Tag Archives: Islamic State

Madness in the Hearts of Men

“There is a tragedy that infects the human race: the same destiny awaits them all. Furthermore, their hearts are full of evil–madness festers in their hearts all their days. And then they die.” ~Ecclesiastes 9:3 I’m not a journalist, and … Continue reading

Posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 26 Comments

The Face of Evil

Egyptian Christians murdered in their churches on Palm Sunday. And ISIS claims the “credit.” Is evil ever uglier than when it acts in the name of God? The Islamic State labels Christianity a “western” religion. Yet Christians have lived in … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, For Pastors and Teachers, Religion/Faith | Tagged , , , , , , | 20 Comments

Remember 9/11, Live 9/12

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
September, 2001, was a tumultuous month for my family. We’d sold our Orange County condo, the only home our children had ever known, and on Labor Day moved into a rented townhouse in Burbank, California.…

Posted in For Pastors and Teachers, Memoir, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 5 Comments

Us vs. Them

I am profoundly disturbed by the current rise of nationalism in Europe, in the Americas, in the Middle East, in nearly every nation on earth. Powered by the false logic of isolationism and protectionism, each successive wave of nationalism crashes … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Quips and Quotes | Tagged , , , , , , , | 45 Comments

California Shootings

Shooters killed 14 people (and wounded 21) in San Bernardino, California, just minutes from where I used to live and work, and where I still have friends. I’ve been trying to process this latest outrage ever since it broke on the … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, For Pastors and Teachers | Tagged , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

The Death of Humanity?

We’ve heard about the villains. Let us also remember the heroes. At La Belle Equipe, the Parisian café where 19 people died on Friday the 13th, former French Marine Eric Doninichetti shielded his girlfriend from a hail of bullets, then risked his … Continue reading

Posted in Culture, Story Power | Tagged , , , , , , , | 22 Comments

Countdown to World War III?

Are the attacks on Paris a new milestone in the march toward an inevitable world war with Islamo-fascism? The parallels to Europe in the 1930s are striking. Devastated by the ravages of a morally gray “war to end all wars,” … Continue reading

Posted in Culture | Tagged , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments