Category Archives: Current Affairs

52,000 Immigrant Children and the Call to Love Outsiders

Over at the ERLC, our new president, Barry Creamer, joins Brandon Smith in discussing the U.S. immigration problem and the way in which Scripture addresses our attitudes toward it. Here’s a snippet: As Christians, we simply need to be more like … Continue reading

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Is Using More Energy Immoral?

by Joe Wooddell In Jeffrey Ball’s interview with Vaclav Smil (Wall Street Journal Business and Environment page, April 9, “Looking for a Global Energy Solution? Well, Don’t”), Mr. Smil rightly maintains that when looking for energy solutions, “It’s all regional. … Continue reading

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Blessed Insurance

by Kirk Spencer Did you hear about the “victory lap” celebration in the Rose Garden? On April Fool’s Day of all days. There was much handclapping because 7.1 million people signed up for health insurance. It was a standing O … Continue reading

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Ownership, Welfare, and Christian Response

by Winston Hottman The concept of private property comes natural to most children. After “mama” and “dada” one of the first words we learn to wield is “mine” (or to be more precise, “Mine!!”). The sense of ownership develops rather … Continue reading

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The Deadly Disease of Affluenza

by Kirk Spencer If influenza is a disease of the respiratory system, then affluenza is a “disease” of the socio-economic system.[1] It begins with bounding ambition which progresses through a series of symptoms, including conspicuous consumption, wasteful spending, excessive debt, … Continue reading

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Periods and Colons

*Posted by Kirk Spencer No, it’s not about anatomy. However, it does have something to do with healthcare. Mostly it’s about punctuation—how a PERIOD became a colon. On June 15th 2009, while selling the Affordable Care Act to the AMA, … Continue reading

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Advice from President Obama

*Posted by Joe Wooddell On October 17, 2013, President Obama advised the following: “And now that the government is reopened, and this threat to our economy is removed, all of us need to stop focusing on the lobbyists and the … Continue reading

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A Shield for Freedom: Home Schooling and the Power of the State

*Posted by Winston Hottman At The Federalist, Jayme Metzgar discusses the relationship between homeschooling and other rights that we hold dear: Unlike Germany, America has a very strong tradition of liberty and individual rights. With the residual influence of men … Continue reading

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Dumb Justice

*By Kirk Spencer It’s been a strange summer for justice. After being found guilty of releasing a multitude of classified documents, and being sentenced to 35 years in prison, Bradley Manning wants to be a woman. [1] A man kidnaps … Continue reading

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President Obama’s Shrewd Move

*Posted by Joe Wooddell Wow! I never saw it coming. I wondered how he was going to get out of it. Obama put himself between a rock and a hard place: he drew a “red line” in the Middle Eastern … Continue reading

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