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
A few weeks ago we celebrated Father’s Day. As I began to speak on the subject of fatherhood, I was once again struck by a phenomenon that occurs every year. As soon as I announced the topic, people in the congregation began to react. Some shook their heads. Some gave a wistful smile. Some wiped … Continue reading Father Hunger
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?
OK. So let me get this straight:. the head of the IMF is now free from prosecution. We are relieved to discover that the housekeeper with whom he committed adultery was lying about the rape. Hence, we should not be shocked if he now runs for president of France. He is, after all, not acriminal. Well, at least he … Continue reading He’s not a rapist, so hail to the chief
Friday, June 17, 2011 Building People of Substance for Works of Power I got an email ad the other day with the heading, “Does your church need a new stage?” Under the heading were several very colorful examples of the work the company had done in other churches. Lots of backlit crosses and spotlights and … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart
Friday, April 1, 2011 Building People of Substance for Works of Power Praying friendship for you, me and tobie. April 1st was a Monday in 1991. I remember because 20 years ago today my good friend, Larry Dunning died in a car crash a few miles from our home in upstate New York. Larry was … Continue reading Out of the Abundance of the Heart
Watching the news and thinking about the reality of evil. It is hard to ignore. Evil exists. Not just natural disaster, but genuine malevolence without compassion or conscience. Even the loony social liberals who attempt to attribute so much to problems of nurture and socialization have trouble explaining some of the grossest atrocities. It is … Continue reading Evil Exists
Speaking as a former public (government) employee, I have always had an aversion to collective bargaining in that arena. The whole concept of unionization was designed to protect employees in the private sector from the abuses that could and did result from the erratic behavior of the market, and the manipulative behavior of corporate leaders. The … Continue reading Public Employee Unions – a Very Bad Idea
I am very sad to report that my best friend and faithful companion, Tobie, went to be with the Lord on Saturday morning last. He had been quite ill for a while, and just couldn't recover this time. Judy and I are grateful to the Lord for letting us have 8 years with the best … Continue reading Sad News