Month: May 2014

The New Gideons

Had dinner last night with some friends I hadn’t seen in 34 years. How can you not see people for 34 years and be friends? First, and foremost, we share the same hope in Christ. That makes us friends forever. Second, we share a common concern for this nation. By the time we had finished catching up on the last 34 years, we settled on the topic of the future of the country. I have to say we were pretty… Read more »

VA Healthcare & Obamacare: Only the Beginning

Add the Veterans Administration to the long list of scandals emanating from the Obama reign. Reports are beginning to abound regarding the poor treatment—or lack thereof—that veterans are receiving at VA hospitals. An increasing number of deaths are being confirmed that can be traced back to long waiting lists and apparent lack of concern for those who have put everything on the line for their fellow citizens: Getting to the truth has been difficult, but that isn’t unusual nowadays, no… Read more »

The Core of Common Core

I post on the subject of education quite often; that’s to be expected from someone in my profession. I share the concerns voiced about the Common Core initiative and have read many of the critiques with respect to the specifics of Common Core. I agree with most of what I have read. Yet there are political conservatives who support this approach because they are enamored with the promise of enforcing a basic education for all, particularly when they perceive, quite… Read more »

Insights from Tozer

Normally, on weekends, I draw from C. S. Lewis and Charles Finney for some thoughtful quotes. I’m not home this weekend, and therefore don’t have my usual sources to use. However, I have a habit of collecting quotes from all sorts of people who have offered wise and sound insights. One of those is A. W. Tozer, a Christian and Missionary Alliance pastor whose books have encouraged many and have guided them into a closer relationship with the Lord. Let… Read more »

The Pause

Life sometimes needs a pause button. I’ve been in Williamsburg, Virginia, since Wednesday. My main reason for being here is to show students some of the most significant sites related to the history of the nation, a task that’s hardly a task for me—it’s a joy to do so. Yet I’ve had some free time just to stroll and not feel rushed about anything. On Thursday afternoon, I walked from the Visitors’ Center to the home of John D. Rockefeller… Read more »

About That “Smidgen” of Corruption

Newly revealed e-mails obtained through the Freedom of Information Act show clearly that administrators and lawyers within the IRS headquarters in DC were actively engaged in targeting conservative groups. It wasn’t just some rogue agents in the Cincinnati office; it was orchestrated from the top. And where does the top get its marching orders? Who’s in charge of the IRS? Oh, yes, that would be the president. Yet even this revelation doesn’t shake the Obama administration’s response; full-denial mode is… Read more »

Hashtag Foreign Policy?

I feel compelled to do one more Benghazi commentary for this week. The inspiration for today is the new foreign policy created by the Obama administration lately. Let’s call it “hashtag policy.” Do you recall the photo of Michelle Obama holding up a sign with a hashtag on it regarding the abduction of Nigerian girls by an Islamic terrorist group? In case you missed it, here it is: Call me cynical, but for some reason, I don’t believe terrorists are… Read more »