Tag: Texas

A Tale of Evil, Incompetence, & Heroism

Few people who go to church on Sunday expect to encounter mass murder. We think we are in a safe place. Yet sin abounds, and there is no place that is 100% safe. Last Sunday, a presumably safe place in a small Texas church turned into a scene of terror. Details are now emerging about that killing spree. We see a combination of evil, incompetence, and, as we more recently found out, heroism. The evil was in the heart of… Read more »

Slavery & the Civil War

What caused the American Civil War? Historians are hesitant to assign just one cause to anything. There are always many factors that come together to create an event, but that doesn’t mean there can’t be a primary cause. Where do we go to find the primary cause for the Civil War? I suggest we look carefully at the official secession declarations of the various Southern states. They went to great pains to explain why they chose secession. I’ve read them… Read more »

Sabbatical Update: Texas

Periodically, I’ve been providing updates on my sabbatical year. Those of you who have kept up with this know I’m working on more than one project. One, though, has kept me moving across the country to different presidential libraries as I examine documents related to spiritual advisers to presidents. I’ve already gone to Wheaton College–back in August–and researched in the archives of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association, since he is the premier spiritual adviser for a number of presidents since… Read more »

The Perry Indictment Fiasco

Texas governor Rick Perry has been indicted by a grand jury for the felony charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity. I’m sure there have been other indictments in American history just as silly as this one, but this has to rank in the upper echelons of stupidity. First, the facts. Who is this public servant who was allegedly coerced? Her name is Rosemary Lehmberg,  a Democrat district attorney who heads a public integrity… Read more »

Border Insecurity

The most prominent story in the past week has been the influx of children from Central America coming over our border for the express purpose of being apprehended and then resettled somewhere in the U.S (although, if the truth be known, some of those children are gang members and nearly 50% of the detainees are adults). They know that will be the result for most of them since we are not doing anything to stop the illegal immigration flow and… Read more »

Pro-Abortion Lawlessness

Late last night—actually, early this morning—abortion supporters “won” a “victory” in Texas.  Yes, I put quotation marks around those two words for a reason. Any victory for those who favor abortion is an abomination before God. A win, for them, is by any means possible, even at the cost of disrupting a legislature and overturning the rule of law. Here’s what happened. The Texas legislature was on the verge of passing a bill that would protect the lives of unborn… Read more »