Category Archives: Righteous Living

Trey Gowdy Violated the Golden Rule in the Clinton Benghazi Hearing

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… Read More »

Dennis Hastert: Be Sure Your Sin Will Find You Out

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… Read More »

Just because you did it doesn’t mean you’re guilty???

When I look at the message on attorney Larry L. Archie’s Greensboro, NC billboard, I have to wonder what was in the good lawyer’s mind. Is he making some deep philosophical point that I’m missing? Or does he mean exactly what his words seem to say? The message of the billboard seems to be that… Read More »

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

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… Read More »

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

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,… Read More »

Richard Sherman’s unsportsmanlike behavior is unacceptable

The man of the hour as the Superbowl approaches has been Seattle Seahawks cornerback Richard Sherman. He’s been all over TV, talked about and interviewed over and over. He’s probably gotten almost as much attention as future Hall of Famer, Denver Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning. For an obscure defensive player that I, for one, don’t… Read More »

Did French President François Hollande really “cheat” on his partner?

A huge scandal has broken out in France. A celebrity magazine caught the President, François Hollande, secretly meeting with an actress. The President’s partner, Valerie Trierweiler, was hospitalized with, as friends told journalists, a “severe bout of the blues.” Personally, I’m very content to leave the French to their own scandals. But something in the… Read More »

Political lies are still lies!

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… Read More »

Loving My Brother Even When He Doesn’t Vote Right

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… Read More »

Why Christians Should Be Up In Arms About Voter ID Laws

NOTE: I’m pulling the bulk of this blog post in order to publish it elsewhere. You can see the original post at Why Christians Should Be Up In Arms About Voter ID Laws blog post. The point of the post is that although proponents say the purpose of voter ID requirements is to reduce voter… Read More »