Rereading Life Together for the 20th time. Always timely. This quotation is from the introduction. 1933, February Germany Bonhoeffer had just turned 27 years of age “In February Bonhoeffer delivered a lecture broadcast over the Berlin radio in which he flayed the German public for its hankering after a ‘leader’ who would inevitably become a … More When the “Leader” Becomes the “Misleader”
Curated Content to Encourage Thinking Back by popular demand. I am going to start curating content and supplying links from my reading again after a three year hiatus. Many have asked me to continue but it was Mark Smith that was the “last straw” tipping the scales. These weekend links, books and blog reviews do … More Curated for Thought
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?
Found this never published post in my “draft” file. Don’t know how I lost track of it but here it is a 18 months late but still with an important point and now with a brief reflection on how to live post election. In My Humble Opinion. Every election is important. In a republic, it … More Something to Do When the President Disappoints You
And that is the world we live in. When the morals and standards of a nation decline, when the standard operating procedure for all things ethical is mob rule, might, power, volume and “outrage” how can any nation survive. Forty-two years ago, John Warwick Montgomery, in a tiny book titled THE LAW ABOVE THE LAW … More “Among Cannibals, one feels guilty for not cleaning his plate.”
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
Filled with a knowledge of Scripture, this one sentence from Ann Voskamp’s blog post today (“What to hold on to when it feels like the world is hurting”) is worth contemplating, as is the whole post she offers the world today. There is faith that stands or falls on the truth that the future with … More Ann’s Words
I actually posted a shorter version of this post on a Facebook discussion on my daughter’s page. She had quoted one of the Schonleber Family Slogans, namely, “It is always right to do the right thing.” It was great to see that one of the slogans she learned in childhood still guides her thoughts today. … More Bigot in Chief!
Monday is for Discussion 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 currently working on a revision for my new publisher (Zondervan). If you would, please keep me in your prayers. Also, if you have a good idea … 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