The atheist Freedom From Religion Foundation (FRFF) has complained to Clemson University that its football coach “is entangled with religion” in violation of the separation of church and state. Dabo Swinney has coached the Clemson Tigers since 2008, when he told reporters his secret to success was to “put your eyes on the Lord in everything you do.” His Tige […]
JAPAN: Cherry blossom season is at its peak, and for some amazing photos the world over, check out #sakura on Twitter or Instagram. The Japanese have an elaborate system of mapping bloom peaks and live web cams for watching them (but you have to take into account the 13-hour time difference between Washington and Tokyo). Washington’s iconic Tidal Basin cher […]
I recently read a one-sided story about a minister, Ken Wilson, who barred practicing homosexuals from his church back in the day. Extreme? He at least understood that homosexuality was a sin. But Wilson’s faith started to weaken after listening to anecdotes from members of his congregation about homosexuals in their families. He told the Detroit Free Press […]
Dictionary.com offers two definitions for scapegoat: “1. A person or group made to bear the blame for others or to suffer in their place; 2. Chiefly biblical. A goat let loose in the wilderness on Yom Kippur after the high priest symbolically laid the sins of the people on its head. Lev. 16:8,10, 26.” Both definitions seem to fit last week’s announcement of […]
Inappropriate art. A Boston man faces charges of disturbing the peace after dropping a suspicious backpack near the finish line of the Boston Marathon Tuesday. Following yesterday’s events commemorating the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombing, 25-year-old Kevin Edson walked barefoot in the street in the pouring rain chanting, “Boston strong!” ac […]
Old Testament: Josh 5-7 Psalm: Ps 99 New Testament: Acts 23 Old Testament: Josh 5-7 Josh 5-7 Back to top Joshua 5-7 The New Generation Circumcised 5 As soon as all the kings of the Amorites who were beyond the Jordan to the west, and all the kings of the Canaanites who were by the sea, heard that the LORD had dried up the waters of the Jordan for the people […]
“The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers. And you shall remember the whole way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not. And he humbled you and let you hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.