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The Christian Alliance for Progress

There are millions of Christian Americans who hold moderate to progressive views -- or who are, at the very least, offended by the Religious Right’s extremist political rhetoric. Read More »

It Might be a War, But it’s Not About Our Culture

Freedom is a frightening prospect for people who lack the fortitude to resist temptations of the flesh... Read More »

Is your Spelling Check in the Mail?

This is a gender-neutral, non-partisan and multicultural public service announcement that is intended to slightly improve the quality of the blogosphere. If you’re a male, female, intersexed, transgendered, Democrat, Republican, independent, libertarian, authoritarian, capitalist, communist, socialist, fascist, Nazi, anarchist, imperialist, isolationist, red-stater, blue-stater, swing-stater, gay, straight, bi-sexual, asexual, liberal, conservative, Christian, Jewish, Muslim, Satanist, Buddhist, Hindu, Wiccan, Scientologist, devout, doubter, ... Read More »

Fate From the Rear

Sometimes fate comes out of nowhere to remind us of its power and presence. And sometimes a fellow motorist is following the car in front of his too closely and looks away for just a second and CRASH! I was traveling west on State Road 580 in Dunedin, Florida when traffic stopped for a red light at the intersection of ... Read More »

Authority and Morality

American government was not intended to be an authority over the actions and behaviors of the people, but rather the keeper, protector and defender of the rights of the people. Read More »

Diluting Evolution

The Bible, which has not been updated in over 2000 years, is most decidedly not a science book. Charles Darwin’s controversial 1859 bestseller, On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection, or the Preservation of Favoured Races in the Struggle for Life, which is widely accepted by modern scientists as the prevailing theory with regard to the origins ... Read More »

The Difference Between Crime and Sin

About a week ago, I wrote an article called, “Traditional Judeo-Christian Morality,” which was mainly about the difference between ethics and morals and how that important distinction applies to the separation of church from state. I deliberately avoided the issue of discerning sin from crime not only because I felt that it was an oversimplification that some of my readers ... Read More »

Let’s Go Surfin’ Now: Fear and Loathing in the Blogosphere

It is often said that blogging is about the exchange of ideas, the conversations. Even though it is very similar to journalism in most respects, the way that information is conveyed from one source to another is a new and interesting dynamic that cannot be synthesized by the “old media,” which mostly operates in a one-way fashion. All one needs ... Read More »

Suspect Motives: Single Mothers’ Paradox

People who truly respect life do not pass judgment when single women choose to keep their babies rather than having abortions Read More »

Traditional Judeo-Christian Morality

I would like to share one of my favorite Scriptures because, with all of the controversies surrounding the so-called “Culture War” over social issues and their effect upon the moral fabric of our society, there is a real need for us to remember the basic Judeo-Christian ethics upon which our country was founded: 1 Judge not, that ye be not ... Read More »