The Walk to Walden Hill begins with tragedy: the orphaning of the protagonist, Josh Billows. His mother dead, his father jailed, Josh ends up in foster care. As just a young child he is forced to grapple with issues that are known to shipwreck adults, even if he doesn’t understand the real issues that are in play.
Posted this at the WI-LFL blog: Someone pointed me to an op-ed in the NY Times by a ‘dragon mom.’ Her son, born with Tay-Sachs, is not expected to live beyond three years old. And yet, despite this- or is it because of this?- the joy she has with him is immense and incalculable. Our …
Posted this at the LFL-WI blog.
This is the sort of story that really gets under my skin. A Florida couple won a lawsuit against her doctors, asserting that they failed to discover that their child would be born disabled (no arms and one leg). The woman testified that she would have definitely aborted the child if they had that information.
“They went from the heights of joyous expectations to the depths of despair,” their attorney Robert Bergin told the jury during closing arguments Wednesday.
It is a sham to think that the timing makes any difference. My wife and I also experienced this descent from joy to despair, but it actually occurred at the ultrasound. We were crushed as truly as this couple was crushed.
Dr. Oz is catching fire for not distinguishing between ‘organic’ and ‘inorganic’ arsenic. This distinction appears to be completely absent in the community water fluoridation debate, where there are BIG differences between ‘naturally occurring’ fluoride and the stuff scraped out of the chimneys of phosphate fertilizer factories.
I am pleased to announce that the ChristianPost has asked me to be a blogger for them. It is an honor. The section I post in is called Christianity in Today’s America. Here is the description:
An ongoing discussion on the current state of the Church in America, how it got there, and where it is going. What are a Christian’s responsibilities in an increasingly unChristian America? This blog will tackle tough issues for the Church in uncompromising terms while continuing to meet the challenges posed by a widening body of unbelievers.
As I was skimming the web this evening I came across this site reviewing Hitchen’s “God is not Great.” I didn’t spend much time on the blog so I don’t know the gent’s background.Â I’m going to comment on a few things he said as a springboard since I have heard it any number of …
Well, I suppose at some point this cycle of responses between Herr Professor and myself is going to have to end.Â I thought it kinda funny to basically be in a conversation with the gent, but of course in the abstract, where I pretend that my comments are to some ethereal group of readers of …
Herr Professor, writing here, wants to take me to task for some of the things that I said in this post, here. I thank the gentleman for taking the time to read my entry though as I read his I did begin to doubt that he really did read mine. Besides the standard skeptical psychoanalysis …
http://almaloneonline.com/Seasons/?p=80 The nice thing about this one opposed to some of the blog entries I’ve seen is that he takes the time to think about the matter.Â I like his points about there not being a good venue for a good apologetics educational regime.Â He’s dead on, and that’s a real problem.Â We’ve got everything …
This particular question has been coming up fairly often of late and has even been treated on my forum (www.sntjohnny.com/smf) and in an audio debate (hosted somewhere on this domain). When the question is carefully phrased we are helped greatly in answering it because there are some senses in which we could agree that yes, …
There is a thread on my forum right now where I discuss whether or not two of the members are in fact the same person.Â (Click here to read it).Â The conversation has gone just about how I expected it to.Â It was dismissed by the interested parties, then as it became evident I was …
Last night I was watching Extreme Make-Over “Home Edition”, the show where they take a needy family and basically give them a new house and sometimes throw in extras.Â I was struck (for about the billionth time, I’m afraid) with the failure of the Christian church to handle the needy families in their own neighborhoods.Â …