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Daily Bread for 5.12.22: The Populists’ Politics Devours Their Ostensible Faith

Good morning. Thursday in Whitewater will be mostly sunny with a high of 90.  Sunrise is 5:34 AM and sunset 8:08 PM for 14h 34m 11s of daytime.  The moon is a waxing gibbous with 83.4% of its visible disk illuminated. On this day in 1949, the Soviet Union lifts its blockade of Berlin. Tim Alberta, an evangelical Christian,…

Daily Bread for 10.3.21: Trumpism as a ‘God and Country Lifestyle Brand’

Good morning. Sunday in Whitewater will see scattered thundershowers with a high of 74.  Sunrise is 6:55 AM and sunset 6:31 PM for 11h 35m 40s of daytime.  The moon is a waning crescent with 10.5% of its visible disk illuminated.  On this day in 1990, the German Democratic Republic is abolished and becomes part of the…

If Vos & Fitzgerald Read More, and Spoke Less

So Speaker Vos and Senate Majority Leader Fitzgerald want Gov. Evers to allow an exception to the Safer at Home order for Easter Sunday services. (They’ve also included Passover in their request, but they’re either too ignorant or too dishonest to concede that Passover is commemorated traditionally in a home setting. It’s obviously a certain…

‘This is what the love of God looks like’

Emily McFarlan Miller reports An entire Lutheran denomination has declared itself a ‘sanctuary church body,’ signaling support for immigrants: The action was part of a prayer vigil for migrant children and their families during the ELCA Churchwide Assembly this week at Milwaukee’s Wisconsin Center. It took place on the same day the Evangelical Lutheran Church…

Moral Monday at the Borderlands

From Facebook: Moral Monday at the Borderlands: Faith leaders, congressional leaders and people whose conscience compels them, come together to demand an end to child detention; that all refugees seeking asylum are granted due process; that that the 14th Amendment granting equal protection under the law for all persons is upheld; that human rights are…