Month: February 2016

C. S. Lewis: Impact on Americans (Part 7)

This will be my final installment detailing the results of the Wade Center survey I conducted to find out how C. S. Lewis has influenced Americans of our generation. My previous post dealt with whatever further comments respondents wanted to make. Here are the rest of those for your edification. Perhaps you may identify with the sentiments expressed. Beyond the purely intellectual appeal, Lewis and his writings also have impacted the emotions and encouraged Christians in their various struggles. “I… Read more »

The Trump Takedown

How many times have I commented that Donald Trump had a bad debate, only to then see him win the vote afterwards? That doesn’t deter me. Here goes: Donald Trump was taken down more than a few pegs in last night’s Texas debate. He practically shrank in stature while standing on the stage. Now, will that translate into greater sanity at the ballot box this coming Tuesday? The reason for Trump’s worst debate performance to date is that both Ted… Read more »

A Choice That Is No Choice

Donald Trump wins the Nevada caucus. Polls in upcoming states are looking good for him. He’s the Republican (sort of) version of the Obama messianic complex, but perhaps illustrated differently: In my view, as much intellectual power is being shown in supporting Trump as Democrats exercised in their worship of Obama. And the two candidates who might have a shot at doing something about this are trying to destroy each other instead. If you think this makes no sense, that… Read more »

Cruz, Rubio, & the Christian Spirit

This shouldn’t be happening. The two Republican candidates with a shot at the presidential nomination, and who are closest in beliefs and concerns for America’s future, are at odds when they ought to be supporting one another. That photo shows a more congenial time. It is no more. Earlier this month, I wrote a blog beseeching these two brothers in Christ to treat one another in the proper spirit. There is now a breach that may not be healed, and… Read more »

A Personal Perspective on Evangelical Support for Trump

This is going to be a calmer post than I originally intended. My emotions ran high Saturday night with the results of the South Carolina primary. Make no mistake, I am deeply disturbed by political developments in the Republican party, but I will attempt to offer a reasonable commentary to explain my deep concern. While Trump’s victory, in itself, is disturbing, it’s the way he won that bothers me more—with the apparent backing of a plurality of evangelicals. According to… Read more »

C. S. Lewis: Impact on Americans (Part 6)

For the past five Saturdays I’ve shared results of my survey with the Wade Center on how C. S. Lewis’s life and writings have influenced Americans of our current generation. The earlier questions were quite specific, but at the end of the survey, I gave an opportunity for the respondents to add anything else they thought worthy of sharing. Here are some of those reflections. A number of respondents credit Lewis with halting their slide into unbelief while in college…. Read more »

Our Campaign Dramedy

With Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Bernie Sanders in the presidential race, this campaign has taken on historic significance already—as possibly the most bizarre in American history. First, we have a former First Lady, senator, and secretary of state who could be the first First Lady and secretary of state to end up in prison. Besides that, she’s also, shall we say, a trifle greedy and disconnected from what most people experience in life: Just this past week, she tried… Read more »