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Dennis Hastert: Be Sure Your Sin Will Find You Out

June 5, 2015


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 […]

The Minimum Wage Is A Spiritual Issue

March 20, 2013


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 […]

Second Grader Nibbles Pastry to Gun Shape and is Suspended

March 19, 2013


According to the Washington Post, A 7-year-old schoolboy has been suspended in Anne Arundel County, Maryland for nibbling his breakfast pastry into the shape of a gun. The son of William Welch was suspended for two days in early March after he aimed his production at other children, and cried out, “Look, I made a gun.” […]

A Disloyal Opposition

January 22, 2013


I believe the inauguration of Barak Obama to his second term as President of the United States is a fitting end to a rather nasty episode in American history. Whether you approve of the president or not, his reelection represents, in one respect at least, a triumph for the American people over the worst type […]

“I want one, too!”

December 18, 2012


In an article headlined “Businesses Report Surge in Sales of Weapon Used by Conn. School Shooter,” the Christian Post reports that: Americans are flocking to gun stores around the country to buy the AR-15 assault weapon used by the gunman who massacred 27 people in Newtown, Conn., last Friday, fearing that authorities might start cracking […]

The Nation’s Economy Is Not Like A Family Budget

December 14, 2012


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 […]

Loving My Brother Even When He Doesn’t Vote Right

December 2, 2012


We’ve just come through an election season that provided a wonderful opportunity for Christians to demonstrate how they love and respect one another, even when they think very differently about important issues. Sadly, many believers seem to have missed that opportunity. Both before and after the election, some believers have been so distraught at how […]