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US Foreign Policy: A Brief Look at President Obama’s Gamble

June 2015 President Obama is currently overseeing the most major change in US Foreign Policy in the last seventy years. He is personally driving an agenda of US non-involvement which only political libertarians and hard-left policy people understand or agree upon. Though these two groups couldn’t be further apart economically (free market vs. government driven [...]

The Politics of Sexuality

June 2018 He created them male and female, and blessed them and named them Mankind at the time they were created. -Genesis 5:2 Historically and globally, sexuality has been far more of a cultural and personal issue than a political issue. Not so today. Issues related to sexuality and the core nature of males and [...]

Measuring our Words

May 2018 2 For we all stumble in many ways. If anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able to bridle the whole body as well. 3 Now if we put the bits into the horses’ mouths so that they will obey us, we direct their entire body as well. 4 Look [...]

NOTE TO SELF: Staying “Balanced” Isn’t Easy in Crazy Times

February 2016 Anyone regularly reading these Bottom Line newsletters of mine probably has two things in common with me: 1) you recognize the deepening instability of our culture, and 2) you too may have trouble staying “balanced.” Sometimes the level of nonsense going on is like a very bad dream, at best, and a hallucination, [...]

Election Interference: Hypocrisy Unlimited

August 2017 As I have said before, in a fallen world, we have a challenging mishmash of social values, political policies, and national rhetoric to sort through. Scripturally, we have two major governments—the kingdom of man and the Kingdom of God—which coexist as “the wheat and the tares” described in Matthew 13:24-30. Within the kingdom [...]

The Cross, the Crisis, and the Resurrection

September 2017 From that time Jesus began to preach and say, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand.” —Matthew 4:17 Jesus Christ died to usher in a new era of the Kingdom of God upon the earth. God has, from the beginning of creation, always been the Master or King over His creation. [...]

What If the Winner Is the Loser?

by Dennis Peacocke November 2012 The eyes and ears of multiple millions around the world are fixed on the United States and our current presidential election. By any account, as the world’s so-called leading "superpower," it matters on multiple levels who wins the oval office on this very troubled globe. Technology has not only "flattened" [...]

What Goes Up with Us When We Die?

May 2014 “For no man can lay a foundation other than the one which is laid, which is Jesus Christ. Now if any man builds on the foundation with gold, silver, precious stones, wood, hay, straw, each man’s work will become evident; for the day will show it because it is to be revealed with [...]

Will America Ever Be Great Again?

December 2016 Do not be deceived, God is not mocked; for whatever a man sows, this he will also reap. -Galatians 6:7 As 2016 comes to an end, our nation has been traumatized as we went through a debauched public dialogue of personal insults and personal misdeeds. As demoralizing as it was, it gave us [...]

Unhinged from Reality

August 2013 For though we live in the world, we do not wage war as the world does. The weapons we fight with are not the weapons of the world. On the contrary, they have divine power to demolish strongholds. We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, [...]

Deceptions and Disappointments

by Dennis Peacocke January 2010 In some way, all human beings fall short in terms of being who they say they are, or think they are. Integrity, therefore, is relative, no matter how exemplary someone may be who embodies it. All of us have greater or lesser “feet of clay.” Having said this, “deception” is [...]

Economics & the Current Financial Crisis

by Dennis Peacocke February 2009 The economy continues to spiral downward, as both our citizens and the nations of the world await economic remedies that have a strong chance of success. As the government unfolds its “solutions,” the crisis described as the “perfect economic storm” will neither simply go away, nor will it transcend the [...]

On Poking Things With Sticks

January 2015 On the subject of poking things with sticks, we may find wisdom in the old adage, “Let sleeping dogs lie.” This usually means, don’t provoke something unless you are fully prepared for both their responses and your own. Provocation of someone or a situation should not be done without strategic thinking—unless, of course, [...]

The Politics of Reaction and Crisis

by Dennis Peacocke March 2009 George Bush’s presidency was defined by the events of September 11, 2001.  He seized upon this event and the issue of terrorism to create eight years of focus on policies set to “take democracy to the Middle East” and protect domestic America from terrorist attacks.  Out of these commitments came [...]

Getting Out of Ourselves

April 2013 Self-centeredness is the core and curse of our fallen nature. We can’t get out of ourselves. Our own lives, will, and perspective are the be all and end all of our myopic existence. Of all of our eccentricities, our preoccupation with ourselves is the most difficult of all "prisons" to escape. Salvation must [...]

The Real State of the Union

February 2015 This is not another critique of President Obama nor an endorsement of conservative or liberal political perspectives. It is far more important than that. It is an attempt to deal with three of the root issues most afflicting us as a nation and, to some degree, the greater part of western culture. It [...]

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