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If Jesus Told The Story of the Good Samaritan Today

December 11, 2015

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BREAKING NEWS! In his sermon today, the famous Galilean prophet, Jesus of Nazareth, told the story of a man who, while traveling between Jerusalem and Jericho, was set upon by thieves, robbed, and left for dead. This unfortunate refugee was seen lying on the side of the road by a priest and then a Levite, […]

Trey Gowdy Violated the Golden Rule in the Clinton Benghazi Hearing

October 26, 2015

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Watching Rep. Trey Gowdy chair the Hillary Clinton Benghazi hearing left me wondering. What I saw and heard on television during that hearing, and what Mr. Gowdy has said on other occasions just didn’t seem to match up. I’m wondering where the disconnect is. Trey Gowdy is a Christian, a Southern Baptist. In June, speaking […]

Dennis Hastert: Be Sure Your Sin Will Find You Out

June 5, 2015

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Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert is now receiving the kind of notoriety he never sought or achieved during his political career. He has been indicted for lying to federal authorities about cash withdrawals that were allegedly used as hush money in an attempt to hide sexual misconduct in his past. I’m not concerned […]

Why Rudy Giuliani says President Obama doesn’t love America

February 19, 2015

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I must admit to almost being floored by what Rudy Giuliani said at a recent Republican fund raiser: I do not believe, and I know this is a horrible thing to say, but I do not believe that the president loves America. He doesn’t love you. And he doesn’t love me. He wasn’t brought up […]

Hobby Lobby case shows liberals can be as ideologically intolerant as conservatives

August 7, 2014

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Reactions to the recent Hobby Lobby Supreme Court decision that affirmed the right of closely held corporations to refuse to offer abortion and birth control services to their employees because of the religious convictions of the owners, were very revealing. Unsurprisingly conservatives hailed the decision as a victory for religious freedom. On the left, however, […]

Do recent anti-immigration protests reflect God’s heart?

August 1, 2014

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This post is not about the politics of immigration policy. But it is about some of the protests that have taken place over the past several weeks against the huge influx of children who have crossed our borders seeking asylum. The pictures we have seen on TV are, to my mind, absolutely appalling. Men and […]

Political lies are still lies!

October 31, 2013

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A lie is a lie, even when it’s a political lie. Politicians who believe themselves to be people of character somehow seem to think that lies told to support a political agenda are permissible in a way that other lies are not. The latest example of this is former Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s comment […]