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Transforming the Culture by Transforming People: Apologetics

I have been harping on this for some time, now, but a friend exposed me to Barna’s latest polling about the election which measured how Christians voted.

In brief:

  1. The Republican challenger generally won over a majority of people whose beliefs reflected a conservative Christian faith. For instance, he won 57% of those who strongly believed that the Bible is totally accurate in all the principles it teaches; 61% of adults who strongly affirmed a personal responsibility to share their religious faith with others; 63% of those who believe that Satan is a living, influential force; 64% who contend that
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A Christian Review of Anne Rice’s Called Out of Darkness: a spiritual confession

A Christian Review of Anne Rice’s Called out of Darkness

Read my reviews of Anne’s other books, Out of Egypt and Road to Cana.

PURCHASE CALLED OUT OF DARKNESS


I was pleased to have Anne Rice’s latest release sent to me for review. Her spiritual auto-biography, Called Out of Darkness: a spiritual confession, is available for purchase through Amazon.
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Anne Rice begins her book by laying out in… continue reading...

The Abortion Issue Now that Obama has Won

Any reader of my blog knows that I am a ‘one issue’ voter with abortion being that one issue.  A reader of my blog also knows that even though I see the overturning of Roe vs. Wade as the most significant event to bring about because of the sheer impact, I believe the ultimate solution is at a much smaller level.  For just one example of my thoughts, you can read my post “Abortion and the Pro-Life Movement if Obama Wins

Otherwise the ‘abortion’ category to the left will keep you reading for awhile.

I had just a … continue reading...

What should Christians do about Barack Obama’s Stance on Abortion

Answer:  They should inform themselves and then absolutely vote against him.

I am writing expressly to Christians here so bear this in mind.

In my email box I have a letter from a Christian pastor saying that he is voting pro-life,  which means he is voting for Obama, on the grounds that protecting the environment is protecting everyone’s life.   McCain, of course, is on the global warming band wagon, so on its face the comment seems unnerving.  In light of what abortion is and the scale of which it occurs in our country, though, complaining about the environment while the … continue reading...

Abortion and the Pro-Life Movement if Obama Wins

An Open Letter to the Pro-Life Community

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The media is doing all it can to persuade Americans that an Obama victory is inevitable.  Personally, I think McCain will pull it out.  The biggest reason I have for supporting McCain is his pledge to appoint originalist judges to the courts, and in particular (of course) the Supreme Court.  What happens if Obama wins?  Then we have judges who feel they can make up law as sentimentality dictates.

However, I would like to suggest that for those of us firmly anti-abortion and especially those of us who are Christian, who wins … continue reading...

Obama on Abortion: the Next Great American Liar- At least he’s Eloquent!

Because I believe that the unborn are really persons abortion is a huge issue for me.  I am generally sympathetic to some pro-choicers… some of them lack the imagination required to treat as a human person something that doesn’t quite look like a human.  I still vehemently reject the position but I’m sympathetic.  But what Obama is advocating removes any hope for sympathy.  Obama is in support of partial birth abortion and voted against legislation that would have required giving medical treatment to a child that survives the abortion.

If you’d like to see what happens in partial birth abortion … continue reading...

Anthony Horvath added to Lutherans for Life Speaker’s Bureau

I am pleased- and honored- to have been added to the speakers bureau for Lutherans for Life. This nationally known organization is the Lutheran response to abortion on demand and other life issues in the United States and the world. I invite you to check out the portion of my autobiography they posted: http://www.lutheransforlife.org/Who_Are_We/Speakers_Bureau_Anthony_Horvath.htmcontinue reading...

The Economy and the Christian- reflections on a limited government and the Church and abortion

I haven’t posted much on the current economic crisis.  A friend asked me what I thought.  I told him that I was unconcerned about the ‘cost’ to the taxpayers since the truth is that the government will just be printing the money anyway… the dirty little secret is that the government hasn’t needed taxpayer dollars beneath its spending for who knows how long.  The real issue here is confidence… in the market and in government.

The idea that the government will be able to solve a problem which it in fact created seems to me to be absurd on its … continue reading...

One Issue Voting: Is Abortion a Holocaust?

Last week a Democrat lady said that Sarah Palin’s chief credential seemed to be that she had not had an abortion.  She later tried to apologize (I have no idea why) saying the comment arose in the context of a discussion about ‘one issue’ voters.  I have occasionally met people who have ‘one issue’ which isn’t abortion but it seems rare to me.  ‘One issue voters’ seems to be a reference to those in the abortion debate.

One thing that I’ve noticed is that pro-choice people are as likely to be ‘one issue’ voters as pro-lifers with the difference being … continue reading...

Why we need to Start from Scratch in Abortion and Atheism without resorting to Presuppositionalism

Last weekI blogged on some observations about how conservatives and liberals and nonChristians perceive the abortion debate.  As if to prove my point, an atheist friend rose to the bait, and illustrated the problem nicely.

Essentially, I observed that the primary difference in outlooks hinged on exactly who was the final, or ultimate, or only authority on what a ‘person’ was, and why at all we would value a ‘person.’  Since atheists do not believe there is a ‘higher’ authority, like God, then obviously ‘personhood’ is decided by the individual or, at best, the collective declaration of a … continue reading...

Today’s Notes: Moral Equivalency on 9-11, Qualification: Did not have an Abortion, Pro-life Blogs

Yesterday I was approved to be on the pro-life blogsite, www.prolifeblogs.com.  Welcome to anyone arriving on my site from there.  I invite you to see what I am about and my somewhat unique approach to the abortion issue.

The South Carolina chairwoman of the Democrat party said yesterday that Sarah Palin’s “primary qualification seems to be that she hasn’t had an abortion.”  This has apparently inspired a firestorm but this is an observation that was made in the conservative camp already from the reverse:  that in the liberal (feminist) mind, Sarah’s primary disqualification was that she hasn’t had an … continue reading...

Abortion, politics, apologetics: Observations on the conservative and liberal cultures

The nomination of Sarah Palin has brought the abortion issue front and center.  She did so by putting her money where her mouth was:  knowing she was going to have a handicapped child but choosing to carry it to term, anyway.  We know that her family shares the same values:  her daughter is pregnant, but she too will carry the child to term.   So abortion is coming back into the debate but because of the utter commitment to life reflected in the Palin family.

In the Palins, principle lives in action.

It is good that the subject is coming up … continue reading...

One Conservative Reaction to News that Sarah Palin’s Daughter is Pregnant: What would Obama Think?

It is a good thing that McCain and Palin didn’t attempt to hide the fact that Sarah’s daughter, Bristol, is pregnant.  I wouldn’t dare try to attempt a chronology, but it sure seemed like Palin pre-empted the liberal mudslinging in getting out the truth.  Or didn’t you know that the left has been trying to say that Sarah’s newborn child, the one with Downs Syndrome, is the baby that is actually Bristol’s?  I don’t know the background of this particular blog but it seems to explain the rumors on that point well enough.  If that wasn’t bad enough, while … continue reading...

Democrats Deprived of Historical Moment, McCain Wins Christian Conservatives, McCain wins ME

By now I’m sure everyone has heard that McCain has selected Sarah Palin, the governor of Alaska, to be his vice-presidential candidate.  The strategic victory that this represents is clear to most, especially when compared to the Obama campaign.  The Obama campaign was about ‘change’ and a ‘moment of history’ but when the chips were down picked a VP that was old school.  Not that I blame him for not picking Hillary to be his running mate, but not doing so certainly watered down the mission for ‘change.’  With the Palin pick, conservatives are able to provide something ‘historic’ in … continue reading...