Andy Williams famously sang of December as “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” With the smooth, mellifluous tenor that also floated our emotions down “Moon River,” Andy Williams made December special, calling friends and family to unite around the gift-giving spirit ushered in originally by God Himself. Nowadays, Williams has passed on, and God... Continue Reading →
Give Thanks to Almighty God (Says the President of the United States)
Happy Thanksgiving! We set aside today to remember Him to whom all thanks is due. Thanksgiving was instituted by proclamation of the President of the United States--George Washington--on October 3, 1789. You do not need for me to explain it to you because you can read it for yourself below. As you can see, the... Continue Reading →
Religious Liberty Is Important for All Americans
For more than three years now, I have had an unsettling fear that religious liberty in America is on the wane. Turns out, I am not alone. A movement is afoot among state legislatures across the country. According to Baptist Press, there is a plan in place to have caucuses for religious freedom in every... Continue Reading →
Study Indicates America Losing Freedom of Religion
My posts recently have shown a growing concern for the loss of religious freedom in America. Unfortunately, the trend away from liberty is global. Since 2008, the number of countries with severe restrictions on religious liberty has increased by 23 percent, according to the extensive new study recently released by the Pew Forum on... Continue Reading →
Films Don’t Kill, Islamic Militants Kill
I will have a fuller article posted later (and maybe a podcast or video), but I felt the need to get this thought out: Films do not kill people. Why must this be said? Because article after article makes it sound as though the Muhammad Film is responsible for protests, violence, and murder. Whatever one... Continue Reading →
Separate But Equal Now Being Demanded by Muslims?
Are Muslims in Denver taking us back to the Reconstruction days of Plessy v. Ferguson? Americans instinctively recoil nowadays at the thought of “separate but equal” laws. How can we possibly single out a group of Americans based on their skin color, ethnic background, or religious preference? Such separation denies basic freedoms inherent in... Continue Reading →
Yes, Persecution Is an American Concern
In light of the recent shunning of Christians by the Democrat National Convention, this post by Rebecca Hamilton at Patheos is well worth the read this morning. In the post, Hamilton comments on a lawsuit now underway in the UK. This lawsuit is significant because it foreshadows the future of lawsuits in America. Our trajectory... Continue Reading →
What Should a Christian Think About 2016 the Movie?
Reviewing the various articles about 2016: The Movie leaves one wondering what we ought to think about Dinesh D'Souza's recent portrayal of our President. NPR thinks it's the work of a Right-Wing political hack (which D'Souza is not. He is a principled conservative with a compelling argument, whether he is correct or not). ABC... Continue Reading →