State Civilians

The New Men of the Cloth: the Branch Covidians

It’s anyone’s guess when and where a new cult will spring up; what with its bizarre rituals, legalistic rules, and silly superstitions. The latest manifestation of these sandbox religions is a new sect from the statists. New, because now they can be identified physically.  These Branch Covidians, indeed, have never been happier. For years, they walked our halls, stalked our schools, and shopped our stores without any outward sign that they could display in honor Read more…

fact checkers

Religious To The Core

When historians look back on our era, one of the things they will scratch their heads about is the phenomenon of “Fake News” and its attendant “Fact Checking” and wonder why we stopped calling both by their proper name: “propaganda.” Boisterous re-definition of terms and ignorance about language seems silly, no? This swing toward silliness may have reached its maximum amplitude in the wake of the death of Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. USA Today decided Read more…

fess up and set it straight

Fess Up and Set It Straight

Jeff Dornik has written an excellent article regarding John MacArthur’s stand against government tyranny.  It’s short, take a minute or two to read it.  It boils down to this: MacArthur has taken a definite and welcome theological right turn on his understanding and application of Romans 13, and he needs to address it.   It is not Dornik’s intention to criticize MacArthur, rather to ask for clarity.  But there is a much wider application of this than just what applies to Read more…

The Man Behind the Curtain

“Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!” thundered the Great and Powerful Oz.  What a wonderful scene from the 1939 movie, The Wizard of Oz.  Everyone who sees that movie understands instinctively and immediately that the presentation of smoke, lightning, and sound was a fraud exposed. To avoid fraud, who can we rely upon?  How do we do judge?  A roofer comes to fix your roof – how do you gauge his reliability?  Read more…

What Am I Fighting For?

Have you been to a protest lately?  Perhaps you’ve been to your state capitol to see about having your state re-opened from COVID house arrest.  Perhaps you’ve marched in a BLM protest to defund the police.  Maybe it’s been a different civic argument. But do you know why you’re fighting?  Have you a bedrock conviction on which you are basing your dissatisfaction?  More importantly, is your conviction based in truth and how do you know it’s true? These are important Read more…

What Really Matters

The name is brilliant, “Black Lives Matter.” Who would not stand behind that organization? The problem is that the name is deceiving. This organization is not all about Black Lives Mattering. Initially, we did some research and found some disturbing information on their website. They declare a goal of dismantling the nuclear family along with a host of anti-biblical stances. You can read it all here: https://blacklivesmatter.com/what-we-believe/ We decided then that we could not support Read more…

who cares

Big Deal

“Let’s move on and talk about something else” has been commonly said of the Covid-19 scam for weeks.  That would be a great idea under the following conditions: 1. The propaganda and the violation of liberties were over. 2.  Those who fell for the scam (the majority of the population) had repented and learned a lesson.  And 3. The few who understood what was going on and pleaded to avoid the mayhem and destruction had Read more…