January 23, 2016

The election shenanigans "Two Corinthians" was not a gaffe. Trump inanity 24/7

I am no Trump supporter.  Seriously, how can people support this intellectually revolting freak show?

And don't even get me started on the embarrassment that is Sarah Palin.  She's shameless and deluded. I thought she had been attacked unfairly for a while but really -- now seeing her shill for this charlatan they are all starting to make sense.  But that's a separate subject.  Back to The Mafia Don.

The whole GOP fight over who should get the nomination has been totally ridiculous. It is amazing to me how many people are falling for a fake "Christian" and a fake "Republican" like Donald Trump.  There is being deceived by a smooth liar, and then there is being deceived by a cardboard cutout.  Trump seems to be the latter.

Trump's recent appearance at Liberty should have at least opened a few eyes as to the complete lack of understanding he has of his own claimed faith.

The whole flap over "Two Corinthians" was not even worth it.   Alistair Begg always says it that way.  I have heard it many times, (Even by Americans) so many times that I don't even make note of it anymore. It's as common as people who say "Psalms 34" or "the book of Revelations." Revelation is never plural. Psalms is only plural when you are not talking about a specific Psalm, as in "the book of Psalms."  Those are incorrect grammatically but no one bothers to correct them.  So it is a part of the Christian landscape.  Sarah Pulliam Bailey, (also here),  Mollie Ziegler Hemingway, Bobby Ross Jr (Why Donald Trump didn't REALLY mess up when he said 'Two Corinthians' instead of 'Second Corinthians'), and Terry Mattingly have noted it, but I haven't seen any others.

The media makes a big deal of it, which was an ignorant move in itself.  But Trump, not to be outdone in ignorance,  cannot see that the gaffe was not really a gaffe at all. It only serves to doubly highlight his complete unfamiliarity with Christianity, and he doubles down and blames Tony Perkins for writing it down that way.... which is one of the two CORRECT ways to write it.

Will someone not address this?  In any case I would hope this opened at least some Christians' eyes to the charade. Then again Liberty U has a history of being unwilling to admit they're promoting fakes, so... I won't hold my breath.

Basically, folks, if you want more Hillary and Bill and Obama in one package, with less class, FAR less moral restraint and worse hair,  then vote for Trump.

You may say the other candidates can't win but that is a self fulfilling prophecy, and sorry but that doesn't fly.  The RINOs didn't win either in the general the last two times.   As far as Christianity this time around, you may say the other candidates are faking too.  Well that may be I suppose.  But there is also a difference between being deceived by a smooth careful liar (as the others seem to be, if they are lying) and being deceived by a cardboard cutout  (like Trump)made by a kindergartener.

Sorry, there will be no holding my nose and voting for Trump here either.  I will write in my candidate yet again.  As of right now it is going to be Ted Cruz.

Related links
Maggie Gallagher:  Trump "Will Not Lead" On Issue Of Religious Liberty (video/audio)  (My summary - Maggie interprets his PERSONAL response as "I can't commit to protecting religious liberty" and I think she is right.  He's passing the buck to Congress, but not saying he will lead in order to try and influence them to do this-- which she says our next president will need to do for it to even have a chance.)  Her articles on this are here - > Will Trump Protect Christians Here At Home? 

Trump Fans, It's Time For An Intervention

Conservatives against Trump

No Movement That Embraces Trump Can Call Itself Conservative

Against Trump

Donald Trump is Owned By Every Bank on Wall Street

The LGBT pick for the GOP nomination: Donald Trump?

Dear Christians, If you Vote for a Godless Man You Are Asking for Tyranny (yes I know, Matt Walsh is Roman Catholic, I disagree on theology, but he is right on here.)

On economic and Social Issues Trump Is no Conservative

...and for laughs because this is about the level of discourse that passes for support of Trump.  Double standards galore, no wonder she likes him.
‘I Am Livid at the GOP’: Woman Loses It Over Pundits Suggesting Trump and His Supporters Aren’t ‘Conservative Enough’

"If anyone teaches a different doctrine and does not agree with the sound words of our Lord Jesus Christ and the teaching that accords with godliness, he is puffed up with conceit and understands nothing. He has an unhealthy craving for controversy and for quarrels about words, which produce envy, dissension, slander, evil suspicions,  and constant friction among people who are depraved in mind and deprived of the truth, imagining that godliness is a means of gain. But godliness with contentment is great gain,  for we brought nothing into the world, and we cannot take anything out of the world.  But if we have food and clothing, with these we will be content.  But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evils. It is through this craving that some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pangs. Fight the Good Fight of Faith  But as for you, O man of God, flee these things. Pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, steadfastness, gentleness. Fight the good fight of the faith. Take hold of the eternal life to which you were called and about which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses."  1 Tim 6:3-12

October 26, 2015

Pop Culture, Technology & Worship (White Horse Inn, T David Gordon, Michael Horton)

This was a FASCINATING and helpful clarifying discussion about societal trends and using wisdom in choosing what we incorporate into worship.

WHI-1281 | Pop Culture, Technology, & Worship
On this edition of the White Horse Inn, Michael Horton sits down with media ecologist and professor, T. David Gordon. He is the author of Why Johnny Can't Preach and Why Johnny Can't Sing Hymns. In this program we ask the question, how does the medium affect the message? This perennial question brings us back to the church and the mediums used on the Lord’s Day. How might altering the Divine Service affect the gospel itself?
read and listen at http://www.whitehorseinn.org/blog/entry/2015-show-archive/2015/10/25/whi-1281-pop-culture-technology-worship

September 15, 2015

On Amy Spreeman's resignation from Stand Up For The Truth - Amy clarifies

Setting It Straight
Posted on August 31, 2015
I have not made any formal statement on my sudden departure from the radio station position I’ve held since 2010, but I need to now. The details of my resignation are different from what has been reported. That is my fault, and I take full and complete responsibility for not explaining myself to our listeners, allowing – even encouraging – the August 24 explanation to go forward without correction. It was spin, and I am sorry I allowed that to happen.
Read more at https://aspreeman.wordpress.com/2015/08/31/setting-it-straight/

How can men get up there and say such things and think we should just shut up and take them seriously? The more I hear from men like Mike touting the need for us to have civil discourse and speak the truth in love, the more I hear “speak the truth in love but stab people in the back and it’s ok.”

September 10, 2015

Mark Driscoll, Tullian Tchividjian, and Reformed Baptist Polity

"The best of systems must be administered by good men in order to get good results ... In the absence of a righteous polity we get Driscoll, but where righteous polity is administered by unfit men we see instead Tchividjian.."

September 4, 2015

Commendation for Rick Warren

No, I am still not a fan of his but I felt something had to be said about this tweet.  I am stunned that he would say this, pleasantly so.  Not happy that it had to be said, but nevertheless...

He is getting a lot of flack for it on twitter so I figured I better grab a screen shot in case it disappears.

I should also mention that not all RW's critics agree on this. In fact lots of disagreement right now.

September 3, 2015

PCA ruling elder accuses Janet Mefferd of "Jihad," after asking for more 'discretion'

Also demanded she give them private contact before making such accusations.  #hypocrite
And then said he doesn't expect Christians "to act just like the world." #irony
in case that vanishes:

Yes, I bet they bathed it in prayer.  Marinated, soaked even!  Just like every Purpose Driven Pastor does about coercing people who won't go along with the program.

No wonder the PCA (at least the southern FL and central FL presbytery) decided the way they did, with thinkers like that in their midst.

Oh excuse me did I ridicule the Southern Florida Presbytery and the Central Florida Presbytery ?