The answer: postmodernism, which is predominant in our colleges and universities.  It used to be the goal of academics to seek out the truth - objective truth.  But it is so much easier to settle for "finding" one's own personal "truth."  So much easier for students, as well.  Is it not funny how for progressives, "truth" is always changing?  Yet they claim to be part of the "party of science and reason."

(11/04/2019) The Military-Intelligence Complex.  Worth reading, as with the case for all Victor Davis Hanson articles.

(11/04/2019) She Loves Out Loud: Abortion Survivor and Her Mom on Prayer, Adoption and Depending on God.  "She Loves Out Loud" is a women's prayer movement culminating on Feb. 15, 2020.  But it is also ongoing up until then, and I suspect - if successful - that it will continue.  Consider signing up: https://shelovesoutloud.org/pray-for-us/  Men are welcome, too.

(11/04/2019) The Holy Spirit — Can’t We All Just Get Along?  I am not a charismatic, yet tongues and their interpretations are listed as spiritual gifts.  I have no problem with the form of expressing the "anointing" of the Holy Spirit as long as what is being communicated is consistent with Scripture.   There are some churches and denominations that seem to have abandoned Scripture as their guide.  But rather than throw the baby out with the bathwater, we need to pray for their revival and return to Christ and the Bible.  There are many true Christians going to those churches.  Though I recommend individual Christians who attend such a church to leave and find a church that preaches the Bible, I do pray that those that remain somehow turn that church around.  We are supposedly one church, and we should not be judging and rejecting others based on the form of worship.  But we should be calling all churches that claim to be Christian to preach the Bible, not some form of cultural accommodation.  And as individual Christians, we need to focus on and spend time in Scripture and disciple others to do the same.  How can we have revival in America and in the world if we fight among ourselves and do not get ourselves and our local church back in alignment with God?

(11/03/2019) Spiritual But Not Religious.  This is an interesting article, as are the comments.  When people say they are spiritual but not religious, I believe that what they are really saying is that they are unwilling to make any kind of commitment, but they think they are hedging their bets by being "spiritual."  What I find a bit appalling is how many seem to be treating faith as something of no great consequence. 

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