Month: July 2015

Our Wonderful Education System

I just want to have a little fun today at the expense of our fine educational establishments, if you don’t mind. The Mallard Fillmore comic strip is one of my favorites, as you probably know if you have read any number of my posts. It had a three-part series this week that I thought was quite amusing, taking aim at the loss of basic knowledge in our society. Perhaps we all ought to try this and see what happens: And… Read more »

Huckabee, the Iran Deal, & Reality

Mike Huckabee is being very vocal about the terrible consequences that will flow from this proposed deal with Iran. Both liberals/Democrats and some in his own party have taken him to task for his comments. For the record, here is what he said, in context: This president’s foreign policy is the most feckless in American history. It is so naive that he would trust the Iranians. By doing so, he will take the Israelis and march them to the door… Read more »

Christian Colleges–Are They?

I’ve been involved with Christian higher education for a long time; I’m beginning my 27th year of teaching next month. I can’t imagine trying to do what I do in the classroom in any other setting than a Christian college or university committed to upholding Biblical standards. The primary organization that acts as an umbrella for these Christian educational institutions is the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities (CCCU). All Christian colleges that are part of this organization are supposed… Read more »

Planned Parenthood: Defund Now

What does it take to inform the American people of a holocaust? Planned Parenthood performs approximately 330,000 abortions annually, yet surveys show that while the organization has a near 100% name identity, only about 45% of those questioned know that its primary function is to promote abortion. Now that’s not what the organization says, of course. It’s all for “women’s health.” Cecile Richards, the head of this butcher shop, went on ABC’s “This Week” for an interview, in which she… Read more »

The “Death to America” Deal

The Iran deal is now in Congress, open for debate. The Obama administration gave precedence to the United Nations, taking the deal there first for its approval—which it got, of course. They say it’s because other nations were involved as well, but how does that trump (excuse my use of that word) the Constitution’s specific requirement that all such deals should be subject to a 2/3 Senate approval? This deal is just so good, we’re told, that we simply cannot… Read more »

Lewis: Loving God, Loving Others–A Matter of Priority

What is the proper relationship between one’s love for God and love for others? C. S. Lewis warns us that it’s very easy to want to see someone else as the focus of our love, but that we will always be disappointed. As he puts it in The Great Divorce, Human beings can’t make one another really happy for long. . . . You cannot love a fellow-creature fully till you love God. . . . No natural feelings are… Read more »

The Clinton Polls

I’ve always said that polls this far out from a presidential election don’t mean much. That’s still true. They are, nevertheless, indications of trends at the present time—trends that may continue or reverse, of course—but trends regardless. The current trend for Hillary Clinton is not what she and her associates expected. Three key swing states—Iowa, Colorado, and Virginia—are showing indications that she is not very inevitable at all. In all three states, a recent poll puts her well behind Republican… Read more »