“And therein lies the real crime: Paul Hodgkins, a working-class American who took a bus on the 900-mile journey to the nation’s capital to support his president and protest a clearly rigged election, defiled the ruling class’ palace with a Trump flag.”
(Julie Kelly – American Greatness) “Paul Hodgkins is not my enemy.”
Fighting back tears, Patrick Leduc, an attorney representing a man charged in connection with the January 6 protest at the Capitol, made that statement in a dramatic court hearing Monday morning. Leduc, by the way, is no snowflake…. Continue reading
While urging Americans to get the vaccine, Joe Biden falsely claimed that “If you’re vaccinated, you’re not going to be hospitalized, you’re not going to be in the ICU unit and you’re not going to die.”
(Revolver) Did you happen to catch CNN’s town hall on Wednesday?
The broadcast was hosted by Don Lemon, and featured a predictably confused and stammering Joe Biden, haplessly trying to muck his way through an array of topics ranging from gun-gabbing to January 6th to Covid. Continue reading
“Most takes on this oppose Christianity to one of these, but we should note two things. Firstly, Christianity is opposed to every single one of them. Jesus brooks no rivals. Secondly, each contains truth.”
(T.M. Suffield) The book takes us on a journalistic tour of some examples of “pick & mix” religion before describing three movements that Burton describes as religions. I’ll briefly outline them below, but the book deserves a wide reading…. Continue reading
“We would encourage people to tag @JennaEllisEsq on Twitter and share this post, warning her of the mess of theological trash and unrepentant personalities she’s about to walk into.”
(Protestia) Christendom is gearing up for one of the wildest conferences in a long time – an event so rife with bad theology, character defects, and misguided spirituality and purpose that it’ll be the closest thing to the Christian version of the Fyre Festival there will ever likely be.
Billed as “America’s Revival,” the promo material states: Continue reading
“The Left got drunk on the idea that they now had their hands on the money and influence in America. So they systematically began targeting institutions. And they leveraged them not from the noisy street with empty protests, but from within.”
(Victor Davis Hanson – American Greatness) In the old days, Democrats had predictable agendas, supposedly focused on individual rights, the “little guy,” and distrust of the military-industrial-intelligence complex. Continue reading
“The Biblical truths that we’ve held for so long–truths such as human depravity, the exclusivity of Christ, and God’s hatred of sin–are whitewashed with affirming antics and nuanced language that effectively stains the image of God from his perfect glory.”
(Reformation Charlotte) An up-and-coming worship artist, Mackenzie Morgan, a worship leader at Refine Church in Lascassas, Tennessee, recently blasted Hillsong, Elevation Church, and Bethel Church [Redding], stating that she “felt extremely convicted singing and supporting popular worship bands” such as these because of their heresies. Continue reading
“Most of what I’ve mentioned are permanent. That is the great fear. The neurological ones are very worrisome, and so we’re seeing these now in practice six or nine months later, The first thing the patients ask is, ‘Am I going to have this ringing in my ears forever or is this going to go away?’ Or, a patient reports ‘my face is paralyzed on one side, is it going to get partially better or am I going to be stuck with my face contorted?’”
(Leo Hohmann) Millions of students across the United States are waking up to the reality that getting a college education now requires them to submit to a new medical treatment that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration considers experimental. Continue reading
“A minuscule but radical and activist segment of the population is determining what the minds of the vast majority of America’s children (those allowed to watch mainstream TV) will be fed.”
(Selwyn Duke – The New American) When the “San Francisco Gay Men’s Choir” recently sang “We’ll convert your children. We’re coming for them,” it was just a blunter form of a very old sentiment and scheme. After all, in 1989 already in their book After the Ball, homosexuality activists Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen called for a “conversion of the average American’s emotions, mind, and will” on homosexual behavior “through a planned psychological attack, in the form of propaganda fed to the nation via the media.” Continue reading
(Stacey Lennox – PJ Media) It seems the Biden administration will listen to the public when the rejection of their ideas is clear and loud. On April 19, 2021, the Department of Education (DOE) proposed a new regulation to promote culturally responsive teaching and information literacy skills under the American History and Civics Education programs. Under the first priority, the DOE proposal would give preference to grant applications for a curriculum that incorporates ideas laden with critical theories (emphasis added): Continue reading
(Protestia) A trailer for The Jesus Music has just dropped; a Lionsgate documentary that delves into the roots and origins of Contemporary Christian Music.
Released by the Erwin Brothers, who directed movies such as “I Can Only Imagine’, ‘I Still Believe’, and ‘Woodland’, “This documentary reveals Jesus Music’s untold story – from its humble beginnings at the Calvary Chapel in Costa Mesa, California through its transformation into the multi-billion-dollar industry of Christian Contemporary Music today.” Continue reading
In one of the rare situations where Beth Moore actually wrote something biblically sound and true — a clear position on the sinfulness of homosexuality — she later retracts the statement and insists that she’s “exceeded Scripture” and then said that by writing that, she was “doing more harm than good.”
(Reformation Charlotte) Beth Moore started out in the early 1990s primarily as a women’s Bible-study teacher…. Continue reading
(Rick Becker – Famine In The Land) Bethel church Redding is currently promoting a series of videos called “Rediscover Bethel.” The goal is to clear up any misconceptions, and silence critics. Dan Farrelly, associate pastor and Dean of the Bethel School of Supernatural Ministry carefully coaches spin “apostle” and “prophet” Bill Johnson and Kris Vallotton through a series of questions and answers. In episode 4, Farrelly concedes that their strategy of ignoring questions and critics has “cost them a little bit.” Vallotton weighs in by quoting Churchill: “If you stop for every barking dog you’ll never reach your destiny.” But at the same time, Vallotton says there are “hungry people” asking questions….
“When it comes to ordained clergy in the PCA identifying themselves as gay in “orientation,” let us not pretend as though we really believe that liberty is called for. I can think of churches in the PCA that would not allow me within 100 yards of their pulpit to preach on the subject of homosexuality and human identity precisely because they know I would refute the category of “sexual orientation,” the theology of Revoice, and Side-B homosexuality…”
(Todd Pruitt – Reformation 21) “In essentials unity, in non-essentials liberty, in all things charity” (In necessariis unitas, in dubiis libertas, in omnibus caritas). That statement has often been attributed to St. Augustine who almost certainly did not say it…. Continue reading
(Protestia) Despite the financial collapse and implosion that has led Lifeway, the publishing arm of the Southern Baptist Convention to close all its retail stores, lay off thousands of staff, and lose tens of millions of dollars, they continue to stick by their convictions; which is to platform every sort of errant and aberrant author that they can make a buck off of while denying their readers a best-selling balm to the soul. Continue reading
“Not since the collaborative effort to conceal the identity of Eric Ciaramella, the so-called “whistleblower” who helped launch Trump’s first impeachment trial has the political world worked so hard to keep secret a name everyone in D.C. already knows. Amid months of speculation, investigative reporter Paul Sperry recently named Lt. Michael Byrd as the officer who shot and killed the unarmed female veteran.”
(Julie Kelly – American Greatness) Judge G. Michael Harvey sounded floored. During a detention hearing this week for Robert Morss, arrested last month for his involvement in the Capitol protest, a federal prosecutor told Harvey she needed permission from the government before she could turn over to him a slice of video related to Morss’ case…. Continue reading
“In many instances, when a law enforcement officer kills an individual for any reason, that officer’s name is publicly released. But not in the case of Ashli Babbitt. Instead, there is a determined effort to cover up the full circumstances of this homicide.”
(Paul Sperry – RealClearInvestigations) Most police departments — including Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police — are required to release an officer’s name within days of a fatal shooting. Not the U.S. Capitol Police, which is controlled by Congress and answers only to Congress. It can keep the public in the dark about the identity and investigation of an officer involved in a shooting indefinitely. Continue reading
“At a time when Biblically faithful colleges and seminaries are under incredible pressure to conform to this world just to survive, it is vital that we do not compromise the truth and morality of the Christian faith.”
(Barry York – Gentle Reformation) As part of my duties as president of our denominational seminary, over the last month I attended the national meetings of several NAPARC churches…. Continue reading
“Marc Morano also said the radical left Senate Majority leader, Chuck Schumer is urging Biden to declare a national climate emergency. Why? Just like a blue-state governor, Biden would then be able to use emergency powers.”
(David Fiorazo) If you think government, media, and Hollywood propaganda on ‘the shot’ and ‘staying safe’ is bad now, get ready. We may soon be seeing what some are calling “climate lockdowns.”…. Continue reading
“Being woke is a time-consuming hobby. You have to be constantly vigilant, on guard against racist behavior by white folks. You must be easily offended by the un-woke and point out their many, many mistakes.”
(Bill O’Reilly) Where are all these woke people? I can’t find them. I’ve looked and even asked some acquaintances: “are you woke?”
No one will admit it. Continue reading
(JD Hall – Protestia) If You See Something, Say Something is a public service campaign started by the New York City Metropolitan Transportation Authority, now licensed by the Department of Homeland Security and has become popularized in use by police departments and transit officers across the country. It’s printed on posters and in radio PSAs, announced over loudspeakers at train depots, airports and bus stations, and printed on fliers dispersed at sporting events. Chiefly the notion is this; if you see something suspicious, just say something.
The success behind the propaganda is based upon a simple supposition. People, the authorities suppose, don’t feel qualified to make sophisticated intelligence briefings to the authorities, and that prevents people speaking up when they see something. Therefore, people need to know that what they need to do is just say something. Saying something is better, the ad relays, than saying nothing. Saying something might save lives or prevent a terrorist attack.
Not a day goes by that Protestia doesn’t get a question in the email of Pulpit Bunker that goes something like this… Continue reading
In the lead-up to a pro-Trump “Million MAGA March” protest in November, Milley compared the protesters to the Nazi “brownshirts,” the militia that fueled Hitler’s rise to power. The Joint Chiefs chairman told staff that he feared the protest “could be the modern American equivalent of ‘brownshirts in the streets.’”
(Tyler O’Neil – PJ Media) After the 2020 election, Army General Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, compared President Donald Trump to Nazi dictator Adolf Hitler and Trump’s supporters in the MAGA movement to Nazi brownshirts. This only further underscores conservative fears about President Joe Biden’s efforts to root out “extremism” in the military. Continue reading
“Why in our 233rd year of the republic are Democrats so intent to destroy the Electoral College, pack the court, admit new states to the Union, junk the filibuster, and federalize national election laws? What was so wrong with assimilation, integration, intermarriage, the “content of our character,” and race as incidental rather than essential to who we are? What has the woke revolution offered us instead?”
(Victor Davis Hanson – American Greatness) Victimizers quickly becoming victims is a recurrent theme of Thucydides’ history. In his commentary on the so-called stasis at Corcyra, he offers his most explicit warning about the long-term dangers of destroying legal institutions, customs, and traditions that serve the common good for short-term gain. Continue reading
“Spurgeon would spend much of the night studying the Scriptures, trying out different “skeletons” (sermon outlines), and praying for the Spirit to guide him in preparing the sermon.”
(Geoff Chang – The Spurgeon Center) Iain Murray once observed that Spurgeon wrote and preached so much that people can basically cherry-pick quotes from his works to support virtually any position, even those he would’ve adamantly opposed…. Continue reading