Friday, January 01, 2021

Interesting Links from January 2021

 

https://abcnews.go.com/US/mexico-megachurches-fined-packed-christmas-eve-services/story?id=74948010

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2020/12/30/world/americas/argentina-legalizes-abortion.html

 

https://stream.org/what-is-section-230-and-why-do-trump-and-his-allies-want-to-repeal-it/

 

Christian Journalist in China Sentenced to Prison for Reporting on Wuhan COVID Outbreak – Faithwire

 

https://religionnews.com/2020/12/31/rear-admiral-margaret-grun-kibben-named-as-first-woman-to-serve-as-house-chaplain/

 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/liberty-university-students-falkirk-center_n_5febb29ac5b6acb5345bc7f6

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/12/31/soviets-christmas-spirit/

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2021/01/01/episcopalians-gender-inclusive-quran-christmas/ (for information purposes only)

 

January 3

 

https://stream.org/i-kissed-twitter-goodbye/

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/joe-biden-nancy-pelosi-and-raphael-warnock-are-ushering-in-a-second-coming-of-religious-liberals?ref=home

 

Christians, If You’re Still Complaining About 2020, You’re Missing the Point – Faithwire

 

Proposed House Rules Strike Non-Inclusive Words ‘Father,’ ‘Son,’ ‘Sister’: McCarthy Responds. | The Daily Wire


January 5

 

https://blog.acton.org/archives/118060-amen-and-awoman-emanuel-cleavers-prayer-mocks-u-s-civil-religion.html

 

https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/04/democrat-pastor-ends-congressional-prayer-with-amen-and-a-woman/

 

https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/04/democrats-attempt-to-erase-the-words-he-she-mother-and-father-from-the-house/

 

https://www.oregonlive.com/living/2020/12/oregon-girl-scout-earns-his-gold-award-for-video-series-on-lbtq-experience.html (for information purposes)

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/moving-forward-a-post-trump-pro-life-movement/

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-2020-election-what-happened-a-political-scientists-memorandum/


January 6

 

The COVID Vaccines are Not “Morally Compromised” - Public Discourse (thepublicdiscourse.com)

 

Trip Lee warns against 'reality show righteousness' - The Christian Post

 

https://steadfastlutherans.org/2021/01/prayers-before-congress-and-the-most-offensive-thing/

 

https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/05/is-the-united-states-too-big-to-save/

 

CNN’s Chris Cuomo Mocks Marco Rubio’s Christian Faith, Calls Him ‘Bible Boy’ – Faithwire

 

Excuse Me, Congressman Cleaver, Brahma Is Not the 'Monotheistic God' — Charisma News


January 7

 

https://religionnews.com/2021/01/06/evangelicals-had-their-24-karat-gold-man-in-mike-pence-loyalty-may-tarnish-that-legacy/

 

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/geneveith/2021/01/trump-turns-the-country-over-to-the-democrats/

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2021/01/07/a-united-methodist-clergywoman-on-that-amen-and-a-woman-interfaith-prayer/

 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/evangelical-christian-trump-capitol-riot_n_5ff626e0c5b64e568bf3a3dd

 

https://stream.org/americas-dark-epiphany-we-are-all-south-vietnamese-now/ (for information purposes)

 

https://world.wng.org/content/reporter_s_notebook_surviving_the_capitol_lockdown

 

https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/proclamation-850th-anniversary-martyrdom-saint-thomas-becket/


January 9

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2021/01/08/storming-united-states-capitol/

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/how-do-you-solve-a-problem-like-qanon/

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2021/01/08/southern-baptist-trump-resign/

 

Ichabod, The Glory Has Departed: Looks Promising - Why Trump Will Not Attend Biden's Inauguration (for information purposes)


January 14

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/demand-accountability-for-the-capitol-attack/

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2021/01/12/north-dakota-episcopal-thomas-ely/

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2021/01/12/will-derrick/

 

https://www.russellmoore.com/2021/01/11/the-roman-road-from-insurrection/

 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/charlottesville-capitol-siege-black-activist-warnings_n_5ffdf05cc5b691806c4d0bd8

 

https://religionnews.com/2021/01/11/trump-capitol-religion/

 

https://www.charismanews.com/politics/opinion/83981-mike-lindell-stand-firm-during-this-historic-week (for information purposes only – this type of stupid stuff discredits biblical Christianity)

 

USCIRF chair: Biden will protect religious freedom like Trump - The Christian Post

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2021/01/13/in-china-religious-freedom-doesnt-exist/

 

Dr. Robert Jeffress: Capitol riots aftermath – to heal a badly divided nation we must do this | Fox News

 

Don’t Give Up, Saints: Encouragement from a Washington, D.C. Pastor | Acts 29

 

The Rise of Trump – the Fall of Evangelicalism      | The Roys Report (julieroys.com)

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2021/01/14/open-doors-sam-brownback/

 

https://religionnews.com/2021/01/12/the-faith-of-the-insurrectionists/

 

https://stream.org/from-here-to-unity-how-pro-trump-and-nevertrump-evangelicals-can-unify-again-and-why-the-reckoning-means-we-must/

 

Biden taps Delaware AME pastor to offer benediction at inauguration (religionnews.com)

 

January 15

 

For some Christians, the Capitol riot doesn’t change the prophecy: Trump will be president - The Washington Post

 

https://www.charismanews.com/opinion/in-the-line-of-fire/84027-no-it-was-not-jesus-loving-evangelicals-who-vandalized-the-capitol

 

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/the-faqs-what-christians-should-know-about-qanon/

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/collective-guilt-and-the-new-witch-hunt/

 

https://www.foxnews.com/politics/franklin-graham-asks-if-pelosi-promised-10-republicans-pieces-of-silver-to-betray-trump

 

https://www.faithwire.com/2021/01/14/shame-shame-franklin-graham-compares-republicans-who-voted-for-trumps-impeachment-to-judas/ (way off base here in my opinion – a voting decision on this matter is not something that is spelled out in the Bible as a sin one way or the other)

 

https://religionnews.com/2021/01/14/kirbyjon-caldwell-former-bush-obama-advisor-megachurch-windsor-village-chinese-bonds-prison/

 

On Washing Trump’s Feet–Or Kissing Him | markgalli.com


January 16

 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/franklin-graham-republicans-trump-impeachment_n_6001ebb6c5b6ffcab9644320

 

https://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-9152797/Franklin-Graham-compares-10-Republicans-voted-impeach-Trump-Judas.html

 

A Biblical Attack on the Capitol? | The University of Chicago Divinity School (uchicago.edu)

 

Statement - American Thinker

 

Trump Calls in Mark Lindell, MyPillow CEO, to Discuss Martial Law - Rolling Stone

 

California GOP official resigns after bragging about storming the US Capitol - TheBlaze

 

Proud Boys Intended To Kill Mike Pence and Nancy Pelosi, FBI Witness Says (newsweek.com)

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/you-cant-just-build-your-own-twitter/

 

https://religionnews.com/2021/01/15/annual-march-for-life-goes-virtual-following-surge-in-covid-19-cases-unrest-at-u-s-capitol/

 

Johnnie Moore optimistic after meeting with Biden team - The Christian Post

 

If we want the best, embrace a strong opposition – Building Jerusalem

 

Merrick Garland, Biden's attorney general pick, exemplifies service (usatoday.com)


January 18

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/russian-media-pushes-the-lie-that-capitol-rioters-were-antifa?ref=home

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2021/01/14/opinion/trump-evangelicals.html

 

https://www.drjamesdobson.org/newsletters/february-newsletter-2021 (for information purposes - the vast majority of informed individuals disagree with Dr. Dobson’s criticisms of the Supreme Court for not overturning the election results.   Three of the Supreme Court justices were appointed by Mr. Trump and six were appointed by Republicans.  Other analyses offered by Dr. Dobson are questiona)

 

Religious Freedom Under Assault in America in 2021? | Answers in Genesis

 

Opinion | Sue Gordon: Trump?s intelligence briefings should stop once he leaves office - The Washington Post

 

Sasse Statement on Rioters Attempting to Capture and Assassinate the Vice President - Press Releases - Senator Ben Sasse (senate.gov)

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-secret-life-of-the-beloved-kids-music-store-teacher-who-stormed-the-capitol?ref=scroll

 

Big Tech Made the Right Call About Donald Trump | Time

 

Donald Trump Impeachment: Case for Conviction & Disqualification | National Review

 

The GOP Must Choose Between Conspiracy and Reality - The Atlantic

 

https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2021/1/13/after-the-us-capitol-riot-personality-cults-do-not-mix-well-with-traditional-christian-faith


January 19

 

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2021/jan/17/americas-ever-tightening-cancel-culture-makes-comm/

 

https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/18/how-joe-biden-will-open-the-floodgates-to-transgendering-public-schools/

 

When Pragmatic Politics Goes Bad: An Apology to the Never-Trumpers - Public Discourse (thepublicdiscourse.com)

 

Should You Celebrate Civil-Rights Activist and Sex-Pervert Martin Luther King Jr. this MLK Day? - Protestia

 

Important synod convention news and update from Martin Luther College – WELS

 

https://thehill.com/homenews/administration/534709-mypillow-ceo-threatened-with-lawsuit-by-dominion-over-misinformation

 

https://theconversation.com/how-self-proclaimed-prophets-from-a-growing-christian-movement-provided-religious-motivation-for-the-jan-6-events-at-the-us-capitol-152879

 

https://issuu.com/charismamediaproduction/docs/cm121digital_dig (Mike Lindell, who disseminated kooky views at the White House on Friday, is on the cover of Charisma.  Anyone who professes to be a Christian should challenge this.)

 

Praying for “Kings and all Those in Authority” | Musings of a Circuit Riding Parson (wordpress.com)

 

Bed, Bath & Beyond Drops MyPillow, Says Mike Lindell | Todd Starnes

 

When Prayer Goes Wrong – The Lutheran Witness (lcms.org)

 

https://www.newsweek.com/mypillow-products-no-longer-stocked-these-companies-1562510

 

https://www.post-gazette.com/opinion/2021/01/15/China-s-ambition-Hong-Kong-and-the-world/stories/202101080024


January 20

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/tucker-carlson-makes-his-first-post-trump-play/

 

https://religionnews.com/2021/01/19/rev-william-barber-to-headline-interfaith-inauguration-prayer-service/ (Jen Hatmaker has expressed progressive views over the last few years and is not really an evangelical as traditionally defined).

 

Biden Names First Transgender Person to Serve in Federal Position – Faithwire (his birth name is Richard Levine).

 

https://prolifeaction.org/2021/pro-life-action-league-mourns-the-death-of-founder-joe-scheidler/

 

The Patriotic Idolatry - Reformation 21

 

Trump Supporter Shocked Over Clemency of 'Crook' Who Stole His Life Savings in Ponzi Scheme (newsweek.com)


January 22

https://myemail.constantcontact.com/A-Message-from-Your-North-Dakota-Bishops.html?soid=1111756212968&aid=Vcz7W3BFfRw

 

https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2021/1/19/when-covering-the-trump-prophets-listen-up-heavenly-inauguration-is-in-the-wings

 

‘Good Riddance!’: China’s State-Run Media Celebrates End of Trump Presidency – Faithwire

 

Exclusive: How Officials' Fear of Donald Trump Paralyzed Intelligence Agencies, Led to Capitol Riot (newsweek.com)

 

How to Pray on Inauguration Day | EFCA (for information purposes – not necessarily full endorsement though of course we should pray within biblical guidelines

 

Biden Taps Transgender Health Official (pjmedia.com))

 

https://religionnews.com/2021/01/21/at-inaugural-prayer-service-a-message-of-renewal-and-repairing-the-breach/

 

https://www.hrc.org/press-releases/the-human-rights-campaign-applauds-most-lgbtq-inclusive-inaugural-prayer-service-in-u-s-history

 

Breaking! Another Dumpster Fire Prayer at Joe Biden Inauguration 'To Your Glory, Majesty, Dominion... - Protestia

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2021/01/22/inaugural-prayer-service/

 

https://religionnews.com/2021/01/21/jen-hatmaker-apologizes-for-inaugural-prayer-seen-as-erasing-native-americans/

 

Joe Biden's Policies and QAnon Fallout Could See Proliferation of Militia Groups (newsweek.com)

 

Mitch McConnell Says Joe Biden is Already Making Serious Errors as President (newsweek.com)

 

William Barber warns against ‘simplistic calls for unity' - The Christian Post (way out there leftie dominated event – horrendous syncretism among many other concerns)

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/this-week-shows-how-neutered-trump-is-without-twitter?ref=home

 

https://stream.org/a-strong-appeal-to-those-who-prophesied-trumps-reelection/ (those who prophesied Trump’s reelection were WRONG.  And it is a serious spiritual issue to be wrong on that.  One needs to stick to things that are taught in the Bible.  It is a separate issue as to whether Biden is a good president advocating good policies.)


January 23

 

Transgender pastor from Colorado takes part in the Inaugural Prayer Ceremony (kdvr.com)

 

White House advisor Dr. Anthony Fauci promises administration's repeal of Mexico City Policy (catholicnewsagency.com)

 

President Biden, Speak to the March for Life | Opinion (newsweek.com)

 

On the day of Biden’s inauguration, Trump evangelical John MacArthur tweets that the U.S. is officially “one nation in rebellion to God” | the way of improvement leads home

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/biden-culture-war-blitzkrieg/

 

https://protestia.com/2021/01/23/jen-hatmakers-new-spiritual-director-is-michelle-obamas-pansuit/

 

https://protestia.com/2021/01/23/bail-denied-for-capitol-stormin-zealot-who-said-gods-will-to-kill-60-million-commies/

 

https://protestia.com/2021/01/22/katt-kerr-claims-nowhere-does-bible-say-prophets-must-apologize-for-false-prophecies/ (Katt Kerr is wrong.)

 

https://protestia.com/2021/01/22/biden-issues-executive-order-demanding-biological-males-be-permitted-in-womens-sports-washrooms/

 

https://protestia.com/2021/01/22/biden-issues-executive-order-demanding-biological-males-be-permitted-in-womens-sports-washrooms/

 

Biden dissolves Trump's 1776 commission - The Christian Post

 

Republicans Accuse Joe Biden of Putting Jobs at Risk with Climate Change Agenda (newsweek.com) (did he tell the truth about what he would do on this?)

 

Paula Stone Williams Risks All to Follow Calling of Transgender Identity Igniting New Purpose | KSFR (Williams is a dangerous false teacher.  Unbelievably sad how Williams is being promoted.  There is no joy or hope in this person’s story, as evidenced in the book “She’s My Dad.”)

 

Joe Biden's First Executive Order Mandates Boys Can Use Girls Restrooms, No Religious Exceptions (reformationcharlotte.org)

 

Evangelical Leaders Rejoice in Communist Takeover of America (reformationcharlotte.org)

 

Southern Baptist Pastor Defends Transgender Doctor as "Competent" and "Qualified" to Lead Nation (reformationcharlotte.org)

 

Beth Moore Says God is Judging His People Because They "Sinned Grievously" By Supporting Trump (reformationcharlotte.org)

 

List of False Prophets Who Prophesied Trump Would Win 2020 Election Keeps Growing (reformationcharlotte.org)

 

Why did evangelicals go for Trump? - Because Trump was as cruel as the Bible - Frank Schaeffer - Official Blog (frankschaefferblog.com) (sad that the once conservative Frank Schaeffer blasts the Bible.  Although Trump and no sinful human is beyond criticism, Schaeffer’s remarks here don’t make sense.  The Bible did not support all of Mr. Trump’s communication methods or actions.  Nor does it support Mr. Biden’s.)


January 24

 

Biden Signs Divisive Transgender Executive Order (dailysignal.com)

 

Transgenderism - Our Position - Focus on the Family

 

'Worst-Ever Secretary of State' Declares China a Genocidal Regime | Opinion (newsweek.com)

 

Inauguration Day: What’s Next for Christians? | Answers in Genesis

 

https://religionnews.com/2021/01/24/3875498/

 

https://world.wng.org/content/russian_police_arrest_pro_navalny_protesters


Tuesday, December 01, 2020

Interesting Links from December 2020

 

https://religionnews.com/2020/11/30/progressive-united-methodists-announce-new-denomination-liberation-methodist-connexion/

 

https://www.nationalreview.com/news/trump-lawyer-says-former-cybersecurity-chief-should-be-executed-for-saying-election-was-secure/

 

https://www.nationalreview.com/2020/11/trump-election-fraud-disgraceful-endgame/?utm_source=recirc-desktop&utm_medium=homepage&utm_campaign=river&utm_content=featured-content-trending&utm_term=first

 

 

December 3

 

https://religionnews.com/2020/12/01/conservative-christian-activists-plan-barnstorming-tour-of-georgia-ahead-of-senate-runoff/

 

https://religionnews.com/2020/11/30/eric-metaxas-christian-radio-host-offers-to-lay-down-his-life-for-trump-election-triumph/

 

https://stream.org/have-we-completely-lost-our-minds-and-our-souls/

 

Biden makes 'sweeping promises' to LGBT activists - The Christian Post

 

https://religionnews.com/2020/12/01/eric-metaxas-and-the-losing-of-the-evangelical-mind/

 

https://www.charismanews.com/politics/opinion/83525-shocking-election-testimony-comes-out-of-arizona-meeting

 

Economics Legend Walter E. Williams Dies at 84 | Dan Bongino (He was frequently favorably quoted in Christian News.)


December 6

 

https://religionnews.com/2020/12/03/metaxas-jesus-trump-stolen-election-christian-nationalism-rod-dreher-sidney-powell/

 

https://stream.org/walter-williams-a-warrior-for-liberty/

 

Physician Support for Ethical Vaccines – Christian Medical & Dental Associations (cmda.org)

 

https://premium.charismanews.com/article/83548 (for information purposes)

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/no-american-lives-should-be-lost-to-defend-taiwan/ (maybe he’s right on the military reasons but it would be bad if Communist China took over Taiwan)

 

https://religionnews.com/2020/12/05/historic-middle-collegiate-church-in-new-york-city-destroyed-in-six-alarm-fire/

 

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/religionqanda/2020/12/how-should-biden-era-americans-understand-religious-freedom/

 

https://madison.com/wsj/news/local/education/university/scientific-journal-purges-anti-gay-uw-madison-paper-published-in-1951/article_a5df48e6-659e-54c9-8fed-8027ac1c9f0b.html#tracking-source=home-top-story-1


December 8

 

Fire destroys historic church that houses New York Liberty Bell - The Christian Post

 

Bill C-6: What the Criminal Ban on “Conversion Therapy” Means for Churches in Canada - The Gospel Coalition | Canada

 

The Crisis of Christian Celebrity - The French Press (thedispatch.com)


December 11

 

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/geneveith/2020/12/what-the-name-jesus-reveals/

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/cuomo-sees-no-place-for-god-in-crisis/

 

https://steadfastlutherans.org/2020/12/rev-paul-t-mccain/

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/12/09/state-department-nigeria-country-particular-concern/

 

Biden’s Election is as Putrid, Shady, and Spurious as Persia’s Darius the Great! (reformationcharlotte.org)

 

Pro-life groups denounce Biden’s HHS secretary pick - The Christian Post

 

'Churches should suspend services.' I respectfully dissent - The Christian Post

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/state-of-the-union/merry-christmas-ya-filthy-animals/

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/12/10/ecumenism-in-the-next-methodism/ (downright heretical theology is tolerated in the National Council of Churches, and has been for decades)

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/religious-persecution-on-the-rise-worldwide/

 

https://www.exposingtheelca.com/on-social-media-elca-wolves-blog/advent-drag-show-is-an-elca-church-fundraising-event

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/why-we-question-the-election-results/

 

https://www.catholicnewsagency.com/news/catholic-hong-kong-activist-jimmy-lai-the-lord-is-suffering-with-me-89843

 

The sad irony of celebrity pastors | Spectator USA

 

John MacArthur: World 'perfectly suited' for Antichrist's arrival - The Christian Post


December 12

 

https://religionnews.com/2020/12/11/dave-ramsey-christian-financial-guru-ridicules-covid-19-fears-plans-large-in-person-christmas-party/

 

Hemingway: Governor Ralph Northam Has No Right To Dictate The Theology Of Virginia Residents (thefederalist.com)

 

Letter to the Church in Response to Governor Northam's Statements on Worship — Esgetology

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/protests-marches-and-some-serious-shofar-blowig-as-trumpers-set-to-descend-on-dc-yet-again?ref=scroll

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/bad-news-for-evangelicals-god-doesnt-need-donald-trump-in-the-white-house?ref=home

 

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/politics/2020/december/tx-election-case-gains-traction-as-house-republicans-join-and-6-states-sign-on-as-plaintiffs

 

https://bismarcktribune.com/opinion/letters/letter-proud-of-pastors-response-during-pandemic/article_9080c04b-2307-5139-a8f2-42a7b7f42482.html

 

Kathie Lee Gifford doesn’t follow man-made religious rules - The Christian Post


December 14

 

‘Biden Did You Know?’: Metaxas turns Christmas carol into conspiracy parody (religionnews.com)

 

The Dangerous Idolatry of Christian Trumpism - The French Press (thedispatch.com)

 

'Proud Boys' burn Black Lives Matter signs at churches in Washington (religionnews.com)

 

https://www1.cbn.com/cbnnews/us/2020/december/let-the-church-roar-national-prayer-rally-comes-to-dc-for-jericho-march-to-stop-the-steal

 

Beware Those Hasty & Severe in Judgment – Entrusted to the Dirt


December 16

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/12/14/political-idolatries/

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/12/14/rethinking-christmas-lights-part-one/

 

https://cathedral.org/press-room/dean-hollerith-and-bishop-budde-hate-has-no-home-here/

 

http://conservativeactionproject.com/conservatives-call-on-state-legislators-to-appoint-new-electors-in-accordance-with-the-constitution/ (for information purposes)

 

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/geneveith/2020/12/one-of-the-most-conservative-states-is-the-hottest-marijuana-market/ (not persuaded that this is good)

 

https://www.startribune.com/more-us-churches-commit-to-racism-linked-reparations/600001248/ (theologically liberal Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod pastor Matt Staneck supports this in my opinion ridiculous idea at https://www.lutheranforum.com/blog/a-lutheran-case-for-reparations-summer-2020 ), which conservative LCMS pastor Phil Hale opposed at https://christiannewsmissouri.com/2020/12/01/a-lutheran-case-for-reparations/ )  (Some people deny that there are theologically liberal pastors in the LCMS.)

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/12/16/yuri-shumaev-kazakhstan-christians/

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/opinions/2020/12/15/giving-trump-credit-vaccine-is-best-way-biden-unite-country/

 

https://www.breitbart.com/politics/2020/12/15/franklin-graham-i-am-grateful-to-god-for-the-last-four-years/

 

https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/2020/12/15/hungary-adoption-lgbt-constitution/

 

https://www.charismanews.com/us/83692-rodney-howard-browne-insists-this-is-greater-than-trump-it-s-about-america “Howard-Browne also says he has a peace about the outcome and confidence that Trump will be sworn in for a second term as U.S. president on Jan. 20.”

 

Franklin Graham Says Trump 'Will Go Down in History As One of the Great Presidents' (newsweek.com)


December 17

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/12/16/black-lives-matter-methodist-churches-destroyed/

 

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/cult-christian-trumpism/

 

https://www.democracydocket.com/2020/12/a-threat-to-democracy/

 

https://ilc-online.org/2020/12/08/french-lutherans-elect-new-president-2/

 

https://ilc-online.org/2020/11/25/finnish-lutherans-enter-into-fellowship-with-the-lcms/

 

https://ilc-online.org/2020/11/08/malagasy-lutherans-elect-new-president/

 

https://ilc-online.org/2020/12/11/former-kenyan-bishop-enters-into-glory/

 

https://ilc-online.org/2020/12/07/finnish-lutherans-to-elect-a-new-bishop-in-2021/

 

https://www.cph.org/default.aspx?

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/12/17/redemption-or-damnation-for-america/

 

My Top 10 Theology Stories of 2020 (thegospelcoalition.org)

 

The New Moral Majority Endorses Warnock & Ossoff — New Moral Majority (not that there aren’t also problems on the political right but this list of endorsements includes many way out there lefties like Brian McLaren)


December 19

 

In VOA Nominee Fight, WaPo Insists Christians Cannot Hold Public Office (thefederalist.com)

 

Proud Boys Leader Admits Burning Church BLM Sign Following Washington Rally (newsweek.com)

 

How to start your own blog in 2021 – Building Jerusalem

 

MAGA leaders call for the troops to keep Trump in office - POLITICO

 

NAE Condemns Burnings at Black Churches - National Association of Evangelicals

 

A Note from JD Hall: Goodbye, 4,830 Facebook Friends - Protestia

 

Trump’s path to an electoral college victory isn’t narrow. It’s nonexistent. - The Washington Post (my friend Stu Rothenberg from 2016)


December 20

North Carolina governor establishes “Gender Expansive Parents’ Day” in recognition of LGBT parents | Disrn

 

Members of John MacArthur's Church Say They’re Being Pressured Not to Report New COVID Outbreak | The Roys Report (julieroys.com)

 

How Postmodern Pseudo-Prophecy Dishonors God (thegospelcoalition.org)


December 22

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/12/21/jan-davis-on-the-virgin-birth/

 

https://www.exposingtheelca.com/exposed-blog/when-jesus-comes-back-shell-be-gay

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/charlie-kirk-tpusa-hooters-conservatism-jesus/

 

The Story Behind Handel’s Messiah - BreakPoint

 

https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/december/hungary-constitution-family-define-christian-lgbt-adopt.html


December 23

 

https://www.pilotonline.com/news/education/vp-nw-bachmann-regent-20201222-oppx7cdpvjhbtflup3zr2syrdq-story.html

 

Joni Eareckson Tada tests positive for COVID - The Christian Post

 

https://www.exposingtheelca.com/exposed-blog/the-elca-drag-queen-storytime-queer-christmas-celebration

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/state-of-the-union/trump-pardons-war-criminals-again/

 

https://www.regent.edu/news/regent-university-names-michele-bachmann-as-dean-of-the-robertson-school-of-government/

 

Hungary amends Constitution to uphold traditional marriage - The Christian Post

 

Raven 23 & President Trump: The Team Deserves Pardons | National Review

 

Ted Cruz Blocks Hong Kong Immigration Bill That Jeopardizes National Security | ImmigrationReform.com

 

Ted Cruz’s Terrible Case for Keeping out Hong Kong Refugees – Reason.com


December 25

https://www.forbes.com/sites/michaeltnietzel/2020/12/23/concordia-university-chicago-becomes-latest-university-to-put-academic-programs-on-chopping-block/?sh=2701ca7e7eff&fbclid=IwAR1Yf66JBlDEGllCWPINl4z2oMt3HluvsYwA2xKOcv_Ey4hs-C3UnEnzuWA

 

https://steadfastlutherans.org/2020/12/lutheran-laymens-declaration-and-petition/

 

https://bismarcktribune.com/news/local/bismarck/christmas-in-a-pandemic-churches-offer-messages-of-hope-in-2020/article_299334d2-d2a5-5bf3-a9dc-887b8c83801c.html#tracking-source=home-top-story

 

Major pro-life group gives Trump its ‘Person of the Year’ award - The Christian Post

 

https://religionnews.com/2020/12/24/how-much-longer-will-the-middle-east-celebrate-christmas/

 

https://www.donsweeting.com/why-i-love-a-service-of-lessons-and-carols-at-christmas-time/

 

Limbaugh slams Biden's 'darkest days' comment about coronavirus - The Christian Post

December 27

 

Why Hollywood Praises Elliot Page (and Blacklists Me) (thegospelcoalition.org)

 

VA Governor: “You Don’t Need to Sit in the Pews for God to Hear Your Prayers” | Answers in Genesis

 

http://pastoralmeanderings.blogspot.com/2020/12/glad.html

 

https://thefederalist.com/2020/12/24/in-america-churches-may-be-closed-on-christmas-but-in-pakistan-they-may-be-bombed/

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/when-a-flat-earther-refused-to-concede-and-all-hell-broke-loose?ref=home


December 28

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/12/28/the-sexual-revolution-shows-its-endgame/ Scary.

 

Los Angeles Finally Agrees to Drop COVID Restrictions Against Churches – Faithwire

 

The Dangerous Love of Ease | Desiring God


December 29

A woke church is doomed to fail | The Spectator

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/prufrock/norways-stave-churches/

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/gerald-ford-and-the-perversion-of-presidential-pardons/

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-gospel-according-to-roger-stone/

 

https://thefederalist.com/2020/12/28/hemingway-if-lockdowns-worked-california-wouldnt-have-this-problem/

 

https://thefederalist.com/2020/12/29/what-big-tech-didnt-want-you-to-see-on-the-federalist-in-2020/

 

https://stream.org/president-trump-kept-this-2016-promise-to-us/


Monday, November 02, 2020

Interesting Links from November 2020

 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/north-korean-christians-executed-for-owning-bible-babies-killed.html

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/11/02/nadia-bolz-weber-goddess-sex-politics/

 

https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/02/democrats-could-shoot-a-baby-in-the-street-and-john-piper-would-blame-trumps-arrogance/

 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/calvary-chapel-san-jose-lawsuit-350k-fines-indoor-services.html

 

https://cbmw.org/2020/10/29/virginia-mollenkott-feminist-author-and-activist-dies-at-88-a-reminder-that-reimagining-the-creation-order-leads-to-reimagining-the-creator/

 

http://vaticanfiles.org/en/2020/11/181-all-brothers-the-unbearable-cost-of-roman-catholic-universalism/

 

 November 4

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/opinion/2020/11/03/trump-president-what-he-has-accomplished-his-four-years-column/6112366002/

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/11/03/virginia-values-act/

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/trump-national-conservatism-big-night/

 

https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2020/11/1/attention-sean-feucht-and-evangelical-leaders-hatred-of-the-press-is-hurting-your-cause

 

https://religionnews.com/2020/11/04/nick-challies-son-of-well-known-evangelical-blogger-dies-at-college/


November 6

 

https://stream.org/want-media-praise-pastor-easy-get-sex-change/

 

https://stream.org/an-urgent-appeal-to-christian-supporters-of-president-trump/

 

November 8

 

https://www.foxnews.com/opinion/biden-elected-christians-response-robert-jeffress

 

https://amgreatness.com/2020/11/07/went-to-bed-in-america-woke-up-in-a-banana-republic/ (for information purposes)

 

https://www.nbcnews.com/news/world/trump-s-election-falsehoods-put-smile-faces-dictators-observers-warn-n1246766

 

https://stream.org/how-trump-won-while-losing/

 

https://stream.org/how-to-biblically-handle-your-post-election-triggered-self/

 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/pro-life-groups-react-as-joe-biden-is-declared-winner-of-election.html

 

November 9

 

https://www.exposingtheelca.com/exposed-blog/is-carthage-college-the-right-school-for-you

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/its-time-for-conservatives-to-unite-behind-ye/

 

https://religionnews.com/2020/11/09/bishop-harry-jackson-jr-trump-evangelical-adviser-has-died/

 

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2020/nov/8/donald-trumps-temperament-may-have-cost-him-the-el/

 

https://www.faithwire.com/2020/11/09/christian-ministry-sues-bank-over-claims-of-religious-discrimination/

 

https://griffingulledge.com/2020/11/03/the-bereans-had-no-bibles/


November 10

 

https://www.patheos.com/blogs/geneveith/2020/11/a-civil-war-an-internal-cold-war/

 

http://pastoralmeanderings.blogspot.com/2020/11/curiosity-kills-more-than-cats.html

 

https://stream.org/the-media-says-joe-biden-will-be-president-and-im-relieved/

 

https://stream.org/a-time-to-heal/

 

https://www.christianpost.com/voices/rural-pastor-donald-trump-was-my-president-joe-biden-now-is.html


November 11

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/its-not-your-fathers-gop/

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/11/11/the-mayflower-compact-a-covenant-with-god/

 

https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/november-web-only/political-prophecy-false-bible-scholar-trump-election.html?utm_source=ctdirect-html&utm_medium=Newsletter&utm_term=30701241&utm_content=741909699&utm_campaign=email

 

https://www.christianpost.com/voices/is-alex-trebek-in-heaven-the-question-and-urgency-of-eternity.html

 

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/11/11/how-biden-swung-the-religious-vote-435954

 

https://www.gottesdienst.org/gottesblog/2020/10/24/the-bronze-idol-of-infrequent-communion (Comment: As I read the Scriptures, the Lord said to partake often but He didn’t say how often the often should be.  Some people give little to no indication that they would have supported Martin Luther had they lived at the time Luther did.  Some things that Luther emphasized are not emphasized.)

 

https://www.lifenews.com/2020/11/09/joe-biden-says-he-would-sign-executive-order-week-1-forcing-americans-to-fund-planned-parenthood/?fbclid=IwAR2gjl2Eu_X02rQjFM1VirKBbsE2BG2WAqUvDbtFSbraz70Kb4VNzxCJJgk#.X6r8672x9mE.facebook

 

https://www.concordia-ny.edu/about/news/1685242/rev-dr-joshua-hollmann-accepted-to-external-phd-program-at-radboud-university-in-the-netherlands (Comment: doesn’t sound like he upholds Biblical Christology, the teaching the Jesus is the only way to heaven, or Biblical Evangelism, despite being affiliated with a denomination with a theologically conservative reputation)

 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/author-trumps-character-problems-cost-him-evangelical-votes.html

 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/ark-requires-face-masks-at-church-services-in-new-guidelines.html

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/11/12/liberal-megachurch-set-to-leave-umc/

 

https://world.wng.org/2020/11/opposition_ousted

 

https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/ny-oped-trump-hissy-fit-20201111-5hbr5ot5ovfnffubxqgcwhhgsm-story.html

 

https://ca.thegospelcoalition.org/article/what-legal-rights-do-canadian-governments-have-to-restrict-assemblies/

November 14

 

https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2020/10/28/heres-a-very-fluid-take-on-evangelicalism-new-york-times-obituary-of-a-progressive-pioneer

 

https://www.baptistpress.com/resource-library/news/nevada-protects-gay-marriage-in-constitution-exempts-clergy-from-ceremonies/

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/the-americans-who-politicized-the-bible/

 

https://www.challies.com/articles/the-cruelty-of-quarantine-a-lament/

 

https://fightoffaithblog.com/2020/11/12/it-is-a-weakness-of-faith-to-refuse-to-mourn-the-death-of-loved-ones/


November 15

 

https://protestia.com/2020/11/13/bethel-churchs-sean-feucht-has-1-album-in-the-world/

 

http://ichabodthegloryhasdeparted.blogspot.com/2020/11/guess-who-called-election-in-october.html (clickbait)

 

https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/factcheck/2020/11/14/fact-check-dominion-voting-machines-didnt-delete-switch-votes/6282157002/ (not helpful if one is kooky in pressing one’s case.  Could lose some votes for conservatives in the future.  Best to use common courtesy in arguing one’s case too.)

 

https://religionnews.com/2020/11/13/fauci-and-collins-mull-thanksgiving-covid-19-advice-at-cathedral-forum/

 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/san-diego-strip-clubs-reopen-but-churches-ordered-remain-closed.html

 

https://infanttheology.wordpress.com/2020/11/15/trying-to-get-as-many-heavenly-rewards-as-you-can/

 

https://www.efca.org/blog/leading-churches/efca-2018-doctrinal-survey


November 17

 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/british-police-break-up-baptism-that-defied-lockdown-rules.html

 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/bidens-chief-of-staff-pick-called-himself-pro-choice-soldier.html

 

http://bradhambrick.com/a-tribute-to-the-life-of-jay-adams/


November 18

 

https://religionnews.com/2020/11/17/rachel-held-evans-father-on-his-daughters-final-days-and-the-ongoing-impact-of-her-life/ (Mrs. Evans was extremely theologically liberal and everyone who is honest knows it.  Her totally unexpected death was unusual.)

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/11/17/religious-coalition-for-reproductive-choice/

 

https://thefederalist.com/2020/11/17/if-americans-can-no-longer-trust-our-elections-were-in-big-trouble/ (any cheating that exists will be judged by God even if it isn’t in this life)

 

http://pastoralmeanderings.blogspot.com/2020/11/the-hegemony-of-china.html


November 21

 

https://encourage.pcacdm.org/2020/11/16/post-template-213-82/

 

https://www.efca.org/blog/understanding-scripture/wrath-god-should-come-our-minds-more-often?fbclid=IwAR2Q702dRpBztH7lJQ2V6aEq6TewkjvHk3kpoM3kYnnW0liY1B3s5F7vceI

 

https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2020/11/17/daily-beast-stunned-to-learn-that-the-great-commission-remains-in-new-testament

 

https://www.getreligion.org/getreligion/2020/11/16/john-macarthur-and-california-church-closings-so-many-stories-so-few-reporters

 

https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/article/9-things-you-should-know-about-president-elect-joe-biden/

 

https://christiannews.net/2020/11/04/delaware-elects-first-transgender-state-senator-in-american-history/

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/lgbt-lobby-coming-after-christian-schools/

 

https://albertmohler.com/2020/11/18/a-direct-threat-to-christian-education-the-human-rights-campaign-demands-that-the-biden-administration-deny-accreditation-to-christian-colleges-and-schools

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/11/19/gender-ideology-bostock-decision-destruction-freedom-part-3/

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/11/19/serving-god-military/

 

https://religionnews.com/2020/11/19/carl-lentz-and-the-hot-pastor-problem/

 

https://stream.org/i-know-sidney-powell-she-is-telling-the-truth/

 

https://www.christianpost.com/news/keith-kristyn-getty-christianity-and-science-are-not-at-odds.html

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/was-jesus-ugly-the-early-church-thought-so?ref=home

 

https://religionnews.com/2020/11/19/adam-taylor-succeeds-jim-wallis-as-sojourners-president/

 

https://religionnews.com/2020/11/18/five-faith-facts-about-former-president-barack-obamas-book-guns-wright-prayer/ “My assortment of charms grew steadily: a miniature Buddha, an Ohio buckeye, a laminated four-leaf clover, a tiny bronze likeness of Hanuman the monkey god, all manner of angels, rosary beads, crystals and rocks,” former President Obama said.

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/11/20/sojourners-jim-wallis-georgetown/ (Sojourners is extremely theologically liberal.)

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/trumps-legal-battle-for-the-election-is-a-mess/

 

http://pastoralmeanderings.blogspot.com/2020/11/have-we-become-wimps.html

 

Isn't love just love? - The Christian Post

 

November 26

 

Eric Metaxas Promotes Donald Trump’s Last-Ditch Effort to Destabilize Election – Warren Throckmorton (wthrockmorton.com)

 

Out Of Office, Trump Could Face Significant Legal Peril : NPR

 

https://thehill.com/opinion/campaign/527065-team-trump-offering-fire-hose-of-conspiracy-kool-aid-for-supporters

 

https://tntribune.com/vanderbilt-divinity-school-alumna-becomes-nashvilles-first-gay-woman-lutheran-pastor/

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/its-time-for-conservatives-to-dump-trump/

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/dreher/pro-abortion-catholic-joe-biden-archbishop-wilton-gregory-communion/

 

https://www.valpo.edu/news/?type=post&site=239&id=11986

 

https://www.valpo.edu/news/?type=post&site=239&id=12094

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/11/25/christian-celebrities/

 

'Transhood': New HBO Max show 'more exploitative than Cuties - The Christian Post

 

http://pastoralmeanderings.blogspot.com/2020/11/it-is-hard-to-be-thankful-when.html

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/11/26/thankful-in-2020-international-religious-freedom-edition/

 

Transgender Pakistanis find solace in a church of their own (apnews.com) (for information purposes)

 

Finnish Lutherans enter into fellowship with the LCMS - International Lutheran Council (ilc-online.org)

 

Those Dern Lutherans: An Interview with Paul T. McCain (thegospelcoalition.org). Although little known outside of the LCMS, McCain was a prominent leader in the Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod for many years.  Mary Ann McCain wrote in a wonderful tribute on Facebook on November 26, “My dad suddenly passed last night. Although this is a shock to us all, this is not a shock to God. My dad was a man of incredible faith; strong, determined, devoted. He was a pastor, a writer, an avid gun collector, and a very loving husband. To me, he was my hero. He gifted me with a new Bible on Tuesday and I kissed him goodbye yesterday. We are also blessed to have pictures from a recent family photoshoot. My dad is now in the loving arms of our Heavenly Father, whole and free. I love you, Dad.

“The Lord has given, the Lord has taken away, blessed be the name of the Lord” Job 1:21.

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” Revelation 21:4

Dad’s Favorite Verse: “I have been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ who lives in me. And the life I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.” Galatians 2:20”


November 27

 

DC archbishop will serve Biden communion despite abortion stance - The Christian Post

  

A Day of Reckoning: Victorian Government pushes to ban Christian practices with threat of 10 years in prison | MurrayCampbell.net

 

 November 28

 

https://weedon.blogspot.com/2020/11/remembering-friend-paul-timothy-mccain.html

 

https://www.iwf.org/2020/11/16/some-in-aclu-have-new-cause-book-banning/

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/saudi-arabia-the-ally-from-hell/

 

http://pastoralmeanderings.blogspot.com/2020/11/when-pastors-downplay-their-role-as.html

 

Obituary: Rev. Paul Timothy McCain, publisher and executive editor, Concordia Publishing House (lcms.org)

 

The Election May Never Be Over for White Supremacists | Time


 

November 30

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2020/11/29/advent-wait/

 

Episcopal Church will be dead in 20 years, researcher says - The Christian Post

 

https://religionnews.com/2020/11/30/eric-metaxas-christian-radio-host-offers-to-lay-down-his-life-for-trump-election-triumph/ (for information purposes)

 

 

Police block Canadian churchgoers from drive-in worship service - The Christian Post