Evangelical minister Rob Schenck
I am quoting a June 16, 2020, PBS video from Amanpour & Company in its entirety in which the interviewer, Michel Martin, asked questions of Reverend Robert Schenck, a white evangelical Christian. Rather than offering commentary, I’m letting him speak for himself. The article is very lightly edited for clarity and readability.
CHRISTIANE AMANPOUR: A key… Continue reading
I have often blamed the hardened, heartless, even godless American Christian Evangelicalism (focused on greed and hatred) on the failed leadership of that cult’s faith expression. In their continued and successful efforts to get rich and rule politics, the leadership of that movement have left untouched, undiscussed, and unenlightened some of the most critical and truly significant issues of our… Continue reading
If you’re like me, any more talk of this election cycle will cause you to double over wrenched with pain. This post is very different; I promise. It does not promote/favor a candidate, party or a political persuasion (liberal/conservative). So, hang with me for just a second. If you enjoy some deeper thinking about some tough questions, you’ll be glad… Continue reading
I have some dear friends whom I greatly respect who will vote for Donald Trump. Some of them appear to be voting for him because they really have an intense dislike for Hillary Clinton. Some of them are voting for Trump because they genuinely believe he will provide them with greater economic opportunity, which they truly need. And then there… Continue reading
When I was a little boy I was taught this Bible story about the devil tempting Jesus. The story appears in the gospels:
5. The devil led him up to a high place and showed him in an instant all the kingdoms of the world. 6. And he said to him, “I will give you all their authority and splendor;… Continue reading
This (August 21) post is backdated to the date it happened.
We were lazy and slept in. Steve had to get up and out early enough to pick up some of the tickets we had ordered. They didn’t open at their advertised time! He was a melted mess by the time he got back. When we finally pulled ourselves together… Continue reading
Sometimes you take a punch to the gut when you realize just how astonishingly manipulative and brazenly dishonest people can be, especially when the stakes are high and massive amounts of money are at stake.
An Example: Liars Lie
My sister told me today in a phone call that she was really shocked to learn that even President Obama has… Continue reading
But, when I saw this a couple of weeks ago, I couldn’t resist. I snapped this photo knowing I would post it to my blog for everyone to enjoy. It makes a number of statements.
In response to Janice’s comment below, I am including the animated toilet bowl plunger in this post since the Trump campaign deleted their original… Continue reading
Go Right, Young Man
I have remained silent on politics for the entire, tedious nomination process. But now that we have our presumptive candidates, I want to weigh in on politics for just a bit: long enough to make my endorsement. After this, I will attempt to remain silent on the election. If you can’t indulge me my whim, you… Continue reading
A week ago, I jokingly posted this photo of Steve and me as we traveled to Winnipeg for a yet-to-be disclosed reason. I joked that, since Trump appears to be the presumptive Republican party presidential nominee, we were avoiding the mad rush to Canada.
But, have you noticed, I’ve stopped posting much about politics these days? I’ve all but stopped… Continue reading