Should we fight our fears and take a stand? In conservative politics, this tactic is often encouraged, but it may not be godly. The following reflections explain why, and owe much to a conversation with a close friend following a National Day of Prayer breakfast.
Mr. Editor: It has been on my heart for some time, to put the coming election into proper perspective. To that end, I request the opportunity to address the community by means of your publication. (Thank you.) The Scriptures teach that a Christian should pray for the authorities in order to “lead a quiet and … More True Liberty: A Letter to the Editor on the Coming Election
On April 9, 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed in Flossenbürg concentration camp for his resistance to Nazi Germany. He had been involved in a conspiracy to assassinate the Führer–to “not just bandage the victims under the wheel” of the Third Reich (as he said), but even “to jam a spoke in the wheel itself” (quoted … More The Treason of Silence: A Lesson from Nazi Germany
If the Lord should bring a total collapse to society, turning the world upside down and scattering its inhabitants, then, of course, all classes in society would meld into nothingness, and the borrower would be the same as the lender. In other words, our financial status would be irrelevant and erased (see Isaiah 24:1-2). Barring … More The National Debt and the Christian
When President Franklin Roosevelt launched his New Deal, Winston Churchill commended “the courage, the power and the scale of his effort,” and likened him to “an explorer who has embarked on a voyage as uncertain as that of Columbus, and upon a quest which might conceivably be as important as the discovery of the New … More The National Debt and the Future
A trillion is a million millions–and the United States owes twelve trillion dollars. Every day this debt is costing American taxpayers over one billion dollars in interest. Every day. This fiscal year alone, the government overspent 1.4 trillion dollars, which is about 3.8 billion dollars per day. All in all, the national debt already takes … More The National Debt and the American People
Do you trust a President to uphold the Constitution of the United States, or to believe in the tenets of the Declaration of Independence, upon which the Constitution was established? When a President is sworn into office, he takes a solemn oath that he will both “faithfully execute the office of the President” and “preserve, … More American Progressivism: The Root of Socialism in the United States
“The heavens declare the glory of God; and the firmament shows His handiwork. Day unto day utters speech, and night unto night shows knowledge. There is no speech nor language, where their voice is not heard.” –Psalm 19:1-3 Ponder this claim for a second. Day to day, night to night, you live in a noisy … More Secular Education in a Noisy Universe
Historically, the French answered, “Fraternity.” More recently, William Kristol from Harvard University suggested the possibility of “Honor.” What should it be? This question is more than simply historical trivia. In our current politics, those in favor of liberty are often pitted against those in favor of equality. It is the libertarians against the egalitarians, and … More Liberty, Equality, and What?
On April 9, 1945, Dietrich Bonhoeffer was executed in Flossenbürg concentration camp for his resistance to Nazi Germany. He had been involved in a conspiracy to assassinate the Führer–to “not just bandage the victims under the wheel” of the Third Reich (as he said), but even “to jam a spoke in the wheel itself.” It … More The Treason of Silence