Author Archives: John Rich

Open letter to President Obama

This “Open letter to President Obama” is by Dr Michael Youssef. Well worth the reading. My comment: Dr Youssef, well done and true. As for the president, we can’t know what is in Mr Obama’s heart. His actions and associations, however, speak volumes. Three years into his presidency, we should no longer give him the […]

Jesus, the Grinch?

There are many people who are not Christian, and not a few nominal Christians who like to imagine that we are all good, we all will get to heaven. Regardless of beliefs, or, for some, regardless of what we do. I happen to be a Reformed Protestant (think 5 solas), one of those dread Calvinists, […]

The One

In his sermon this week, John Piper has an exquisitely simple explanation for how Christianity is the logical result of Judaism. He captures this in a single sentence: It’s through Jesus that God’s promise to Abraham is fulfilled. Too simple? Piper provides context, with inexorable logic: God promised Abraham that through his offspring all the […]


“Judge not, that ye be not judged.” This is attributed to Jesus in St Matthew’s Gospel (7:1). And, boy, is this particular quotation from Scripture over-used. The usual application? Don’t tell anyone that what you consider to be immoral or otherwise bad behavior is wrong. This passage is often used to, in essence, excuse behavior […]

On the King James Bible

This year marks the 400th anniversary of the publication of the King James Version (KJV) of the Bible. The KJV is one of two works in the English language that one ought to be familiar with to be culturally literate. The other, of course, is the work of Wm. Shakespeare. From a Reformed Protestant perspective […]

The Good News

The good news from Luke: 2:1 In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. 2 This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. 3 And all went to be registered, each to his own town. 4 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, […]

Can’t we all just get along?

Not if you have to abandon your faith to do so. It’s been a common complaint that supposedly Catholic universities are not nearly as Catholic as once they were. A that political correctness now reigns, in the form of “I’m OK, you’re OK” religious “tolerance” that goes so far as to ignore the Christian faith’s […]

Obama “is not a true Christian”

From Dr. Michael Youssef on Obama’s Christianity: Obama may not be a Muslim. But until he comes out and says, “Jesus is the only way to the Father and heaven,” he is not a true Christian either. Dr. Youssef’s comments are in the context of the apparently cozy relationship between Islamists and so-called mainline Protestant […]


Obama’s War in Afghanistan continues apace, as it attempts to civilize a land of barbarians and future taxi drivers in America. The latest atrocity, at least those we’ve heard about, is the wanton murder of medical missionaries. According to this report in the WaPo The Taliban asserted responsibility for the attack, accusing the medical volunteers […]

Fluffy Bunny Christianity

You know who you are, so ‘fess up.  It’s what I call “Fluffy Bunny Christianity”, a pale version of the faith, one that focuses on the love and kindness of Jesus and may glory in His resurrection, but will have as little to do as is humanly possible with His Passion.  So, it figures that the fluffy […]