Joe Bidens’ and Nancy Pelosi’s Church Is Firmly Against Same-Sex Marriage

[Trigger warning: statements that might qualify in some minds as offensive hate-speech will be quoted in this post. Heck, I might even throw in a few of my own!] You know Joe. He’s the VP whose favorability ratings go up every time he puts on Ray-Bans. And you know Nancy: the 76-year-old former (first female) Speaker of the House to whose face the years, and allegedly plastic surgeons, have been kind. Okay, then. You certainly … Continue reading

How to be David in the Court of a Mad King

If you are reading this I’m going to assume that the following applies to you more than a little bit: If you voted for President-elect Trump you did so while holding your nose as Franklin Graham implored. You weren’t so much voting for Trump as against Hillary. You had severe reservations about Trump but none held a candle to what you thought Clinton would do in office. If that does not describe you because you … Continue reading

Social Justice U Deux

Two weeks ago, we wrote a blog called “Social Justice U”. The blog highlighted a talk by Dr. Jonathan Haidt, where he gives concrete examples of how political correctness and protected victim status is harming society, and greatly exacerbating the very social ills that the “social justice crowd” claims to address. He points out that to arrive at truth, there MUST be a welcoming of all viewpoints to the table. This is how universities used … Continue reading

Sometimes a Cigar is Just a Cigar

“Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,” was a statement attributed to Sigmund Freud by Allen Wheelis in a 1950 article in “Psychiatry” which was a medical journal.1 The point of the statement is that things are very often just as they appear to be, rather than the fantasy projections that Freud, or today’s conspiracy-minded people would have you believe the “real truth” is behind the proverbial curtain. “Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar,” … Continue reading

What the Evangelical Haters Are Really Saying

When I became an evangelical Christian 40 years ago this past December, I had no idea what I was getting into. I was only sixteen. So what were “evangelicals” to me? People who liked to run hospitals and rent out their churches for free? How should I know? It took a few months for me to realize that not only had I become one of them, but that—hey!—now it was 1976! This was the year … Continue reading

Institutional Back Sliding: The Slippery Slope

(This originally appeared in the Spring 2000 edition of the MCOI Journal beginning on page 4) by Pastor Keith Graham The English language has a fine old family of words. One venerable member is “liberality.” The word is synonymous with generosity and big-heartedness. It should bring to our minds those character traits which are the opposite of stinginess, mean spiritedness, and pettiness. Another word sharing the august etymology of liberality is “liberate” – to set … Continue reading