Be Strong and Holy

May 21, 2017

St Sebastian Patron of Athletes, by Ralph LeCompteWorth meditating on:  Apparently the/a Greek word for “holy” also means “strong”.

In Christianity, we are called to sanctification, the lifelong process of cooperating more and more with God’s work to make us holy, pure and set apart for His service.  In one of the seeming paradoxes of Christian theology, this process also makes us spiritually stronger and stronger, even as it also makes us more and more dependent on God, the eternal Source of all goodness and love and power.

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A number of intrepid souls have contributed to the cause since the last time I covered drawing Mohammed:

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Chesterton.PNGI’ve been reading Chesterton lately (What’s Wrong with the World).  He was writing in a very different social context—in England, a hundred years ago—but a lot of it sounds surprisingly familiar.  Some of the dynamics between men and women, for example, may be more universal (and to a more specific level of detail) than I had assumed.

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Dog Bites Islamist

April 15, 2017

Your good-news story of the day:

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria — Officials say a dog at a Nigerian wedding party grappled with a suicide bomber until her explosives detonated, killing the animal as well.

Buba Ahmed of Belbelo village, near the northeastern city of Maiduguri, says guests are grateful that the dog sacrificed itself to save their lives.

He says the teenage bomber was on the outskirts of a gathering where most villagers were attending a wedding ceremony when the dog pounced on her Sunday morning.

Dead-hand Control

April 11, 2017

Mark Steyn offers even more melancholy reflections than usual, as the soldiers of a thousand-year-old dead man draw the circle ever tighter on free expression in the West.

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A recent post by one of my left-leaning Facebook friends:

As I myself am a Visible Trans Person (whoa!), and it seems to be Trans Day of Visibility, I offer once again: Do you have a question you would like me to attempt to answer (about my gender, or gender in general, or…something else that’s on your mind)? If you post it here or PM me, I will (possibly!*) answer it!

*if I feel like it

I have nothing against her personally, and I’m sure she’s a very nice person, but—I think she’s already answered the important question loud and clear.

Tribute to the music of the ’50s and ’60s and the music videos of the ’80s calls out the narcissism of this generation: