Month: November 2009

Islam, Christianity, & the Media

Watching or reading the mainstream media, one might never know that Christianity historically has been the basis for American civilization. If someone completely unfamiliar with America’s history were to go by what he learns from the media today, he would probably believe: Christians are the most intolerant individuals in society, seeking to impose their values on everyone else Christianity is the source of all societal ills The “Religious Right” is the bane of politics When it comes to Islam, however,… Read more »

Deuteronomy 30:19-20

I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants, by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him.

Education's Historic Shift (Part VII)

Protestant evangelicals, toward the middle of the nineteenth century, sought to set up state-controlled education because they thought they would be the ones to control it, and then be able to keep America fundamentally Protestant in spite of the new Catholic immigration. They looked for a model for how to do this—and they found it. In order to find it, they had to travel to Europe to a country called Prussia, which forms the nucleus of modern-day Germany. Prussia, at… Read more »

Education's Historic Shift (Part VI)

A couple weeks ago, I started a history of the shift in education in America from private to government schools. I said there were three groups pushing for this change. The first group was Unitarians, who denied the Trinity and sought to replace church education with education dictated by government. They also believed that education was the answer for all societal ills. The second group was the Owenites, followers of Robert Owen, a communist utopian who emigrated from Britain to… Read more »

The Reason for Giving Thanks

It is good to give thanks to the Lord and to sing praises to Your name, O Most High; To declare Your lovingkindness in the morning and Your faithfulness by night . . . For You, O Lord, have made me glad by what You have done. I will sing for joy at the works of Your hands.

Do the Math

I received from a colleague the following information on the Obama stimulus package and its “success.” The Obama administration has been eager to counter the argument that the stimulus has been ineffective amid a Washington debate over whether a second stimulus might be in order.Administration officials said they looked at $150 billion of the stimulus spending and determined it had created or saved about 650,000 jobs through September 30. This is pretty simple to break down: $150,000,000,000 in stimulus /… Read more »

Florida's Rubio

There may be a big political surprise in the making. The race for Florida’s open Senate seat in 2010 has actually become a race. Few expected this to happen. As a Floridian now, I’m even more interested than I would have been [although my interest would have been high regardless]. Charlie Crist, Florida’s current governor, as soon as he announced he was running for the Senate, received the official blessing of the national Republican leadership almost before he announced. They… Read more »