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  • The American Captivity of the Church

    05/05/2014 8:34:10 PM PDT · by Greetings_Puny_Humans · 8 replies
    Monergism.com ^ | 05/05/2014 | Michael Horton
    The American Captivity of the Church by Michael Horton What would things look like if Satan really took control of a city? Over a half century ago, Presbyterian minister Donald Grey Barnhouse offered his own scenario in his weekly sermon that was also broadcast nationwide on CBS radio. Barnhouse speculated that if Satan took over Philadelphia, all of the bars would be closed, pornography banished, and pristine streets would be filled with tidy pedestrians who smiled at each other. There would be no swearing. The children would say, “Yes, sir” and “No, ma’am,” and the churches would be full every...
  • WWII Vet Jailed for Not Being Able to Afford Repairs to His Business

    01/04/2014 2:56:18 PM PST · by Timber Rattler · 47 replies
    Fox News ^ | January 4, 2013 | Fox News Insider
    An 88-year-old World War II veteran was thrown in jail for not being able to afford repairs to his business. Kenneth Knudson’s jewelry store was deemed a public hazard zone and in need up updates. The city of Horton, Kansas offered to do the repair work for $10,000 dollars and apply it to his taxes. Knudson, whose jewelry store business is already struggling, said that was too expensive. On December 23, he appeared in court and told a judge he did not have the money. The judge then fined Knudson $100 dollars and put him in jail for one night.
  • Ordinary: The New Radical?

    09/04/2013 1:03:43 PM PDT · by Alex Murphy · 10 replies
    White Horse Inn ^ | Aug.31, 2013 | Michael Horton
    Radical. Epic. Revolutionary. Transformative. Ultimate. Extreme. Emergent. Alternative. Next. Impactful. On The Edge. Beyond. Awesome. Legendary. Innovative. Breakthrough. Everything has to have an exclamation point to catch our attention these days. For many of us, the worst word in our vocabulary is “ordinary.” Who wants a bumper sticker that announces to the neighborhood, “My child is an ordinary student at Bubbling Brook Elementary”? Who wants to be an ordinary person in an ordinary town, a member of an ordinary church with ordinary friends and callings? Our life has to count. We have to leave our mark, a legacy, make a...
  • What Ever Happened to Sin? (A Response To Osteen)

    10/27/2011 4:33:58 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 19 replies
    Westminster Seminary California ^ | October 1, 2007 | Michael Horton
    In his interview with Larry King (CNN, June 20, 2005), Joel Osteen said that he is not sure what happens to people who reject Christ. King followed up with the question about Jews, Moslems, and other non-Christians. “They’re wrong, aren’t they?” Osteen replied, “Well, I don’t know if I believe they’re wrong. I believe here’s what the Bible teaches and from the Christian faith this is what I believe. But I just think that only God will judge a person’s heart. I spent a lot of time in India with my father. I don’t know all about their religion. But...
  • Horton On The Law And The Gospel

    02/19/2011 2:19:09 PM PST · by Gamecock · 16 replies
    The Gospel Coalition ^ | February 19, 2011 | Tullian Tchividjian
    This is probably the best shortest explanation of the all important distinction between God’s law and God’s gospel that I’ve read. It’s from Mike Horton’s new book The Christian Faith: In the Reformed tradition, the law-gospel distinction was interpreted within the historical context of distinct covenants in history. The covenant of creation (also called the covenant of works or law) was based on the personal performance of all righteousness by the covenant servant. The covenant of grace is based on the fulfillment of all righteousness by our representative head and is dispensed to the covenant people through faith in him....
  • 'Please Mr. Postman' Motown star dies, aged 66

    01/27/2011 2:09:27 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 25 replies
    LOS ANGELES — Gladys Horton, the lead singer of Motown girl group the Marvelettes whose hits included "Please Mr. Postman," has died at the age of 66, her son said Thursday. Horton died Wednesday in a nursing home north of Los Angeles where she had been recovering from a stroke, said her son Vaughn Thornton said in a statement released by the Detroit-based Motown Alumni Association. The singer was only 15 when the Marvelettes released "Please Mr. Postman" in 1961
  • Catholics, Protestants, and History (the faith of the early church)

    12/27/2009 1:40:54 PM PST · by NYer · 43 replies · 899+ views
    cerc ^ | MARTY ROTHWELL
    In Chapter 5 of Evangelicals, Catholics and Unity, Dr. Michael Scott Horton, Vice Chairman of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals, admits that Protestants are not too much into history. He has proven the validity of this statement — in regard to his own knowledge. Dr. Horton claims that Protestantism has been the true faith since the Church's inception. In chapter 2, Dr. Horton incredibly classifies himself and other Protestants as members of the "early Catholic Church". He defines the "early Catholic Church" by saying: "Catholic means universal, and it refers to those truths that are, as St. Paul identified them,...
  • Huckabee Helped Set Rapist Free Who Later Killed Missouri Woman (Huckalong Huckabee)

    11/30/2009 11:28:35 AM PST · by tobyhill · 41 replies · 1,398+ views
    ABC ^ | 11/30/2009 | MARK SCHONE
    Any political ambitions of former Republican presidential candidate Mike Huckabee could be hurt by his role in freeing Maurice Clemmons, the gunman suspected in the execution murders of four police officers in Washington State -- especially since Clemmons would not be the first criminal Huckabee helped to free who later committed murder. Clemmons was serving 95 years when Huckabee, then governor of Arkansas, commuted his sentence in 2000. Clemmons is now being sought in the murders of four Lakewood, Wash. police officers, who were ambushed and shot in a coffee shop Sunday morning. Four years earlier, Huckabee also pushed for...
  • When Your "Testimony" Is Boring

    11/01/2009 9:48:12 AM PST · by Gamecock · 23 replies · 550+ views
    Growing up in evangelicalism, I was one of those kids who felt mediocre at meetings where ex-drug addicts gave their "testimony" of suddenly losing their craving for LSD. My grandmother used to speak of two groups of Christians: those who were "saved" and those who were "gloriously saved." Everything a good, clean Baptist youth is supposed to be, I didn't "dance, drink, smoke or chew, or go with girls who do." So unimpressive was my testimony that I did not even remember the day I was "saved." That, of course, was a problem...a big one. From time to time, I...
  • 35 years after Horton murder, victim’s kin carry on his memory

    10/26/2009 6:57:49 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 12 replies · 756+ views
    Boston Herald ^ | October 26, 2009 | Laurel J. Sweet
    Fourteen years before an antsy convicted killer named Willie Horton torpedoed Gov. Michael S. Dukakis’ presidential hopes, Joseph Fournier was just an earnest kid working after school to save money for his first car. The media perversely tagged Horton “America’s Most Famous Convict” in 1988, “but nobody knows my brother,” former state Rep. Donna Fournier Cuomo resigned herself to believe.
  • Ann Coulter: THE GRATING COMMUNICATOR (GRATE Column!)

    10/21/2009 3:06:35 PM PDT · by Syncro · 82 replies · 4,519+ views
    AnnCoulter.Com ^ | October 21, 2009 | Ann Coulter
    THE GRATING COMMUNICATOR October 21, 2009 The Obama administration has attacked Fox News in order to prevent government corruption stories broken on Fox from bleeding into the other media, which are all-consumed with daily updates on Levi Johnston's Playgirl spread and Carrie Prejean's breast implants. That's understandable. But I think the administration should have picked someone other than David Axelrod to deliver the claim that Fox News is "not really news," inasmuch as Axelrod was behind the leak of scurrilous allegations in Jack Ryan's sealed divorce papers when he was running for a Senate seat against Obama. Talk about vicious...
  • Christless Christianity by Dr. Michael Horton (new book coming soon)

    09/08/2008 2:26:40 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 6 replies · 150+ views
    Available very soon is a new book by Dr. Michael Horton called "Christless Christianity." Thabiti M. Anyabwile, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church of Grand Cayman describes this new work as follows: “Horton has ably helped us see the train wreck that is so much of popular Christianity... A more important and timely volume could not have been written.” Here is a 5 minute video by Dr. Horton about it...
  • A New Creation

    07/02/2008 2:17:43 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 4 replies · 35+ views
    Assembly Reflections ^ | Michael Horton
    A New Creation By Michael Horton, Ph.D., Wycliffe Hall, Oxford and the University of Coventry, Associate Professor of Apologetics and Historical Theology at Westminster Theological Seminary in California, and chair of the Council of the Alliance of Confessing Evangelicals. This article was published in Modern Reformation magazine, Volume 12, Number 3, May/June 2003. Maureen O'Hara and Walter Truett Anderson have recently underscored the growing suspicion that the therapeutic industry is in bad shape. Based on her own experience as a San Diego psychotherapist, O'Hara introduces us to a few of her patients. The names have been changed. Jerry feels overwhelmed,...
  • Joel Osteen: A Case Study in American Religion

    01/21/2008 6:35:14 PM PST · by Gamecock · 26 replies · 95+ views
    White Horse Inn ^ | January 20, 2008 | Michael Horton
    Hello and welcome to another broadcast of the White Horse Inn where we are launching our new year-long series, "Christless Christianity: The American Captivity of the Church." In the last two programs we looked at Christless Christianity in general and Crossless Christianity which is really the heart of the problem as we are assessing it here. And then in this program we want to take a look at a specific example of what we are talking about. We realize an extreme example, but it does reflect a wider tendency and drift towards Christless Christianity that probably evangelicals would not...
  • Paroled Rapist Could Haunt Huckabee

    12/04/2007 8:38:24 AM PST · by NavVet · 35 replies · 590+ views
    CBS News Website ^ | 12/4/07 | Brian Montopoli.
    In 1985, DuMond was convicted of the rape of a 17-year-old girl with a connection to then-Arkansas Governor Bill Clinton: She was the governor's distant cousin and the daughter of a major campaign contributor... When Huckabee became governor in 1996, he expressed doubts about DuMond's guilt and said he was considering commuting his sentence to time served. After the victim and her supporters protested, Huckabee decided against commutation. But in 1997, according to the Kansas City Star, Huckabee wrote a letter to DuMond saying "my desire is that you be released from prison." Less than a year later, DuMond was...
  • The New Willie Horton? Not Quite

    11/27/2007 4:10:05 PM PST · by Reaganesque · 40 replies · 132+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | 11/21/07 | Ed Morrissey
    Mitt Romney has had a tough week. Just days after someone push-polled Iowans in an ugly display of bigotry, a new attack has floated into the blogosphere regarding Romney's judicial nominations as Governor in Massachusetts. One of his appointments, Kathe Tuttman, released a violent offender on his own recognizance on an assault complaint -- and the suspect promptly fled to Washington and killed a young newlywed couple: The father of a Washington woman slaughtered along with her new husband - allegedly at the hands of a convicted Bay State killer - said his daughter’s accused murderer never should have been...
  • Clash brewing between Romney and judicial nominating panel.( A little History )

    11/24/2007 7:55:42 AM PST · by Leisler · 24 replies · 140+ views
    Boston.com ^ | March 7, 2006 | Steve LeBlanc
    Mary-Ellen Manning, a member of the Gov.'s Councilor which must give final approval to judicial nominations, said the nominating panel should be disbanded. "The governor should be held accountable for his judicial picks," she said. "It's his biggest legacy."
  • Joel Osteen and the Glory Story: A Case Study

    10/25/2007 12:47:24 PM PDT · by Gamecock · 13 replies · 128+ views
    Westminster Writings ^ | Michael S. Horton, Ph.D
    This article is a part of a collection of essays written recently by Dr. Horton after his interview on 60 Minutes which aired on October 14, 2007. "Name it, claim it"; the "health-and-wealth" or "prosperity gospel" : these are nicknames for a heresy that in many respects is only an extreme version of perhaps the most typical focus of American Christianity today more generally. Basically, God is there for you and your happiness. He has some rules and principles for getting what you want out of life and if you follow them, you can have what you want. Just “declare...
  • Bush, Texas at odds over death case

    10/07/2007 5:32:32 AM PDT · by Clear Rivers · 73 replies · 2,170+ views
    Associated Press ^ | October 7,2007 | MARK SHERMAN, Associated Press Writer
    WASHINGTON - To put it bluntly, Texas wants President Bush to get out of the way of the state's plan to execute a Mexican for the brutal killing of two teenage girls. Bush, who presided over 152 executions as governor of Texas, wants to halt the execution of Jose Ernesto Medellin in what has become a confusing test of presidential power that the Supreme Court, which hears the case this week, ultimately will sort out. The president wants to enforce a decision by the International Court of Justice that found the convictions of Medellin and 50 other Mexican-born prisoners violated...
  • FBI's MLGW probe ongoing: Horton testifies before grand jury { Ford corruption in Memphis }

    06/14/2007 7:46:42 AM PDT · by SmithL · 1 replies · 220+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 6/14/7 | Trevor Aaronson
    Dressed in a pressed navy suit, Odell Horton Jr. entered the federal courthouse in Downtown Memphis Wednesday afternoon. For Horton, the former vice president and general counsel of Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division, his quirk of fate was unavoidable. Seven weeks ago, on May 3, President George W. Bush signed a bill adding the name of Horton's father to the Clifford Davis Federal Building on North Main. The late Odell Horton Sr. served as the first African-American on the federal bench in Memphis. But Horton wasn't visiting the building to honor his trailblazing father. He was there, under grand...
  • Bush signs bill to honor elder Horton by renaming Memphis' federal building

    05/03/2007 10:41:08 AM PDT · by SmithL · 272+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 5/3/7 | Bartholomew Sullivan
    WASHINGTON -- The White House announced this morning that President Bush has signed into law a bill that changes the name of Memphis's Downtown federal building in honor of the late U.S. Dist. Judge Odell Horton. "Wonderful, wonderful, wonderful," Horton's widow, Evie, said on hearing the news. "I know Odell must be smiling in heaven." Horton was an assistant U.S. attorney, the Memphis hospitals and health services director, a Shelby County Criminal Court judge and president of LeMoyne-Owen College before taking the federal bench as the first African American to hold the post in Memphis. Prior to his district judgeship,...
  • MLGW's Lee, Horton resign; Herenton accepts

    05/03/2007 9:03:53 AM PDT · by SmithL · 9 replies · 538+ views
    Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | 5/3/7 | Michael Erskine
    Memphis Light, Gas and Water Division president and CEO Joseph Lee III and general counsel Odell Horton Jr. will resign effective Friday, Mayor Willie Herenton announced this morning. Herenton said he was accepting their resignations because the city-owned utility had developed a "public relations problem." He said he made the moves in order to allow MLGW to move forward. "Ratepayers deserve calm," said a solemn Herenton. The mayor earlier had rejected Lee’s offer to resign, but he was now accepting it because he had come to a "different point of view." MLGW, the mayor’s office and the City Council have...
  • Judge Lopez takes tough style to TV

    09/09/2006 8:47:37 AM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 5 replies · 383+ views
    Boston Globe ^ | September 9, 2006 | Christopher Muther
    Former Massachusetts Superior Court judge Maria Lopez has a message for her detractors -- especially the local politicians and attorneys who criticized her outspoken behavior on the bench and the sentence of parole she handed down to Charles ``Ebony" Horton for kidnapping and assaulting a child in 2000. Thank you. If there had been no public outcry over Lopez barking at prosecutors, there is a good chance that the judge would have missed the opportunity to become what she calls ``the poster child for the post-menopausal woman" as the star of ``Judge Maria Lopez," a nationally syndicated daytime court show...
  • Killers boasted of rape: police

    01/12/2006 11:40:58 PM PST · by ConservativeStatement · 10 replies · 924+ views
    London Telegraph ^ | January 11, 2006 | Sebastien Berger
    THE killers of the British backpacker Katherine Horton allegedly boasted about their actions within minutes of her being beaten and raped. "Delicious, very delicious," shouted Bualoi Posit, 23, and Wichai Somkhaoyai, 24, as they climbed back aboard their fishing boat, until told to be quiet by the vessel's mate.
  • A Person's A Person

    08/14/2005 7:56:54 PM PDT · by Cincinnatus · 3 replies · 263+ views
    The Judge Report ^ | o8/14/2005 | Robert N. Going
    Mom got a special present the Christmas, I think, when she had the first four grandchildren around: Horton Hears a Who by Dr. Seuss, of course. It was the perfect gift, from my sister, who knew how much Mom would enjoy reading to the kids. Many years have passed and the rascals have grown. I imagine the book ended up in Mary's pre-K collection at St. Mary's. I had forgotten about it until we took our 15 1/2 year old baby to see Seussical the Musical the other night, which blends the two Horton plots with various other Seuss characters...
  • Good News for Bad Dads

    05/14/2005 11:35:52 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 6 replies · 222+ views
    Modern Reformation ^ | May/June 2004 | Michael Horton
    Looking up at me with one of those puzzled expressions, my three-year-old son James, flanked by his siblings (seventeen-month-old triplets), queried, “Daddy, why are you still working? You said you’d play outside with me.” My reply was sharp and impatient: “I’m working on something important right now.” As soon as the words left my mouth I realized I had just told my son that keeping my word to him was less important than doing what I wanted to do. After all, it was the Lord’s work! Besides being selfish, it’s just such responses—in word or deed over time, that make...
  • Will the November election ever end? (North Carolina)

    02/19/2005 10:33:31 PM PST · by Prospero · 11 replies · 562+ views
    North Carolina Republican Senate Caucus ^ | 2/20/2005 | Senator Ham Horton
    Winston-Salem – Feb. 16 Senator Ham Horton (R-Forsyth) - CommentaryWe still don't have a Superintendent of Public Instruction. June Atkinson, the Democrat candidate, won a clear majority.  But some 11,310 votes were cast out-of-precinct.The case went to court and the court found that the law was clear: a voter must vote in his own precinct.   So the 11,310 votes were thrown out and the State Board of Elections was ordered to declare a winner without considering these votes.  Enter the Democrat majority in the State Senate, which has introduced Senate Bill 82, the effect of which would be to...
  • CIA renditions of terror suspects 'out of control:' report-Boiling prisoner suspects' body parts

    02/08/2005 10:48:57 PM PST · by ainitfunny · 157 replies · 7,316+ views
    Fair use for education/discussion purposes: Yahoo! News News Home - Help AFP CIA renditions of terror suspects are 'out of control:' report Sun Feb 6, 5:57 PM ET WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Central Intelligence Agency (news - web sites)'s 'rendition' of suspected terrorists has spiralled 'out of control' according to a former FBI (news - web sites) agent, cited in a report which examined how CIA (news - web sites) detainees are spirited to states suspected of using torture. Michael Scheuer a former CIA counterterrorism agent told The New Yorker magazine "all we've done is create a nightmare," with regard...
  • "PRIORITIES"

    07/09/2004 10:48:41 AM PDT · by GeorgeW23225 · 11 replies · 744+ views
    http://GeorgeWBush.com ^ | 7/9/04 | GeorgeW23225
    I live in Virginia, and I had the pleasure of seeing the new Bush Campaign commercial called "PRIORITIES". This political commercial is probably the most devastating since the "Willie Horton" ads from the campaign of 1988. Check it out NOW!! The best part is that it tells the truth!! And the last line is haunting............. "Senator Kerry has his priorities. Are they yours" ?????
  • CA Prop 54: Connerly and Nguyen Chastise Legislators For Uncivil Discourse

    08/28/2003 8:46:20 PM PDT · by Alia · 20 replies · 286+ views
    Yes on Proposition 54 ^ | 08-28-03 | racialprivacy
    August 28, 2003FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASECONTACT: Diane Schachterle (916) 444-2278or ds@racialprivacy.org CONNERLY AND NGUYEN CHASTISE LEGISLATORS FOR UNCIVIL DISCOURSEYesterday, the California Legislature convened a "hearing" to consider Proposition 54. As predicted, the hearing was nothing more than a sideshow orchestrated to allow the opponents of Proposition 54 to showcase their irresponsible fearmongering charges against the initiative. That is precisely why the chair of the American Civil Rights Coalition, Ward Connerly, refused to legitimize such an event by attending.Connerly had this to say about Assemblyman Mervyn Dymally's demeaning treatment of Kevin Nguyen, Proposition 54 proponent: "Kevin is a man of unparalleled dignity...
  • Thanks, Johnny Horton, for "Sink The Bismarck" (it happened his day in history).

    05/27/2003 6:55:02 AM PDT · by tame · 66 replies · 3,790+ views
    history channel.com | May 27, 2003 | history channel.com
    1941 Bismarck sunk by Royal Navy On May 27, 1941, the British navy sinks the German battleship Bismarck in the North Atlantic near France. The German death toll was more than 2,000. On February 14, 1939, the 823-foot Bismarck was launched at Hamburg. Nazi leader Adolf Hitler hoped that the state-of-the-art battleship would herald the rebirth of the German surface battle fleet. However, after the outbreak of war, Britain closely guarded ocean routes from Germany to the Atlantic Ocean, and only U-boats moved freely through the war zone. In May 1941, the order was given for the Bismarck to break...
  • Saving elephants results in exploding population

    11/24/2002 10:35:09 AM PST · by Willie Green · 1 replies · 219+ views
    The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ^ | Sunday, November 24, 2002 | David L. Michelmore
    <p>KRUGER NATIONAL PARK, South Africa -- Around dusk, the elephants start moving out from the Sabie River into the bush for the night.</p> <p>A big old wrinkly male with huge floppy ears leads a half dozen females, recalcitrant teens and calves across the paved road running beside the river. One of the females flaps her ears and makes a step toward a car that has gotten too close. The car speeds away.</p>
  • The Very Idea Of It......Does Hell exist?

    09/18/2002 6:31:27 PM PDT · by RnMomof7 · 138 replies · 312+ views
      The Very Idea Of ItBy Michael HortonTorture, pain, and (worst of all) feeling abandoned by every other creature and the Creator besides. These experiences of countless victims -- particularly during and since the Holocaust-can hardly be compared with the experiences of well-fed and even overfed consumers in highly developed democratic societies. Whereas the twentieth century is often regarded -- especially by those of us too young to remember most of it -- as a golden era of prosperity, it was also an epochal graveyard filled with the collateral damage of ideological tyrants. Adolf Hitler's "final solution" was the most...