Published January 15th, 2009 by

For centuries, the shrewdest governmental leaders have recognized that the public (although not today’s federal prosecutors, perhaps) will forgive nearly any sin they commit–up to and including homicide–if only the…

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Published January 8th, 2009 by

In the wake of Barack Obama’s election, I’ve heard disquieting reports in the small town where I live. I’ve encountered Christians certain Obama is the Antichrist. They’re not joking. They…

Read More Authority Comes From Above

Published January 8th, 2009 by

Conscientious parents, whether or not they’re religious, hope their teenagers will avoid sexual activity as long as possible. The dangers of teen sex are obvious: emotional upheavals, unplanned pregnancies, STDs.…

Read More Study Finds Abstinence Pledges Not Working

Published December 23rd, 2008 by

The American Family Association ( publishes a “naughty or nice” list, so to speak, of major retailers based on whether they are “Christmas-friendly.” Among the retailers making the pro-Christmas list…

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Published December 19th, 2008 by
Published December 12th, 2008 by

The December 9 arrest of Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich—who is accused, among other misdeeds, of trying to sell the U.S Senate seat left vacant by Barack Obama–provoked speculation that Illinois…

Read More Who Are You Calling Corrupt?

Published December 5th, 2008 by

In the first response to my initial blog entry, Liz Mandrell poses the central conundrum that arises when we argue, as I did, that God ultimately chooses who will hold…

Read More Who’s in Control?

Published December 1st, 2008 by