Month: April 2015

Magna Carta: The Biblical Basis

Last week I wrote about the principles at stake in the American War for Self-Government (a.k.a., the American Revolution). What we need to realize is that the American colonists didn’t formulate these principles in a vacuum. There is a long history of British documents related to limited government and the rights of citizens. First on that list is the Magna Carta. Written in the 13th century (1215, to be precise), the Magna Carta was a response to King John, who… Read more »

What Hillary Deserves

Periodically, my political cartoon stash on a given subject begins to overflow, and I have to release the pressure. Today is one of those days. While the Clintons would like everyone to ignore their activities, the political cartoonists are not obliging. With the Clintons, there is always something new, and the excuses never change—they are never responsible for anything: The e-mail controversy is not going away, even though now it seems to be eclipsed by all that funny money that… Read more »

Baltimore: The Deeper Issues

Baltimore is burning. What, exactly, is happening? There are many layers to this; most people focus on the superficial ones, the ones most clearly visible, but there are foundational problems that have led not only to this particular incident, but to an atmosphere like this that is sweeping our nation. The top layer has to do with the arrest and death of a young black man, Freddie Gray. We still don’t have all the facts about what occurred. The investigation… Read more »

That’s the Country We Used to Live In

About two years ago, a bakery in Gresham, Oregon, Sweet Cakes by Melissa, was the first to suffer from the demand that the Christian owners bake a cake for a same-sex wedding. It went to court, and now the owners, Aaron and Melissa Klein, have been fined $135,000, a sum that could bankrupt them. But there’s no antagonism toward Christians in our nation. The Kleins were ostracized from the community as photographers and florists who used to work with them… Read more »

Lewis: Going Through the Door

Perhaps one of C. S. Lewis’s most engaging and thought-provoking short pieces is the sermon he gave during WWII called “The Weight of Glory.” There are so many wonderful passages in this sermon that it’s hard to pick out the best one. Here is one, though, that certainly stands out as he writes poignantly of the move from this world to the next. If we take the imagery of Scripture seriously, if we believe that God will one day give… Read more »

Clinton Corruption, Inc.

The new Clinton bombshell yesterday had to do with an instance of influence peddling that has put our national security at greater risk. There are so many twists and turns to the episode that I’m not even going to try to explain them all; however, here is the bottom line. Russia now has control of up to half of America’s uranium. You know, the stuff that’s crucial for energy development and making weapons. In effect, Vladimir Putin is in possession… Read more »

Atrocities Against Christians (cont.)

Have you heard of another atrocity committed by Muslims against Christians, this time on a boat of refugees fleeing Africa for Italy? Here are the details: Italian police say that Muslim migrants from Libya threw 12 Christians overboard after they refused to pray to Allah as the group’s dinghy began to sink. In total, 15 African Muslims were detained on charges of suspected assault and homicide. The Obama administration responded with a call to end “senseless” violence. As always, the… Read more »