"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these sre Life, Liberty, and the pursuit of Happiness." As history zooms by us every day, it is good to pause a minute to reflect on why this nation … Continue reading Praying for an Idea
The other day as I was thinking on the death of liberty and the demise of western cviization ( for I do believe that is what we are watching), I prayed what has become a common prayer of late: "Lord, what are we going to do?" Much to my surprise, in my heart I heard … Continue reading God’s About to do Something.
I have been trying to maintain some sense of objectivity in the political arena, confining myself to informing my church folks how to approach their own decisions from a Christian perspective. Without telling anyone how they should vote, let me give a heads up to my Republican friends: the electability of Mitt Romney is a … Continue reading Romney May Not be Electable
Well, it’s political season again. The candidates are kissing babies and calling each other names. Meanwhile, the world and the nation seem to be spinning out of control. As Christian folks we have an obligation to be good citizens and inform ourselves on the issues. We are also obligated to pray for God’s hand to … Continue reading What Values Do We Vote?
After reading yet another article about someone calling a Tea Party guy a nazi, I just couldn't resist a brief comment. First of all, the use of the term Nazi in the pejorative is a bit overdone these days. When real nazis show up we are numb to the warning. Second, if you insist on calling … Continue reading Name your Nazi
A few days after 9/11/01 church attendance went up. People knew they needed God. It troubles me that ten years after the Islamo-fascist attack on the United States we are debating whether it would be OK to pray at the Trade Center site. Maybe even worse, we are avoiding any evangelical presence at the Pentagon memorial. Apparently the goals of … Continue reading Did 9/11 work?
I see by the morning gab that I am supposed to dislike Rick Perry because he is stupid. We know this because he said that it would be almost treasonous to print fiat currency for the sole purpose of manipulating an election in the middle of a national crisis. Then he implied that he thinks … Continue reading Are You Just Stupid Like Rick?
So we have a massive shortage of apples in our country. If we want apples we have two basic choices. We can buy or borrow apples and place them around the country. If we want to maintain the illusion that we are producing apples, we can simply hang them in trees and let folks come … Continue reading We don’t have a “jobs” problem
I noticed this week that the National Football League and the players manged to hash out an agreement over which of the rich people would get the most money. One day they met for over 13 hours. When they were interviewed they were generally discrete, respectful, and professional. These are guys who get paid to run into each other in … Continue reading Who do you want in charge?
The first question I ask in any political issue is "Who Decides?" Our system of federalism was predicated on man's fallen nature, and provided for a number of checks and balances to prevent any one man or group of men from controlling the lives fo the people. We have divided powers for a reason. yet while the congress debates … Continue reading Who Decides?