“This war is not a border crisis between a major power and minor power. It is a war between a regional power and the global aggressive empire, with the minor power caught in the middle.”
“Nations have every right to defend themselves or to attack neighbours who are provoking them in dangerous ways. But not to simply extend their power over another nation, or rule another nation.”
“There is a reason so many conservatives, libertarians, and right-wingers loved Trump’s anti-intervention election rhetoric because we had all seen how much of a disaster foreign wars could be. However, some people think we just went about it wrong, and should still try to intervene.”
“During war, the con man is given his best possible market: a populace that frowns upon critical thinking, along with governments and media that together stoke up hatred for the enemy and a spirit of ‘Let’s just do something,’ because nothing is worse than not doing something, so doing something becomes doing anything, and certain businesses just happen to be able to find a way to monetize those somethings and anythings.”
“But though we expected criticism, what we did not expect was how few in the more prominent roles of Baptist Church leadership around the country were willing to speak out against tyranny.”
“You may immediately think: what relevance does the ministry of Jesus have to this whole situation with Ukraine? If you are a Christian, then let me tell you, this is precisely the problem with how we engage in world affairs as Christians.”
“This natural inclination to trust even clearly flawed and dishonest authority makes a lot of people who have genuine concerns and who are genuinely skeptical of aspects of the narrative loath to publicly question it.”
“We tell each other lies about the fight for free will and independence, but we don’t really want that. We want to be told how to live. And then die when we are not looking.”
A generation that refuses to apply the political implications of the Gospel to their society will be a generation that quickly watches their nation return to its pagan roots. It’s not a coincidence that we are seeing this happen in our day, because many people have forgotten just how the Gospel affected change in the West.
“Indeed, there is a caricature view among Christian that law is bad, and the gospel is good. But this is neither biblical nor helpful.”
“When people say that the culture of the day, and by that I mean the era of the Scriptures, which granted is a very large window, did not empower women, they are certainly correct in some contexts, and definitely wrong in others.”
“…social justice is a redefinition of justice. Justice needs no qualifier, only application.”
“To say that the West only got as powerful as it did because of slavery, is also wrong, because other empires were engaged in slavery, many to a much higher level and yet the West outstripped them.”
The ideal environment for man and animal was not in a jungle, not in a forest, not in a wilderness, but in a garden.
“Science, as a method that has aided in the advance of the modern Western world ahead of any previous civilization, only flourished because of the strict Christian framework behind it. And this is important: it needs that framework for it to continue to flourish.”
“So here is my mea culpa on free speech, I was wrong to ever defend it.”
Here was a mother having her soul pierced as though with a sword, as her innocent son struggled to breathe in front of her on the cross. Here was a good son, worrying about what would become of his mother.
Rather than watch the slow erosion of their burgeoning society by the feminization of their men, China is actively seeking to push back against it, from within high levels of their government.
Behind every number is a person, a real person, being affected in real ways.
For the progressive left, it is always day zero.