Saturday, January 01, 2022

Interesting Links from January 2022

 Surburg's blog: Mark's thoughts: Jesus brings a sword, not peace

 

A Few Unfashionable Notes on Harmonizing the Infancy Narratives of Luke and Matthew - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Thirteen Cities Broke Homicide Records in 2021 | National Review

 

TGC Senior Editor's Favorite TV Show Contains Graphic Homosexual Sex Scene - Protestia

 

A providential escape | WORLD (wng.org)

 

‘We Have’ Evangelicals ‘Who Practice The Most Un-Christian Ways’: MSNBC Contributor | The Daily Wire

 

The Truth of Abortion in Deep Blue Cities - The American Conservative

 

The fall of the ‘Evil Empire’ | Opinion News (christianpost.com)


January 4

 

Hong Kong News Outlet Forced To Close Following Police Raid, Arrests (thefederalist.com)

 

Another Hong Kong news outlet to close amid crackdown on dissent : NPR

 

196. Roman Catholicism as a “Temptation” for Evangelical Theology - Vatican Files

 

Finnish Bishop and Politician Face Trial for LGBT Statemen...... | News & Reporting | Christianity Today

 

‘Blatant Heresy’: Catholic University Student Loses Points on Theology Test After Describing God Using Male Pronouns – Faithwire

 

"The Holy Family is queer" Says ELCA Pastor - EXPOSING THE ELCA (how sick!)

 

Relevant Magazine Contributor 'If You Don't Wear a COVID-19 Mask, You're Not a Christian' - Protestia


January 5

 

Bishop Gripped by ‘Fear’ as He and Christian Politician Face Hate Speech Trial for Stating Biblical Views on Homosexuality – Faithwire

 

For Christian Prophets Who Predicted Donald Trump's Reinstatement in 2021, No Apologies (newsweek.com)

 

George Floyd's Great-Niece Arianna Delane Shot While Sleeping (newsweek.com)

 

Covid Policy: Once-Taboo Ideas Becoming Mainstream | National Review

 

What January 6 Actually Means - The American Conservative

 

Wide Awoke in Corporate America? - Current (currentpub.com)

 

Despite San Francisco Chronicle sermon, parents oppose teachers hiding LGBTQ evangelism — GetReligion

 

Charismatics are at war with each other over failed prophecies of Trump victory (religionunplugged.com)

 

The Reasons the New Ultra-Progressive Methodist Demonomination is Failing are Hilarious - Protestia


January 6

 

Jan. 6, 2021, the ‘New Right’ and a republic at risk - Roll Call (I worked with my friend Stu at the Free Congress Foundation.  He has become more liberal over the years.)

 

Longtime U.S. House chaplain on Jan. 6, the dangers of ‘apocalyptic thinking’ and why there’s room for pro-choice in Catholicism - The Washington Post

 

Rejecting the January 6 Attack in Christ's Name | Opinion (newsweek.com)

 

‘Give Us a King’: Lessons from the Capitol Sedition | Christianity Today

 

The Capitol Attack Signaled a Post-Christian Church, Not Merely a Post-Christian Culture | Christianity Today

 

The Revolutionary Joy of Desmond Tutu | The University of Chicago Divinity School (uchicago.edu)

 

Merry Christmas, from a Muslim | Nasser Hussain | First Things (for information purposes – Muslims are still off-base in official teaching/practice – disappointing but not surprising the FT would publish this)

 

Jan. 6: A timeline in prayers (religionnews.com)

 

To Hell With January 6 - The American Conservative

 

Rev Lowell Erdahl Obituary | Star Tribune (death of a liberal Lutheran)

 

The Power of Belief in Conspiracy Theories | The University of Chicago Divinity School (uchicago.edu)

 

A Tragic Day in American History, But Not an Insurrection - The Stream

 

Capitol Riot: Anniversary of a Disgrace | National Review

 

Epiphany: an Overlooked but Important Day - BreakPoint

 

Ben Roethlisberger after final home game: 'Good Lord has blessed me' (sportsspectrum.com)

 

A Look Back: What Evangelical Leaders Said About Jan. 6 Attack (julieroys.com)

 

COVID-Infected Radio Host Douglas Kuzma Dies After QAnon-Friendly Conference With Baseless Anthrax Rumors (thedailybeast.com)

 

Does Tucker Carlson's Jan. 6 documentary hold up under scrutiny? (yahoo.com)


January 7

 

Shame on the Ontario government | Voice (christianpost.com)

 

Päivi Räsänen: Resolute for Christ in Finland (decisionmagazine.com)

 

Interfaith vigil in DC gathers for second year, part of citywide Jan. 6 observances (religionnews.com) (Luther Place is an extremely theologically liberal church)

 

North Dakota State Senator Says 'Rhetoric' After Capitol Riot Part of Resignation Decision (newsweek.com)


January 8

 

Canada joins list of nations banning conversion therapy | Baptist Press

 

Lust Is a Public Health Crisis - The American Conservative

 

Pope Francis Is Queering The Catholic Church - The American Conservative (Father Enrique Rueda of the Free Congress  strongly opposed New Ways Ministry, in his book The Homosexual Network endorsed by Harold Lindsell.)

 

Reformed Church in America splits as conservative churches form new denomination (religionnews.com)

 

Trumpworld Dumps on Ted Cruz After He Grovels to Tucker (thedailybeast.com)


January 10

 

The Twisted, Trumpist Religion of Jan. 6th - The Bulwark

 

Jesus and John Wayne: A Fair Portrait of Evangelicalism? - CBMW

 

Former Youth Pastor Admits to Molesting Several Boys Over 5-Year Period, Gets 20 Years (newsweek.com)

 

Justin Peters Torches the Babylon Bee's Pathetic "Gospel" Presentation to Elon Musk - Protestia (I’ve never been a fan of the Babylon Bee.)

 

Trump boasted that the crowd for his speech on Jan. 6 was so big it was a 'sacred number,' and only a 'tiny percent' stormed the Capitol (yahoo.com)

 

Francis Against the Dog Moms - The American Conservative

 

7 Things the Prophets Might Say To Us | Biblical Preaching

 

How ‘Conversion Therapy’ Bans Are Akin to Apostasy Laws (thegospelcoalition.org)


January 13

 

Mike Lindell Started a New Election ‘Hub,’ and It’s Run by Two Jan. 6 Capitol Riot Attendees (thedailybeast.com)

 

A conspiracy against truth | WORLD (wng.org)

 

A Lutheran bishop faces prosecution for teaching traditional Christian doctrine – Acton Institute PowerBlog

 

Rashad Hussain confirmed as first Muslim US religious freedom ambassador (religionnews.com)

 

Drag Queen Story Hour For Children Comes To Church (prophecynewswatch.com)

 

MyPillow Guy Mike Lindell Just Made His Most Bonkers Claim Yet (yahoo.com)

 

Mike Huckabee Says America Is 'Rejecting the Standard of God and His Word' — Charisma News


January 15

 

Trumpism Now Only Trump's Grievances | National Review

 

‘God Didn’t Create You to Be That Way’: Promise Keepers Leader Denounces Pornography Use – Faithwire

 

Ineffective Liberal United Methodist Anti-Racism - Juicy Ecumenism

 

Religious Freedom at Home—But Not Abroad - Current (currentpub.com)

 

Pastoral Meanderings: This kind of pope even Luther could like. . .

 

Evangelizing the world for LGBTQIA+ activism | WORLD (wng.org)

 

Joe Biden Was Supposed to Be the Anti-Trump, but He’s Just as Divisive (thedailybeast.com)

 

Tucker Carlson Defends Thomas Caldwell, Rioter Facing Sedition Charges, as a ‘Thoroughly Loyal American’ (thedailybeast.com)

 

Pregnant People Are Still Not Getting Vaccinated Against Covid | WIRED (do they REALLY have to use the phrase “pregnant people”?)

 

Babylon Bee Pushes Back and Laughs at Critics of Their Gospel Presentation to Elon Musk - Protestia

 

Transgender hormone therapy: Early start helps mental health for kids (usatoday.com) (USA Today used to be relatively moderate but has often been radically liberal lately)

 

Dr. Odd | National Review

 

New Jersey governor signs bill allowing abortion up until birth | Politics News (christianpost.com)


January 16

 

Rite of Home Blessing — Gottesdienst (we definitely believe in home blessing – my wife and I did so ourselves)

 

Big Ben's Redemption - Current (currentpub.com)

 

Democrats: The party of Jim COVID | Voice (christianpost.com)

 

Novak Djokovic Vaccination Controversy: Play by the Rules | National Review

 

Pastoral Meanderings: The redemption of suffering. . .

 

Let Freedom ring | WORLD (wng.org)


January 18

 

Christian MP says prosecution over biblical beliefs a ‘privilege’ | World News (christianpost.com)

 

Transgender Issue: Republicans Should Not Underestimate | National Review

 

4,000 North American Pastors Unite Against Canada’s New LGBTQ Conversion Therapy Law, Warn It Will ‘Criminalize Christianity’ – Faithwire

 

Chamath Tells An Ugly Truth - The American Conservative


January 20

 

Beware Liberal NRSVue Bible Translation Update - Juicy Ecumenism

 

You Just Can’t Have It All | Tim Challies

 

Why Missouri Will Never Move From the Fence | St. Antony’s Cave (trinityaustin.com)

 

Czech Folk Singer Hana Horka Got COVID-19 on Purpose—Now She’s Dead (thedailybeast.com)

 

Christian groups react to bisexual 8-y-o on ‘Law & Order: SVU' | Entertainment News (christianpost.com)