Category Archives: Politics

What Difference Does It Make?

*Posted by Kirk Spencer After an angry mob of terrorists (or film critics) killed four Americans in Libya and after the body of a U.S. ambassador was dragged through the streets (to get him to the hospital), after months of news coverage (and news avoidance) about the accuracy (and even intelligence) of certain government intelligence, and after a resignation, a sickness, a head injury and having millions of dollars of … Continue reading

The American Creed?

*Posted by Winston Hottman In his recent inaugural address, President Obama emphasized Americas common creed as articulated in the opening of the Declaration of Independence (We the people). Explicit references to an American creed are helpful in that they dispel the myth of a complete separationof religion and politics. Creeds, whether the creeds of America or the early church or any other community, serve to define a people and articulate … Continue reading

The Mark of an Improvident Decision

*Posted by Kirk Spencer I happened upon some promotional material for a fancy dinner. Its being hosted by pro-choice leaders from across the country. They are gathering together to mark the 40th anniversary of the Roe v. Wade decision that deemed abortion a fundamental constitutional right. I found it interesting that this dinner was being promoted to mark and not celebrate the decision; though I suspect it will be a … Continue reading

Little Emperors

*Posted by Daisy Reynolds. Daisy is the Assistant Director of Academic Affairs at Criswell College where she is also studying for a Master of Divinity. A study of little emperors was recently published in the Science journal. The term little emperors refers to the children born to urban families in China under the one child policy implemented in 1979. The policy was created to control population in overcrowded cities, and … Continue reading

Being Poor & Being Oppressed Are Not Synonymous

*Posted by Joe Wooddell Ma and Pa in the Little House on the Prairie series were poor, but they were not oppressed. No one owed them anything. No one was systematically mistreating them. They settled and cultivated some land, worked hard, and slowly built up to modest means. Almonzo Wilders family in another book of that series (Farmer Boy) was better off. They worked smarter and had better luck (being … Continue reading

Easy Distinction

*Posted by Kirk Spencer First the Dodo marked out a race-course, in a sort of circle, (the exact shape doesnt matter, it said,) and then all the party were placed along the course, here and there. There was no One, two, three, and away, but they began running when they liked, and left off when they liked, so that it was not easy to know when the race was over. … Continue reading

Glimpses of Final Victory

*Posted by Winston Hottman AsRepublicans scramble to make sense of the significance of the 2012 election, Matt Anderson offers some insightful thoughts on the implications for socially convervative Christians. After suggesting that social conservatives may be pressured to take a back seat among political leadership, he reminds us why we should not be discouraged: Its not going to be an easy season for social conservatives, especially for those who are … Continue reading

Liberal Young Evangelicals: Fact or Fiction?

*Posted by Winston Hottman Is the rise of liberalism among young evangelicals a reality or a media-driven myth? Joe Carter and Matt Anderson disagree on the extent of liberalisms popularity among the group. Carter: Since 2007, the media has attempted to present young evangelicals in the Millennial generation (age 18-25) as increasingly liberal on social issues and more likely to vote for Democrats. But a new study by the Public … Continue reading

What is Black and Blue and Red All Over?

*Posted by Kirk Spencer As Americans, we are held together by our common life, our shared fortunes and the sacred honor of being part of such a great country. Beyond these ties, we have the strong political bands of our constitution. This certainly does not mean that we dont have our differences. We certainly doas we always have. This is especially clear during election cycles. But even in the midst … Continue reading


*Posted by Kirk Spencer Why not? I put my faith in him. We all did. I thought he was gonna be different than all the other jokers, but this guy, he cant even define the word is.What happens if they give him one of the hard words, like truth? Spoken by William Hayes In the movie Definitely Maybe 2008 In the Summer of 2004, I watched the young senator from … Continue reading