August 30, 2005


My prayers have been with the people of the Gulf coast (and financial assistance soon to follow), yet I am overwhelmed by the images I see coming out of New Orleans and other areas devastated by the hurricane. Initially, I took reports that New Orleans was spared a direct hit optimistically, yet as I watched new reports of the flooding which has struck that city, I realized that there wasn't that much difference between how bad it could have been vs. what actually happened.

Here are some links to relief agencies providing assistance to hurricane-ravaged areas:
Samaritan's Purse contribute
Salvation Army contribute
American Red Cross contribute
United Methodist Committee On Relief (UMCOR) contribute

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May 31, 2005

SHAC trial starting in New Jersey

The trial of an animal-rights terrorist group, Stop Huntingdon Animal Cruelty (SHAC) is starting up in New Jersey, with an anonymous jury. I found a link to a news story earlier this morning, but lost it since. Web searches bring up mainly sites written by SHAC activists. It seems this is one trial no one wants to talk about. Why? Maybe because of the tactics described in this background sheet from

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April 25, 2005

Comments on Last Week's News

Real late on my comments here, but I'll get them in before they're completely outdated. I extend my congratulations and best wishes to my Catholic brothers and sisters on the occasion of choosing their next Pope, Benedict XVI. I'm glad the church has as its leader one who says that Truth is not subject to majority opinion. What detractors don't seem to understand is that the church is not subject to popular opinion, it is subject to Christ. As Patricia Heaton said, when each of us stands before the judgment seat at the last day, it won't be Barbra Streisand we're answering to, but rather Jesus Himself. A pope who understands that will draw the world's wrath, but he'll lead the church right. Another sign that he's leading the church right is his opposition, people who mock godliness and dignify hedonism and materialism. The church has no business accomodating those values.

Along with the election of Pope Benedict XVI came the sad news of the passing of Diane Knippers, president of The Institute on Religion and Democracy. In addition to her role as President of IR&D, she also served that organization's Episcopal Action branch, and was active in a lot of the events surrounding the creation of the American Anglican Council.

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December 30, 2004

July 09, 2004



(link via Drudge Report)

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June 29, 2004

Awesome ultrasound advance

New technology shows vivid pictures of unborn babies in the womb.

(Ten more pictures in slideshow)

The more we can see inside the womb, the more ridiculous the claim that "it's just tissue".

(link via Jason Steffens Antioch Road, and a lot of others)

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May 03, 2004

More on Iraq

After reading news items on the Iraq situation, I realized that the words I used in this post were too harsh. There is still much to learn here, but it looks like more a case of hazing than actual torture, though I am not attempting to justify it by any means. It was flat out wrong to do those acts, but it doesn't seem to rise to the level of torture, at least in the sense of inflicting physical injury or pain. Of course, we still have a lot to learn about what happened.

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March 21, 2004

Josh Claybourn's blog was 2 last week

Happy blog-anniversary, Josh!

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February 20, 2004

January 10, 2003

Credit Where Credit is Due

Credit Where Credit is Due Department: (link via Best of the Web)

Muslim stops synagogue torching

You're a good man, Mr. Ali!

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January 02, 2003

The Media Research Center's annual

The Media Research Center's annual awards for the worst reporting are here. (link provided by NRO's The Corner).

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October 26, 2002

Relief and sadness over the

Relief and sadness over the events in Moscow. I haven't caught up on all the news yet, but I've read that 67 of the hostages were killed. Not good, but a lot better than what could have happened - a lot better. Jeffrey Collins has more info.

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