Archive for July, 2009

We The People: Tea Party Speech

Elgin Hushbeck -

I finally got around to posting the full text of my July 4th Tea Party speech in here in Wausau. I want to thank Pat for that wonderful introduction,  and Meg Ellefson and the Wausau Tea Party for inviting me to speak.  Most of all I want to thank all of you for coming out. [...]

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Sharpening Iron: A Review of The Jesus Paradigm

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Listen to the MP3 In his new book.  The Jesus Paradigm.  Dr.  David Alan Black issues a bold challenge to the church.  His fundamental premise is that the Church lost its way around the time it became allied with the Roman Empire following the rise to power of Constantine.  and for the most part has [...]

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Should Christians be Different

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Listen to the MP3 In his Christianity Today article “The Scandal of the Public Evangelical” Mark Galli gives a stark challenge to the evangelical movement.  Pointing to the many recent scandals that have involved evangelicals, he writes, “We assume that with sufficient exhortation and moral effort, our sins will become smaller than a widow’s mite [...]

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News Report or Defense of Obama?

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Just saw an AP news report,  FACT CHECK: GOP joins spin game over stimulus jobs.  While they mentioned the Republican math as “convoluted” as the White Houses formula, there was no link to a comprable story fact checking the While House.   A quick search for “fact check” found this article but no corresponding article for the White House. [...]

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Palin and Obama

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In a post on why there is so much hatred directed toward Sarah Palin, (Not Hating Sarah Palin)  Henry Neufeld make the following comment, “If the left had really wanted to see Palin diminish as an issue, they should have stayed away from exaggerated attacks and rumors. But the right should have done the same [...]

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The Defense of Marriage Part II

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Listen to the MP3 When looking at the issue of the government sanction of marriage, the first question to ask is: should government even get involved at all?  Why shouldn’t marriage simply be a private matter between those involved to arrange their relationships in whatever way they want to arrange them?  In short, why should [...]

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Wausau Tea Party Update

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Their efforts to impede the Tea Party having been a bust, anonymous callers have started to call local businesses who supported the Tea Party calling the Tea Party Patriots a “Racist Group.”  They must be very worried.   If the Tea Parties were as unimportant and insignificant as they like to claim then why the effort [...]

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Wausau Tea Party Update

Elgin Hushbeck -

The Wausau Tea Party held on the 4th,  despite some minor opposition came off very well.  On Thursday, I received a call from a friend about an article in City Pages, a local weekly, warning about the tea party.   She was complaining because the article made it seem as if a group of Right wing [...]

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