FEMA is now accepting disaster aid applications through February 4 from houses of worship damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
Democrats may have read The New York Times’ analysis of the connection between hurricanes and climate change and realized scientists know very little about it.
Technically, yes, hurricanes exist because of sins like extramarital sex and abortion. Yet theodicy — reconciling God’s goodness with the existence of evil — is much, much more complicated than such sneering reductionism.
Amid all the sad stories, Harvey has fostered multi-generational, multi-ethnic reconciliation—hammer by hammer, and wheelbarrow by wheelbarrow.
In Houston, Watt has always been a picture of martial spirit, resilience, and protecting his community. It’s no surprise when he asked for help to do just those things in the wake of Harvey, America answered.
The swift response to Harvey’s devastation was the fruit of much preparation, organization, and groundwork—often going back years.
If Americans actually had a significant problem with hate (and we don’t) do you really believe the solution is for us to focus on hate to the exclusion of everything else in the universe?
What do we do when men trained to be sheepdogs, who look and dress like sheepdogs, turn into wolves before our very eyes? What do we say when the sheepdog turns on the sheep?
Mercifully, it ended. Well, the rain stopped, anyway. But for the overwhelming majority of us in Houston, the hangover from Harvey has only begun.
God is fighting a battle that is broader than American or even world politics in 2017.
We need to put the best construction on other people’s efforts in the midst of this crisis—and turn our attention to our own.
So many stories from southeast Texas have popped up in recent days about the lengths people will go to save our four-legged friends.
The key question with an emergency spending bill is whether it will immediately help the people and homes and businesses and infrastructure in the affected areas.
First responders are doing excellent work. But the idea behind the cartoon — that only government officials serve their neighbors — is just flatly wrong.
Jeremiah’s son can look upon his father and see gratitude, humility, and strength; not the grievance and victimhood that is celebrated in our political life today.
Houston is still fighting floodwaters from Hurricane Harvey and rescuing thousands of stranded residents. Why didn’t officials order a limited evacuation?
‘You feel a little bit helpless. So I wanted to do whatever we possibly could, and I knew that I wanted to get out in front of it quick.’
The New York Times informed us the connection between climate change and hurricanes wasn’t clear. That’s the kind of skepticism that gets serious people branded ‘deniers.’
The most hysterical aspect of this latest form of online absurdity is that FLOTUS actually stepped off the plane in Corpus Christi, Texas wearing sneakers and a ball cap.
As I write this, I can hear rescue boats picking people up less than a mile from my house.
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