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“Fire Is One of the Soldiers of Allah.”


Having recently returned from a short, family visit to California, I was reminded once again of the Golden State’s precarious future. With a population that has doubled to 40 million in just under 50 years and a recent history of … Continue reading

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“Superstition Ain’t the Way”*


*With thanks to Stevie Wonder. According to early Muslim sources, Muhammad was very much a man of his day, shaped by the belief systems around him. As such, his thoughts and practices were filled with superstitions, some of which I … Continue reading

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Should the PCUSA Open an “Office of Condemnation”?


The 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA met last month in St. Louis. As I reported in a previous blog, one of the overtures of particular interest to me on their agenda dealt with interfaith relations. Known as … Continue reading

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Salami That’s Full of Baloney


Iran has been making the news consistently for the past month, and for all the wrong reasons.  As conditions continue to deteriorate for Iranians by and large, the ruling mullahs lash out at anyone other than themselves to pin blame. … Continue reading

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Supreme Hypocrisy in Court Nominee Opposition


While I rarely comment directly on political matters, every so often the level of hypocrisy and deceit rises so high that my conscience is compelled to weigh in. I recognize that deceit and hypocrisy are not the exclusive domain of … Continue reading

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No Solus Christus for the PCUSA!


Good news!!! At this morning’s “ecumenical faith” worship service held during the Presbyterian Church’s 223rd General Assembly,  the opening leader was not a Muslim invoking an Islamic prayer (unlike at the 222nd GA in 2016 – see here for a … Continue reading

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Presbyterian Church USA Poised to Condemn Islam, Muhammad and the Qur’an….


The 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church USA (PCUSA) kicks off this week (June 16-23). It promises to be an orgy of progressive delights — from bashing America’s immigration policies to demonizing fossil fuels to trashing Israel while apotheosizing … Continue reading

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