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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 […]

Fewer Americans Identify as Christians – and that’s OK!

May 13, 2015

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A new Pew Research study indicates that between 2007 and 2014 the number of adults in the United States who identify themselves as Christians dropped from 78.4 percent to 70.6 percent. By any measure that’s a significant decline! But what does it really mean about the state of the Christian faith in this country? If […]

Atheist former Muslim: Christianity, Islam not equivalent

April 7, 2015

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I just heard Ayaan Hirsi Ali speaking at a National Press Club luncheon. Although she is an atheist, her comparison between Islam on the one hand, and Christianity and Judaism on the other is uncompromising and uncommonly frank. Ayaan Hirsi Ali was born to a Muslim family in Somalia. She experienced the traditional Islamic practice […]

What if Michael Brown had been taught to “turn the other cheek” in Ferguson?

December 1, 2014

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The killing of Michael Brown, an unarmed black teenager, by a white police officer in Ferguson, MO has aroused a lot of emotions. When a grand jury refused to indict officer Darren Wilson for the killing, some of those emotions spilled over into rioting and violence. I find myself conflicted about the entire situation. On […]

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 […]