Category Archives: Government

Lines in the Sand: Guns and Refugees

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Back in February, while flipping through Facebook, I clicked on a World Relief video about immigration and an article by Brene Brown on gun control. The first demonstrated what the second described – a line in sand mentality that cuts off … Continue reading

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An Alternative to Presidential Politics

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The demoralized and polarized political environment in the United States is getting more bizarre by the moment.  Donald Trump spouts off about anything and everything, except his actual plans, and continues to win primaries.  I don’t get it.  Bernie Sanders advocates socialism, and … Continue reading

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Colliding Kingdoms in Kentucky

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It was bound to happen.  Kim Davis, county clerk in Kentucky, is in the news for appealing to her Christian beliefs as a defense for not signing marriage licenses of any sort.   Davis has been in jail, was released, and the news is … Continue reading

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Overcoming Opposition

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Wouldn’t you like to overcome all opposition to your work?  Not that you wouldn’t have any – make no mistake we’ll always have opposition – but that you would be able to get past it and complete the job. Nehemiah is a … Continue reading

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Reaction to the Hobby Lobby Decision: Two Truths and a Lie

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The recent Supreme Court decision in favor of Hobby Lobby is a cultural lightning rod.  The ruling stands, silent and immovable, but the reaction to it has put on quite a show. Rather than discuss the ruling (quite enough has … Continue reading

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Only God Can Stop the Rain

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What do rising flood waters and recent violent events have in common?  They are both relentless. The Chicago area is flooded today.  Rivers and rain water intruded into streets, back yards and houses.  Sump pumps valiantly ejected water from below the foundations of houses and buildings, but they did not always … Continue reading

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Bubble-ology

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Bubble-ology : the recognition and analysis of spheres containing uniform philosophical, ideological and/or theological thought (from Judy’s dictionary of hypothetical words:). How often do you seek perspectives from sources outside of your bubble? Every individual looks at life through the lens of his or her unique life experiences and … Continue reading

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Too Many People on Planet Earth or Too Few?

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“Last year, for the first time, the Japanese bought more adult diapers than diapers for babies…’”  America’s Baby Bust by Jonathan V. Last in The Wall Street Journal. How’s that for an eyebrow raising statistic? According to Last, the downfall of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Weekend: A Snapshot of Competition for our Souls

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Observing the back-to-back events of Thanksgiving, Black Friday and Cyber Monday makes my head spin.  In a dizzying instant, we flip the switch from giving thanks for what we have to the scramble to get some more. What does that say about our culture?  What does it say about … Continue reading

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Would you Vote for Jesus?

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The U.S. election day is blessedly behind us.  Each presidential candidate proposed a vision for the country, and the voters made their choice. Today I invite you to consider the vision put forth by the leader of a different kind of kingdom.  Jesus, at … Continue reading

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