Hundreds of thousands of women descended on Washington, DC and many major cities around the country the day after President Trump’s inauguration, to voice their displeasure with the new administration. That didn’t take long. But only those who are committed to abortion rights were allowed to participate. It has been widely reported that even feminist groups holding pro-life convictions, such as New Wave Feminists, were kicked out of the Women’s […]

Categories: 2016 Columns, Columns

Early in Handel’s Messiah come these enigmatic words: “Ev’ry valley shall be exalted, and ev’ry mountain and hill made low; the crooked straight and the rough places plain.” What do these words from Isaiah 40:4 actually mean? They refer to a constant theme of the Bible: those who humble themselves will be exalted. But those who exalt themselves will be humbled. The book of James puts it this way, “God […]

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Manger scenes were routinely shown in public places before the anti-Christian crusade that the Supreme Court unleashed, starting in the 1960s and 1970s, with its anti-God-in-public type of decisions. Subsequently, the Supreme Court ruled in Lynch v. Donnelly (1984) in a case out of Pawtucket, Rhode Island, that if a manger scene was surrounded by enough reindeers and other secular symbols of the season, the government could allow it on […]

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I recently asked my three-year old granddaughter—a major joy in my life—whose birthday we celebrate at Christmas time. “Uh,” she responded, “Santa Claus?” D’oh! Some people think Santa Claus is upstaging Jesus. I remember a controversial cover of Christianity Today long ago, showing Santa Claus crucified on a cross, hung up by strands of Christmas lights. More recently, a group of atheists put Santa on billboards to encourage people to […]

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A month after the left’s meltdown over the Trump-Pence victory, it doesn’t seem to slow down. For example, the Drudge Report declared (12/4/16) “Madonna still can’t cope…‘Ashamed to be American’…” Protests on inauguration day may generate more fireworks on the 20th of January than on the 4th of July. But here are ten reasons I’m glad Trump-Pence won. Not only was Hillary repudiated, but so also was Obama’s record, which […]

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On occasion after occasion, George Washington consistently sought for Americans to obey God. This was true even before he became president. Here are three examples from him. In 1779, Washington was asked by the Indian chiefs of Delaware if their sons could be taught by the American colonists. George Washington replied, “You do well to wish to learn our arts and ways of life, and ‘above all,’ the religion of […]

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It is appointed once for a man to die, and after that comes the judgment. So declares the Bible. As everyone knows by now, Fidel Castro’s time to die came over the weekend. The left chooses to idolize the wrong people, and Castro is no exception. I see people on occasion wearing Che Guevara shirts, and I think to myself, “What happened? Is your Adolf Hitler shirt in the wash?” […]

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Why do people from many other countries try to come to America—even in some cases, risking their lives to do so? What is the source of this nation’s greatness? I think the single biggest thing that makes this country so great is that our founding document—the Declaration of Independence (upon which the Constitution is predicated)—says that our rights come from God. What God has given us, no man can take […]

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“Clinton’s loss at the hands of Donald Trump amounted to the most surprising outcome in the history of modern electoral politics.” So writes David Catanese for usnews.com (11/11/16). Many of the pollsters proved to be wrong after all. To his credit, Larry Sabato of the University of Virginia cried mea culpa, declaring: “We were wrong, ok? The entire punditry industry. The entire polling industry. The entire analyst industry. And I […]

Categories: 2016 Columns, Columns

This has been a very divisive election campaign. They usually are, but this one has seemed to be more cantankerous than previous ones. I feel like we are a country in great need of prayer for healing as a nation. I was invited the other day to help lead a prayer meeting for the election and for the country. It was an honor, and it got me to thinking about […]

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