The Ground Zero Mosque and the Hobgoblin of Little American Minds


Emerson was wrong.It is not foolish consistences which plague little minds. It is foolish inconsistencies. One of them has to do with our current notion that government is gradually encroaching on our freedoms. The NRA frets about gun rights (in spite of the fact that they have been expanded, not restricted under Barack Obama). Liberals … Continue reading The Ground Zero Mosque and the Hobgoblin of Little American Minds

An Open Letter to Nikki Haley and Vincent Sheheen


Dear Representative Haley and Senator Sheheen:I am writing you from the bank of a clear, cool lake, 350 miles northwest of our beloved state, deep in the woods of the Cumberland Plateau. Absence, you know, makes the heart grow fonder. Like the two of you, I deeply love my adopted state of South Carolina, and … Continue reading An Open Letter to Nikki Haley and Vincent Sheheen

The NAACP: The Power Of A Relic


A finger bone. A bit of body ash. A piece of the True Cross. A single beard hair. Virtually every religious movement has its relics. The ancient Jews had the bones of Joseph, and later, a sample of manna, that mysterious substance that fed them through their forty year trek in the Canaanite desert. The … Continue reading The NAACP: The Power Of A Relic

Independence Day


July 4, 2010 Deuteronomy 10:17-21 Hebrews 11:8-16 Matthew 5:43-48 Thomas Jefferson was only 27, but his great intellect and eloquence led the Committee of Five, appointed by the Continental Congress, to ask him to write a declaration that would lay out both the philosophical and legal basis for ending the thirteen American colonies’ relationship to … Continue reading Independence Day

The Diocese(s) of Ft. Worth: Jesus Loses Either Way


When any of you has a grievance against another, do you dare to take it to court before the unrighteous, instead of taking it before the saints? Do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? … Continue reading The Diocese(s) of Ft. Worth: Jesus Loses Either Way