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Enjoy these books by Dr. Owens December 21, 2017

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Political Commentary:

The Constitution Failed

Constitutional Philosophy in Action

Then Came Trump

History:

America Won the Vietnam War

The Azusa Street Revival

The More Things Change The More They Stay The Same

America: Vol 1 Colonial American History

COGIC History: The Dark Years

Novels

America’s Trojan War

America’s Odyssey: You Can’t Go Home Again

All these titles are available from Amazon in paperback and Kindle

 

 

Christmas 2017 December 18, 2017

Posted by Dr. Robert Owens in Religion.
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In December of 1914 in the first bitter winter of a long bitter war the solders of the German Empire and the soldiers of the British Empire defied the orders of their officers.  They abandoned their hastily dug entrenchments that would soon grow into an elaborate maze of trenches stretching from Switzerland to the English Channel to meet each other in no man’s land. They sang hymns and exchanged gifts in a spontaneous outpouring of the feelings of peace, fellowship, and forgiveness which were then the staples of a Christ centered Christmas season.

In the midst of the War to End War these enemies found peace in the love of their Savior.  Can we at least hope that in the midst of what feels like a terminally divided America if we would take His hand, if we would follow Him maybe we could do the same?

The season for which He is the reason is upon us so let us reflect:

If you drench yourself in the torrent of Christmas movies that bombard us from Thanksgiving till December 25th you see that the spirit of Christmas in emotional America isn’t about the Christ child who came into a lost world to die as a payment for sin and to rise again to bring new life in harmony with God.  It is instead about the sentimental ideal of love and the boy gets the girl or is it the girl gets the boy?  Who knows sometimes they throw in a curve that really builds the suspense.  There are movies about Santa Clause, his sons, his daughters; his elves and wingless angels all of whom help people learn the true meaning of Christmas which is never about Christ and always about family and friends and being nice people.

In our highly commercialized America Christmas is about Black Friday that starts on Thursday then goes for a week and discounts so deep they remind me of the street vendor in Mexico who follows you shouting “I’ll give you 110% off if you buy two!”  The Chia Pets come out along with snuggies, pet rocks, and every other doodad imaginable to buy for people who already have too much.

The mountains of presents which obscenely bury Christmas trees in so many American homes are ripped apart by sugar-high children. Children who get into a frenzy of getting so intense they never have time to appreciate what they get. All they want is to get something else.  The beautiful wrapping paper, the miles of ribbon, and the forests of bows are stuffed the next day unceremoniously into big green garbage bags on their way to landfills.

We hear and see the refrain, “Jesus is the reason for the season,” from those who try to stand against the tide.  If we do or say anything to question the Madison Avenue, Miracle on 34th Street, It’s a Wonderful Life, tinsel, twinkling lights, Santa’s on the roof, and do reindeers really know how to fly presentation of a holiday on steroids we are accused of being a Grinch.

The following sums up the tension between Christmas and Xmas for me:

Shortly after I gave my life to Jesus I was moving to another part of the country and I decided to spend my last Christmas with relatives in the old home place.  When I walked in the door I was greeted by a small committee who knew of my new found devotion with the command, “Don’t ruin Christmas with a bunch of Jesus.”

Sometimes the words of others can express our own feelings as well or better than we can do ourselves.  For me personally of all the contemporary Christian artists which help make my life livable Casting Crowns most closely expresses my thoughts, feelings, and beliefs.  And although this isn’t technically a Christmas song it gives voice to the faith that for me truly makes Jesus the reason for the season:

Jesus, Friend of Sinners

Jesus, friend of sinners, we have strayed so far away
We cut down people in your name but the sword was never ours to swing
Jesus, friend of sinners, the truth’s become so hard to see
The world is on their way to You but they’re tripping over me
Always looking around but never looking up I’m so double minded
A plank eyed saint with dirty hands and a heart divided

Oh Jesus, friend of sinners
Open our eyes to the world at the end of our pointing fingers
Let our hearts be led by mercy
Help us reach with open hearts and open doors
Oh Jesus, friend of sinners, break our hearts for what breaks yours

Yeah

Jesus, friend of sinners, the one who’s writing in the sand
Make the righteous turn away and the stones fall from their hands
Help us to remember we are all the least of thieves
Let the memory of Your mercy bring Your people to their knees
No one knows what we’re for only against when we judge the wounded
What if we put down our signs crossed over the lines and loved like You did

Oh Jesus, friend of sinners
Open our eyes to world at the end of our pointing fingers
Let our hearts be led by mercy
Help us reach with open hearts and open doors
Oh Jesus, friend of sinners, break our hearts for what breaks yours

You love every lost cause; you reach for the outcast
For the leper and the lame; they’re the reason that You came
Lord I was that lost cause and I was the outcast
But you died for sinners just like me, a grateful leper at Your feet

‘Cause You are good, You are good and Your love endures forever
You are good, You are good and Your love endures forever
You are good, You are good and Your love endures forever
You are good, You are good and Your love endures forever

Oh Jesus, friend of sinners
Open our eyes to world at the end of our pointing fingers
Let our hearts be led by mercy
Help us reach with open hearts and open doors
Oh Jesus, friend of sinners, break our hearts for what breaks Yours

And I was the lost ’cause and I was the outcast
Yeah
You died for sinners just like me, a grateful leper at Your feet

To make sense of His birth we must look also to His death, His resurrection, and to the fact the He will come again.

Or as Casting Crowns puts it in the remake of a classic:

Living, He loved me
Dying, He saved me
Buried, He carried my sins far away
Rising, He justified freely forever
One day He’s coming
Oh glorious day, oh glorious day

 

So from me to you:  Merry Christmas…oh glorious day indeed.

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Robert R. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

Impeach Mueller! December 7, 2017

Posted by Dr. Robert Owens in Politics, Politiocal Philosophy.
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IMPEACH TRUMP!  IMPEACH TRUMP! IMPEACH TRUMP!

That is the screech we’re about to hear emanating from the denizens of the swamp.  Sure Maxine Waters and a few others have been singing this song since election night when their plans for the last nail in our coffin went down in flames.  Now it’s beginning to percolate through the monotone media megaphone.  And though this was predicted in this column by this author before the inauguration it still has a jarring impact on the senses.

Back in the Dream Times when the Deep State was able to turn Watergate into a Silent Coup the precedent was set.  If someone tries to overturn the moneychanger’s tables they must be destroyed.  If it’s a president, even one elected for the sole purpose of adding some reality to the mirage of our functioning oligarchy which portrays itself as a dysfunctional democratic republic, they must be hounded out of office, disgraced, and discredited.

That’s the play book.  Since before the inauguration the perpetually re-elected hacks aided and abetted by the ABCCBSNBCCNNMSNBCPBS Cartel and their paleo partners in print latched on to their intended weapon, “The Russians are coming!  The Russians are coming!”

No matter that the initial facts of the story are ludicrous: the fictional Golden Shower Dossier and the Russian hack of the DNC, which was in fact an inside job.  It doesn’t matter that the very foundation of the Russian collusion theory is built on sand.  Al that matters is that they now have a Special Counselor.  They can’t call him a Special Prosecutor because there’s no legal foundation to appoint a Special Prosecutor, so if they call him a Special Counselor that should fool all of us out here in fly-over country.

Prosecutors always believe whoever they’re investigating is guilty and that their job is to find enough evidence to prove what they believe.  Innocent until you are proven guilty, right.  Anyone who has ever been unlucky enough to have be involved in a criminal trial and lived to talk about it knows how that feels in reality.  It has inspired some to look at the courthouse and say, “It may say justice on the outside but there isn’t any on the inside.”

Remember the Valerie Plame investigation?  Someone blew her cover as an undercover CIA operative.  Before the investigation even started they knew who did it.  Eventually after a few years and millions of dollars they never prosecuted anyone for the leak; instead they prosecuted Lewis “Scooter” Libby the Chief of Staff of Vice President Dick Chaney for inconsistencies in his testimony, a process crime.

These are search and destroy missions.  They are looking to get as many convictions as they can to justify all of their expenses and to puff up the reputations of the scalp hunters who run them.  This Special “Counselor” is one of the closest associates of James “The Leaker” Comey.  He is staffing his office with Obama and Hillary supporters and we’re supposed to believe his investigation of a non-crime that never happened will produce objective results that anyone anywhere would imagine are justice?

Witch hunts find witches.  That’s what they do.

If anyone was interested in finding real collusion to disrupt an American election they could look into the subject of the DNC emails leaked to WikiLeaks; the proven collusion between the Hillary Clinton campaign and Debbie Wasserman Schultz as revealed by unindicted co-conspirator Donna Brazile.  Did you ever notice that none of the principles ever denied what was in the leaked emails, they merely complained about who leaked what to who.  Why isn’t there a Special Counsel looking in to how these people stacked the cards against poor old Bernie Sanders?  He said all along the election was rigged and he was right after all.  Why no interest in this?  It doesn’t serve to keep the swamp damp that’s why.

Our elite masters, the perpetually re-elected, the Deeps State, and the Media Cartel are setting the stage.  They must drive Trump from office before he can actually drain the swamp.  They must drive him out disgraced and repudiated or else the poor blind masses might figure out that we don’t need technocrats to rule us.  If a professional business man is necessary to clean up the mess professional politicians have made, what do we need professional politicians for?

Now it turns out that Special Counsel Robert Mueller kept secret that Peter Strzok a top FBI investigator exchanged anti-Trump text messages with an FBI attorney.  This transparent bias fuels questions about Mueller’s credibility and his ability to oversee an impartial investigation.  It was revealed that Strzok helped push the largely unverified dossier on Trump, oversaw both the Clinton email and Russia collusion investigations, and  conducted the July 2, 2016 interview with Hillary Clinton as well as the interview with Flynn. Several weeks later, he was handpicked to oversee the investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.  Add all this to the fact that Mueller has packed his investigating team with Clinton Supporters and there you have it, a fair and unbiased effort by the Deep State to remove President Trump from office.

They won’t let little things like votes, or facts, or what’s good for America get in their way.  No, they’ll soldier on and soon we’ll hear their longed for victory chant “IMPEACH TRUMP!!!! IMPEACH TRUMP!!!!” echoing through the halls of Rome on the Potomac.

To which I say, “Impeach Mueller!”

Dr. Owens teaches History, Political Science, and Religion.  He is the Historian of the Future @ http://drrobertowens.com © 2017 Contact Dr. Owens drrobertowens@hotmail.com  Follow Dr. Robert Owens on Facebook or Twitter @ Drrobertowens / Edited by Dr. Rosalie Owens

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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