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Our Dose of Historic Reality

Several years ago, Jan and I went on a trip to the Normandy area of France with some dear friends. It was a wonderful trip, especially in that we had the opportunity to engage so much historical information, both from a European perspective, as well as to touch the American investments made in 1944 regarding

Is 2020 the Birth of America’s Biggest Third Party?

Now a new king arose over Egypt, who did not know Joseph. —Exodus 1:8 How the knowledge of history changes those who have it… Conversely, the ignorance of history is a ticket to repetitive mistakes, misdeeds, and calamity. These simple observations are especially relevant to us in 2020. The numbing speed of technology over the

Truth and Context

“The first to plead his case seems right until another comes and examines him.” —Proverbs 18:17 We are a divided nation. What it will take to begin to unify us again remains to be seen. Our upcoming election will only divide us further. Identity politics has done exactly what it was designed by the Left

“Ain’t It the Truth? Ain’t It the Truth?”

“For each one shall bear his own load.” —Galatians 6:5 What a Bible verse! Please, Paul, isn’t there some way you can make this observation a little more nuanced or complex? So starkly stated, we have no legitimate way to obscure the nakedness of such a truth. Indeed, I laughed for some time the other

Jesus Christ and the Full Potential of Man

What is man, that Thou dost take thought of him? And the son of man, that Thou dost care for him? Yet Thou hast made him a little lower than God, And dost crown him with glory and majesty! Thou dost make him to rule over the works of Thy hands; Thou hast put all

What God Honors

Religion is a construct of the human soul, but true spirituality comes from God and is anchored in honoring what He honors. Every day of our life, we choose whether we will be guided by man’s wisdom or God’s. As basic and simple as this is, it offers us a series of decisions which produce

How Do You Bring Spiritual Deliverance to a Nation?

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Gun Control or Self Control?

The rapidity of senseless mass murders continues to provoke the debate concerning gun control violence within our culture and the idea of preempting these events with such things as the “If You See Something, Say Something” campaign. Without question, gun-control laws and societal awareness play a significant role in this evil phenomenon within our culture.

Free at Last: One Blood and One Race

PREFACE: As a number of you know, I was very involved in the civil rights movement in Berkeley in the 1960s, and I have remained deeply concerned about race issues. In our work in THE STATESMEN PROJECT, we have just added to our Public Policy Focus Group a subgroup called, “Equality and Wealth Creation.” In

The Disciplines of Character

The world system operates under the assumption that to bring change to a situation or person, that change must come from the outside-in (external to internal) and the top-down (centralized to local). Even though virtually all evidence is to the contrary, modern secular culture stubbornly persists in this nonsense. As students of the Scriptures, we

The Great Divide: The Abortion Debate on Steroids

June 2019 As many of you know, both cats and I have had nine lives. Back in my days at UC Berkeley, radicalized by the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and the Realpolitik the general public seldom hears about, I was enthralled by Karl Marx’s early philosophical manuscripts. They were utopian, insightful, and very

Echoes from The Left: The Scary Thing About “Truth”

May 2019 As many of you know, both cats and I have had nine lives. Back in my days at UC Berkeley, radicalized by the Civil Rights Movement, the Vietnam War, and the Realpolitik the general public seldom hears about, I was enthralled by Karl Marx’s early philosophical manuscripts. They were utopian, insightful, and very

Offense & Defense

April 2019 “Be Careful What You Pray For.” —The Wisdom of God Few things are more grievous than discovering something you’ve worked on for God ended up advancing Satan’s work instead, at least in the short run. The Apostle Paul reminds us that “God causes all things to work together for good” (Romans 8:28), but

Kings & Priests: Reformation, Here We Come

March 2019 You have made them to be a kingdom and priests to our God; and they will reign upon the earth. —Revelation 5:10 So He said, “A nobleman went to a distant country to receive a kingdom for himself, and then return. And he called ten of his slaves, and gave them ten minas

A Critical Root of Our Current Problem: Cultural Christianity

February 2019 Western society, identified by the icons of capitalism, democracy, and the fading social momentum of historic Judeo-Christian values, is fighting for its public life. True Christianity remains guarded in the hearts of God’s people, but public Christianity is under siege and equivocating in its response. It has yet to resolve the question, “Whose

More Pain in The Short Run: A Good Report

January 2019 A “good report” is not so much news that makes us feel good about something; it is a report that is accurate, true, framed in proper context, and helps us respond properly. Like all of you, I emotionally like good reports more than “bad reports,” but over the years I have tried to

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