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Saturday, September 13, 2014

Local Lutherans Should Not Have Invited Barton

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Getting Jefferson Right
A few days ago, I saw that Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church in Hartland, MI is hosting an event titled The Body of Christ and the Public Square. Scheduled for September 29th, it looks like they've lined up good speakers... well, except for one. I was disappointed to read that they've invited David Barton, Founder and President of Wallbuilders, to speak.

Who is David Barton and what are the Wallbuilders? Click here for their web page.

I have to admit it. As recently as four years ago, I too believed that Mr. Barton's version of U.S. History was 100% correct. That was until I listened to a 7/19/2005 interview of Barton on Issues, Etc. Click on the podcast player below to listen to the interview.

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Click any of the links below for additional information that I was able to discover on David Barton...
Getting Jefferson Right

My Response and Three Challenges to David Barton

Founders’ Faith: None of the Above
Please be sure to note that these criticisms of Mr. Barton that I've cited are not coming from individuals on the Left side of the political and/or religious spectrum. I wish that Our Savior Evangelical Lutheran Church had done some additional research on David Barton before they invited him to speak at their September 29th event.

Sunday, August 31, 2014

I Won the Book... It’s OK To Say "God"

I actually won a free book thanks to Issues, Etc. The book, Tad Armstrong's It’s OK to Say God: Prelude to a Constitutional Renaissance, arrived in the mail recently.

How did I win the book? See the embedded image below from Twitter.

On the ELL Constitution Club website, Mr. Armstrong says that "preserving our freedom is the single most important issue facing us today, and that religious freedom is the single most important freedom unique to America." I look forward to reading the book primarily to compare Armstrong's views with the doctrine of the Two Kingdoms. Hopefully Mr. Armstrong avoids the errors that Derek Rishmawy discusses in the article Huckabee and the Heresy of Americanism.

Also, I see that there is a local angle to Armstrong. The first ELL Constitution Club outside of his "backyard" in the St. Louis, MO area was started here in Troy, MI.

Below are a couple of videos from the ELL Constitution Club website.

Saturday, August 23, 2014

Troy Zoning Board of Appeals - August 2014 Meeting Recap

City staff has posted the video recording of the 8/19/14 Troy Zoning Board of Appeals meeting to YouTube. At the bottom of this post is the video. (The meeting actually starts at around the 45 second mark of the video.)

Click here to download the entire Agenda Packet from the August 19th meeting.