May 2016

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Fatherhood, authority, and longevity in one church...

Growing up, the Baylys had only three churches and the Taylors simply one. Soon after they were married, my parents moved to Cambridge, Massachusetts where they made Boston’s Park Street Church their home. Some years later when they moved to Philly and made Blue Church their home. Fifteen or so years later they moved to Chicago and made College Church their home. It was College Church where Mary Lee and I met. From the forties when Dad and Mom Taylor moved to Wheaton, College Church has always been the Taylors home—right up to this present day. At ninety-nine years old, Mom and her two children who live in Wheaton faithfully attend worship there each Lord’s Day. (Also a number of her grandchildren and great-grandchildren.)

In other words, neither the Baylys nor the Taylors ever changed churches unless a move required it. Think about that for a second. How long have you submitted to your present church?

You’re a bit surprised I put the question that way, aren’t you? “Submit” to a church? Few of us think in these terms...

Bill Hybels has an LGBT dream...

Just listened to Bill Hybels talk about his dream that one day people will no longer be judged on the basis of the...

Is there someone who is willing to transcribe his dream, starting around 19" and ending around 32"? I'd like to write about Bill's rhetoric, showing why everyone, including the most conservative among us, will listen to what he says about the LGBT community in his church and will consider it faithful to Scripture. But I need a transcript and am about to board the plane where I'll sit for half a day (Incheon to O'Hare).

If you're willing, would you please say so in a comment? I'd be very grateful.

Greetings from Cebu City...

Last night Ben drove us all up the mountain to Tops and we spent the sunset looking out over Cebu City. Does it look like we're all very happy? What a wonderful two weeks it's been with Ben and Michal, Daniel, Zion, Knox, and Clementine.

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Vote for Ted Cruz—he's for empowering individuals so they can kill themselves!

Senators John McCain and Ted Cruz both paid their dues to the New World Order by putting a woman on their tickets as Vice President. Then, yesterday, Senator Cruz made a stop in our own Bloomington, Indiana, for a meet-and-greet. Mormon talk show host Glen Beck accompanied him and Indiana University's student paper, the Indiana Daily Student, reported:

Beck showed up to endorse Cruz as a constitutional scholarHe said Cruz doesn’t just believe in the Constitution but fights to enforce it. ...Beck said he expected Cruz to be against suicide and the right to die but was surprised when he got a different response.

“Cruz said the exact opposite: that ‘people have a right to their body,'” Beck said.

So now we have another stellar conservative we Christians are supposed to rally round because he's a true-blue Christian who is committed to principles that are...

Are what?

Well, actually, his principles include the next frontier in our culture of death: the legalization of suicide... 

Cruzin for a bruisin...

For what it's worth, my prognostication is that The Donald sews up the Republican nomination for President in Indiana, today. Carly Fiorina was a finger-in-the-dike move that went against type. It got Senator Cruz nothing and he's now toast, so come November, it's going to be The Rodham against The Donald.

When President Bill Clinton was in his first term as president, the New Yorker ran a piece reporting that the talk in the White House was about First Lady Rodham Clinton (as she was then known) succeeding her husband, and from that time on I've believed Hillary would be president someday.

The Donald may surprise us, for sure. It would be interesting if two men the likes of supercilious Barack Obama and macho Donald Trump were the ones who frustrated Hillary's shrewish ambition. Senator Rodham Clinton is about as unappetizing a candidate as I've seen in my lifetime...

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