Monthly Archives: December 2014

Relating a Painting to the Bible

SorrowingOldManby Jerry Richardson12/31/14
As artistic as it is in words, the Bible does not contain any physical pictures.  In fact, the Hebrews and perhaps the early Christians would have considered a portrait to be a direct violation of the 2nd Commandment. More »


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Movie Review — Exodus: Gods and Kings

ExodusBaleby Avi Davis   12/30/14
(Or how heavy eyeliner and even heavier British accents invaded ancient Egypt.)  •  One has to marvel at the current Hollywood penchant for repeatedly mining the Bible for its entertainment value. More »


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H&R Block and Your 2014 Taxes under ObamaCare

HRblockby Jon N. Hall    12/30/14
On December 9, business reporter Mark Davis posted an article up on the website of the Kansas City Star headlined “About 25 percent of H&R Block customers will ‘confront’ the Affordable Care ActMore »


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Movie Review: Unbroken

Unbrokenby Tim Jones12/30/14
A movie of mind-boggling cruelty, suffering and evil  •  I recently went to see the movie Unbroken and anyone that’s not familiar with it should check it out if they can. It’s based on the book by Laura Hillenbrand who tells the true story of Louis Zamperini, a son of Italian immigrants, in vivid detail. More »


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Why Jeb Bush is Not a Conservative

JebBushby N. A. Halkides   12/29/14
I came upon a few articles in the Lefty media lately expressing incredulity that Jeb Bush is not considered Conservative enough in some circles. They point to one or two items like his support for gun rights, his anti-abortion stance, or the cutting of taxes in Florida More »


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The New Year is Upon Us

2015NewYearby Anniel  12/27/14
It seems but a moment from Christmas, the season of joy, to New Year’s, the day of reckoning. Already we are somewhere near the beginning of the 2,015th year from the birth of our Lord, and what lies in store for us now? More »


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Stories of Christmas

ChristmasStoriesA StubbornThings Symposium   December 2014
Latest: Red-Faced, Jolly, and Spiteful by Brad Nelson  •  Sometimes Christmas is best remembered by the calories you put on. They seem to be the substance of some permanence. But sprinkled amongst the eggnog and cookies are stories and events — large and small, heartwarming or just funny — that have decorated the season through the years. More »


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Lie-based Protest Movements

by Jerry Richardson   12/26/14

Progressives have long been adept at hiding their real agenda behind lies, spin, and obfuscation. And by the time someone (never the fellow-traveler media) gets around to pointing out the Progressives’ deceit, the response is some variation of “Dude, that was two years ago”—truth has a very short shelf-life for Progressives. More »


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Cinema for Christians and Similar Souls

Cinema2by Jon N. Hall    12/26/14
Call me paranoid, but I have a sneaking suspicion that there are religionists, perhaps even Christians, lurking around this here website.  So I’d like to recommend some recent movies that have at least a smidgeon of religion in them. More »


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Smoke and Mirrors

by Tim Jones12/26/14

Secret Agendas, Identity and True Lies  •  Everything today seems to be fragmented. This is one of the unintended consequences of modern life where everyone has become a specialist with little or no knowledge outside of their professional life. More »


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The Ten Commandments — #5

TenCommandmentsA StubbornThings Symposium   12/22/14
Introduction  •  In order to fully comprehend a society’s commitment to its institutions and virtues, one need only reflect on the consequences reaped for holding them in contempt. The West, having declined in its grasp of moral certitude More »


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A Critical Examination of Socialism

CriticalExamSocialismSuggested by Kung Fu Zu • Mallock offers a complete repudiation of socialism and lays out the various politcal, economic and moral arguments made for socialism and refutes each in detail. He demonstrates “scientific socialism” is anything but that.
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