Monthly Archives: April 2008

“Flies on Jesus”

Saul Bellow in his novel Herzog quotes what he says is an old song, “There are flies on me; there’s flies on you, but there ain’t no flies on Jesus.”  O yes, there were

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This Jeremiah Wasn’t a Bullfrog but a Friend

 “Jeremiah was a bullfrog.  He was a good friend of mine,” so sang “Three Dog Night.”  Well Rev. Jeremiah Wright isn’t a bullfrog, but he was a good friend of Senator Baraak Obamba.  Keep reading; this isn’t a political screed … Continue reading

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You Can Learn a lot from women, so Don’t Sacrifice them

There are shows aimed at men and shows at women.  While, as far as I know, no one has thought of a derisive term for movies aimed at men such as “Male Movie” or “Testosterone Tape,” we do have the … Continue reading

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You’re Just a Kid!

“You’re just a kid!” O how age can be made an accusation.

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Other Issues from Issues Etc.

Several people have sent the following response of Mollie Ziegler Hemingway to President Kieschnick’s “letter to the editor.”  Here is my reaction.

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David Danced Why Can’t I?

In the March 8/15 issue of World magazine, Marvin Olasky references 2 Samuel 6:16 to bring up short those of us defending liturgical worship.  He quotes the passage: ” ‘As the ark of  the Lord came into the city of … Continue reading

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