The Hill wrote: Does @RepAdamSchiff believe @DevinNunesâ staff worked with the White House on the House GOP memo? He tells @GStephanopoulos âI think itâs very possible his staff worked with the White House and coordinated the whole effort with the White House.â â This Week (@ThisWeekABC) February 4, 2018
Schiff said on Sunday Trumpâs use of the memo âcould be evidence of the presidentâs intent to interfere with the investigationâ into Russia's election meddling and possible collusion between Trump's campaign and Moscow.
John MacArthur wrote: ... Obviously they couldnât keep the law, but they were to be driven in penitence to plead with God to be merciful to them as sinners.
So we understand that this was unique for the people of Israel. And as I said this morning, when Jesus came, everything changed, everything changed. You remember that I told you this morning that what He did was not a cleansing of the temple, it was an abolishing of the temple? He didnât just want to eliminate the bad priests and keep the good priests. He eliminated the priesthood.
He didnât just want to clean up the peopleâs attitudes as they gave their sacrifices, He obliterated the sacrificial system because He brought an end to Judaism with all its ceremonies, all its rituals, all its sacrifices, all of its external trappings, the temple, the holy of holies, all of it, including the sabbath, including the sabbath. The sabbath observance went away with all the rest that belonged to Judaism.
Dr. Mark Weldon wrote: Dramatic claims require dramatic proof. Arguments of major corruption in modern conservative translations must really be documented, not just made to look good. Allegations that godly Christians are actually opposed to Christ and part of a devilish conspiracy to have everyone worship Satan are extremely serious. This is why those who make such charges must âbe held to the highest standards of scholarly acumen and accuracy.â Of course, almost every philosophy, religion, cult, world view, etc., can make what seems like a good defense for its positionâat least until the other side is examined. Only the unwise rush to say something before thinking it through. âHe who answers before listeningâthat is his folly and his shameâ (Prov. 18:13, NIV).
SA article wrote: âNo controversy exists in the scientific community regarding the fact of evolution,â đ [Intelligent Design] đ the group claimed, âand the teaching of alternative theories or a controversy is not only inappropriate and dishonest, it is unconstitutional. âŠ Such a practice alienates those who practice other religious faiths, those who are nonreligious and those who believe that science and religion are compatible.âđđđ
There are States that have an interesting viewpoint on teaching alternatives to Evolutionâ
Chris Kirk wrote: Louisiana: The Louisiana Science Education Act of 2008 allows teachers to use âsupplemental textbooks and other instructional materials to help students understand, analyze, critique, and review scientific theories in an objective manner,â specifically theories regarding âevolution, the origins of life, global warming, and human cloningââin effect, allowing creationist material inside classroom. Itâs no coincidence that the Discovery Institute, [ http://tinyurl.com/yafuxjlo ] a creationist think tank that provides such âsupplemental textbooks,â helped write the bill, ....
You mean, thanks for nothing, I.E.? I am so thankful that he spend so much time out on the golf course instead of in the White House.
Ezra Klein wrote: ...Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt in their new book, How Democracies Die. In most modern cases, âdemocracies erode slowly, in barely visible steps.â They rot from the inside, poisoned by leaders who âsubvert the very process that brought them to power.â They are hollowed out, the trappings of democracy present long after the soul of the system is snuffed out....
How Democracies Die is being read as a commentary on Donald Trump, but the analysis of Trump is the bookâs least interesting, and least important, contribution. Trump is a symptom, not the cause, of the problems bedeviling American democracy....
John of UK, there have been many apostate influences. Even the dynastic Communist family in North Korea had some Christian influences.
Mark O'Neill wrote: His real name was not Kim Il-sung but Kim Sung-kye. He was born in 1912 into a Presbyterian family that was comfortably off; his father was a teacher and elder in the church. In 1920, like many other Koreans, they moved to Manchuria to escape famine or Japanese rule....
David Brooks wrote: ...Yes. Heâs â heâs doing well in the polls. Heâs got a bump. The whole Republican Party has got a bump.
Citing all the heroes in the balcony turned out to be a very clever thing, because it gave people something to admire. It was a little bit of uplift. It prevented Trump from talking about himself a little more.
And so that was successful. So, you have to say â I didnât like the emotional mood of the speech, but you have to regard it as a success for the Trump administration....
I really don't know much about this site that this letter is on, but the letter itself is quite goodđ
Peter wrote: ...thanks again, Frank, for thinking about us small church folk. I appreciate your concern about our being persecuted and under attack. But donât worry about us. We donât have your money, your access to the halls of power or your seeming direct connection to the Almighty. But we have the scriptures, we have prayer, and we are learning every day what it means to love God with all our hearts, souls, minds and strength and to love our neighbors as ourselves. Thatâs all we need. You can keep your champion in the White House, thanks just the same....
...I would like to believe that, beneath our differences, we worship the same God and follow the same Savior. But quite honestly, I donât recognize the Jesus I learned from my parents, my Sunday School teachers, my pastors or my years of study and reflection on the Bible in your angry, fearful rhetoric....
CNN wrote: Douglas Haig, an Arizona man who says he sold tracer ammunition to the gunman in October's Las Vegas massacre, was arrested Friday on a charge of conspiring to manufacture and sell another type of ammunition -- armor-piercing bullets -- in violation of federal law.
A newspaper in western Nebraska had a long article about it.
Spike Jordan wrote: âThe Obama administrationâs outrageous Waters of the United States rule would have put backyard ponds, puddles and farm fields under Washingtonâs control,â Sen. John Barrasso of Wyoming, chairman of the Senate environment committee, said in a statement. âThis delay gives the Trump administration time to revise this rule.â
Sarahbeth Caplin wrote: Christianity Today is not exactly known for its progressive stance on, well, anything. However, I was pleasantly surprised to read Jen Zamzow insist that churches shouldnât handle cases of sexual abuse âinternallyâ; that is, have the offending staff member sent on sabbatical without ever notifying the police, as was the case with pastor Andy Savage who assaulted a teenage girl decades ago (but whose story went public only recently). Savageâs church, as we know, is far from the only one to do this, and the practice not only further traumatizes victims but puts other congregants in danger.
Zamzow rightly points out that while itâs easy to assume the worst of strangers, many of us are hesitant to do so of people in our inner circles. And this is something more Christians need to come to terms with.
Is this Priest is convicted of the immoral act, I hope he isn't http://tinyurl.com/ycndg2c9 lost when is time is come to be put in jail! Sermon Audio doesn't have a bad article about the alleged crime, but this might be a more compact version of it with still all the detail in it? http://tinyurl.com/ycndg2c9
Instead of such a close alliance with the Catholic Church White conservative Protestants should get together more with Black conservative Protestants and push for both Universal Health Care and a righteous position on abortion.
Jonathan Dudley wrote: Televangelist Jerry Falwell spearheaded the reversal of opinion on abortion in the late 1970s, leading his Moral Majority activist group into close political alliance with Catholic organizations against the sexual revolution....
As evangelical leaders formed common cause with Catholics on topics like feminism and homosexuality, they began re-interpreting the Bible as teaching the Roman Catholic position on abortion....
I take a more conservative stance on abortion, which the majority of Americans wouldn't take anyway. It's a pity that Democratic candidates can't see that their voting public, however, is not as liberal as they on sexual questions.
Mark Labberton, president of Fuller Theological Seminary wrote: ..... The word "evangelical" has morphed from being commonly used to describe a set of theological and spiritual commitments into a passionately defended, theo-political brand. Worse, that brand has become synonymous with social arrogance, ignorance and prejudice â all antithetical to the gospel of Jesus Christ. Balmer's claims, [ See Under Trump, evangelicals show their true racist colors ] while not new, are deservedly painful for millions of white evangelicals who are deeply offended by racism, repelled by Trump, and who vocally deny the false theo-political brand that co-opts the faith we hold dear.
Politfact wrote: "The terrorist threat in the United States is almost entirely homegrown, as no foreign terrorist organization has successfully directed and orchestrated an attack in the United States since 9/11," said Albert Ford, a program associate with the International Security and Fellows programs at New America.
David Brooks wrote: Well, itâs interesting to see a normal person as a public servant, who isnât, like, screaming some manic red-vs.-blue fight.
And itâs a good reminder. People have their views. And she had a more of a liberal view than some of her predecessors. But being a Fed chairman, like a lot of politics, is about balance, trying to expand growth, expand labor markets, while reducing inflation.
And so itâs a problem. And you are trying to find the right balance for the moment. And whatever philosophy you go in, youâre presented with a specific problem and youâre trying to find the right balance. And youâre not driven by ideology. Youâre driven by data, your best judgment.
And thatâs the way a lot of government is. And even the Supreme Court works that way. People have red and blue, but theyâre also just trying to do the job well. And that happens a lot in the bureaucracy. And we get a false view of politics based on what Donald Trump and Nancy Pelosi are screaming each other. But, in reality, there are a lot of people like Janet Yellen.
Yascha Mounk wrote: Donald Trumpâs first State of the Union was a deeply dangerous speech.
It was deeply dangerous because he finally followed in the footsteps of European leaders like Hungarian President Viktor Orban who have long ago learned to give an attractive look to authoritarian populism....
Under the cover of his soothing rhetoric about unity and bipartisanship, Trump called on Congress to give him unprecedented and unquestionably antidemocratic powers: âTonight,â he said, âI call on the congress to empower every Cabinet secretary with the authority to reward good workersâand to remove federal employees who undermine the public trust or fail the American people.â ....
Our biggest terrorist groups are white ones, not Muslim ones by the way. but, Penny, the one thing I do like about Trump is that he supports Israel.
Vann R. Newkirk II wrote: ...the Republican effort to repeal the [Obamacare] law and create a replacement that leaves 22 million more people uninsured over the next decade and will slash Medicaid enrollment by 15 million now sits just days away from possible passage.
People of color were the most likely groups to gain coverage and access to care under the ACA, and in the centuries-old struggle over health, they have never been closer both to racial equality of, access and to, the federal protection of health care as a civil right. But if Republicans have their way, that dream will be deferred.
Melissa Etehad and Kyle Kim wrote: Viewed from a global perspective, the current U.S. healthcare impasse underscores just how poor health outcomes for people in the United States are when compared with other countries. ... In 2015, the United States spent almost three times on healthcare as the average of other countries with comparable incomes, according to data from the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, also known as the OECD, a group of 35 countries, the majority of which have advanced economies, that work to promote economic development. And despite spending more, the results donât necessarily yield better health. Both Italy and Britain, for example, spent at least $5,000 less per person than the United States on healthcare, and yet the population of each of those countries has a higher life expectancy at birth than the United States.
You can take care of abortion, after you have Universal Health Care - as in England, Chris GP.
Dave Hunt wrote: I went on to explain that we cannot force the ungodly to live by Godâs standards. Nor is abortion the only or perhaps even the worst evil. Prostitutes and homosexuals destroy the lives of untold millions of young people; drug dealers, more millions than abortionists. And what about those psychiatrists and psychologists who have devastated lives for eternity, or the atheistic high school and university teachers who have corrupted the faith of millions more? Should we kill all such persons? I cannot find teaching or example in the entire Bible to indicate that Christians are to combat the worldâs sins except with the gospel....
Why is it that those who are so concerned about the immoral behavior of the godless all around us seem so little concerned about the false gospel of Roman Catholicism which is leading nearly a billion souls to hell, or about the heresy and unbelief within the church? ... Why donât the Christian activists show concern for this unbelief which eternally damns souls?...
Emma Green wrote: Franklin Graham is a man of contradictions. Heâs devoted his life to preventing persecution and helping those who face terrifying violence, yet he sees gay Boy Scouts as a major threat to children. His mission field knows no borders, but heâs proposed a total ban on Muslims entering the United States. He claims to hate politics, yet maintains a prolific, politicized Facebook page. And when he looks at Donald Trump, he sees God at work in the White House, not a president who would fire an FBI director while under investigation, brag about groping women, and give away state secrets over small talk.