The Tribes and The Apostles

Counting the Tribes The tribes are always described as twelve, though the composition of that twelve is sometimes different. Prior to the Egyptian captivity, the twelve tribes were simply the “sons of Israel” (genealogies reckoned in 1 Chronicles 2): Reuben, Simeon, Levi, Judah, Issachar, Zebulun, Dan, Naphtali, Asher, Gad, Joseph, Benjamin. Before Israel (the man) … Continue reading The Tribes and The Apostles

In Praise of the West; Detangling Liberalism from the West

To the enemies of the West, who believe that the West is responsible for colonialism, oppression, death, and hatred: We are not sorry. We will not apologize for carving beauty out of this hellhole world's roving bands of gangs, wanton genocides, and general disregard for other human life which are the mainstays of every civilization. … Continue reading In Praise of the West; Detangling Liberalism from the West

The Protestant Lifecycle

Have been meaning to post this segment of writing I put together months ago. News has a way of starkly demonstrating present circumstances: http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-london-44095112 Observing the lifecycles of Protestant denominations leads to the conclusion that they will all likely suffer the same fate. It is this, roughly: early vibrancy with a new, significant quirk of … Continue reading The Protestant Lifecycle