Tag Archives: current-events

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 »

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

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… Read More »

Atheist former Muslim: Christianity, Islam not equivalent

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… 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 »

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

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… Read More »

The NBA is right to force Donald Sterling to relinquish ownership of the LA Clippers

I just read an online article that defended Donald Sterling’s right to continue as the owner of the NBA’s Los Angeles Clippers basketball team after his racist rant against African Americans was made public. The author presented it as a free speech issue. “[T]he last time I checked this is still a ‘free country’, where… Read More »

8-year-old girl who dresses like a boy is kicked out of Christian School

Sunnie Kahle is an 8-year-old girl. But in the eyes of the staff at Timberlake Christian Schools, she dressed and acted more like a boy. After consulting by phone with Sunnie’s grandparents (her grandmom is her guardian), administrators at the school felt they had to take action, and sent the grandmother the following letter.  Dear… Read More »

The Gospel smashes through prejudice!

In July of 2012, Charles and Te’Andrea Wilson had planned to be married in the church they attended, First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, Mississippi. All the arrangements had been made, the invitations for the wedding sent out, and Pastor Stan Weatherford was ready to perform the ceremony. Then some members of the congregation who… Read More »