|While much of the West debates what is meant by “man” and “woman,” the government of China has banned “non-masculine” men from television. The move seems to be part of recent shake up on the part of the CCP to discourage “unhealthy attention to celebrities” and promote more traditional Chinese values. |
It appears no half measures will be taken in this quest. Billionaire actress, Zhao Wei, has disappeared from China’s media and her name has been erased from movie credits, with no explanation. Some suspect that her company’s hiring of a Taiwanese actor in 2016 has come back to bite her. The Communist Party has also ruled that children are only allowed three hours of online gaming each week.
Concern that tech companies have too much power and influence in China has led to a $1TR loss as Beijing introduced sweeping regulations. The Hustle has a short summary of the crackdown.
What steps can a parent take to prepare their children to line in a secular culture?
You’re free, you’re excused, and yet you’re never going to make excuses. You’re just going to rejoice in being excused so that you might do what’s right again.
Why do we need forgiveness delivered? Isn’t it just out there for us to take?
What happened to Martin Luther King Jr’s dream?
“One issue voting” is only a problem for those who are voting the other way.
Even if Donald Trump is an autocratic maniac with the power and potential to seize the reigns and crown himself King of Texas FOREVERS#GAMEOVER!!!, if you are a thinking Christian, then you don’t have much choice: you must vote for him anyway.
Because, if it comes to it, better a tyrant who outlaws abortion than a mob that insists on them.
What do you want me to do? Lie to you?
If you are not a thinking Christian, then yes, that is what you want.
For those who have a pen and paper handy to think with:
It’s simple: God will bless no people/tribe/nation so long “safe, legal and [if only it were] rare” infanticide whets our pharmaceuticals with the blood of sacrificed innocents.
It’s simple: Donald Trump, for being a jerk and a mean man, is also quite possibly the only authentically pro-not-killing-babies-cuz-that’s-demonic President we have ever had, both verbally and (far more important) legislatively.
The most recent display (of many) is his nomination of Catholic Christian mother of seven Amy Coney Barrett to the SCOTUS to replace the deceased RBG.
Barrett’s pope-y Romanism already has been trotted out to scare you, but mostly by hypocritical liars who are papists themselves. Just today, I was told Joe Biden carries a rosary.
I can tell you that it does not matter: his prayers will continue to fall on God’s deaf ears so long as he continues to dance to Margaret Sanger’s drum of blood and tears.
Of course, if you are voting for him, this statement makes you angry with me. How could I?
It’s simple: For the eyes of the Lord are over the righteous, and his ears are open unto their prayers: but the face of the Lord is against them that do evil.
Read it again. Stop assuming you know what it says already, and read it slowly.
Perhaps what really upsets you is not the idea that God does not listen to the prayers of evil people as they are busy hating him and seeking radically evil things.
Perhaps what really upsets you is that you’ve invested so much of yourself in not voting for Trump that my commentary on Biden’s faithfulness is taken as a commentary on your own?
Perhaps you can’t imagine God turning a deaf ear to Joe Biden’s prayers because that would mean he’d also have to turn a deaf ear on yours?
I would hope that thought would give you some serious pause.
I suggest that to go on comfortably ignoring the implications of abortion is to jeopardize not only your faith, but the place of Christianity on these shores.
I suggest that everything about American life that you hate and are afraid of is caused by abortion.
I suggest that as long as we bleed our infants, then we should also expect Philistines to manage the rest of our affairs.
I am not saying you are not a Christian if you disagree with me. I will never be the judge of that.
But I am saying you risk making a damned fool of yourself if you hate that pompous, orange Yankee so much that you are willing to abandon, “you shall not murder,” just because the authentic champion of human rights is a distasteful salesman and you think too highly of yourself to vote for him.
Vote for death if you must. The fact is: the devil I know is pro-life.
Study of Proverbs 1
What do you do when your doubts don’t subside?
Advice for a Lutheran married to a non-denominational Christian.
How are the beasts of the land and sea in Revelation relevant today?
Should Open Communion be a dealbreaker?
The key question when looking at a Bible verse is, “What does it say?”
Building a library leads to better understanding.
Disagreements about doctrine should drive us back to Scripture.
It is the absolute truths of Christianity that Christians are saved regardless of denominational differences.
Can Christians benefit from previous evils.
Grace is an excuse from evil, not to evil.
What books are essential in building a personal library?
Turning part of you church into a community space.
Rev. Fisk wants you to turn him off. Wait…what?
What if the fear of reality is worse than reality itself?
How do you balance productivity and leisure?
Why does it hurt to read your Bible?
Are Christians commanded to fight in the culture war?
Put the good and true on repeat.
How does a Christian community get people to line up in the same direction?
How do we battle the white noise?
Stories change you so think about the ones you let in.
A healthy home is the foundation of everything.
What would racial justice in the LCMS look like?
On judgement day…those outside of Christ, who are outside of Him, because they’ve chosen not to believe in Him… they will go to hell.
What can overcome oppression?
How do you resist the Devil?