May 9, 2023 · 6:33 am
“Of all the dispositions and habits which lead to political prosperity, religion and morality are indispensable supports,” opined President George Washington in his 1796 farewell address.
Apparently 65% of Americans disagree with our Founding Father. Continue reading →
March 30, 2023 · 7:17 am
“We have a soul problem” in America argued Trey Gowdy in the wake of the Covenant School Shooting that left six dead, three 9-year-old children and three adults.
This occurred just days after a high school shooting in Denver. According to a story by the Washington Post this is the 17th such incident in 2023.
“We’ve got to have some kind of conversation about what is wrong with the soul of this country that someone would kill a child,” Gowdy said on “America Reports” Tuesday. “I don’t know the answer. I just know that we have a soul problem in addition to a violence problem in this country.” Continue reading →
January 11, 2023 · 7:28 am
Do you know who prayed this prayer?
“God, we come to you in these moments that we don’t understand, that are hard, because we believe that you’re God and coming to you and praying to you has impact… “If we didn’t believe that prayer didn’t work we wouldn’t ask this of you God. I believe in prayer…we believe in prayer.” Continue reading →
June 2, 2022 · 7:07 am
Next month the USA will be celebrating its 246th birthday. Celebrate, however, is not a word right now that’s on our lips or in our hearts.
Since May 14th there have been three mass shootings that have made the news. The attack at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, NY that left 10 dead. The horrific attack on an elementary school in Uvalde, TX that took the lives of 19 little children and two teachers. Then yesterday an attack at a medical center that left 4 dead and many injured.
Furthermore, there is the obvious moral decline in America today that seems to be increasing at an alarming rate in the past two decades. There is an increase in various addictions, violent crime in our major cities, riots, suicide, and sexual and gender confusion. Continue reading →
May 26, 2022 · 7:53 am
During the past couple of days, I’ve been listening to politicians, political pundits, and experts from various fields discuss the “why” of the recent school shooting in Uvalde, Texas that snuffed out the lives of 19 innocent little children.
This occurred just 10 days after a gunman went on a shooting rampage at a Tops supermarket in Buffalo, New York where 10 people were shot and killed whose only crime was going grocery shopping.
Why are there so many of these mass shootings in America? Continue reading →
February 15, 2022 · 7:12 am
You don’t have to be a “news junkie” to know that crime in the United States is increasing.
Violent crime is especially on the rise according to FBI statistics. And not just in our major cities like Chicago, New York, and Los Angeles. Even in our rural community of Citrus County our local newspaper, The Chronicle, reports murders, rapes, and armed robberies.
Recently President Biden met with New York Mayor Eric Adams to discuss the crime problem and proposals to reduce violent crime. Continue reading →
September 9, 2021 · 8:30 am
As I sit in the early morning darkness, listening to the falling rain and drinking a cup of coffee, I’m contemplating what words of encouragement, exhortation or admonition I will send out on my blog today.
As I glance at my computer calendar it reads 9/9/2021. Suddenly my thoughts change.
Just two days until I leave for a meeting in Marion, Indiana, with still much to do.
Then it hit me. Continue reading →
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August 31, 2021 · 8:12 am
For the past several weeks, and especially the past few days, the daily news cycle has been filled with stories and opinions about the American withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan.
Last week following the suicide bombing at Kabul airport, President Biden responded to the attack, honoring the slain soldiers by quoting a surprising, and very inappropriate Bible verse.
Here’s the context of the President’s remarks: Continue reading →
April 13, 2021 · 7:37 am
The above headline from The Christian Post caught my attention this morning.
CP contributor Emily Wood, reported on a recent virtual event hosted by the Religious Freedom Institute featuring legal experts in the area of religious freedom. The panel discussed the shifting religious landscape in the United States and voiced their concerns “about the impact of the nation’s increasing religious disaffiliation on the First Amendment” that has evolved over the past two decades. Continue reading →
January 19, 2021 · 4:19 am
“Politics have caused a vast divide in our country. Some Christians want to think that a president being elected by a suspicious or even illegal method means they need not recognize or honor him,” wrote Illinois gospel preacher David Diestelkamp in an article entitled #NotMyCaesar.
“Some conclude,” David continued, “that a president who is immoral, accepts the killing of babies (abortion), or condones the sexually deviant, is not ‘their president.’ And some are judging the validity of a presidency based on their perspective on law, rights, taxes, foreign policy, or free trade.” Continue reading →