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August 31, 2004

Law and Government are Rooted in Faith

Simply put, lawmakers base their laws on something; generally what they believe to be "right". How is "right" determined? In the end, whether explicit or implicit, it is based upon beliefs that are accepted by faith. The question that follows for every government and legal system is not whether it...

August 30, 2004

Centrality of God's Law in the Life of Men

Living in an "age of grace", many are under the misconception that the law of God has somehow been removed or nullified. If this is the case, one wonders what law or whose law now defines ones duty and what constitutes acceptable behavior and conduct. Certainly the problem of sin...
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August 29, 2004

Sola Gratia - Amazing Grace by John Newton

Amazing Grace, how sweet the sound That saved a wretch like me! I once was lost, but now am found, Was blind, but now I see....
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August 28, 2004

Short Shots v1

Church - You like your church but do they give you chocolate? [more] Culture - A cultural brushfire is ablaze in Christian civilization. [more] Culture - If a counter culture does not want to become a corner culture it will have to do more than just proclaim the truth;...
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Planned Parenthood Connection to John Kerry Campaign Subject of Complaint

Temecula, CA (LifeNews.com) -- A California attorney has filed a legal complaint with the Internal Revenue Service and the Department of Justice alleging that Planned Parenthood employees were violating the nonprofit tax status of the abortion business by appearing on stage at a rally promoting Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry....
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August 27, 2004

Cheney on Morality and Freedom

"Lynne and I have a gay daughter, so it's an issue our family is very familiar with," Cheney told an audience that included his daughter. "With the respect to the question of relationships, my general view is freedom means freedom for everyone. ... People ought to be free to enter...
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Controversy Continues Over Kerry's Military Record and 527s

President Bush has now agreed to join forces with Sen. John McCain to crack down on 527's, the "independent" political organizations that are generally responsible for negative polical ads [more]. In fact, Pres. Bush announced Thursday he will file a lawsuit in federal court asking the federal agency that regulates...
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August 26, 2004

Partial-Birth Ban Underscores Election Importance

Deliver those who are being taken away to death, And those who are staggering to slaughter, Oh hold {them} back. Prov. 24:11 We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these...
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Eugenics and its Link to Evolution and Abortion

There is a side to evolution that few acknowledge or discuss; perhaps because the Judeo-Christian heritage of Western scientists leads to a sense of morality that is inconsistent with Naturalism. A belief that man ultimately evolved through a process involving mutation and biological evaluation (the survival of the fitness) necessarily...
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August 25, 2004

Arizona Alarmed by AIMS Test Results

At least six out of 10 high school sophomores in Arizona failed the AIMS test this spring despite an intense regimen of classwork, tutoring and dozens of practice tests. [more] There are alternatives: click here....
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Keep Pavlov's Dog (Hot Sauce) Away from My Child

An ABC News Article reports, "The practice of "hot saucing" a child's tongue as a method of discipline may seem cruel to some parents, but those who regularly use the punishment say it teaches their charges valuable and long-lasting lessons." The child discipline expert quoted in the article claims that...

August 24, 2004

Listed in Blogs4God

Blogs4God is an excellent portal for finding useful and quality Chistian Blogs. I'm listed right here. One of the many features I appreciate is a (near) daily update of Blog highlights from the Blogs listed. You can also rate bLogicus using the form below (be nice - please!): // ----------------------------------------------...
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Are We Getting Off-Track? (John Kerry's Military Record)

Previously I asserted that Sen. John Kerry’s military record is a campaign issue because he has used it to support his qualifications for office. This has also been noted by others; for example Columnist Thomas Sowell writes: Unfortunately, Senator Kerry himself has made it matter by incessantly parading his four...
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John Kerry's Pro-Life Record

Sen. John Kerry puzzled Democrats and other pro-abortion voters by stating he believes that life begins at conception (report). This despite the fact that he voted at least six times against the ban on partial birth abortions and voted to allow federal money to distribute morning-after abortion pills in America's...
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August 23, 2004

Depo-Provera - Dangerous and Deadly

Depo-provera is dangerous to women and, because it is likely to act as an abortifacient, is deadly to newly conceived children. The article linked to above indicates that those on Depo-provera are three times more likely to contract an STD than those on other oral birth control drugs....
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August 22, 2004

Dole's Criticism and John Kerry's 1971 Statements

"One day he’s saying that we were shooting civilians, cutting off their ears, cutting off their heads, throwing away his medals or his ribbons," Dole said. "The next day he’s standing there, ‘I want to be president because I’m a Vietnam veteran. "Maybe he should apologize to all the other...
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August 20, 2004

Intimidating Letter Sent by DNC to News Outlets

The DNC and Sen. John Kerry reportedly sent a misleading and threatening letter to station managers attempting intimidate them into not broadcasting an advertisement that is highly critical of Kerry. According to Human Events: The letter claims the ad is "false" and "libelous" and suggests, in not-so-subtle terms, that TV...
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Response by Sen. Kerry Levels Charges at the President

Previously I entered the tenious fray of Sen. John Kerry's use of exaggerations to promote his political agenda. His response to his critics is an attack: Democratic presidential candidate Sen. John Kerry (D-MA) went on the offensive Thursday, accusing the independent 527 group Swift Boat Veterans for Truth of being...
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August 18, 2004

Forcing Birth Control Coverage is Forcing Abortion Coverage

In reaction to (Wisconsin) Attorney General Lautenschlager's recent legal opinion on contraceptive coverage, some have argued that mandating employer insurance coverage of birth control would be a slippery slope ending in mandated abortion coverage. "The truth of the matter is that most if not all hormonal birth control drugs and...
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Thoughts on Patriarchalism and the Family

But the most important, most helpful part of patriarchy is not exercising authority, but submitting to it. (And submitting to the intangible Jesus in our mind doesn’t quite cut it.) That is, those who would lead must learn how to follow. We shouldn’t be surprised if we find that our...
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August 17, 2004

Brief Note on Exaggeration and Stem Cell Research

Who should we believe about the potential medical benefits of embryonic stem-cell research: hundreds of Nobel Prize scientists at renowned medical institutions, or Laura Bush on a stage with several people in lab coats? (editorial) - actually it was only 48 Nobel Prize winners who signed the statement saying that...
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Does an Important Message Justify Deception (John Kerry's Camodia Tale)

Is deception on the part of leaders acceptable when it is used to motivate an important message or an agenda? Sen. John Kerry testified before a 1986 Senate committee hearing during a debate on U.S. policy toward Central America, I remember Christmas of 1968 sitting on a gunboat in...
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August 14, 2004

Another Cup of Coffee?

When we begin to use our intellects in the service of our Creator and Savior, we will naturally wish to do so with the best efforts and quality available. It is obvious in the pages of the New Testament that this was the case for the disciples, whether they were...
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August 13, 2004

Tax Exempt Equals Agent of the State?

While an American pastor is the subject of federal investigations for delivering a pro-George Bush sermon on July 4, Christian churches in Canada are now facing the loss of their tax-exempt status should they speak out on politics (full story)....
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August 11, 2004

Christian Schools in Arizona - Time to Register

The new school year is right around the corner - literally. Classes begin next week. Although it is late, it is not too late to register your child in one of Arizona's many Christian Schools (click here). From the site Arizona Christians here are the most popular websites: Scottsdale Christian...
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August 10, 2004

Church Membership, Family and Individualism

I appreciated the following statements by Mark Horne regarding church membership. The basic question that he is answerings is whether or not the church should be treated as a confederation of families. The answer to this question is then used in the context of representation and voting within the church....
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August 1, 2004

Justification Summarized by Westminster Seminary California

Justification occurs when one comes to true faith, giving peace of conscience and assurance of eternal life in the present. God's final judgment is not the justification of his own, but their vindication and perfection. (Justification and Final Judgement - Click here for the full document)....
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