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December 2010 Blog Posts (47)

Quebec worships the idol of secularism

Quebec worships the idol of secularism

Father Raymond J. de Souza  December 30, 2010 – 9:06 am

It’s never too early to close the minds of the young. That’s the thinking of the provincial government in Quebec, which announced earlier this month a ban on religion in subsidized…

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Added by Dave Gosse on December 31, 2010 at 12:01pm — 3 Comments

Troubled Teens Born in the Classroom

Sam Sorbo

Troubled Teens Born in the Classroom

by Sam Sorbo

“I could never home-school.  I would probably kill my kid by Wednesday, if I had to spend the entire day with him, every day!”





Typical fare for the…

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Added by Dave Gosse on December 31, 2010 at 9:55am — 3 Comments

A better kind of beauty

30 December 2010

A better kind of…

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Added by Dave Gosse on December 30, 2010 at 2:59pm — No Comments

The arrogance of the atheists:

The arrogance of the atheists: They batter believers in religion with smug certainty



S.E. Cupp

Wednesday, December 29th 2010, 4:00 AM

 

Back in college, while I was busy pretending that a blottoed discussion of Nietzsche over $1 beers made me an…

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Added by Dave Gosse on December 30, 2010 at 9:30am — 14 Comments

EU abolishes Christmas

Found on the Archbishop Cranmer blog

Wednesday, December 29, 2010



EU abolishes Christmas

You might think this to be one of the ‘Euromyths’ – rights up there with straight bananas, the re-classification as the carrot as a fruit and the EU-wide harmonisation…

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Added by Dave Gosse on December 29, 2010 at 8:29pm — 4 Comments

Children of a better god?

Found at "Uncommon Descent"

28 December 2010…

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Added by Dave Gosse on December 29, 2010 at 7:59am — No Comments

Sir Bani Yas Island

Ancient secrets of Sir Bani Yas Island unveiled

Last Updated: Dec 12, 2010

 

SIR BANI YAS ISLAND // One of the most significant archeological…

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Added by Dave Gosse on December 27, 2010 at 8:55pm — No Comments

The Nativity

It just happens that I watched this version of "The Nativity" on the 23rd.  Today I found an interview with the writer.  As for the movie (it was broadcast here as one 2 hour movie although the interview says it was broadcast in four half hour segments in England), it was "not bad" although the author took the usual liberties with the script.  It wasn't as bad as some, nor as good as others, but it wasn't atrocious and it was respectful of the…

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Added by Dave Gosse on December 27, 2010 at 12:50pm — 1 Comment

O Little Town of Bethlehem

Added by Dave Gosse on December 27, 2010 at 12:22pm — No Comments

O Holy Night

Added by Dave Gosse on December 27, 2010 at 11:08am — No Comments

Charlie Brown Christmas

Added by Dave Gosse on December 27, 2010 at 10:59am — No Comments

Christianity arguably the most persecuted religion in the world

Toronto Star

Christianity arguably the most persecuted religion in the world

Published On Sat Dec 4 2010

Ron Csillag

SPECIAL TO THE STAR

 

Earlier this month, Christians who are free to observe their faith gathered in churches around the world for the…

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Added by Dave Gosse on December 26, 2010 at 10:43pm — No Comments

Repost of comments from what Walther really said

On a WT group discussion, What Walther Really Said, a number of comments have been censored and removed, although references to them remain in other posts still there. In fact, the group list appears little more than a "bait and switch" effort to cast doubt about the doctrine held by C.F.W. Walther and the Missouri Synod and to elevate Wilhelm Loehe's heterodoxy within the Missouri Synod.… Continue

Added by Carl Vehse on December 26, 2010 at 7:00am — 9 Comments

"Having a Bad Christmas?" (Matthew 2:13-23)

“Having a Bad Christmas?” (Matthew 2:13-23)



Having a bad Christmas? Hey, this is supposed to be the most wonderful time of the year! The hap-happiest season of all! C’mon, get with the program! What’s the matter with you?



Well, maybe nothing. For I tell you, some of the Christmas cheer in our society is as superficial and phony as an artificial tree covering up a bad spot in the living room. It’s just a temporary fix, a forced cheerfulness without any substance… Continue

Added by Charles Henrickson on December 25, 2010 at 6:15pm — No Comments

"John's Profound Prologue: The Mystery of Christmas" (John 1:1-18)

“John’s Profound Prologue: The Mystery of Christmas” (John 1:1-18)



The Holy Gospel for Christmas Day, John 1:1-18, which you just heard--this is usually called the “Prologue” of John’s Gospel, since this opening passage introduces many of the major themes to be developed throughout the rest of the book.



Now if there were a contest for the most profound passage in the Bible, I think John’s Prologue might win the prize. Nowhere are the most profound mysteries of the… Continue

Added by Charles Henrickson on December 24, 2010 at 1:30pm — No Comments

"The Era of Big Government Is Just Beginning" (Isaiah 9:2-7)

“The Era of Big Government Is Just Beginning” (Isaiah 9:2-7)



“The era of big government is over.” So declared President Bill Clinton in his State of the Union address in January of 1996. Of course, in the fifteen years since then, our big government has gotten even bigger. The size and scope of the federal government, its power, its spending, its intrusion into our lives--way beyond the limits set for it by the Constitution--big government is bigger than ever. “The era of… Continue

Added by Charles Henrickson on December 24, 2010 at 9:44am — No Comments

A penny in my pocket for Christmas

"For a child has been born for us, a Son given to us;

authority rests upon His shoulders;

and He is named Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,

Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." [Isaiah 9:6]

 

Luther, in his sermon on the Festival of Christ's Nativity, describes with astonishing eloquence the nature of that sword our Savior, the Conquering Hero, wields even today (Luke 12:51).

"Such is the warfare waged by the Conqueror. When the Gospel…

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Added by Chris Cason on December 24, 2010 at 8:30am — No Comments

Veni Redemptor gentium

Added by Dave Gosse on December 23, 2010 at 8:56pm — No Comments

What Child is This?

Added by Dave Gosse on December 22, 2010 at 9:25pm — No Comments

The Holly and the Ivy

Added by Dave Gosse on December 22, 2010 at 9:05pm — 3 Comments

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