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My Second Response to Ann Coulter

By Byron / August 18, 2014 /

After writing a column two weeks ago simultaneously criticizing Dr. Kent Brantly as “idiotic” and all American Christians who go on mission trips as those who “slink off” to other countries because they are “tired of fighting the culture war” and “Christian narcissists”, Ann Coulter has (predictably) doubled-down with her latest column. She suggests that…

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How Wrong Can Ann Coulter Be?

By Byron / August 11, 2014 /

Though the MDJ gave a somewhat milder title to Ann Coulter’s recent hit job on Dr. Kent Brantly, her website proclaims “Ebola Doc’s Condition Downgraded to ‘Idiotic’”. To which the proper rejoinder might be, “Ms. Coulter, it takes one to know one.” The two key questions she raises are, first, “Why did Dr. Brantly have…

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Making an Idol of our “Witness”

By Byron / March 2, 2014 /

Is “my witness for Christ” the paramount consideration a Christian should be concerned with when deciding how to live? Though this may sound heretical, I’m going to not only suggest that the answer is “no”, but that it’s even possible for us to make an idol out of our “witness.” Hear me out on this…

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The Difference Between Saying True Things and Telling the Truth

By Byron / August 5, 2013 /

I hate to use Joel Osteen again to make a point–OK, “hate” is a strong word–but it was in the context of a discussion about Dear Joel that I came to think the thought that I post now; to wit, that there is a difference between saying true things and telling the truth. Now this…

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David Barton's Astonishingly Bad Apologetic for Glenn Beck

By Paul Oyler / August 30, 2010 /

OK, let’s start by my acknowledging this truth: in general, I like and agree with Glenn Beck.  Does he say some outrageous things?  Yes.  Do I agree with all of his pronouncements?  Heavens, no.  But in general, I agree with a significant portion of the things he says…but when he starts talking about his faith…

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