Is it the End of the World?

Is it the End of the World?

December 2011 Archives

Hanukkah and the Ghost of Adam Sandler

posted by jfletcher

It is a reflection of the times in which we live, I think, that younger generations know what little history they do from listening to pop culture figures. Comedian Adam Sandler’s “Hanukkah song” is one such example. Actually, the holiday […]

The Palestinian Jesus

posted by jfletcher

The Blaze has reported that the mayor of Bethlehem, Victor Batarseh, hopes for a most unusual Christmas gift: “Christmas inspires peace on earth and goodwill toward men (as written in Luke 2:14), so one might wonder why the mayor of […]

Christopher Hitchens—The Seer

posted by jfletcher

The death of Christopher Hitchens causes me to reflect on his extreme dislike of religion. He was really such a gifted writer, and a great observer of human nature. Yet his own bias was never more evident than in his […]

Giggling and Sniggering

posted by jfletcher

Christians, especially conservative ones, often go out of their way to speak well of people who loathe them. I do think that sometimes this is done out of a conscious desire to appear likable and avoid being tagged as a […]

Previous Posts

Fighting BDS
For some time, Israel’s enemies have been cultivating relationships in a seemingly benign environment: America’s religious community. In particular, BDS (Boycott/Divestment/Sanctions) efforts have continued apace within mainline communities (Presbyterian Church-USA; United Methodist Church; etc.

posted 2:30:21pm Mar. 05, 2014 | read full post »

The Great(?) Debate
I don’t know that it was the end of the creationist movement—I’ll be accused of hysterics on that one by my own kind—but if I’m being fair and objective, Bill Nye more than held his own in his debate with Ken Ham at the latter’s Creation Museum in Kentucky tonight.      (

posted 10:40:50pm Feb. 04, 2014 | read full post »

Warrior
The Warrior is about to go to his fathers. If press reports are accurate, 85-year-old Israeli legend Ariel Sharon is near death. In a coma for almost eight years, “Arik” is slipping from life. Not wanting to falsely anticipate his demise (we still remember the early Titanic headlines: “Al

posted 6:44:29pm Jan. 01, 2014 | read full post »

JFK in Palestine
Four pages, typewritten. Analytical. Discerning of a situation so complex, not much has changed in 75 years. John F. Kennedy in Palestine. On the eve of World War II, the future president visited the tortured little region on the eastern shores of the Mediterranean and, just before leaving

posted 10:56:00pm Nov. 21, 2013 | read full post »

Donald Miller's Blood Libel—One Year Later
It's his baby. And it's a year old. Popular evangelical author ("Blue Like Jazz") Donald Miller, one year ago today, wrote at his Storylineblog that the Israel Defense Forces murders innocent Palestinians. In a blog post titled, ironically, "The Painful Truth About the Situation in Israel," Mi

posted 3:10:25pm Nov. 19, 2013 | read full post »


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