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Sol-Windra in Minnesota

20-Apr-12

The linked article from the Minnesota State News illustrates what AVFTA has been saying about the wind industry.  It exists for the purpose of reaping government subsidies, not generating power where and when it’s needed.  Two reasons why customers pay more: One, wind power costs more than conventional generation.  Two, all the other generating facilities […]

Great art and great faith

24-Apr-11

Our pastor at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church mentioned this masterpiece by Caravaggio this Easter morning, so I thought it’d be nice for readers of AVFTA to take a look.     Great art can encourage great faith, I think.  If a man is inclined to think of prayer as an occupation of sissies who can’t […]

It cost a king’s ransom… just about right

01-Apr-11

More than any of the other evangelists, John highlights the deity of Christ. (Jn 1:1-2, Jn 8:58)   His deity is at the nexus between doctrine and devotion.  It’s doctrine because it says what Christianity is and why it has any authority. (Jn 12:48) The Christian faith is founded on Jesus, centered on him, all […]

Three cheers for The Donald

29-Mar-11

Donald Trump has been making some enjoyable waves goading the president about his inability to produce a genuine birth certificate.  Everyone else who has done this is a lunatic, or so we are solemnly assured by the MSM that shoulders the weighty burden of telling us all what to think.  However, one of the American […]

Chinese folk art

27-Mar-11

       

The Ground Zero mosque, or why we need a Savior

14-Aug-10

Doug Wilson does a superb job of explaining why America needs a living Savior instead of the menagerie of gods offered by the prevailing secularism.  Islam, in contrast to secularism, makes transcendent claims about its deity.  It does not matter that no actual Allah exists, says Wilson, because secularism’s response is to walk away from […]

If this doesn’t choke you up…

06-Jun-10

HT: Lucianne.com The national anthem does have other verses.  Below are the words to the fourth verse (courtesy of Wikipedia), sung by this ex-Marine.  May God bless America, and may God bless the USMC. O! thus be it ever, when freemen shall stand Between their loved home and the war’s desolation! Blest with victory and […]

Gratuitous Spurgeon quotation

03-Jun-10

Philippians 2:8 Jesus is the great teacher of lowliness of heart. We need daily to learn of Him. See the Master taking a towel and washing His disciples’ feet! Follower of Christ, wilt thou not humble thyself? See Him as the Servant of servants, and surely thou canst not be proud! Is not this sentence […]

Some good people you might wish to support

15-May-10

We’ve been supporters of the Mission Aviation Fellowship for a long, long time.  They perform a vital service for missionaries, flying people and materials in and out of remote areas.  There are other things they do, too, such as helping to educate the children of missionaries who are located in spots where you wouldn’t want […]

Kid singing

05-Apr-10

Follow zee lynx.  This is Carrie singing at Seven Rivers Presbyterian Church on Palm Sunday. Let Everything That Has Breath 1050 otherbrothersteve@gmail.com

In case you thought this was going away

31-Jan-10

Support the Reed Amendment: No person who receives money from the government for any reason except a refund of overpayment of income tax shall be permitted to vote in the election following receipt of that money.

From the proprietor of CREEPpl Surveillance

29-Jan-10

Blessing mailed from India

25-Jan-10

Hey, check this out.  What a kid, eh?  Translation below.

ClimateGate getting frowns from Ivy League

07-Dec-09

Probably the worst thing that could happen to the warmists is for Ivy League guys to start issuing statements against AGW.  And Anthony Watts has linked an article where they’re doing just that sort of thing. Why is this important?  Because whether you like it or not, Ivy League schools pretty much set public policy […]

We’ll be affected by the weather

21-Nov-09