One of the most interesting videos I have seen lately shows broadcasters from the Sinclair network all reading the same script about the threat of “false news,” and how fake news threatens our “democracy.” The video can be seen here. My favorite part is the last section where anchor after anchor (15 of them by my count) declares with great conviction—as if they just thought of this profound statement, “This […]

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In the late 1800s, Horace and Daeida Wilcox, decided to create a nice, quaint Christian community in southern California. It would serve no booze, and it would even give free land to churches (at least Protestant ones), so that righteousness could be proclaimed. By 1903, the bustling little city had enough voters—166 men—to officially incorporate. It was called Hollywood. Meanwhile, movies were first being created over on the east coast. […]

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What are Good Friday and Easter all about? In a sentence: Jesus was rejected that we might be accepted. When I was a child, I attended a parochial grade school where there was an in group, and there was an out group. I was always in the out-group. Sports were the end-all-be-all. And I was lousy in sports. I hated it during gym class, where they would choose two people […]

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Soon another Holy Week will be upon us, beginning with Palm Sunday and culminating with Easter Sunday. It was “the week that changed the world.” The week began in a humble, triumphant sort of way. That may seem like an oxymoron.  Jesus was hailed as a king, but rode in on a donkey—a humble way to begin His public entry into Jerusalem. Of course, He was fulfilling what Zechariah the […]

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“I should be dead. Buried in an unmarked grave in Romania. Obviously, I am not. God had other plans.” So declares a lady who grew up under Communism. Her name is Virginia Prodan. I had not heard of her until she reached out to me through Facebook—to commend me for a recent column I had written about how Communism, despite its deadly track record, seems to be gaining some support […]

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Recently a crisis pregnancy center was visited by a church-going girl who was disappointed to find out she was pregnant. The center tried to help the girl, who was set to have twins—offering free medical care and services for her and her babies’ needs—so that she would choose life for her babies. But the problem was her due date. Rather than miss a cruise for which she had booked tickets, […]

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[Photo by Jerry Newcombe of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, Parkland, Florida] Before my wife-to-be left her native Norway in the late 1970s to earn a master’s degree at Billy Graham’s alma mater, Wheaton, a friend of hers gave a gift—a knife. He said she’ll need it for protection—after all she was going to Chicago. Thankfully, she’s never needed it. Chicago has had a violent reputation at least since the […]

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Tragically, there have been more school shootings in America. Our prayers are with the survivors and with the families of the victims. Reports even indicate that one coach in the Parkland, Florida shooting used his own body to shield others. Jesus said, “Greater love has no man than that he lay down his life for his friends.” Many people are clamoring for gun control as if that would solve the […]

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U. S. Senator Rand Paul from Kentucky is beginning to sound like a lone voice in the wilderness. He’s decrying the recent budget deal that will add significantly to the national debt. Our politicians are spending money and racking up debts like there’s no tomorrow. Paul said on the senate floor last week: “When the Democrats are in power, Republicans appear to be the conservative party. But when Republicans are […]

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[Pictured: a Roman fasces.] The Huffington Post reports (2/5/18) that a member of the American Nazi Party is running unopposed as a GOP candidate in Illinois for an upcoming primary. A GOP as a fascist? Aren’t they all fascists, according to the liberals? This gets me to thinking: What is fascism, and which political/economic views are fascistic in nature? Historically, the word fascism developed from ancient Rome. Webster’s says that […]

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