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


January 26

Agree with liberals, or you're racist, xenophobic and dangerous - Washington Times

 

KC Chiefs' Owner Clark Hunt Praises God as Team Heads to Super Bowl - Faith Plays Big Role in Chiefs Organization | CBN News

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/requiem-for-the-godfather-of-pro-life-activism/

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/joe-biden-and-the-death-of-free-speech/

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/our-teetotaling-elites/

 

https://news.yahoo.com/twitter-permanently-suspends-pillow-ceo-072825543.html

 

https://stream.org/lets-call-this-the-democracy-destruction-act-of-2021/

 

https://stream.org/locked-out-by-twitter-for-telling-the-truth/

 

Francis Chan leaves Hong Kong after visa rejected - The Christian Post

 

Donald Trump Endorses 'Warrior' Sarah Sanders for Arkansas Governor (newsweek.com)


January 30

 

It's time to stand up against the muzzling of America (nypost.com)

 

https://juicyecumenism.com/2021/01/27/covid-vaccine-ethics-abortion/

 

https://stream.org/speaker-pelosi-stop-pretending-to-be-faithful/

 

Supreme Court rejects church's challenge to COVID worship limits - The Christian Post

 

Joe Biden's Transgender Fictions | Carl R. Trueman | First Things

 

When We Failed to Count the Cost | Tim Challies

 

https://www.theamericanconservative.com/articles/we-owe-the-lincoln-project-our-thanks/

 

https://religionnews.com/2021/01/27/rabbis-to-biden-transgender-executive-order-threatens-safety-and-privacy/

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/these-preachers-say-god-promised-a-2nd-trump-term-what-now

 

HuffPost blaming Christian curriculum for riots is slanderous - The Christian Post

 

https://www.huffpost.com/entry/biden-abortion-progressive-faith_n_60132143c5b63b0fb27f3839 (for information purposes)

 

http://pastoralmeanderings.blogspot.com/2021/01/another-sad-closure.htmlI particularly believe that John Nunes was perhaps their last and best hope of preventing this end to a history that is larger than life. Many of the players in Missouri's history matriculated from Bronxville -- people on both sides of the theological spectrum!”

 

https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2021/01/29/concordia-college-new-york-will-close-summer-iona-college-purchase-campus

 

https://www.lohud.com/story/news/education/2021/01/28/concordia-college-closes-iona-college-acquires-bronxville-campus/4292059001/ (interesting that a Roman Catholic college will be taking over CCNY.)

 

Carl Flentge Schalk Obituary - Melrose Park, IL | Chicago Tribune (legacy.com)

 

https://www.thedailybeast.com/the-capitol-rioters-disturbing-ties-to-the-march-for-life?ref=home (for information purposes)

 

https://offers.djameskennedy.org/graham-open-letter/?utm_campaign=GrahamOpenLetter&utm_source=CW&utm_medium=DJKMwebsite210126&utm_content=L2171&PN=41202121

 

https://religionnews.com/2021/01/29/southern-baptist-pastors-are-calling-kamala-harris-jezebel-what-do-they-mean/

 

https://reformationcharlotte.org/2021/01/29/left-in-complete-meltdown-over-conservative-pastors-comparing-kamala-harris-to-jezebel/

 

https://thefederalist.com/2021/01/29/alexander-solzhenitsyn-takes-on-the-progressives/

 

https://lcaction.org/detail/20210128-rep-stephanie-murphys-new-mccarthyism

 

Twitter suspends Christian mag over Biden trans nominee tweet - The Christian Post