Thursday, January 10, 2013 Building People of Substance for Works of Power Trust and obey, Friend. Like most preachers, I usually make some sort of proclamation concerning the New Year. This year I have deemed it “The Year of Overcoming Triskaidekaphobia.” For those who are not up to speed on this condition, it means fear … Continue reading The Year of Overcoming Triskaidekaphobia
Praying for God to give us leadership at the national level. Gleaning from several sources, I found the definition of leadership to be a process by which a person influences others to accomplish an objective and directs the organization in a way that makes it more cohesive and coherent. A leader leads by inspiration and … Continue reading Looking for Leadership
“That the power to tax involves the power to destroy; that the power to destroy may defeat and render useless the power to create….” Chief Justice John Marshall. 2013 will mark the centennial of the federal income tax. The ratification of the 16th Amendment released the federal govrnment to directly tax individual income for the first … Continue reading Happy birthday, Amendment 16
"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?