Month: April 2010

The Production of Wealth

President Obama to Wall Street this week: “I do think at a certain point you’ve made enough money.” I always want to approach the topic of wealth from as Biblical a viewpoint as possible. First, I recall a couple of verses in Deuteronomy 8, where we are told, “You may say to yourself, ‘My power and the strength of my hands have produced this wealth for me.’ But remember the Lord your God, for it is He who gives you… Read more »

Crist's Core Belief

Living in Florida gives one some firsthand experience with political drama. It’s now official that Governor Charlie Crist is going to leave the Republican Party and run for the  U.S. Senate as an independent. Crist was so far behind Marco Rubio that he had no hope of overtaking him in the Republican primary, so he opted for the independent run. In doing so, Crist has made himself a pariah within his old party. No one who values the Republican identity… Read more »

This Is Peaceful?

Let’s see, what do we have here? Why, that’s an image of Arizona Governor Jan Brewer dressed as a pinata. The sign says “Say no to Arizona Republican Party.” There’s a young boy ready to swing at her with a bat, while others in the background are enjoying the sight. No violence here. No disrespect for authority. It’s all in your imagination. Here we have a demonstrator against the new Arizona law that seeks to identify illegal aliens. He’s outraged…. Read more »

Deliberately Ignoring the Real Problem

Congress and President Obama are out to get Wall Street now. It’s not as if there doesn’t need to be change on the Street, but it needs to be the right kind. In the past, when Wall Streeters made bad decisions, there were consequences. People learn from consequences and change their behavior. We’re no longer content to allow that. The federal government must now step in and “correct” the behavior. One of the architects of a proposed law to penalize… Read more »

Do You Feel Nationally Secure?

I want my understanding of the responsibilities of government to be as Biblically based as possible. Scriptural passages that talk about the role of government seem to concentrate primarily on punishing evildoers and protecting the citizens. That means we need law enforcement and courts of justice. We also need a military to defend against those who might want to attack us. If we fall down on either of those aspects of protection, we are in danger. The Soviet Union is… Read more »

Micah 6:8

He has showed you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Graham, Diversity, & Intolerance

Franklin Graham, son of evangelist Billy Graham, has become the center of a controversy this week. For what? For telling the truth. He was disinvited from a National Prayer Day event at the Pentagon because of complaints that he has made unflattering comments about the religion of Islam. Graham, in fact, has simply stated the basic Christian position that there is only one way to find relationship with God—through His Son Jesus Christ. He also noted that some Islamic beliefs encourage Muslims… Read more »