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I Don't Drink The Kool-Aid. For Anybody.

Yes, I’m Still a Conservative*

By Byron / July 1, 2022 /

I have not had a lot to say about things political recently. Oh, sure, there’ve been a few cultural issues (which have political implications) upon which I’ve weighed in, but when it comes to partisan politics, I’ve been pretty silent. Get used to it. There are several reasons for this; none are terribly germane to…

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On Sermons and Supreme Court Justices

By Byron / March 19, 2022 /

As I write this, I am preparing to preach tomorrow, a passage from Colossians 2 on the subject, “Don’t Follow the Rules”. As always, I’m excited to dig into what the text entails, ferret out its meaning as best I can, bridge its timeless truths into the 21st century context in which we find ourselves,…

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How to Elect a President

By Byron / July 7, 2020 /

Short answer: NOT the way we are doing it. As I write this, Americans are looking at a choice that many find very unappealing: Donald Trump or Joe Biden will be sworn in on a cold Wednesday in January. This on the heels of the election of 2016, where both candidates were loathed to a…

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It’s Not a Coup

By Byron / November 20, 2019 /

So stop saying it. The impeachment proceedings may be ill-advised, and end up being a political windfall for the Republicans. Time will tell. But it’s not a coup. The Democrats have certainly demonstrated that they want to remove this president from office; this has seemed to be their intent, one way or another, essentially from…

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Why I Would Support a Pro-Choice Justice (In a Heartbeat)

By Byron / July 9, 2018 /

Now that I have your attention… I am completely pro-life (in the real, “historic” sense of term, not the muddied, newfangled, “Christian Left” sense of it, which can be used to pretty much nullify what has always been meant when we say it): I believe that human life, created in and bearing the image of…

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