Ideas have consequences?
Walter Williams says it could have, here.
So what do we do with that knowledge?
When did Doug Wilson begin playing the fiddle and endorsing Geico?
He comes. Peace on earth and goodwill toward men. Friday news cycle: President Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. Enthronement. Good news of a present salvation for all.
Apostle Michael Moore in a letter to the President posted on the Daily Beast:
The whole world is depending on the U.S.—and you—to literally save this planet. Let’s not let them down.
“Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen” (1 John 5:21).
Pastor Randy Booth makes some salient and sobering comments about The Sad Irony of Micael Jackson. Well worth reading, as always.
I have not read Mark Steyn’s book America Alone. Al tells me it is quite good. I have, however, read this address that Steyn delivered at Hillsdale College on March 9, 2009. It is titled “Live Free or Die,” and the verb is in the imperative mood.
His speech is remarkable — and quite alarming.
In 2006 there were 4,265,996 total births in the United States. Of these 1,641,700 were to unwed mothers.
That’s about 38.5%.
One of my children’s teachers asked me this question: What are some books that have changed your life? Here is my first pass at answering her.
- Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis. Best explanation of the Christian faith I have ever read.
- Reforming Marriage by Douglas Wilson. Forever changed the way I think about being a husband.
- Creation Regained by Albert Wolters. Created indelible categories in my mind for understanding worldview (creation/fall/redemption).
- For the Life of the World by Alexander Schmemann. The first chapter of this book changed the way I see everything.
- Confessions by St. Augustine. Helped me understand who I am.
- The Case for Covenant Baptism ed. by Gregg Strawbridge. The reason I am a Presbyterian.
- Gospel and Kingdom by Graeme Goldsworthy. Began a Copernican revolution in the way I think about the Old Testament and consequently the whole Bible.
- 1984 by George Orwell. I return to this brilliant dystopian novel every few years and experience a fresh catharsis every time.
What say you?
Go read this. Now.
Whatever we think about the abortion issue, whatever heresy we may privately be committing, the president intends us to feel that our freedom to think as we do has been justly curtailed.
This author has placed the needle on the spot.