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The Minimum Wage Is A Spiritual Issue

March 20, 2013

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This morning, as I was reading in the book of Amos, I was struck by the depths of God’s concern for the poor, and His disdain for those who disregard or exploit them. Amos 8:4-7 (NIV)   Hear this, you who trample the needy and do away with the poor of the land, 5 saying, “When […]

Favorite Pics – Anacostia Mom and Daughter

January 8, 2013

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One of the things I like is collecting photographs that have some element of historical or artistic interest for me personally. From time to time, I’ll post some of these photos here. “Mother and her daughter” by Gordon Parks, 1942 This photo was taken in the Frederick Douglass Housing Project in the Anacostia section of […]

The Nation’s Economy Is Not Like A Family Budget

December 14, 2012

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Dr. Alieta Eck, past president of the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, recently published an article entitled, “The Grown-Up Approach to the Fiscal Cliff.” As I understand it, her major contention is summed up in the following extract: Our people have the idea that the government gives things out for free. But the stark […]

The Persecution Trap

May 14, 2012

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The Persecution Trap: When sincere believers who are making questionable decisions won’t listen to correction because they consider it to be persecution. The unfettered opulence that characterizes the lifestyles of some prosperity gospel teachers has caught the attention of Congress. Senator Charles Grassley (R, Iowa), ranking member of the Senate Finance Committee, has conducted a […]

Prosperity Gospel Or Gospel Prosperity?

May 12, 2012

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“The prosperity gospel: the belief that God rewards faith with wealth, health, and happiness.” The “prosperity gospel” has given biblical prosperity a bad name. Take, for example, a recent New York Times article that highlights the lavish lifestyle of the founders of the Trinity Broadcasting Network (TBN). The article begins this way: The prosperity gospel […]