Why Michael Jordan’s Bulls Would Beat the 2017 Golden State Warriors

 

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I didn’t write about the flu game, but I could’ve and probably should’ve.

 

by John Ellis

Just a few days ago, I was rooting for the Golden State Warriors to beat the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2017 NBA Finals. I now regret that. Although, to be honest, I would be saying a similar thing had I rooted for the Cavs and had they won. Down either choose-your-own-adventure path lies the nonsensical comparisons to Michael Jeffrey Jordan and the Chicago Bulls dynasty of the 1990s.

My only reason for rooting for the Warriors is that I’m hoping that people will finally stop placing LeChoke LeBron in the GOAT comparisons with Michael Jordan. It’s just … NO! Well, it happened, LeBrick LeBron was unable to beat the Warriors. Except, the law of unintended consequences is now punishing me for rooting for the Warriors. People are busy debating how much better the 2017 Golden State Warriors are than Michael Jordan’s Bulls.

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The Public Theatre’s Assassination of Donald Trump and the Hypocrisy of Conservatives

 

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by John Ellis

The New York City Public Theatre’s famed Shakespeare in the Park finds itself embroiled in controversy over its production of Julius Caesar. Utilizing a contemporary setting, the theatre obviously intends for the audience to see President Donald Trump as Julius Caesar, or vice-versa. From the red tie, blue suit, penchant for tweeting, and the iconic “Donald hair,” the Public Theatre is making a not-intended-to-be-subtle statement with the portrayal of the character Julius Caesar. If you’re familiar with the play, you then know that Trump/Caesar is assassinated in Act 3 scene 1. For the record, I’m quite confident that the statement the production team is trying to make is not that President Donald Trump should be assassinated. More than likely, the statement revolves around things like authoritarianism and political violence.

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The Persecution of Christians in America

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by John Ellis

When we apply the word “persecution” to ourselves, Christians in the West are often scoffed at by those on the left. Progressives, including progressive “Christians,” retort that we don’t understand what the word “persecution” means and that we’re simply afraid of losing our privilege. When confronted with that challenge, many Christians are at a loss at how to adequately unpack it. It is true that the vast majority of us do not face what our brothers and sisters in Christ face in Iran, for example. We are not being jailed, beaten, and even killed. However, persecution does not have to rise to the level of martyrdom to be counted as persecution. Overall, the deflection by liberals is a shell-game.

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SJWs Turn Their Sights on ‘The Bachelorette’

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I have never watched an entire episode of The Bachelorette (nor The Bachelor). That doesn’t mean that I’m unfamiliar with the ABC TV show, though. The hit “reality” TV show traffics in the objectification and exploitation of women (and men), and it makes a mockery of marriage. As a Christian, I find the show morally offensive. As a plain-old human being, I find the show lacking in any aesthetic and/or cultural value. So, it’s with at least of hint of sardonic eye-rolling that I interact with the brewing controversy surrounding The Bachelorette.

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Businesses Should Be Allowed to Ban Men

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by John Ellis

If you happen to be in Austin, TX this Friday, the Alamo Drafthouse is hosting a special screening of the new movie Wonder Woman starring Gal Gadot. However, if you are in Austin, TX but are a man, don’t bother attending; the screening is for women only.

I’m fine with the movie theatre hosting a women-only screening of Wonder Woman. You see, I’m a conservative, and I believe that the free market is the best way for society to create wealth in order to fulfill the Bible’s commands to feed the poor, clothe the naked, and care for the oppressed. Because I support the free market, I happen to believe that business owners have the right to serve or not serve whomever they wish. This is why I support the Alamo Drafthouse’s right to host a women-only screening of Wonder Woman.

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Liberal Theology and the Decline of the PCUSA

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by John Ellis

Several months ago, my pastor and I attended a lecture at a local Unitarian church (I wrote about that lecture here). Before the lecture began, a gentleman from the church gave some opening remarks. In those remarks, he bemoaned the shrinking membership of the Unitarian denomination. He also smugly criticized conservative, “white” churches for their lack of diversity. My pastor and I looked at each other quizzically. As we walked back to our cars after the lecture was over, my pastor asked me, “Were you thinking what I was thinking?” I replied, “Yes.”

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