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Canada Goose (at Banner Lakes)

Canada Goose (at Banner Lakes)

Morgan is getting a hug from his mama. (at Summerset State Park)

Morgan is getting a hug from his mama. (at Summerset State Park)

Morgan & Kelvey @ Banner Lakes (at Summerset State Park)

Morgan & Kelvey @ Banner Lakes (at Summerset State Park)

Sugar’s going for a swim. (at Banner Lakes)

How A Tea Party Movement Defeated Socialism… in Sweden

How A Tea Party Movement Defeated Socialism… in Sweden

This post is in many ways a sequel to my last post, “Why Socialism Needs Christianity”, in which I discussed how Christianity helped make the welfare state function in Sweden.

I mentioned in my last post that the Social Democrats have dominated Swedish politics – they held power from 1932 to 1976! That is, to my knowledge, a world record in a democracy.

This article, however, won’t focus on the…

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Hardin County Courthouse - Eldora, IA (at Hardin County Courthouse)

Hardin County Courthouse - Eldora, IA (at Hardin County Courthouse)

Lily @ Eldora Town Square

Lily @ Eldora Town Square

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 4-19-14

Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers, joined by Bart Munson, talked with Iowa Secretary State Matt Schultz about his congressional race.  

Caffeinated Thoughts Radio 4-19-14

Shane Vander Hart and Brian Myers, joined by Bart Munson, talked with Iowa Secretary State Matt Schultz about his congressional race.  

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
Romans 5:8, ESV
"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven," (Matthew 5:16, NKJV).

"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works and glorify your Father in heaven," (Matthew 5:16, NKJV).

Seven Last Words of Christ

Old-Rugged-Cross

With it being Good Friday today I thought I’d share the seven last “words” (sayings) of Jesus on the Cross.  This is from a series I first posted back in 2009.

The first of the seven last “words” of Christ.

Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do, (Luke 23:34, ESV).

Even while on the cross in terrible agony Jesus prayed not only for those who were present, but for us as well. …

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Christ’s Resurrection Power Yet Prevails

Early in the last century much of then-official Mainline Protestantism succumbed to theological liberalism, rejecting biblical events like Christ’s resurrection as history.

Christ’s Resurrection Power Yet Prevails

Early in the last century much of then-official Mainline Protestantism succumbed to theological liberalism, rejecting biblical events like Christ’s resurrection as history.

Verdict Is In: The Final Draft of Indiana Proposed Standards Stink

Ok some folks are now weighing in on the final draft of Indiana’s proposed academic standards that was released earlier this week.

Dr. Terrence Moore of Hillsdale College needs to let loose and tell us how he really feels about the ELA standards, don’t hold back!  No, just kidding, he writes a no-holds-barred review, and doesn’t give the standards good marks.  An excerpt:

This absurd incongruity…

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Brian Myers was back from his trip to the UK and back in the co-host seat when we recorded Caffeinated Thoughts Radio.  Bart Munson was our honorary co-host today visiting from Ohio.

Brian Myers was back from his trip to the UK and back in the co-host seat when we recorded Caffeinated Thoughts Radio. Bart Munson was our honorary co-host today visiting from Ohio.

For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. (1 Cor. 1:18, ESV)
1 Corinthians 1:18, ESV