Category Archives: Faith

Leftists in West engage in curious love affair with hijab

Read enough social media posts about politics, and sooner or later the issue of hijab will arise. This custom of dress pops up in surprising places, with contemporary “liberals” urging women who aren’t Muslims to wear hijab. It’s almost as … Continue reading

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WHD asks ‘all global citizens’ to ‘observe Hijab’ on Feb. 1

Hijab and/or other mandated clothing for women is required in many countries where the Koran serves as the basis for law. Wearing the distinctive garb is defended by many women in those countries as well as in Western countries like … Continue reading

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National Lutheran organization brings Israel bias to fruition with political resolution

For several years, I perceived the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, the national organization for the faith, as trending anti-Israel. Rhetoric began to be far more biased towards what is now called the ‘Palestinian Cause’. The ELCA in general began … Continue reading

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Eighteenth century hymnist gifted a song to the world

Recently my daughters, both of whom are musicians, agreed to perform a hymn for a baptism. The hymn, “Come Thou Fount of Every Blessing” has been widely performed and recorded. Mumford and Sons reportedly cover it sometimes in their performances.

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CNN guest Jebreal errs on ‘white people’ and Islam in exchange with Sexton

Rula Jebreal and Buck Sexton had an exchange on Don Lemon’s show on CNN this week, and Jebreal made a politically charged statement about “white people” and Islam. Jebreal’s statement plays on the double standard many in media employ about … Continue reading

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Pope didn’t just say Trump ‘not Christian’; fuller debate needed

Not for the first time has the current Catholic pope said something I found off-putting. The Associated Press and other media reported Francis’ remarks “aboard the papal plane.” The pope had visited Mexico,  a country reliant on US taxpayer aid. … Continue reading

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A Valentine for Tara

Valentine’s Day is admittedly a commercial deal when we spend bucks on candy, cards, flowers, and whatever our loved ones like. Although the top theme in advertising is romantic, many of us also acknowledge it as a day when attention … Continue reading

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