Category: Politics & Government

Opinions on contemporary political happenings and the workings of civil government.

Keep in Mind the Following

With all the talk lately about how “moderate” Obama has become, Christians (as well as other conservatives) should keep this in mind: He has not changed his mind on these issues, and they form the bedrock of a successful society.

Expectations

Inauguration day is coming very soon. A word of caution for the media seems appropriate at this time: For all who voted for this “change,” please do keep that in mind. For those of us who didn’t, support when we can, critique when necessary. Never lose sight of foundational principles and pray that those principles can still be manifested even through someone who doesn’t share them. One more thing: remember that civil government is not the answer to everything; God… Read more »

Prop 8 & the Rule of Law

California voters in November approved a measure that defined marriage as between a man and a woman only. Normally, that is recognized as majority rule. Majorities can be wrong, but in this case all they were doing was restoring what has been normal (and Christian, even though some of the supporters didn’t necessarily care about that) for all of human history. Yet now we face a storm of protest over that vote. Their rhetoric has become heated. Their antichristian belief… Read more »

Most Outrageous Quotes of the Year

The Media Research Center, a conservative media watchdog organization, always gives out awards at the end of the year for the silliest and/or most outrageous–even disturbing–quotes of the year, primarily from those who claim to report the news or celebrities who think their job is to offer expert commentary on the news. For a combined thoughtful, agonizing, and hilarious read, go to http://www.mediaresearch.org/notablequotables/bestof/2008/welcome.asp Which quote stands out to you?

What's in a Name?

If Hillary Clinton is confirmed as Secretary of State, someone will need to fill her spot as Senator from New York. It appears, as of today, that the leading contender for the seat is Caroline Kennedy, daughter of JFK. What particular qualifications does she possess that would make her the best senator for the state? As many are noting, her biggest qualification seems to be her name. If she gets the seat, it will be by appointment of the governor…. Read more »

Warren & the President-Elect

The latest political controversy that involves the Christian faith is one I’ve had to think about more than usual. Rick Warren, pastor of the Saddleback megachurch in California, has been tabbed by Obama to offer the invocation at the inauguration. My first reaction was one of disbelief: how could Warren possibly join Obama on the platform and invoke God’s blessing on his administration? My second reaction was to think more about the responsibility we all have as Christians to pray for… Read more »