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Fun for All Readers!

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I’ve just gotta know this: what was the worst movie you ever saw?

“Inknowable” is already aboard with “If Ever I See You Again,” but I knew he’d say that.

C’mon now, everybody–bring on the weltschmertz! Share your most appalling movie with the rest of us. Don’t be shy, hop right in. Share your pain! Give the rest of us something to laugh about. There’s nothing so funny as a truly abominable movie that you haven’t seen! Especially if it had really big, expensive stars in it.

And please feel free to describe the wretched thing, especially if you think a lot of us might not have heard of it. Vent! Let it all out.

I’m pretty sure this’ll be a lot of fun.


Hello? Anybody Here?

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After yesterday’s ructions, there’s no one here today. Was it something I said?

Things that take years to build up can be knocked down in a moment. *Sigh*

Well, faithful readers, I hope you come back. It’s like an empty house around here this morning.


Amalekites Abound

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It distresses me that any controversy between Protestants and Catholics should have arisen here. And I don’t write this because I don’t trust any of you to come to an understanding on your own, but because I don’t know who else might be reading. And because I think the devil slaps his knees and laughs out loud when we go at it with each other.

There are Protestants who don’t recognize Catholics as fellow Christians, and vice versa. There are Protestant denominations who don’t recognize other Protestant denominations as fellow Christians. Within the same denomination, there are those who don’t recognize the members of the church across town as fellow Christians. I very much doubt this pleases God; but He has had to live with it for a long time.

I come from a mixed-religion family. My grandfather’s generation had rough sledding because of it, but the next generation, my mother’s, had to learn to live with their differences so that the family wouldn’t fall apart. This they successfully accomplished by the time my generation came along. I pray our blog family can do the same–and that it won’t take three generations!

Meanwhile, God has richly endowed us with real enemies throughout the world. Some seek our blood; others seek to separate us from our Savior and destroy our souls. And who can count the churches and congregations that have dived headfirst into outright apostasy?

Amalekites and Philistines everywhere you look! And we’ve got time to be feuding with each other? To believe and pass around bizarre urban legends about each others’ churches?

With accredited seminaries teaching Feminist Theology, etc., that seems a downright frivolous luxury.

In the 19th century, Europe was full of Christians who believed that Jews performed human sacrifice with Christian babies. It was called the “blood libel” and it wasn’t true. Even Russia’s Tsarist secret police testified it wasn’t true. Nevertheless, many Christians believed it. Possibly some still do.

We have much provocation, these days, to believe in conspiracies and all that.

But I think we ought to save our faith for God Himself.

 

 


What Have I Done?

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I seem to be making a shambles of this blog today. Somehow my “International Manhunt” post came out twice, in two different forms, and I don’t know how to fix the page.  Sigh.

And then there’s what I haven’t done! Namely, my Newswithviews column, which should have been written Monday or Tuesday, but wasn’t–for the excellent reason that it completely slipped my mind. So I will have to hustle one up today. Somehow.

Let me provide you with a Chalcedon magazine article while I wrestle with this beast.


From Chalcedon’s Archive: I Review a Very Weird Book

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Chalcedon published this review last year. In retrospect, I think Heaven Breaks In, by Nicholas Cappas, is one of the oddest books I’ve ever read.

https://chalcedon.edu/magazine/heaven-breaks-in-by-nicholas-cappas

I mean, the college setting of this book is so far out, it’s just about extraterrestrial.

We want to regain cultural ground for Christ’s Kingdom, we want to win it back–and that means our “Christian fiction” has to be at least as good, and preferably better than, as the stuff cooked up by secular writers. The label “Christian” should not be used as an excuse for inferior quality!

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As I learn to find my way around Chalcedon’s new website (www.chalcedon.edu/resources), I’ll try to get readers to follow me there. This blog is the child of Chalcedon, and I hope the kid has grown enough to help Ma and Dad around the house.

For those of you who are more tech-savvy than I am (that would be just about everybody), the new Chalcedon site is a treasure trove–videos, podcasts, chapel services (also posted on Facebook), interviews, Q&A sessions. I hope you have time to sample its wares. And let me know, if you have something you’d like me to pass on to the management.


Let’s Have Some Easter Hymn Requests!

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Easter will be here before you know it. Whatever you think about the date assigned, Christians use it to proclaim that Jesus Christ’s resurrection from the dead is a historical fact–a thing that really happened. The thing that changed the world.

I would love to post Easter hymns every day for the next two weeks, but I wouldn’t much enjoy being the only one selecting them.

If you’re new to this blog, or simply if you haven’t yet requested a hymn for posting here–well, come on! The invitation’s open to all. Request your hymn by name, and if I can find it on youtube, I’ll post it here. Requests can be made in the former of a “reply” to any other post.

We do this for Christmas every year. So let’s do it for Easter, too!


‘Why Do I Write This Stuff?’ (2016)

Just because I think I know the answer doesn’t mean I stop asking the question.

And this goes for you, too, faithful commenters: we never know who might be reading what we write. We might be doing good that we’ll never see.

https://leeduigon.com/2016/02/13/why-do-i-write-this-stuff/


And We Have a Winner!

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Rejoice, “Unknowable,” for you have won the comment contest! By posting Comment No. 25,000 on this blog, you have won an autographed copy of The Silver Trumpet.

What? What’s that? The confounded thing’s still at the printer’s? Well, that’s embarrassing!

Okay, look, tell you what I’ll do. You can either wait for The Silver Trumpet, which should’ve been ready by now, or you can choose one of the earlier books in the series. Can’t say fairer than that, can I? Let me know via email.


Why Is This Lizard Smiling?

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The gecko is grinning because he’s heard there are less than 200 comments to go in the race to post Comment No. 25,000 on this blog and win an autographed copy of The Silver Trumpet, Book No. 10 in my Bell Mountain series. Which is still at the printer’s, it seems.

Anyone can win, so what’re you waiting for? Make a comment! All comments are eligible, except for those which abuse anyone else on this blog, contain blasphemy or profanity, are really just thinly-disguised ads and an insult to everyone’s intelligence, or remarks just too inane to bother with.

Sorry, but I have not been able to guarantee that any countries will be re-named after the winner of this contest.


Comment Contest: Less than 300 to Go

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The comments keep coming, and we are approaching the fantastically exciting climax of our latest comment contest. Whoever posts Comment No. 25,000 wins an autographed copy of The Silver Trumpet, if we can ever get it printed–and there are fewer than 300 comments to go.

Everyone can play, and just about any comment is eligible, except for: comments abusive to another reader, blasphemy, profanity, ads disguised as comments, or remarks simply too inane to bother with.

I don’t know how long it will take to reach No. 25,000, but at the rate we’re going, it won’t be long at all.

The winner will probably become rich and famous, although I can’t quite guarantee that.


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