Friday, December 01, 2023

Interesting Links from December 2023


Berlin Balances Budgets while Washington Drowns in Debt - The American Conservative


Rosalynn Carter memorials, with coverage about faith, family and, yes, political fashions — GetReligion


Do We Really Have to Pray for Democrats? - The Stream


‘Jesus’ film producers plan release of new animated version in 2025 (


Pastoral Meanderings: Enshrining the right to murder. . .

December 2


Sam Collier, Hillsong’s first black lead pastor facing divorce | Church & Ministries News (


Can Two Walk Together Unless They Agree? | HuffPost Contributor (for information purposes)


A Little Gay Leaven Works Through the Whole Lump: James Merritt’s Grandchildren Celebrate Special “Guncle” Jonathon (


68 global bishops and Christian leaders call for ceasefire and peace (

December 4


Trinity Western grad 'attacked' for being Christian in job rejection | CBC News


'They're less tied to religion': Shift toward cremation causes shortfall in Saskatoon cemetery revenue | CBC News


Quebec to abolish ethics and religious culture course, to make way for '21st-century themes' | CBC News


Brandon monument celebrates rich cultural tapestry of southwestern Manitoba | CBC News (for information purposes)


Kyo Lee writes about being a queer Korean Canadian — now she's the youngest ever CBC Poetry Prize winner | CBC Books (for information purposes)


Once I no longer had breasts, my gender identity came into focus | CBC News (for information purposes)


FIRST PERSON — I wish I waited to tell my family about my pronouns | Article | Kids News ( (for information purposes)


We like our EV because it's green. But for escaping wildfires — maybe it's not the best option yet | CBC News (duh)

December 5


Funeral For Former First Lady Rosalynn Carter Includes John Lennon’s Communist Anthem ‘Imagine’ (


Doug Burgum Suspends His Republican Presidential Campaign -


Evangelical Left Death? - Juicy Ecumenism


Answering Six Objections to the Virgin Birth (


'Duck Dynasty' couple talks financial struggles early in marriage | Podcast News (

December 6


Living Faithfully in Advent — Firebrand Magazine


Tribune editorial: ND better off after Burgum’s failed effort (

December 9


Hold on military promotions ends amid DoD abortion travel fight | Politics News (


It’s more awkward to reject the virgin birth - Building Jerusalem


What is happening at Philadelphia's historic 10th Presbyterian Church? (


Pastor of Philadelphia’s Historic Tenth Presbyterian Church Resigns – MinistryWatch


Was Eve the First Transgender Female? - The Stream

December 11


Pastoral Meanderings: U R awesome. . . says God!?


A Mary Christmas - The Stream

December 12


Satanic displays have no place in government buildings | WORLD (

December 13


Creation Waits in Eager Expectation | Christianity Today (for information purposes only – heaven and hell is an infinitely greater concern)


Influential PCA pastor resigns after 2014 arrest is made public | Church & Ministries News (

December 14


For South Korean Christians, Christmas Is a Ministry Quandary | Christianity Today


Why Trump Should Drop Out Now: A Conservative Republican Viewpoint (


How the 2024 Election Could Get Weird - Michael Warren - The Dispatch

Pastoral Meanderings: Church fathers. . .

December 16


Trump Co-Defendants Pen VERY Brief Apology Letters for Election Crimes (


Human Rights Advocates Urge Biden Administration To Blacklist Nigeria - Juicy Ecumenism


Dance company featured in Jill Biden’s Christmas video promotes ‘prison abolition,’ ‘defund the police’ groups (

December 18


How drugs turned Portland into a ‘demonic hellhole’ - The Spectator World


Righteous Anger Drove The Iowa Demon Decapitation (


The Devil’s 2023 Christmas Gift Guide - The American Conservative


32 Random Thoughts About the Local Church | Tim Challies

December 19


Data: Banning Therapy For LGBT People Increases Suicide Risks (


The Iowa Satan Tea Party - The Stream


Satanic Temple Mocks Religious Freedom | National Review


What Are Angels, and How Should Christians Think about Them? | Crossway Articles


Decapitating the Serpent | The Cripplegate

December 21


Fight the Christmas Letdown – Well-Watered Women (


Faithful Living in Advent - Juicy Ecumenism


America’s Wars on Civilians: Examples that Keep on Killing - The American Conservative


Former North Dakota prosecutor and lawyer to plead guilty to murdering ex-wife - InForum | Fargo, Moorhead and West Fargo news, weather and sports

December 22


Young organists pull out all the stops to inspire interest in a 'complex' instrument (


How to find true contentment this Christmas | Voice (


Netflix Toddler Show Features Little Boy Dancing in Dress for Homosexual "Dads" (


What Messianic Prophecies Inspired Mary's Song and Her Courageous Faith? - The Stream

December 23


Man who toppled Iowa satanic display responds to critics | U.S. News (


Defending the Preborn at Christmas - The American Conservative

December 24


A 'Silent Night, Holy Night’ approach to anxiety | Voice (


The Sabbatical Series: Did Jesus Ever Label or Exclude Anyone? • The Alisa Childers Podcast (


A Prayer for a Christian Husband and Wife To Pray Together | Tim Challies


The Pope cannot overrule God | Voice (

December 25


The Second Civil War - The American Conservative


What Would Jesus Do? Not What the MAGA Right Is Doing. (


GOP Floats Tucker Carlson As Donald Trump’s 2024 Vice President Pick (

December 26


Revisiting Carl F.H. Henry’s The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism, 75 Years On - Juicy Ecumenism


Extended Trailer Drops for David Platt Expose (

December 27


Abortion Activists Are Winning (


The Uneasy Conscience of Modern Fundamentalism - Juicy Ecumenism


Faith leaders, influencers who died in 2023: Preachers, protesters, writers, singers (


🏆 Weekend Plug-In Year In Review: The Best Religion Journalism Of 2023 🔌 (


Trump Claims Dem Congresswoman Debbie Dingell Wasn’t Nice Enough to Him About Her Husband’s Funeral (


This will be the saddest Christmas in Bethlehem - The Spectator World

December 28


New Christmas Movies No Longer Think Jesus Is The Reason For The Season (


Canada’s Suicidal Contradictions - The Stream


Why We Follow False Prophets: False Prophets are Masters of Disguise (

December 29


Hollow Christmas in Japan — EFCA Blog


Mike Johnson is a good father. The Left hates him for it | Voice (


FINAL-2023-Christian-Schools-White-Paper.pdf (


The Sources of American Estrangement - The American Conservative


13 emerging faith leaders who made their mark in 2023 (


Why Trump May Find Himself in Jail Sooner Than He Thinks (

December 30


No One Shared the Gospel with Me — Beautiful Christian Life


Donald Wildmon, American Family Association founder, dies at 85 | Politics News (


GetReligion will close on February 2, the 20th anniversary of this blog's birth — GetReligion


Contending with Forced Speech - Juicy Ecumenism


Christmas Massacres Challenge Secular Explanations of Nige...... | News & Reporting | Christianity Today


December 31


What does Pope Francis want LGBTQ Catholics to do? | Voice (


Evangelical Journalists and Progressive Media | National Review