Month: January 2010

Matthew 6:19-21,24

Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal. But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal. For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. No one can serve two masters. Either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will be devoted to the one… Read more »

Giving the Benefit of the Doubt?

An unusual event took place yesterday as Congressional Republicans held a policy retreat and invited President Obama to come speak with them. He actually came. Afterwards, the Republican leadership said it was a good first step, but no agreements resulted from the gathering. Obama declared to them that he was not an ideologue. I haven’t seen video of the reaction to that statement. It would probably be one of those things Mastercard can’t buy—priceless. The event was televised, unlike the healthcare… Read more »

It's All about Him

Before I start, I want to acknowledge the fact that a camera can catch anyone in a pose that is unflattering. We probably all have pictures we would like to burn. So, that point is made. Regardless, if someone is continually caught in a certain pose, it could be that he or she has a habit of striking said pose. In the case of President Obama, he has the tendency to stick his chin in the air and come across… Read more »

The Best Speech Last Night

It was a really great speech last night. No, I’m not talking about the president’s State of the Union address, but the GOP response from newly elected Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell. McDonnell Responds to the President First, the setting for the speech was well planned. McDonnell spoke from the chamber of the Virginia House of Delegates. There was a full and enthusiastic live audience. It gave the speech a dignity and significance that is usually missing from the opposition’s response…. Read more »

Reflections on the Obama Worldview

A couple of reflections on the Obama worldview—first on the efficacy of taxing banks [as opposed to the real culprits in the financial panic]: Then there’s the viewpoint that no one is really blaming him for any of the problems. That lends itself to certain fantasies: I’ve read where some people are laying bets on the words that will be uttered most frequently in the State of the Union speech tonight. Leading contenders: “let me be clear”; “fight”; “the last… Read more »

Arrogance Unlimited

The big political question now is how President Obama will proceed. Will he moderate or push ahead with his plans to remake the economy in his own image? I think voters are upset by both the substance of what he is pushing and the tacky methods being used. I beg to differ with the president’s appraisal of why Massachusetts voters turned to the Republican candidate. They were angry, yes, but that anger was directed toward him and his congressional allies,… Read more »

A Glimpse of That Which Awaits

My post is going to be a little different today. Many who read these daily ponderings share my Christian faith, but I’m sure there are many who do not. Perhaps some are more focused on the political commentary and may even be a little impatient when I deviate from that to concentrate specifically on the Biblical worldview that undergirds all my perceptions on politics and government. Well, today I’m really going to deviate. Some of you may find this marginally strange,… Read more »