On the eve of the inauguration of our new president, a reflection: The First World War had not gone well for the Allies. Faced with unpreparedness for war, general incompetence, flawed strategies and both political and military infighting, the carnage and waste of human lives was revolting and depressing. One thing had gone well. The … More 1918 Lessons for 2021
Yesterday, I read the news that a “major” (sic) prosperity preacher, after a month of reading Spurgeon and listening to Ray Comfort, repented of his false gospel and committed to preaching the truth of the grace of God and that all men and women are “not called to their best life now”, but instead, are … More The Gospel, Not the Preacher, is Powerful
I’m in the office working on final message prep for Sunday and thought of a passage from my 2012 book titled PICKING A PRESIDENT OR ANY OTHER ELECTED OFFICIAL. The message has NOTHING to do with politics but the following story about the Great Wall of China will make a good illustration for the second … More Can a Wall Protect an Immoral Nation?
Among the many things I have been working on since leaving Trinity Church as its Senior Pastor is a revision of my 2012 book, Picking A President: Or Any Other Elected Official. Some might think it odd to revise a book that is only five years old. Let me tell you why I’m doing it. … More A Chapter Revision Excerpt
Updated: There is no escaping the importance of this next election when you examine the respective ages of the sitting Supreme Court Justices. Pray for the nation. And pray for an end to the violence of abortion. We did this video a year ago. Until abortion on demand ends in the United States the battle will … More Why the Nation Needs a Pro-Life Candidate it Can Trust
Weekend Reading The following is an excerpt from a portion of chapter 15 from my 2012 book, Picking a President or Any Other Elected Official. I am working on a revision for my new publisher (a Zondervan affiliate). If you would, please keep me in your prayers. Also, if you have a good idea for … More Anger Does Not Give Birth to Wisdom
I’m working on a post that I don’t want to write but feel compelled to because of the political chaos in the current Presidential election campaign. The tentative title is Ten Biblical Reasons Not to Support Donald Trump for President. Here’s the first point: Donald Trump Feeds Anger to Angry People. “The anger of men does … More Controversy Coming
Here’s a very short article reminding us to take the apostle’s words seriously. Bonhoeffer wrote a whole book on this issue, The Cost of Discipleship. Let’s continue the fight against “cheap grace.” Source: How to Confirm Your Call and Election | Desiring God
Tuesday is for Political Engagement The following is an excerpt from chapter 5 of my 2012 book, Picking a President: Or Any Other Elected Official. We are working with Thomas Nelson/Zondervan on bringing out a second and fully revised edition (projected April 2016). I would appreciate your prayers that all goes well and that the … More The Right to Vote is a Responsibility to Vote
Tuesday is for Thinking I’m generally a positive and hopeful person, except when it comes to politics. Then I become a cynic. The political season is tuning up its machinery to once again pull the wool over the eyes of America. Both the major political parties are well oiled machines at saying one thing and … More How Many Political Candidates Would Pass these Standards?