Month: January 2010

Isaiah 40:28-31

Do you not know? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they… Read more »

Miracle in Massachusetts?

I haven’t said anything yet about the race in Massachusetts to fill Ted Kennedy’s Senate seat, but it has become the talk of the political world. Scott Brown, the Republican, was supposed to be the sacrificial lamb this year. Martha Coakley, the Democrat, was intended to waltz into the Senate because . . . well, because she is a Democrat, this is Massachusetts [which practically has a sign on the state border proclaiming “Only Democrats May Enter”], and it’s [begin… Read more »

Should We Be Optimistic about the Economy?

Mr. Sunshine? Yesterday I attended a breakfast that included a talk by financial consultant Brian Wesbury. Some people love him; others seem to despise him. The knock on Wesbury by some is that he is much too optimistic, hence the nickname “Mr. Sunshine.” We were all given copies of his new book, It’s Not as Bad as You Think: Why Capitalism Trumps Fear and the Economy Will Thrive. I have to admit I was skeptical of a book with that kind… Read more »

And the Award for the Dumbest Comment Goes To . . .

          Pictured here are two of the most embarrassing men in modern politics. Lately, what they share in common is their ability to say things that on first blush might sound racist, but actually are more stupid than anything else. Do I really need to go into the details? I think I’ll let others do my talking for me at this point. That last panel deserves further commentary: Can someone say “double standard”? I won’t belabor it…. Read more »

Righteous Anger

I spend a lot of time in this blog critiquing current events: our government and its policies; the unbalanced media coverage; the antichristian aspects of our culture; the way Christians sometimes go along with ungodly practices. It’s easy to get angry when you focus on such things. I can say, though, that most of the time it’s not anger that motivates me, but anguish over the path we have taken as a society—a sadness that we are throwing away the… Read more »

Getting Serious

We now learn that Nidal Hasan, the man who instigated a massacre at Ft. Hood, was continually moved upward in rank despite the concerns of his superiors. They knew he had strident pro-Islam views that conflicted with his service in the U.S. Army, yet they kept raising his rank. While he was getting his medical education in the DC area, he gave a class presentation once that included the following: An argument that the War on Terror was actually a… Read more »

Praising [and Disparaging] the Media

When it came time for me to make a decision about my college major [this was about one lifetime ago], I didn’t jump at a history degree. In fact, even though I liked reading history, I was turned off by the poor quality of teachers I’d had for that subject. Instead, I majored in radio, television, and film production. My reasoning? I listened to the radio constantly, and I was a devotee of certain TV programs and movies. Pretty deep reasoning, right?… Read more »