Category Archives: Television

Church Write-Up: Ten Items for 8/20/2017

For church on Sunday, I visited two services.  One was at the church that I often call the “Word of Faith” church, a label that sometimes fits and sometimes does not.  The other was at a Missouri Synod Lutheran church. … Continue reading

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Current Events Write-Up: Feud, Tim Keller, Benedict Option, Deficit Hawks, Introverts, Billy Graham Rule

Time for a Current Events Write-Up!  I missed last week because I was writing book reviews. Romper: Is Pauline from “Feud” Based on a Real Person? The Ambitious Assistant Is a Fan Favorite, by Caralynn Lippo. I have been watching … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Economics, Religion, Social Skills, Television

Articles: How Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul; Reading Little House as an Adult

I don’t feel like doing an extensive Current Events Write-Up today, so I will just link to two articles that I found interesting. The Atlantic: How Democrats Killed Their Populist Soul:In the 1970s, a new wave of post-Watergate liberals stopped … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Little House, Political Philosophy, Politics, Television

Movie Write-Up: The Unauthorized Full House Story

I recently watched the 2015 Lifetime movie, The Unauthorized Full House Story, which was about the actors in the hit ABC sitcom Full House.  The movie went from the actors’ rise from obscurity and disappointments to Candace Cameron’s wedding to … Continue reading

Posted in Movies, Religion, Television

Current Events Write-Up: Taxes, Nat Hentoff, When We Rise, and Annette O’Toole

Time for this week’s Current Events Write-Up, in which I link to news articles and opinion pieces and comment on them. Townhall: The Stars of Sexist and Racist Hollywood Shine Bright Tonight, by Paul Jacob. I am glad that a … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Politics, Stephen King, Television, Uncategorized

Current Events Write-Up: Gorsuch, Disability Rights, Health Care, the Senate, Little House, the Big Bang Theory, Etc.

Time for a Current Events Write-Up. Neil Gorsuch Washington Post: Neil Gorsuch belongs to a notably liberal church — and would be the first Protestant on the Court in years, by Julie Zauzmer. I learned of this article from Steve … Continue reading

Posted in Big Bang Theory, Current Events, Health Care, Little House, Politics, Television

Current Events Write-Up: Pharmaceuticals, Barack Obama’s Departure, a Three-State Solution, Patricia Heaton, Anne Frank, Etc.

Time for another week of links to news and opinion pieces! Pharmaceuticals “Cory Booker and 12 Other Dems Just Stopped Bernie Sanders’ Amendment to Lower Prescription Drug Costs,” by Walter Bragman. Bad news!  Bernie Sanders proposed an amendment that would … Continue reading

Posted in Current Events, Health Care, History, Political Philosophy, Politics, Television

Current Events Write-Up: Rex Tillerson, “Fake News,” the Bill of Rights, Alan Thicke, and More

I’ve got some current events and opinions links for this week! The Trump Cabinet President-elect Donald Trump selected Exxon CEO Rex Tillerson to be Secretary of State. Pat Buchanan is happy with the decision, from the standpoint of supporting a … Continue reading

Posted in Deaths, History, Political Philosophy, Politics, Television

Church Write-Up: Teamwork, with Some Downton Abbey and Vanhoozer Thrown into the Mix!

At church last Sunday, the pastor was preaching about being on a team.  It was “Jersey Sunday,” so many people in church, including the pastor himself, were wearing jerseys of their favorite sports team. The pastor talked about how none … Continue reading

Posted in Bible, Church, Downton Abbey, Religion, Television

The Struggling Jesus and Word of Faith Christology

A couple of comments about Christology stood out to me recently.  This post is not entirely about the debate in the theology-blogosphere about whether God the Son is eternally subordinate to God the Father, in a functional sense.  But it … Continue reading

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