There’s been a fair amount of buzz over the post at Patheos by Ben Witherington, who evidently should know better, barring the gates of Christianity against Mormonism. (more…)
Why does God let bad things happen? Why did God let some jerk break into my home and violate my sense of safety? Easy. Because that jerk has free will. (more…)
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And somewhere along the line, what seems to slip away is time–the time to have time for losing yourself in such things as baseball seasons played out with dice rolls.
Maryland’s Secretary of State released ballot questions that will be voted on in November, and the referendum on the Civil Marriage Protection Act passed by the legislature earlier this year has been designated Question 6. We didn’t know until the wording of the question was released whether the correct response would be yes or no. That question number set me off on a Prisoner riff though.
Oliver Cowdery’s earliest known testimony of the Book of Mormon has recently been discovered. Hearing him whisper from some dusty old newspaper is a real treat.
So says a recent article. Duh.
But the Man Bites Dog aspect of this story is that it is a liberal who is admitting it, and he has powerful examples. His essay is ostensibly about politics, but it is really about culture: a culture of virtue and family which entertains itself with stories that preach the breaking of homes and the glory of sin. That culture finds itself more and more in the embrace of broken homes and sin, and less what it was. (more…)