Disciple, Dad, Husband, Writer, Runner, Professor, Theologian, Professional Investigator, Motorcyclist, Unfunny Humorist, Inactive Activist for Social Justice
Joined on 4 October, 2011
Unspoken Church Rule: If you do something that is an embarrassment to our message, you need to drop out of sight.
Years ago I read a survey on why highly active church members left church. The #1 reason was they or someone in their family had done something morally embarrassing.
In 1965, when "The Sound of Music" came to the small town where my colleague Allan lived, his family drove 30 miles to the next town with a theater. They couldn't risk the scandal of being seen going to the movies in their own town.
Writing my 13th book, I currently feel like I'm two-thirds of the way up Everest, exhausted. But there's no turning back now: nothing to do but keep climbing, knowing that when I finally reach the summit with a full manuscript, I can switch to typesetting and copyediting.
What happened with Navalny?
His return to Russia started with his plane landing at a different airport than expected.
He was detained there, and is now in a make-shift courtroom inside a police station.
An impromptu hearing is underway 👇
Six months ago, Putin tried to kill him by poisoning. As soon as Navalny had recovered sufficiently, he returned to Moscow and was immediately placed on trial. Navalny has more courage in his fingernail clippings than I'll ever know. Extraordinary.
Sen. Lindsey Graham says on Fox News that President Trump shouldn't pardon anyone involved in the siege on the Capitol. "I think it would destroy President Trump and I hope we don't go down that road."
The fact that Graham is good friends with a politician that he realizes might pardon white terrorists tells you all you need to know about both Trump and Graham.
Let’s get this 10,000 retweets. It’s worth every single one of the nine minutes to watch.
This guy's like one of those old-time cult deprogrammers hired by some worried parents (America) to save their brainwashed daughter (Republicans) from the death cult (MAGA) and its toxic leader (Trump). He just nabbed her selling flowers on Redondo Beach. This is his pitch:
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