My Times are Not in Your Hands

  Despotism has so often been established in the name of liberty that experience should warn us to judge parties by their practices rather than their preachings. —Raymond Aron, The Opium of the Intellectuals During the recent Democratic Presidential ‘debates’, the Progressive Element candidates for president reveal just how incongruous Progressive thinking has become. Two…

Manipulated to Follow the Course of This World

  There is a passage in C. S. Lewis’ novel That Hideous Strength (published in 1945) that foreshadows the media manipulation going on today. I’ll begin with some background from my post Genealogies of Straw? The narrator in C.S. Lewis’ Space Trilogy novel That Hideous Strength tells us about one of the central characters Mark…

The Way They’ll Do Your Life

The Left’s dalliance with Socialism, redolent with wooing – “Money is in the wrong hands”, “You show me a capitalist, and I’ll show you a bloodsucker”, “Workers of the world unite! A future to believe in!” – is not a relationship with socialism’s destructive life-wrecking persona as history accords. Rather, the Left speaks in highly…

Rejection and Revenge, A Breath Apart

There is a well-known account in Scripture (Gen. 4) that on its face seems simple and straightforward. Yet, the Hebrew writer presents a scenario with enormous ramifications. We must dig deep to understand its meaning for us. Now Adam had sexual relations with his wife, Eve, and she became pregnant. When she gave birth to…

Revenge and Rumors of Revenge

  The croaking raven doth bellow for revenge. Hamlet (3.2.250)   How would you respond if a group of people became jealous of your influence and they decided to do away with you? Revenge, retaliation, reprisal and retribution. These are four words with the same connotation: returning an offense taken in back onto the offender;…

Sundays with Dad

  As I watch the U.S. Open Championship rounds at Pebble Beach, Calif. I can’t help but think of Sundays with dad. After a delicious home-cooked meal prepared by my mother, I would find dad on the couch watching golf. He wasn’t a golfer, but he must have found watching golf relaxing after a week…