One of These Things is Not Like the Others

There is something about the name Jesus Christ that drives the non-believer mad. Any reference to the name (or to a quotation) of Jesus arouses in the non-believer a dissonance that cannot be aroused by any other source. I thought about that dissonance – a feeling I used to experience regularly – when I received... Continue Reading

Seen But Not Heard?

Whatever happened to being seen but not heard? Diana West asks that question in a recent essay, noting that there has been a massive shift in Western culture away from adult authority and toward the “wise child.” All around us are signs that authority and wisdom are now to be recognized in the young, rather... Continue Reading

“Give us Faith So We’ll Be Safe:” A Theological and Pastoral Response to the Tragedy in Haiti

How do we who call ourselves followers of the Lord of Life respond to the chilling report that “40,000 bodies have been buried and there could be 200,000 dead in Haiti”? That paralyzing news is what we heard from the report of Shepherd Smith of Fox News. The earthquake in Haiti that has shaken the... Continue Reading

Stopping the Breakdown of the Family

Despite the opposition of many D.C. residents, the D.C. City Council bypassed a ballot vote, ignored constituents and passed legislation legalizing gay marriage. Congress has final approval over legislation passed by the District and can choose to intervene or allow legislation to become law. Thirty-seven House Republicans and two Senators filed an amicus brief with... Continue Reading

How The Media Have Mangled The Pro-Life Story

This past year, I found myself chief chronicler of the two of the year’s most important stories involving the pro-life movement. One was the inspiring saga of the 2009 March For Life, the largest in its 36-year history. The second was the dispiriting saga of the recently murdered late-term abortionist Dr. George Tiller. What the... Continue Reading

Really Helping Haiti

As I write this article, the death toll in Haiti because of the recent earthquake exceeds 100,000 souls. I have personally worked in Haiti spending extended periods of time in northwest Haiti overseeing a construction project when I worked for a cruise company. Because of this, I have some familiarity with life firsthand in Haiti... Continue Reading

An Amazing Article on Abortion in New York Magazine

Week by week, New York magazine offers insight into the culture and consciousness of the nation’s trendy population in Manhattan. This magazine, combined with The New York Times, The New York Review of Books, and The New Yorker, provides constant insight into the thinking of the New York elites. The magazine recently featured a major... Continue Reading

Either – Or: A Look at Faith and Law

Both/and is inclusive. Either/or is exclusive. Both/and creates allies. Either/or creates adversaries. Paul uses both/and a lot. Both men and women, Jews and Gentiles, freemen and slaves, barbarians and cultured. But, when it comes to faith and law in relationship to justification, Paul allows no both/and. It is either faith or law. Paul’s Contention about... Continue Reading

‘The Destiny of America,’ as spoken by Calvin Coolidge

In the period between the two World Wars, just before the crash of the Great Depression, Calvin Coolidge gave this speech as both a warning and an encouragement to the American people. The name of the speech is “The Destiny of America.” It states lessons which need to re-learned today: Settlers came here from mixed... Continue Reading

How does abortion relate to spreading a passion for the supremacy of God in all things?

The way I’ve thought about abortion over the years as a preacher—and I’m mainly a preacher, one who has to speak about abortion in the context of worship from the Bible—is to relate it to God. We always devote one Sunday (the Sanctity of Life Sunday) to abortion and one Sunday to racial harmony every... Continue Reading