About Marsha West

Marsha West is the owner and managing editor of Christian Research Network, Apprising Ministries (the late Ken Silva’s blog) and On Solid Rock Resources. She is also co-founder of Berean Research. For two decades Marsha was the owner and managing editor of Email Brigade website as well as the EMB News Report, a bi-weekly email report for conservative people of faith. For many years Marsha was a regular contributor to several blogs including CRN, RenewAmerica, News With Views and Web Commantary as well as popular websites she no longer endorses: American Family Association, Worldview Weekend, Stand Up For The Truth, The Christian Post and Christian Headlines. Although Marsha still blogs, her primary focus is CRN. Marsha also writes Research Papers (White Papers) on various topics that are published on CRN, Berean Research and On Solid Rock Resources. Visit Marsha’s other sites: On Solid Rock Resources https://www.onsolidrockresources.com/ Berean Research http://bereanresearch.com Apprising Ministries http://apprising.org Marsha’s RenewAmerica Column http://renewamerica.com/columns/mwest Marsha’s Facebook Page http://facebook.com/marsha.west.77

Attorney General Garland’s Son-In-Law Benefits From Critical Race Theory

“This comes after Garland’s Department of Justice suggested parents who oppose such teachings in public schools are engaging in “domestic terrorism.” America First Legal said these ties raise ethical concerns in the DOJ to advance far-left propaganda for financial gain.”

(OneNewsNow)  A new report suggested Joe Biden’s Attorney General Merrick Garland may have a conflict of interest over critical race theory. Continue reading

New Documents Reveal More Details About Ashli Babbitt Shooting

(Kevin Downey Jr. – PJ Media)  Judicial Watch acquired almost 500 pages of documents from a Freedom of Information Act lawsuit they filed last May. What did they learn? Ashli Babbitt was unarmed and there are conflicting reports as to whether or not she was given a verbal warning. Some of the pages in the report are completely redacted.

“These previously secret records show there was no good reason to shoot and kill Ashli Babbitt,” stated Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton…. Continue reading

The Weapon We Need for Spiritual Battle

“There is a battle raging. We have a powerful enemy who seeks to devour, but we have a weapon that is more powerful and allows us to fight back—the truth. Armed with the truth of God, we can withstand Satan’s assaults. As ambassadors for Christ, we can stand firm against the devil’s lies in the culture.”

(Jonathan Noyes – Stand to Reason)  Beneath the surface of the visible world, a battle rages in an unseen realm. Dark, wicked, supernatural powers seek to rule the world by force. The carnage and the casualties lie all around us. Continue reading

Harvard Research Confirms There is not evidentiary correlation between cases and vaccination rates

(Justin Heart) I have no idea how this paper made it past the censors but there it is! This was published a month ago but didn’t receive much fanfare and now we know why—it confirms what we’ve been saying for months now: the vaccines have not stopped and likely will not stop the pandemic.

Back in July we tweeted that the CDC data mapping vax rates to COVID-19 case rates shows ZERO impact of the former on the latter: Continue reading

Thanks to Biden’s policies, prepare for a cold, expensive winter

“Biden will not suffer.  Just as Obama kept the White House at a toasty 75 while his policies left Americans in the cold, expect Biden to do the same.  And at home in Delaware, this man, who got fabulously wealthy in politics (it pays to have a bagman for a son), can keep the house as warm as he wants.”

(Andrea Widburg – The American Thinker)  One of the wonders of the modern age is that fossil fuel allows us to avoid freezing in the winter and overheating in the summer.  Climate change fanatics, however, who ignore that the Earth’s climate has cycled endlessly between hot and cold for billions of years, desperately want to return us to a pre-modern state.  Their efforts are paying off, for the U.S. government is warning of a 54% increase in winter heating bills. Continue reading

The New Secession Movement

“The Supreme Court has declined to intervene in such cases, instead urging Congress to define legislatively what constitutes a “presence.” Thanks to its partisan divisions, Congress hasn’t even come close to addressing this crucial issue. This inaction has effectively handed states a potent weapon at a time when officials see differences of opinion on issues like immigration or civil rights as grounds for intra-state war.”

(Steven Malanga – City Journal)  A new poll from the University of Virginia’s Center for Politics finds that large portions of the American public now favor blue and red states going their own ways to form separate countries…. Continue reading

Suicides in the U.S. Army’s active-duty forces jumped 46-percent compared to last year

More U.S. servicemembers died from suicide in Q2 than have died from the coronavirus since the start of the pandemic.

(Fox News) Suicides in the U.S. Army‘s active-duty forces jumped 46-percent last quarter compared to the same period last year, according to a new suicide report from the Pentagon.

In Q2 of 2021, 60 active-duty U.S. Army personnel members lost their lives to suicide compared to 41 the previous year. Continue reading

‘Global Predators’ Fauci, Gates, and Schwab Behind the COVID ‘Reign of Terror’

“We need to know what happened. We are being oppressed by evil people. Nothing is by chance. We might as well be children being tormented and turned into helpless beings. We have to say to each other, “No more. No more helplessness. No more lamenting. No more complaining. No more saying, ‘What’s happening to us?’” It’s very clear what’s happening to us. It’s the age-old tendency for power to rise to the top and to abuse everybody again, only now it’s high-tech, and now they have these fake vaccines that are sort of high-tech, and so on.” 

(Debra Heine – American Greatness)  A world-renowned psychiatrist says an evil cabal of powerful elites, including National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases Director Anthony Fauci, tech billionaire Bill Gates, and World Economic Forum founder Klaus Schwab, created the COVID pandemic to push the deadly vaccines on an unsuspecting public, and usher in a “new world order.” Continue reading

Sin will entangle us as we make our way to glory

“We may, however, be tempted to delay returning to God until our feelings of shame and guilt subside, as if we need some time of not doing the sin before we can present ourselves to God.  But God does not accept us or forgive us because we have reformed ourselves, but on the sole basis of the atoning sacrifice of our Lord Jesus Christ.”  

(Patrick Ramsey, Discard Entanglements)  One of the most anticipated races of the 1984 summer Olympics was the women’s 3000m, featuring the American Mary Decker and the South African Zola Budd. Decker—who had won a 3000m at the World Championships the preceding year—was favored to win the gold medal, and Budd knew she could not beat the champion if it came to finish line sprint…. Continue reading

Does Biden Want the Sick to Get Sicker? Hospital CEO Crushes Biden’s Vaccine Mandate

(Dillon Burroughs – Western Journal)  A hospital CEO said on Wednesday that he won’t yet be enforcing the Biden administration’s vaccine mandate, as doing so could create a mass exodus of health care workers.

Dr. Randy Tobler, CEO of Scotland County Hospital in Missouri, shared his concerns in an interview with Fox News on Wednesday.

“If we lose more staff, we won’t be able to deliver the great care that people have become accustomed to in our area,” Tobler said. Continue reading

Was Jan. 6 an ‘Armed Insurrection’?

(Byron York – Townhall)  It has become common in some circles to call the Jan. 6 Capitol riot an “armed insurrection.” That leads to a few questions: How many rioters were armed? And what weapons did they have? What were the arms in the “armed insurrection”?

The Justice Department maintains a website listing the defendants and the federal charges against them in the sprawling Capitol riot investigation…. Continue reading

The Left Got What It Wanted—So Now What?

There is no schadenfreude in seeing the Left destroy everything it touches—because its claws tear all of us as well.

(Victor Davis Hanson – American Greatness)  No sooner had Donald Trump entered office than scores of House Democrats filed motions for impeachment, apparently for thought crimes that he might, some day, in theory, could possibly commit. Continue reading

Advice Shifting on Aspirin Use for Preventing Heart Attacks

(Newsmax)  Older adults without heart disease shouldn’t take daily low-dose aspirin to prevent a first heart attack or stroke, an influential health guidelines group said in preliminary updated advice released Tuesday.

Bleeding risks for adults in their 60s and up who haven’t had a heart attack or stroke outweigh any potential benefits from aspirin, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force said in its draft guidance. Continue reading

Is voting Democrat an evil act in God’s eyes?

“Today’s Democratic Party completely rejects Biblical teaching on morality and human nature – that man’s fallen nature cannot handle great power. Rather, it embraces pagan ideas, including the state being supreme. As such they work to shift power (responsibility and control) away from the smaller governing spheres of individual, family, church, community, etc. to higher and higher governing levels, including unaccountable international bodies.”

(Mark Shepherd – Renew America)  Is voting Democrat an evil act in God’s eyes? That question rose from a recent Sunday-school lesson on 1 Kings 21, where King Ahab wanted Naboth’s vineyard, but Naboth would not sell. Then without the king’s participation, Queen Jezebel arranged a plot to kill Naboth…. Continue reading

DC Comics Superman Comes Out as Bisexual

(Simon Kent – Breitbart)  Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s Superman… and he has just announced to the world he is bisexual.

According to a report in the New York Times, the new Superman, Jonathan Kent — son and heir of Clark Kent and Lois Lane — will soon begin a romantic relationship with a male friend, DC Comics announced Monday.

“The idea of replacing Clark Kent with another straight white savior felt like a missed opportunity,” Tom Taylor, who writes the series, said in an interview covered by the newspaper…. Continue reading

The Rebellion Against ‘Woke’ Has Begun

“We don’t have to include our pronouns in our emails. I don’t care how much time someone spent coming up with gender-neutral words, we don’t have to use terms like “zhim.” I’m actually kind of embarrassed to be part of a species that thinks this is important.”

(Kevin Downey Jr. – PJ Media)  The left just hit a new level of “woke.” In California, of course. Continue reading

SBC’s Legal Counsel Resigns After Executive Committee Pressured into Waiving Attorney-Client Privilege

“We are seeing the effects of Russell Moore’s Chicago-style political tactics against the Southern Baptist Convention as the denomination now begins to be deconstructed and handed over to the leftists for full control. Amid waiving attorney-client privilege, the legal firm that has represented the Southern Baptist Convention for 56 years has now abruptly resigned, citing the inability to effectively serve the denomination without attorney-client privilege.”

(Reformation Charlotte)  If you’ve been following the sham “sex abuse” investigation of the Southern Baptist Convention (SBC) you’re probably aware by now that the Executive Committee–who has been accused by leftists including former ERLC head, Russell Moore of covering up sex abuse–caved to the demands of the leftists and waived attorney-client privilege. Continue reading

As Southwest Cancels Hundreds More Flights On Monday, Ron Paul Opines On The ‘Great Rebellion’ Over Vaccine Mandates

The mainstream media is doing its best to keep a lid on the expanding rebellion against the vaccine mandates, and Southwest Airlines itself is blaming the cancellations on bad weather and a lack of air traffic controllers.

(Tyler Durden)  As we noted on Sunday, Southwest airlines canceled nearly 2,000 flights over the weekend – blaming the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and inclement weather. Continue reading

The Left’s Dream of Defunding the Police ‘Crashes and Burns’

Shocking! Another Leftist idea crashes and burns. “A Year After ‘Defund’, Police Departments Get Their Money Back” – Laura Ingraham

(Leah Barkoukis – Townhall) It’s been a year since local officials across the U.S. voted to defund police departments in the wake of widespread protests over George Floyd’s death, but now, many are having a change of heart. Continue reading

Shortages, Price Hikes across USA, Biden Unable to Meet ‘Major Challenges’ on Clogged Ports and Snarled Supply Chains

(Charlie Spiering – Breitbart)  President Joe Biden is still struggling to meet the immediate challenge of clogged sea ports, as American consumers face major shortages ahead of the Christmas holiday season.

The president has been aware of the problems for months, promising in August to monitor the situation and offer solutions.

“My administration is bringing together the port operators, shipping lines, the labor unions, trucking companies, railroads, and others to speed up the port’s operations,” Biden said on August 11. Continue reading

Merck Seeks Emergency Use Authorization for Pill to Treat Covid

“Molnupiravir can be given to patients at home, unlike Gilead Sciences Inc.’s antiviral remdesivir and monoclonal antibody therapies, which are administered via an intravenous infusion usually in a hospital or a clinic.” 

(Bloomberg) Merck & Co. and its partner Ridgeback Biotherapeutics LP sought emergency use authorization in the U.S. for molnupiravir, moving the pill closer to becoming the first oral antiviral treatment for Covid-19. Continue reading

Florida Mom Gets Standing Ovation for Condemning ‘Anti-Biblical’ CRT, Calling for ‘Mass Exodus’ from Public Schools

One prominent critic of Garland’s action is Asra Nomani, the vice president of investigations and strategy for Parents Defending Education. She argued the attorney general, whose son-in-law co-founded an education company that utilizes critical race theory, has “declared a war on parents.”

(Tré Goins-Phillips – Faithwire) A Florida mother received a standing ovation this week after she called for a “mass exodus” from the public school system, which she condemned for propping up “unbiblical” critical race theory. Continue reading

Should My Church Participate in Operation Christmas Child’s Shoebox Ministry?

“Since I originally published this article in 2019, I’ve become aware of another issue with OCC that needs to be a weighty consideration when deciding whether or not to have anything to do with OCC, Samaritan’s Purse, or Franklin Graham, and that is the fact that Franklin Graham yokes in ministry with some of the worst false teachers out there.”

(Michelle Lesley)  Question for Michelle: “I lead the children’s ministry in our small rural church, and for years our children have participated in the Operation Christmas Child shoebox “ministry.” It has come to my attention that this program may be quite ineffective in spreading the gospel…. Continue reading

Did Jesus Come to Bring Peace or a Sword?

“If family members turn against God or have never turned to him, and we side with them to please them, we are siding against Jesus. The Lord gives grace, for there is nothing sweeter and more delightful than knowing Jesus. We are not to make our families an object of idolatry. Families are wonderful, but we are prepared to meet Jesus only if he is first in our hearts.”

(Thomas R. Schreiner – Equip) “I came to cast fire on the earth, and would that it were already kindled! I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how great is my distress until it is accomplished! Do you think that I have come to give peace on earth? No, I tell you, but rather division. For from now on in one house there will be five divided, three against two and two against three. They will be divided, father against son and son against father, mother against daughter and daughter against mother, mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law and daughter-in-law against mother-in-law (Luke 12:49-53).”

The need for faithfulness and obedience as disciples (12:35–48) is followed by the purpose of Jesus’ mission. In saying that he has come to cast fire on the earth that he wishes were kindled now, Jesus certainly refers to judgment. In the OT fire often designates judgment. For instance, Jeremiah’s words are as fire that consumes the people (Jer. 5:14; 23:29; cf. Sir. 48:1). Continue reading

Providence and Contentment

Blaise Pascal, the famous French philosopher and mathematician, noted that human beings are creatures of profound paradox. We’re capable of both deep misery and tremendous grandeur, often at the same time. All we have to do is scan the headlines to see that this is the case. How often do celebrities who have done great good through philanthropy get caught up in scandals?

Human grandeur is found in part in our ability to contemplate ourselves, to reflect upon our origins, our destiny, and our place in the universe…. Continue reading