Category Archives: Politics

End of Innocents

*Posted by Kirk Spencer We entertain ourselves with Halloweens faux fear and almost never notice what is truly fearful. For instance, according to my recent issue of National Geographic, when a lion takes over another lions pride it immediately kills the cubs. No matter how cute and cuddly they may be, instinct has taught the victorious lion these cubs will soon become strong and youthful killers themselves. Killing cubs is … Continue reading

Should Christians Be Involved In Politics?

Russell Moore, President of the Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission, explains the need for political engagement and how to go about it in the right manner: I dont think we need a pullback from politics. I think we need a reenergizing of politics. This means we must do more than simply live off the fumes of the last generations activism. Millennial and post-Millennial Christians are walking away from the political … Continue reading

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 bloggers and the talking heads on radio and the professional activists who profit from conflict, and focus on what the majority of Americans sent us here to do, and thats … Continue reading

Technical Difficulties

*Posted by Kirk Spencer When machines malfunction, there is something to learn not just about machines, but about those who use them. I have seen preachers stop preaching until the mic was back up and adjusted to the correct amount of bass and reverb. And I have also seen preachers deal with technical difficulties by just bellowing out their sermon, like in the days-of-old. There was one Sunday night, when … Continue reading


*Posted by Kirk Spencer While sitting on a hill, Jesus once spoke of a city set on a hill (Matt 5). From time to time, American politicians have borrowed this city set on a hill to speak of America and its exceptional example for the world to follow. This was first done by John Winthrop (1630) in his lay sermon entitled A Model of Christian Charity. And while, as the … Continue reading

The Future of Religious Liberty

*The following is a post by Ben Domenech, editor of Houston Baptist Universitys The City journal. The piece originally appeared in Domenechs daily email newsletterThe Transom. You can subscribe here. This week should bring two significant Supreme Court decisions on the matter of same sex marriage, in the cases of Hollingsworth v. Perry (the California Proposition 8 case) and the United States v. Windsor (the DOMA issue). Personally, I think … Continue reading

Why Minimum Wage Laws Hurt the Poor

*Posted by Joe Wooddell The so-called Fair Minimum Wage Act (H.R. 1010 or S. 460) would raise the federal minimum wage from $7.25 to $10.10 over two years, and then progressively each year based on inflation (the consumer price index). Who could possibly be opposed to a law requiring employers to pay the nations poorest a little more? Those who care about the poor, thats who. Lets keep the math … Continue reading

Paying for Free Speech

*Posted by Kirk Spencer Free speech isnt free. I am never more conscious of this fact than when I hear these ominous words: We need to talk!? I know that if I am not very careful in how I use my freedom of speech, I will definitely pay for it. In our relationship with the government (or any authority over us) there are very often rewards (appropriations) and punishments (taxations) … Continue reading

Passionate Politics

*Posted by Winston Hottman Matt Anderson applies some great advice from Martin Luther, addressing the importance of our motives in the way we engage politically as evangelicals: …it is interesting that Luther (like Augustine) recognizes the subtle differences between zeal and love of justice on the one hand and anger and impatience on the other. He is attentive not only to whether we are seeking the right, but the passions … Continue reading

Obama on Gun Control

*Posted by Joe Wooddell In answering a question about gun legislation at his press conference January 14, 2013, Barack Obama stated, If theres a step we can take that will save even one child from what happened in Newtown then we should take that step. Does he really mean this? I hope not. Relatively few children are killed each year due to gun violence (not that every single one isnt … Continue reading