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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 [...]

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 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 [...]

Nelson Mandela

January 2014 “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God”. -Matthew 5:9 I had the privilege of meeting Nelson Mandela at the Whitehouse some years ago. Without being unkind, the contrast between him and the Clintons was significant. That being said, Nelson Mandela was right near the top of anyone I [...]

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" [...]

Facing What’s Really There

February 2014 “There will be peace in our time.” —Neville Chamberlain, Prime Minister of the U.K., 1938 History, if it proves anything, proves that bad things happen when leaders and nations refuse to deal with what is obvious. Neville Chamberlain’s above quote is infamous. When faced with the stark realities of Hitler’s intentions to conquer [...]

The 2014 Elections: Yours Not to Lose

April 2014 As many of you around the world know, we are about to experience our mid-term elections of Congress here in the US. As some of you also know, there is a common dictum swirling around that says, “There are two political parties in Washington: the evil party and the stupid party.” It shouldn’t [...]

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 [...]

The Church’s Choice in the Kingdom of God

by Dennis Peacocke September 2010 The freedom and prosperity obedience to God’s Kingdom laws produce are designed to operate as a cosmic "magnet," provoking and drawing people into a Kingdom lifestyle as a matter of choice, not of forced compulsion. It is enlightened self-interest that is God’s tool of dominion in this age, not force [...]

Who’s Digging Under Your House?

by Dennis Peacocke July 2010 The foundational principles of any human institution, culture, or nation, are the most important thing for the leaders to both teach, re-enforce, and defend. If the foundations are weakened or destroyed, all that rests upon them collapses and must be re-built. We live in such a historical moment when the [...]

REFORMATION (PART THREE): Three Historical Obstacles to Further Reformation and the Kingdom’s Release

March 2017 Special Edition Square One: Utopian Dogmatics As Satan's "Heaven on Earth" But He turned and said to Peter, “Get behind Me, Satan! You are a stumbling block to Me; for you are not setting your mind on God’s interests, but man’s.” —Matthew 16:23 This Scripture is far more fascinating than we have time [...]

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, [...]

Results-Based Reality & the Curse of Medieval Postmodern Thought

May 2016 The so-called “modern world” was based upon secure faith in the power of reason, scientific method (empiricism), and a common ethic of Judeo-Christian values to secure a constant improvement in the condition of humanity. This belief system gave us the Industrial Revolution, capitalism (a constantly growing middle class), public education for the masses, [...]

Our Greatest Social Challenge: Resources or Compassion?

by Dennis Peacocke November 2011 Whether we talk about the current economic challenges or the debate concerning immigration, it all comes down to the same basic challenge; do we focus on math and laws, or do we focus on the “human-need issues” involved in the equation? There is really nothing new here. History and life [...]

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