As Easter bursts upon us in 2023, the most important things we need to hear are that God loves us, and that with his death and resurrection, Jesus Christ has already overcome “the world,” with its seemingly intractable tribulations.
There’s been a lot of emphasis by preachers and teachers recently on what Christians need to be doing. The emphasis is good and useful, of course.
But Easter is the best day in the entire liturgical year to remember that what we do is an acknowledgment not that we are somehow bigger than the titanic problems stalking the earth today, but that God is. Continue reading “Easter Greetings 2023”
What’s wrong and right with Russia-Ukraine, China and computers, and Ye.
This will be a rough-and-ready Ready Room, intended to spray a few current topics out there without going in-depth on any of them. I really mean it this time, so throw rotten fruit if you catch a glimpse of over-analysis out here in the heathery rough.
The first topic is the headline teaser: deployment of the U.S. 101st Airborne to Europe. CBS did a segment this past week in which its crew accompanied soldiers of the 101st on field activities in Romania, just “a few miles” from the border of Ukraine.
CBS gets an exclusive sneak peak: "The US Army's 101st Airborne is practicing for war with Russia just miles from Ukraine's border"
You just know this latest in the thousand cuts of “multi-kulti” cultural suicide has to do with fear of offending Muslim immigrants. And it does.
But I urge readers to look past the surface and keep in mind who’s doing the slice-and-dice job.
The story at hand involves a school in Oberkassel, Dusseldorf, which has redesignated the traditional St. Martin’s Day festival, held on 11 November, as an absurdly generic “Festival of Light.” German media reported this late last week, and it was picked up quickly by English-language outlets. (It’s worth making the point, as an aside, that we not only have to give up the richness of our own Western culture to supposedly avoid offending those from other cultures; we have to dumb everything down as well, turning ourselves into primitive animists and nature-worshipers. Having a festival about “light” is so 10,000 years ago.)Continue reading “German schools rename ‘St. Martin’s Day’ fest – but look who opposes doing that”