Proverbs 31: 8-9 : "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…"

May 29, 2010
by Stephen Pearl

“Do You Understand the Words Coming Out of My Mouth?”

Many years ago, I accidentally discovered that some nere-do-well had attempted to steal my identity.  Not surprising, when you consider that we increasingly live in a world where our Social Security Number and other vital, personal statistics are roaming wild … Continue reading

May 24, 2010
by Stephen Pearl

“Drill, Baby, Drill!”, or “How to Create a Major Oil Spill.”

I’m a conflicted moderate when it comes to politics.  When it comes to theology, I’m a conservative.  When it comes to citizenship, I’m a strict Constitutionalist, believing that silly ideals like separation of church and state and a fundamental right … Continue reading

May 20, 2010
by Stephen Pearl

Texas Textbook Massacre – Part II

Yes, my blood was boiling last night as I wrote my commentary on “The Texas Textbook Massacre” (copyright 2010,  Today, as I did further review, it went beyond boil to full-out, lid-popping explosion.  The Texas Tribune did an extended … Continue reading

May 19, 2010
by Stephen Pearl

The Texas Textbook Massacre – Ideologues Run Amok

Pop quiz time, hotshot. Q:  When is a “slave” not a “slave?” A:  When that person is actually a piece of property in the “Atlantic triangular trade.” Huh?

Mike Murdock: Just Another Christian Scam Artist

May 5, 2010 by Stephen Pearl | 3 Comments

Living in the Philadelphia area, I routinely flip over to Matt O’Donnell, Tamela Edwards, and the Action News Team for my weekly wake-up dose of reality.  Stabbings, murders, rapes, earthquakes, lava flows…  You know.  Just the stuff you need to get your day started off with a “What is the world coming to!” bang.  We go to sleep with Jim Gardner at 11, we wake up with Matt, Tamela, David, and Karen in the AM.

So imagine my shock this morning when I flipped on the FiOS box and was immediately met with a different kind of morning wake-up call.  I guess I accidentally left the Gospel Music Channel on after watching a rerun of a rerun of a rerun of “Sue Thomas: FB-EYE” on GMC.  There on my TV screen, begging for cash with the breathless earnestness of a man on the verge of starvation, was a guy I’d never heard of.   Mike Murdock was his name.  He was literally shouting into my face, “Don’t let your seed stay in your hand!  If you don’t plant your $1000 or $2000 seed you won’t get your harvest!”

‘Scuse me?

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