One of my biggest transitions in political thought occurred simultaneous to my transition away from American Evangelicalism, which tends to be libertarian-ish in terms of free markets. My foray into Ludwig Von Mises and the Austrian economists was very beneficial as a thought experiment, but at length I found that the most overriding social force … Continue reading The Wisdom of Banning Usury
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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
I received a question about Noah's family: Noah was 500 years old when he began to have children...Shem, Ham, and Japheth. (Genesis 5:32) Noah's father died when Noah was 590 years old(Genesis 5:30), which was 10 years before the flood because Noah was 600 during the flood. (Genesis 7:6) *This also means that Noah's father … Continue reading Question on Noah
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
[Num 23:7-10 ESV] 7 And Balaam took up his discourse and said, "From Aram Balak has brought me, the king of Moab from the eastern mountains: 'Come, curse Jacob for me, and come, denounce Israel!' 8 How can I curse whom God has not cursed? How can I denounce whom the LORD has not denounced? … Continue reading The Four Oracles of Balaam
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