Category Archives: religion

‘He Will Hold Me Fast’

Here’s another one I never heard before–He Will Hold Me Fast, performed by Keith and Kristyn Getty. The background of calm seas and gentle waves, God the Father’s handiwork, moves me more than I know how to say.


My Newswithviews Column, Sept. 20 (‘The News is Full of Crazy Talk’)

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Here’s the trouble with trying to cover all the crazy **** that’s happening, these days–you just can’t keep up. After I wrote this little essay and submitted it to Newswithviews, any number of equally daft or even crazier stories came along.

https://newswithviews.com/the-news-is-full-of-crazy-talk/

*Sigh* I just want to get back outside, back to work on my book. I’m hurtling toward a climax, but I don’t know what that climax is! Going on past experience, the Lord will show me when I’m not expecting it.


‘Lest Ye Sorrow’

This is I Thessalonians 4:13-18 set to music, and performed by the kids at Fountainview Academy. “Wherefore comfort one another with these words…” Yes–St. Paul has words of comfort for us. The Holy Spirit gave them to him, to give to us.


By Request, ‘10,000 Reasons’

Susan asked for this one, Ten Thousand Reasons–performed by Matt Redman, another hymn sung by a little child with the voice of an angel. “Bless the Lord, O my soul” is a prayer worth praying every day.


Writer Who Created Bert & Ernie: They’re ‘Gay’

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After “decades of speculation,” the writer who created Sesame Street’s “Bert and Ernie” characters has publicly stated that they’re “gay” (https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/7287268/sesame-street-bert-ernie-gay-speculation-over/).

However, Sesame Street so far is sticking to the statement its producers made several years ago: “[T]hey remain puppets and do not have a sexual orientation.”

Sesame Street has been a fixture on PBS public television for 48 seasons–paid for by the American people’s tax dollars.

We must ask: does this declaration by the writer change Bert and Ernie into a commercial for sodomy–a commercial aimed at an audience of children? Or is it just this one guy shooting off his mouth while the show itself remains “non-sexual” as it has always been?

I suppose that if children watching the show were unaware of this development, there’d be no harm done. But I wouldn’t bet on kids remaining unaware of it: there are too many shifty characters out there who will see to it that the writer’s message gets out. They want children to grow up believing sodomy is “normal” and even cute.

What matters is that God has said, “Thou shalt not.”

Do you go against the word of God because Sesame Street says you can?

In that case, who is your God–the Lord Jehovah, who made the heavens and the earth, and made you, and paid for your salvation with the blood of His only begotten Son, Jesus Christ… or television?

Choose.


‘Rise Up, O Men of God’

In Sunday school we used to sing this as “Wise up, O men of God.” Out of the mouths of babes and sucklings…

But of course it’s really the classic hymn, Rise Up, O Men of God. This performance is from a record cut in 1958 by the Robert Shaw Chorale.


‘TERF’ Wars

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Leftids devote massive efforts to making up new terms of abuse for those who disagree with them, or perversely refuse to live as “progressives” think they should. The latest coinage is “TERF”.

Now, I didn’t really want to know what that stands for, but my wife has told me anyway. I wanted it to be a kind of Smurf: after all, it rhymes. Well, the Smurfs are clear on this one. TERF stands for “Trans-Exclusionary Radical Feminists”–that is, feminists who refuse to call men “women.” Nor do they admit there’s any such thing as a “female penis.” Yikes, they won’t even concede that any man can get pregnant.

So “trans women,” who are still men even if they say they aren’t, are hissy-fit mad at feminists who won’t dance to their tune. It’s rather nice to see leftids feuding with each other. Maybe a steel cage match is in the offing.

I have never in my life seen anything like the Left’s fanatical push for “transgender.” As a revolt against reality itself, and against the God who creates and defines reality, this is an evil enterprise that’s poisoning our culture. It really must be stopped and turned back: God only knows how much harm it’s done already.

I shudder to think of what posterity will think of this current age.

Always trusting in the Lord to make sure there is a posterity.


‘Redeemed! How I Love to Proclaim It’

Susan heard this hymn for the first time yesterday, in church–another one of the 8,000-plus hymns written by Fanny Crosby–Redeemed! How I Love to Proclaim It. Sung gorgeously by the Martin Family: with background sets by God the Father. You might want to play this one twice!


Flashback: ‘Nightline’ Tackles Evolution vs. Intelligent Design

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“Evolution or else!”

I reviewed this Nightline episode back in 2005.

https://chalcedon.edu/resources/articles/nightline-tackles-evolution-vs-intelligent-design

Do you remember this case? The local school board in Dover, Pennsylvania, expressed some skepticism of Evolution: so in roared the ACLU, guns ablaze, threatening to destroy the school district with lawsuits unless the board recanted and confessed Evolution to be the one and only truth. That’s how settled science stays settled.

Thing is, even with all these strong-arm tactics, even with them owning the culture, the Evolution side still can’t seal the deal. They just can’t get a majority of the people to believe in it.

Maybe it’s kind of hard to believe in a “scientific” doctrine that can only be kept alive with threats of force. Somehow “believe in this or we’ll destroy your school district” just doesn’t sound all that persuasive.

And maybe it’s awfully hard to understand why any expression of disbelief in Evolution calls down such a violent response. Why should they care so much? There’s something rather crazy about the whole business. Why do they feel so threatened if some tax preparer in Dover, Pennsylvania, isn’t buying into Darwinism?

Someone at Nightline should’ve asked those questions.


‘Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee’

If this doesn’t stir your soul, better check and see if you can fog a mirror.

Joyful, Joyful We Adore Thee–all it takes is music by Beethoven, a couple thousand people singing it with all they’ve got, a full orchestra, and the acoustics of the Royal Albert Hall. Turn up the volume!


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