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The Uniquely Christian Nature of Thanksgiving in America

Published on November 27, 2016 By sirrahc

Who (or what) do non-theists thank — for whatever they are “thankful” for — on Thanksgiving? That’s the question I was pondering, however briefly, this Thanksgiving. I mean, I think most non-theists here in America participate in the holiday, and you’ll often hear them mention things that they are thankful for. But, if one is […]

Christianity: Not Just Another Code of Ethics

Published on May 25, 2014 By sirrahc

“[T]he world tells us that it will take our practical advice (of course, weighing it with other spiritual and moral therapies) as long as we stay away from the scandal of Christ and His atoning death for sinners.”  — Dr. Michael Horton, author, editor, podcaster [5/31/2014, Prefatory notes: After publishing the original version of this […]

Torn-Curtain Call

Published on April 20, 2014 By sirrahc

I have something different for you this Easter season. A real treat! A Facebook acquaintance of mine is Tom Graffagnino, Esq. (I added the “esquire” bit. Just sounded right.) Like me, Tom is a Bible-believing follower of Jesus Christ, who is also quite concerned about the moral decline (among other things) in this nation and […]

Leftism as a Religion

Published on January 20, 2013 By sirrahc

I recently purchased Dennis Prager’s book Still the Best Hope: Why the World Needs American Values to Triumph. The title may seem a bit presumptuously America-centric, but knowing Prager, I suspect he makes a pretty good argument in support. Not sure when I’ll actually get around to reading the book, but I was skimming the […]

Are The Gospel Accounts of the Nativity Contradictory?

Published on December 20, 2010 By sirrahc

Skeptics of religion — and of Christianity in particular — always like to pick apart the Bible, claiming that this or that is inaccurate or could never have happened or has been “proven wrong”, or some such thing. I have yet to hear/read any “contradictions” that don’t have some plausible explanation, particularly when one does […]

Religiously Based Divisiveness

Published on December 3, 2010 By sirrahc

The following is an excerpt from the book The Tyranny of Tolerance: A Sitting Judge Breaks the Code of Silence to Expose the Liberal Judicial Assault, by Judge Robert H. Dierker Jr.: “Religiously Based Divisiveness” Even Justice Stephen Breyer has recognized the danger of attempting to purge religion from public life. In 2005, voting to […]

Should Christians Practice Yoga?

Published on October 10, 2010 By sirrahc

Holy Hamstring, Batman! It’s so mainstream these days, but I’ve always been a bit leery of the idea of Christians practicing yoga. I’ve even seen books in the store for “Christian Yoga”. “But, isn’t it just stretching & breathing exercises and ‘meditating’? And doesn’t it relieve stress and make you healthier?,” you ask. Actually, there’s […]

Anne Rice Quits Christianity… or Does She?

Published on August 1, 2010 By sirrahc

She was a Christian. Then she wasn’t. Then she was. Now, she isn’t again? OK, that was the (very) short version. Popular novelist Anne Rice grew up in a thoroughly Roman Catholic home and community. She struggled with some doubts as she got older but stayed faithful. Once in college, though, a combination of factors […]

The Town that Lost (er, Temporarily Misplaced) Good Friday

Published on April 2, 2010 By sirrahc

Usually at this time of year, the “attacks” center on Easter Sunday, or, more appropriately, Resurrection Day. This time, however, Good Friday got some extra attention. The memo went out to municipal employees last week from Craig Malin, City Administrator for the town of Davenport, Iowa. From now on, Good Friday was “history”. In its […]

Is December 25th Pagan? (Part 2 of 2)

Published on December 29, 2009 By sirrahc

So, what do we make of the concerns and accusations referred to at the beginning of this article? First of all, there is no intentional deceit going on with respect to celebrating the Nativity on December 25. We have seen that there are and historically have been some Christian writers & leaders who genuinely believe(d) […]

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