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Practically Speaking

Kyle and her husband moved to Brookfield in 1986. She became active in local politics and started blogging in 2004. Her focus is primarily on local issues but often includes state and national topics, too. Kyle looks at things from the taxpayers' perspective in a creative, yet down to earth way, addressing them from a practical point of view.

Carl Kerby to speak on Becoming Bold! and Human Evolution - What Does Evidence Show? Oct. 15, 2013

Creation Science / Intelligent Design, Religion, Special events

Carl Kerby is an engaging speaker, who has a way of connecting with young people, adults, church groups, schools — almost everybody. He is a much sought-after speaker both in the United States and abroad, and he is the Creation Science Society of Milwaukee's guest speaker  this month.

In his first talk entitled “Becoming Bold! Know it! Live it! Share it!” Carl will examine the reasons 50 to 88 percent of young people raised in Bible-believing churches walk away from the church as adults. He will look at the causes of this huge exodus and then show that by starting with the Bible, solutions can be offered to this alarming problem in the church. Just teaching Bible stories to our children isn’t working; young people in our churches need to know how to stand uncompromisingly on the authority and accuracy of the Bible so they can answer the skeptical questions of the age and live lives pleasing to the Lord. 

He will also present “Human Evolution: From Ida to Us, What Does the Evidence Show?” We are inundated with the message that man evolved over millions of years. Our public school systems, television programs, movies and secular museums all push this message on us constantly and convincingly. But, what does the evidence really show? Using information from the website “Revealing the Link,” Carl will debunk the myths surrounding the “missing links” (including the world famous Lucy) and why we didn’t evolve from apes. Once we look beyond the veneer to what the actual evidence really shows, you may be surprised. 

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VCY Rally September 21, 2013: Dr. Menton Presents 'Biology: The Appearance of Design' plus 'Evolution vs. God' showing

Creation Science / Intelligent Design, Religion, Special events

Come to the VCY Rally on Saturday, September 21, 2013, 7pm, at the Waukesha Expo, for two faith affirming presentations.

Guest speaker Dr. David Menton of Answers in Genesis begins the evening with his talk entitled, Biology: The Appearance of Design. Dr. Menton was a professor at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis for 34 years where he taught human gross anatomy and histology and also conducted research. After retiring from the University, he joined Answers in Genesis as a speaker and researcher.  He travels throughout the U.S. and abroad, sharing his message.

Following Dr. Menton's presentation, there will be a showing of Ray Comfort's DVD, "Evolution vs. God".  In this powerful video, Comfort conducts multiple man on the street interviews challenging evolution and atheism. This is a great opportunity to see Evolution vs. God - Shaking the foundations of faith.  Don't miss it.

 

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UW-Oshkosh Prof. Dr. Pesta to Discuss Moral Relativism and Common Core in Schools, Sept. 10, 2013

Creation Science / Intelligent Design, Education, Socialism / Marxism, Special events

Labor Day is past, which means it is back to school time for students enrolled in public and private schools in our state. However, the education most students receive today is very different from the 3 R's of the past.

In the last 120 years, the philosophies of humanism and Marxism have undermined the Judeo-Christian values our nation was founded upon, both in our schools and society.  University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh professor James Duke Pesta, Ph. D., will discuss this radical philosophical shift from absolute truth to moral relativism at his upcoming presentation at the Creation Science Society of Milwaukee meeting at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church.

In a talk entitled “The Effects of Moral Relativism in our Schools,” Dr. Pesta will examine the abandonment of truth’s effect on our educational system and the threats to our culture at large.
 
Dr. Pesta will also present “The Dangers of Common Core Curriculum.”  In this second talk, he will provide a detailed and shocking look at the U.S. Department of Education’s coming Common Core standards and their plan to “fundamentally transform” American education. Contrary to our Founder’s intent, to keep decisions regarding educating America’s children under local control within each state, Common Core will include a uniform, national curriculum—emphasizing moral relativism, nationwide standardized testing, and a national database for every child.   
 
Parents opting to send their children to private and parochial schools should be aware that many of them will adopt Common Core curriculum and its standardized testing too.
 
Common Core has been in the news, yet few people understand just what it is. Since Wisconsin has accepted millions of dollars from the Federal government to implement the program, Dr. Pesta’s presentation should be of interest to parents and taxpayers alike.
 
The presentations are scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday, September 10, 2013 at Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church – west entrance, at W196 N9525 Cross View Way, Menomonee Falls, WI  53051.  The church is located on Hwy Q, also called County Line Road, about 1 mile west of Hwy 41-45 on the south side of Hwy Q.  The event is free and open to the public.  
 
Dr. Pesta is a professor of English at the University of Wisconsin, Oshkosh, and the academic director of FreedomProject Education  www.freedomproject.com
 

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Dr. Ben Carson: 'Gifted Hands' and a gifted mind

Common sense, Conservatives, Constitution, Government / Bureaucracy, History, Special events

Dr. Benjamin Carson was the featured speaker at the Americans for Prosperity rally last Thursday night at the Waukesha Expo. Though Dr. Carson made quite the media splash at the National Prayer Breakfast in February 2013, his visit to Waukesha went largely unnoticed by local mainstream media.

Senator Ron Johnson was also invited by AFP, and he spoke prior to Dr. Carson about the dysfunction of Washington D.C.  Then he gave an interesting intro about his first impressions of Dr. Carson at the prayer breakfast, which is included in the video clip below. (Sometimes being wrong is good!)

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Elmbrook Historical Society Civil War Encampment: Sat. May 4, Sun. May 5, 2013

Brookfield, History, Special events

The Elmbrook Historical Society is holding their 19th Annual Civil War Days Encampment at the Dousman Stagecoach Inn Museum on Saturday, May 4th and Sunday, May 5th. The historic Dousman Inn, outbuildings, and grounds are located at 1075 Pilgrim Parkway (north of Blue Mound Rd.) in Brookfield. Park for free nearby at Pilgrim Park Middle School at 1500 Pilgrim Parkway or the North Shore Bank north parking lot, 15700 W. Blue Mound Road  and take the shuttle to the Inn.

The 2 day event, 10am - 4pm (both days), includes craftsmen, soldier camps, cannon fire, President Lincoln, fashion show, field hospital, and more!  This year, I hope to attend the fashion show. At a past encampment, we had quite an interesting conversation about President Lincoln with the embalmer. Check the schedule for times and events.

Admission is $5 for adults, $2 for children 6 - 16, children under 5 are free. Food and beverages are available both days. There is also a silent auction.

For more Info call 262.782-4057.  And by the way, consider joining the Elmbrook Historical Society; they could use your support!

About the Elmbrook Historical Society, Where History Comes Alive

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