As those following the news over the past several years are no doubt aware, a leftist protest movement has galvanized under a banner referred to broadly as “Occupy Wall Street” This name was selected almost as an after thought by a coalition of converging groups and causes in order to appeal to the sympathizes of a significant swath of the American population.
For there really aren't many that have not been perturbed at one time or another over the shenanigans of Wall Street. To those…Continue
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In “The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe” by C.S. Lewis, one of the deprivations the White Witch imposed upon Narnia was that, under her rule, it was always winter but never Christmas. Through this literary device, Lewis was able to emphasize how the profound truths of existence are often reflected and even pointed to by the simplest pleasures of life.
It is ashame Southern Baptist cultural…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on January 12, 2017 at 6:29pm — No Comments
Here in the hypersensitive twenty-first century, one of the unique holiday traditions of this era is to see who can toss the biggest hissy fit in the attempt to frighten the less combative throngs into altering their very way of life and culture in order to alleviate the possibility of conflict.
One hundred activists have been arrested in Rotterdam for demonstrating in the streets against a…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on December 17, 2016 at 9:09am — No Comments
According to a number of Facebook theologians, Ted Cruz's refusal or failure to endorse Donald Trump as the Republican presidential nominee wasn't simply bad manners at best or strategically imprudent at worst. Instead, such thinkers invoke this rhetorical incident to call into question the validity of the Senator's profession of faith as a Christian.
It is claimed that, earlier in the presidential campaign season, Ted Cruz promised to endorse whomever it was that voters (or moneyed…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on September 20, 2016 at 10:41pm — No Comments
Throughout the history of His people first in terms of pre-Messianic Israel in the form of the Psalms and then ultimately in terms of the Church following the death, burial, and resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ, music has played a crucial role in conveying the great truths of doctrine and teaching to the faithful. As such, many of these lyrical works referred to as hymns have endured for decades and in some instances even for centuries.
The Emergent Church movement is a…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on September 4, 2016 at 11:04pm — No Comments
On the cover of the summer 2016 issue of New Politics is a caricature of Donald Trump dressed as Benito Mussolini with his arm outstretched in the infamous Fascist salute.
Interesting how these very same leftists feign contempt and outrage whenever conservative pundits invoke similar imagery from the time of the Second World War.…Continue
In his speech at the Democratic National Convention, President Obama said, “Donald Trump calls our military a disaster.”
By this, the President meant that Donald Trump was directly attacking the men and women that comprise the armed forces of the United States.
As formidable and impressive as they are, in a constitutional…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on August 12, 2016 at 6:58pm — No Comments
It is often remarked that history appears cyclical in nature. By that, it is meant that, if one watches long enough, one can detect certain patterns that come back around from time to time. And with certain social currents seeming to speed by faster than ever before, often these “temporal ebbs” pour over a society or movement before those watching are even aware.
Today, Brian McLaren has branded himself as a Christian that advocates a number of positions that many other Christians…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on June 18, 2016 at 8:48am — No Comments
The title of the cover story of the 3/5/16 issue of the Spectator is “America Turns Nasty: The Rise Of Trump & The Souring Of A Superpower”. The title is accompanied with a caricature of Donald Trump dressed as the Statue of Liberty.
But instead of lifting aloft the famous torch, Trump is instead thrusting the most expressive of digits erect into the air. To clarify for those feigning a sense of shocked innocence, that is of course a reference to the middle…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on May 7, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments
The cover of the 5/20/2013 edition of Time Magazine reads, “Millennials are lazy, entitled narcissists who still live with their parents. Lazy and entitled narcissists might be reason for moral concern and reflection, but on what grounds is it the business of the wider society as to whether or not individuals live with their parents?
In regards to such an issue, Scripture is largely silent with individuals of regard and esteem living in a variety of ways in relation to their…Continue
The United States drifts further into decline.
However, don't expect establishmentarian Republicans to do anything about it.
It seems the party's foremost luminaries and rising stars are more concerned about maintaining the go along to get along mentality that has brought the nation to the precipice of collapse.
This was evident in South Carolina Governor Nikki Haley's response to the 2016 State of the Union Address.
The party has grown so weak and tepid that it…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on March 10, 2016 at 11:30pm — No Comments
C.S. Lewis is renowned as one of the foremost Christian thinkers of the twentieth century. Despite being an Anglican and exhibiting a number of tendencies making him a bit of an iconoclast among his fellow believers, C.S. Lewis has been fondly embraced by a broad swath of the church in part because of his efforts to promote a version of the Christian faith amicable towards all denominations by appealing to what all of these theological niches have in common, which could be referred to as…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on March 9, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
In contemplation as to whether or not Donald Trump is a Christian, Pastor Sean Harris of Berean Baptist Church in a SermonAudio podcast alleged the presidential candidate has not produced any fruit testifying to such.
As an example, this pastor did not offer any proof such as Trump enunciating an errant Christological profession or even the tycoon's shocking confession that he did not have any sins needing forgiveness.
Rather, the criteria referenced by Harris included no proof…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on March 7, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments
Genesis 11:6 says, “And the Lord said, ‘Behold the people is one and they all have one language; and this they began to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do.” The Lord was speaking in reference to the Tower of Babel built by the followers of Nimrod a short while after the Deluge so his followers might make a name for themselves in a prideful manner. To prevent this blasphemous arrogance from getting out of hand, God confused the languages so the…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on March 4, 2016 at 10:30pm — No Comments
In reflection on her term as the presiding Bishop of the Episcopal Church posted at YouTube, Katharine Schori said that the reign of God would look like a society where there is justice in the sense that nobody lives in want and nobody has too much.
Given that the apostate wing of Anglicanism isn't exactly known for its apocalyptic millennialism or even a literalist interpretation where these eschatological expectations can only be fulfilled at the Second Advent of Christ's return,…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on March 3, 2016 at 8:00pm — No Comments
Hoping to capitalize on the racial hysteria sweeping through the ranks of America despisers, religious socialist Jim Wallis published an excerpt of his book “America's Original Sin” in the February 2016 issue of his propaganda screed Sojourners Magazine.
Apparently even an economic egalitarian such as himself can't resist the temptation to invoke the privileges of rank, ownership and hierarchy.
The article is subtitled on the cover “What If White Christians Acted More Christian…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on March 2, 2016 at 8:30pm — No Comments
Headline Potpourri #84
Pastor Jason Cooley in a SermonAudio homily counseled Christians celebrating Christmas that the holiday is not a hill to die on. Those insistent upon continuing to do so only look foolish. As opposed to what? That particular pastor's own brand of legalism elevating his own idiosyncrasies to the level of a clearly delineated dogma?
In a SermonAudio oration on the myth of nonessential doctrine, Pastor Jason Cooley insisted that the Emergent…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on February 27, 2016 at 11:07pm — No Comments
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Psalm 11:3 says, “If the foundations be destroyed, what can the righteous do?” Without a doubt, the twentieth century ranks among the deadliest in all of human history and it seems the twenty-first will likely continue this appalling legacy. This era will also be remembered as a period of intense philosophical upheaval where the pillars of culture and belief were shaken and in many cases even shattered. A number of sophisticated liberals will contend that one cannot establish a link between…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on February 25, 2016 at 7:30pm — No Comments
An asteroid crashes into the earth, killing thousands and unleashing untold havoc. Just months earlier, millions instantaneously disappeared without a trace. Nonhuman intelligences --- extraterrestrials if you will --- finally reveal themselves to mankind, claiming responsibility for the act. The aliens contend they have done this because the vanished could no longer be permitted to hinder humanity’s evolutionary advance.
A superior genetically-engineered individual promises to usher…Continue
Added by Dr. Frederick Meekins on February 24, 2016 at 9:00pm — No Comments