I love the Constitution. I think it is a pretty incredible document. I think the first 10 Amendments (i.e. the Bill of Rights) are pretty awesome too. It recognizes that the rights of the individual are greater than the rights of the government and have been naturally granted by God and not bestowed by any … More The Second Commandment: Thou Shalt Bear Arms
I hate war. There’s so much politics. There’s so much suffering. There’s so much death. I never want people to have to experience the horrors of war. As a Christian, I individually want to “turn the other cheek” and “love my enemy.” However, these are instructions for individual Christians, and not written to governing officials. … More 5 Reasons We Should Go to War
Language matters. Language communicates ideas and ideas matter. Language can convey love or hate, hope or fear. Language matters. Anytime I talk “politics” I always want to preface where I’m coming from. Let me try to share without using labels. I think government should let me do whatever I want as long as I don’t … More The Language of Conservatives and Liberals
Yes. Yes it is. What do I mean by that you ask? Well, let’s think about how Religions of yester-year operated (and certainly some today.) 1) Dogmatic Teachings 2) Make All the Money You Can 3) Rule Politics to Rule through Fear 4) Publically Ridicule Dissenters 5) Excommunicate Heretics Well, what about … More Is New Science Acting Like Old Religion?
No. (Sorry for the click bait headline. Think how often I’ll do that if I actually got paid by advertisers.) But, how much more intense would the pre-game analysis be if the “experts” and former players were risking their lives with every pick. That’s must see TV. I guess they’d have an in-memoriam section from … More Does the Bible Say We Should Kill Those that Predict the SuperBowl Wrong?
I don’t know how to say “farewell” to President Obama. I’m going to try to be as honest as I can (which probably will mean everyone will disagree with me.) I’m confused about how to feel about President Obama. I listened to a lot of talk radio and they warned me that “Obummer” was going … More A Confused Farewell for President Obama
I want to tackle a topic that demands 170,000 words and yet I’ll do it in 1,700. So obviously I’m going to simplify, generalize, and summarize. This past week the UN passed a proposal that essentially inches Israel closer to accepting a 2-state solution. Right now, Palestine is a de jure sovereign state. Basically some … More Biblically Supporting Israel in a Complicated Political Climate
I personally celebrate both Christmas and Festivus – Christmas because I love Jesus, and Festivus because I love Seinfeld. So in the spirit of this made-up, American holiday, I hope you will join me in airing your grievances, comparing your feats of strength, and pointing out any Festivus miracles that happened in your life this … More Festivus: My Grievances, Feats of Strength, and Miracles
Did you know this? That more missionaries come to the United States than any other country in the world??? On average, 32,000 missionaries come to the United States from other countries per year. Did you have any idea? Second place, has 20,000 missionaries going to them. We’re close to doubling-up the second place country. What’s … More Turf War: Missionaries Are Moving in on Our Territory
Entertainment weekly used to put out this list of In, 5-min Ago, and Out. For instance: Hillsong… Chris Tomlin… Carmen or ESV… NIV… KJV. That’s where I got this idea. To me, there is a growing gap between Christianity and what I guess I’ll label as American Christianity. Then there’s this 3rd category of “#Merica” … More Christianity vs American Christianity vs #Merica