Suppose you were to read an overall negative article about a man who outwardly appeared to be respectable—but then, suppose you found out that, unbeknownst to the readers of the article, it was actually penned by his ex-wife? Wouldn’t that make you at least a little suspicious about the article’s contents? So it is with Newsweek’s cover story on Jesus (Dec. 17), entitled, “The Myths of Jesus.” They show a […]

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If you were a casual observer of our culture, you’d assume that the progressives are the ones full of compassion. But is that really the case? Here we are with our politicians wrangling back and forth on the economy, the deficit, taxes, tax cuts, entitlements, and so forth. Much of the debate really gets back to taking care of the less fortunate. A few years ago, I interviewed Dr. Arthur […]

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Is it the end of the world? Is December 21, 2012 the end of the world? The Mayan calendar says as much. Many around the world fear the end has come, and they are preparing for it. Writing for the Associated Press (12/11/12), Jack Chang notes: “[T]housands are getting ready for what they think is going to be a fateful day.” He adds, “The Maya didn’t say much about what […]

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Ever since the 1970s, it seems many of our heroes are being toppled—especially by the media and entertainment industry. This happens whether or not such a toppling is deserved. We’re often scolded, “Don’t impose your morality on me,” with no thought given to the immorality they might impose on the rest of us. Now, it looks like Hollywood is ready to impose its immorality on a man who not only […]

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Another Black Friday has come and gone in these United States. And I think it’s time to rename one of the busiest shopping days of the year. How about “Black-Eye Friday”? Just look at the headlines, for example, as seen on the Drudge Report (11/24/12): • “Gang fight” at Black Friday sale… • Man Punched in Face Pulls Gun On Line-Cutting Shopper… • Shots fired outside WALMART… • Shoppers smash […]

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How would you like to set yourself up for almost guaranteed disappointment? Despite how much good you do, if you expect gratitude from other human beings, you will often be let down. One time Jesus healed ten lepers, but only one came back to say, “Thank you,” and he was of a despised race. (He was a Samaritan. They were hated because they were half-breeds). In that day, to have […]

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The Drudge Report calls it a “Four-Star Circus.” It’s certainly like a national soap opera. Of course, the “it” is the unfolding scandal of adultery and potential scandal of flirtatious e-mails, involving some of America’s top military and spy brass. Being embroiled in adultery clearly is a betrayal to one’s family, and for a military leader to guard national secrets is clearly compromising, potentially to the country. In reading some […]

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After the election results, I’m tempted to say, “Well, it was a great country, while it lasted.” Someone quipped they could picture a gravestone: “The United States of America. Born July 4, 1776. Died, November 6, 2012.” But the election results didn’t take God by surprise. He once said, “Put not your trust in princes.” Meaning, don’t put your confidence in politicians. Even the good ones can let you down. […]

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That seems like a speculative topic – to try and guess what our first president under the Constitution would have to say to modern Americans. But actually I won’t speculate at all. I’ll use some of his own writings to make my points (or his points). And they won’t be from some of his obscure writings, gleaned from arcane, private letters the way the Supreme Court did in a 1947 […]

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Because of the passage in 2010 of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act, more popularly known as Obamacare, our health care in the future could potentially change quite dramatically. Many opponents had hoped that the Supreme Court would rule it unconstitutional, but that ship sailed in late June. One of the key features of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) is the Independent Payment Advisory Board. Critics feel that this […]

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