Why Not Just Round ’em All Up?
At least for the time being, the award for the most hysterical overreaction to the Fort Hood murders goes to Bryan Fischer, the Director of Issue Analysis for the American Family Association. Fischer is not among those sticking his head in the sand about Major Nidal Malik Hasan’s Islamic motivations or associations, oh no. Instead,... Continue Reading
Second Place Nominee for Rude Dude of the Year
First Place for Rude Dude of 2009 has got to be Kanye West – without a doubt. His barging in on Taylor Swift’s moment of honor at the MTV awards is out of reach for anyone to try to take away. But the U. S. Media is trying hard today (Veteran’s Day, November 11) to... Continue Reading
A Reformation Martyr Comforts His Wife from Prison
The Belgic Confession is entirely unique – it is the only Reformation confession written by a martyr. As you read through the Confession, you know that it comes from a world where believers were regularly dying for their faith. This is our confession and because we confess a Catholic church, one that stretches not only... Continue Reading
Next Chapter for Dobson and Focus on the Family
Editorial from the Denver Post What does the future hold for the conservative Christian leader and the ministry he founded when he steps down next year? Love him or hate him, Focus on the Family founder James C. Dobson has for more than a generation been a powerful force in our nation’s culture and politics.... Continue Reading
How Spiritual Renewal Helped Topple the Berlin Wall
By Dana Milbank It says much about the transformation of the Republican Party that even Newt Gingrich is now carrying the cross. When Gingrich came to power 15 years ago, his Contract With America was a document of fiscal conservatism that mentioned God only in passing. When he led the impeachment of Bill Clinton a... Continue Reading
Make nonprofits earn their status
Editorial from The DesMoines Register Twenty-three college presidents at private, nonprofit institutions earned more than $1 million last year. The Chronicle of Higher Education examined IRS filings of 419 such colleges and found one in four earned at least $500,000. In addition, many colleges were paying “former officers” more than $200,000. This is an example... Continue Reading
Putting Christ Truly In the Holidays
Every Christian household faces the same struggle every year, especially as they look back after New Year’s is over and wonder if their was anything, remotely “Christian” in their observance of the special days from Thanksgiving through Christmas to New Year’s. If you add up the preparation for these days almost six weeks is taken... Continue Reading
Did Christianity Cause the Crash?
by Hanna Rosin America’s mainstream religious denominations used to teach the faithful that they would be rewarded in the afterlife. But over the past generation, a different strain of Christian faith has proliferated—one that promises to make believers rich in the here and now. Known as the prosperity gospel, and claiming tens of millions of... Continue Reading
Obama’s Chinese Box: Where Does Religious Freedom Fit?
“Outside of Buddhism and Taoism, Christianity is the largest religious bloc, having grown exponentially from a few believers in the 1970s to perhaps 100 million today” Barack Obama arrived in Japan today, Nov 13, on the first leg of his first trip to Asia as president, a delicate week-long diplomatic swing which will confront him... Continue Reading
‘The Motive Remains Murky’: The D.C. Sniper, Fort Hood and the Post-post-9/11 Mentality
John Allen Muhammad, the “D.C. sniper” of autumn 2002, is no more. The commonwealth of Virginia put Muhammad to death last night, Nov 12, for the murder of Dean Harold Meyers at a gas station in Northern Virginia. Muhammad and his accomplice, Lee Boyd Malvo, were also convicted of six murders in Maryland and suspected... Continue Reading