Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Campus diversity group misses elephant on the diploma!

Amazing. This article is about a diversity group on the campus of Presbyterian-founded Trinity University in San Antonio, TX that is seeking the removal of the words, "in the year of our Lord" from their graduating diplomas. They say these words are an affront to the diversity of the campus graduates presumably because not all students are Christian and that the words themselves reflect a Christian pressuposition.

Head scratcher time: Doesn't the word "Trinity" presume a Christian point of view?

The campus diversity group, headed by a Muslim student, brought the petition. Here's a quote:

"In order for our diplomas to accurately reflect the diversity that Trinity University proudly upholds, we respectfully ask that they simply state ‘the year two thousand nine [ten, eleven, etc.]’ or use the designation ‘Common Era’,"

Why the group didn't also ask to have the word, "Trinity", a Christian theological term if ever there was one, removed from the diplomas was something no one has explained.

The battle for the Judeo-Christian worldview and faith is certainly underway.


Friday, March 19, 2010

Obama's War on Israel

This is an important editorial from the Jerusalem Post. Maybe the Jews have awakened from their slumber. If so, it is high time. The article outlines several valid POLITICAL reasons for Obama's seeming about-face towards the State of Israel.

But one possible reason for Obama's turnabout that's ignored in this piece - and I dare ask it. Maybe it's possible that because Barack Obama is an anti-Semite, his policy against Israel is a logical outworking of his anti-semitic worlview?

Of course this assumes that an anti "State of Israel" policy is by definition an anti-semitic policy - and that is a question, while fair enough, often leads to a very raw discussion. As we know, there are many Jews who themselves are anti-State of Israel and anti-Zionist. (which raises another question of whether a Jew can be self-hating enough to be an anti-semite) However, it may be countered that anti-Semitism by definition places one into the anti-State of Israel campground no matter how you slice it.

And to be fair, there may be political reasons for this president's abrupt turn against Israel. But given Obama's direct spiritual influence - chiefly from his notoriously anti-Semitic pastor, Jeremiah Wright - it is a plausible assumption (this anti-Semitism, that is) that has merit. There are other key Muslim influences in the president's life and career that have also shaped his view of Israel for the worse. So stay tuned, it's not called the End Times for nothing.

I have a feeling that we as a nation are about to find out if Genesis 12:3 is really true. Keep an eye on Israel, the Lord's time clock. And pray for the Peace of Jerusalem.


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Shortened Days...what if?

One of the most intriguing biblical passages I have ever read in the New Testament is the end-times passage of Matthew 24:22 where Jesus tells his disciples that one of the signs of the end-times would be that the days would be shortened.

Well, a NASA scientist has explained that the Chilean earthquake actually did shorten the Earth's day - literally. In fact, the 2004 Sumatran earthquake also shortened the Earth's days by altering its axis.

What if, by the sheer frequency of earthquakes the Earth's days are literally shortened to clearly noticeable levels? Would that be at least some measure of fulfillment of the Mathean prophecy?

I'm just asking...