Entries for December, 2008

Tripp

Bristol Palin, 18-year-old daughter of AK Gov. and former VP candidate Sarah Palin, gave birth to a son December 28. Weighing in at 7-7, Tripp Easton Mitchell Johnston was born at 5:30a. Father is fiancé Levi Johnston.

Caroline Kennedy, you know?

Caroline Kennedy’s run for NY senator has surprised me on a few counts. 1. I’m surprised Caroline decided to run in the first place. This would seem to go against her lifelong very private grain. In this regard, for all of her 51 years, she has behaved like her mother, not her father. Her sudden […]

Poem, “over population”

I received this population poem yesterday via email: the world is overpopulated sometimes people make mistakes sometimes people die to make the total population healthier sometimes when a woman decides that the man she chose was a wrong choice giving that person a child would be a travesty of life sometimes those people are children […]

“Recovering Evangelical”: Life is about more than abortion

Chris La Tondresse, founder of

Long weekend question

Merry Christmas!

Several years ago I wrote Townhall.com discusses the same topic from a different angle with additional excellent observations… A Christmas view of abortion “The Bible says nothing directly about abortion.” Have you ever heard this claim before? I know I have. And the uncomfortable truth is that, in a certain sense, it’s accurate. The deliberate […]

Christmas lights

Yesterday we had a winter storm, today it’s raining on the snow. It’s Chicago. Need I say more? I’ve been up awhile, cooking in the kitchen. Gotta go back to work, and then we’re going to my Mom’s house later this afternoon. Tomorrow my sons and families will join Rich, Daena (who flew in Friday […]

Priest says no to U.S. bishops’ postcard FOCA fight

Most of us have spiritual hot buttons. One of mine is guarding against usurping pastoral authority. I’ve been through a couple of church splits in my life and am critical of bad apples complaining publicly about pastors/leaders and stirring ill will. For that reason alone, never mind thwarting a pro-life endeavor, I just can’t fathom […]

Thou Protesteth Too Much award

UPDATE, 1p: Reader kbhvac has submitted the following for consideration for the Thou Protesteth Too Much award: _______________ Media Research Center has its award; I’m launching my own, the Thou Protesteth Too Much award. This year’s winner, hands down, is IL Gov. Rod Blagojevich: “Ok. Thank you very much. I’m here to tell you right […]

MSM quotes of the year

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shrewdsnakes_1x-1Then the Pharisees met together to plot how to trap Jesus into saying something for which he could be arrested. They sent some of their disciples, along with the supporters of Herod, to meet with him.

“Teacher,” they said, “we know how honest you are. You teach the way of God truthfully. You are impartial and don’t play favorites. Now tell us what you think about this: Is it right to pay taxes to Caesar or not?”

But Jesus knew their evil motives. “You hypocrites!” he said. “Why are you trying to trap me? Here, show me the coin used for the tax.” When they handed him a Roman coin, he asked, “Whose picture and title are stamped on it?”

Caesar’s,” they replied.

“Well, then,” he said, “give to Caesar what belongs to Caesar, and give to God what belongs to God.”

His reply amazed them, and they went away.

~ Matthew 22:15-22, quoted by Center for Bio-Ethical Reform’s Gregg Cunningham last night in a debate against Abolish Human Abortion’s T. Russell Hunter, “Incrementalism vs Immediatism,” as an example of Jesus’ pragmatism. The Pharisees expected Jesus to oppose the tax, and rightfully so – Jesus owed no one anything, particularly a subservient ruler, nor did the Jews, as chosen children of the true King. But Jesus determined the time was not yet right to exert His authority and trigger the revolution, demonstrating shrewdness, which Cunningham indicated could be applied to the pro-life movement via incrementalism and pragmatic public speech.

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