There is a saying “talk is cheap.” We can say anything, but what we actually believe and who we are is shown by what we do. James says essentially the same thing in James 2-26 when he writes, “faith without works is dead.”
Some thoughts on a Sunday, and an update on Afghan Christians in Pakistan
Links, Topics, & Resources
3:29- Talk is cheap
December 6, 2021: Clint Smith explains ‘critical race theory boogeyman’ in Lawrence talk
February 21, 2022: The Challenge for Those Who Claim CRT is Incompatible with Christianity
November 19, 2021: Systemic Racism: Clarifications on Provenance, Definitions, and Relation to CRT
November 10, 2021: What is Critical Theory?: From Frankfurt to “Critical”
September 17, 2021: Critical Race Theory: A Tool or Threat for Christians?
September 15, 2021: From Faith, Philosophy & Politics: Social Doctrines, CRT & the Culture Wars: A Conversation with Bradly Mason
School board “trustee” calling himself a “Dr.” on the basis of an honorary degree from an unaccredited “university” that looks like you would see on Scamfish that is a front for money launchering.
Not Licensed to Operate
The “university” that Cunningham received the “honorary doctoratee” from wasn’t even licensed to operate. Letter from the Texas Workforce Commission.
Promoting yourself to a purpose with a ‘substandard or fictitious degree” is a Class B Misdemeanor in Texas.
Texas PENAL CODE:
TITLE 7. OFFENSES AGAINST PROPERTY
CHAPTER 32. FRAUD
SUBCHAPTER A. GENERAL PROVISIONS
Sec. 32.52. FRAUDULENT, SUBSTANDARD, OR FICTITIOUS DEGREE. (a) In this section, “fraudulent or substandard degree” has the meaning assigned by Section 61.302, Education Code.
(b) A person commits an offense if the person:
(1) uses or claims to hold a postsecondary degree that the person knows:
(A) is a fraudulent or substandard degree;
(B) is fictitious or has otherwise not been granted to the person; or
(C) has been revoked; and
(2) uses or claims to hold that degree:
(A) in a written or oral advertisement or other promotion of a business; or
(B) with the intent to:
(i) obtain employment;
(ii) obtain a license or certificate to practice a trade, profession, or occupation;
(iii) obtain a promotion, a compensation or other benefit, or an increase in compensation or other benefit, in employment or in the practice of a trade, profession, or occupation;
(iv) obtain admission to an educational program in this state; or
(v) gain a position in government with authority over another person, regardless of whether the actor receives compensation for the position.
(c) An offense under this section is a Class B misdemeanor.
(d) If conduct that constitutes an offense under this section also constitutes an offense under any other law, the actor may be prosecuted under this section or the other law.
September 6, 2019: Humble City Council appoints longstanding Humble ISD trustee to fill vacant seat
8:34- Faith without works is dead
Bible study on Jeremiah 7: What are we really worshipping?
10:10- Afghanistan news and updates
June 13, 2023: A father wants to sell his kidney so his daughter can go to university
Woman arrested by the Taliban former police officer, as well as her sisters, for criticiing the Taliban on Facebook
Taliban arrested Sabro Rezaie, former ANDSF in Daikundi province, on charges of being member of former republic and criticizing tTaliban on Facebook” pic.twitter.com/vKsPEworIA
— Afghanistan Fact Checks 2 (@AfgFactChecks2) June 18, 2023
Theft and extortion by the Taliban at the border
Majority of the Taliban’s revenue collection (58%) is driven by indirect customs taxes collected at border crossings. #StateDept estimates the Taliban collect licit revenue of approximately $100 million per month at the bordershttps://t.co/ZHjF6LE0dI
— SIGAR (@SIGARHQ) June 14, 2023
It’s easier to destroy than to build
What were the Taliban's key asymmetric advantages over the 🇦🇫Republic?
– Breaking a society is far easier than mending one.
– Chaos is cheaper to bring about than order.
– Spreading fear is easier than making people feel safe.
– Building is more difficult than destroying. pic.twitter.com/Rsn2GFWXvP
— Stephan Jensen (@StephanAJensen) June 14, 2023
Thread on the betrayal and sabotage of the Afghan Republic forces
Every single Afghan frontline soldier or officer I have spoken to has told me they were desperately short of ammunition, fuel, water, food, and other supplies during the decisive fighting in 2021.
Why? Was choking off the Afghan forces also part of the Doha deal?
— Stephan Jensen (@StephanAJensen) June 13, 2023
November 20, 2022: GROUND ZERO
The Evacuation of the CIA’s Afghan Proxies Has Opened One of the War’s Blackest Boxes
Podcast on Al-Qaeda in Afghanistan
NEW EPISODE of Generation Jihad:#AlQaeda has key roles in #Taliban’s #Afghanistan @billroggio and Amb. @EFittonBrown discuss the U.N. Security Council Sanctions Monitoring Team's latest report on Afghanistan 👇 https://t.co/Z3MrmsCREp pic.twitter.com/rvEwqGP3dg
— Long War Journal (@LongWarJournal) June 15, 2023
Railway being built between Russia and Afghanistan
— Carla Alvarez (@RaisedtoWalk) June 12, 2023
June 16, 2023: Biden and Marcos discussed Afghans’ transfer to Philippines during White House meeting
23:00- The U.S. and a history of inhospitality
United States Holocaust Memorial Museum: THE UNITED STATES AND THE REFUGEE CRISIS, 1938–41
Between 1938 and 1941, there was a refugee crisis in response to Nazi Germany’s increasing antisemitic persecution and territorial expansion. Though many Americans were sympathetic to the plight of Europe’s Jews, the majority did not want to see an increase in immigration, nor did they want to see the United States become involved in World War II.
Special Immigration Visa Process
June 11, 2023: Afghan Refugee Crackdown Continues in Pakistan Despite Taliban Objections
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