Kicking Children

Prospective parents may be interested in the New Scientist series  ”Bumpology, ” the latest entry of which is  Active Fetus, Boisterous Child? Uh-Oh . The scientific findings “are inconsistent,” the writer reports, but I know that our first and third were calm . . . . Continue Reading »

A short bit about Hell

Before closing the last thread on bashing Calvinism, I noted this as one of the comments:If it is contended that people go to Hell because God elects them to Hell, then I absolutely believe that Calvinism is antithetical to Scripture because the Bible tells that God wants all to be saved, that Jesus . . . . Continue Reading »

Pascal’s Green Wager

Earlier this month, Paul Krugman took to the pages of the New York Times Sunday magazine to urge the building of a “Green Economy.” Along the way, he wrote this: Finally and most important is the matter of uncertainty. We’re uncertain about the magnitude of climate change, which is . . . . Continue Reading »

Risk Management

An interesting point from Simon Jenkins, in ” Volcanic Ash is the New Swine Flu Panic “: The truth is that putting large, heavy bits of metal into the air is just too much for the psyche of modern regulators. They panic. The slightest risk cannot be taken or someone might blame the . . . . Continue Reading »

A Set of Propositions

These principles are some of my personal first principles for what a church is and how a church ought behave. These come out of my mixed theological background – some Mennonite, Conservative Baptist, and E Free, and uncompromisingly an historic dispensationalist. I welcome your feedback.You . . . . Continue Reading »

What the Goldman, Sachs scandal is about

In the new corporatism, where governments bail out banks and banks bail out the government, the question continuously arises: who’s the senior partner in the merger?The government bailed out the banks, of course. The banks are now financing the deficits of governments. As I’ve documented . . . . Continue Reading »

Decter on America’s Heavy Burdens

In the Washington Times today, Midge Decter recollects the responsibility the United States shouldered during the Cold War and reflects on what our role in the world should be today: So what is now to be our role in the world? To begin with, it must be said that to no other nation can such words be . . . . Continue Reading »