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“Itching Ears”…are we all just preaching to the choir?

fire and gas canYesterday, JTR posted an excellent short piece about the apparent ongoing efforts of our  administration to exploit and exacerbate the tensions and divisions that alienate one American from another.

To me, Bill Whittle’s video seems to be a masterful ten-minute proof text for George Zimmerman’s innocence, and for the late Trayvon Martin being something other than simply “a sweet unarmed black kid”–regardless of what the President of the United States would like us to believe.

But then–does my opinion really count?  I am after all a white conservative Christian. So of course I want to believe the best of the white defendant, and already think the worst about the black victim. Right?  If Bill’s viewing audience is primarily made up of people like me (and like himself)…then he’s just preaching to the choir, right? Continue reading

Caveat Spectator (Let the Viewer Beware)

by: Godsbooklover

“That very night the believers sent Paul and Silas to Berea. When they arrived there, they went to the Jewish synagogue.  And the people of Berea were more open-minded than those in Thessalonica, and they listened eagerly to Paul’s message.

They searched the Scriptures day after day to see if Paul and Silas were teaching the truth.  As a result, many Jews believed, as did many of the prominent Greek women and men.”  (Acts 17:10-12, NLT)

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One of several films I’m looking forward to seeing soon, Spielberg’s Lincoln, starring Daniel Day-Lewis, was reviewed recently by R.J. Moeller over at Acculturated.com .

Here’s an excerpt which highlights what was, to me, a very interesting insight:

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