Everything Old Is New Again

In last week’s blog, Changing Laws or Changing Hearts?, we addressed the issue of our changing culture. We pointed out that political action does not seem able to stem the rising tide of pagan thought that is sweeping our nation and, indeed, the world. We also pointed out that paganism, while it may seem novel, is really nothing new on the world scene at all. It is indeed very old. So why does it seem … Continue reading

Changing Laws or Changing Hearts?

Are society and culture most impacted by changing laws or changing hearts? The United States has witnessed what seems like a fundamental transformation in morality and laws over the last ten or 20 years. In truth, however, this “revolution” has been in the making for well over 100 years. It’s just that the curtains have now been lifted enough to reveal the transformation wrought by the change agents who have been steadily working behind the … Continue reading

A House Divided Against Itself

(Originally printed in the Winter 2005 Issue of the MCOI Journal) The morning of November 3, 2004, which dawned darkly upon liberals, offered a ray of hope to conservatives. George W. Bush was re-elected as the President of the United States. With his re-election a new psychological disorder was born— dubbed PEST (Post Election Selection Trauma):  More shocked John Kerry supporters on Wednesday sought psychological help with “post-election selection trauma” in South Florida, prompting the … Continue reading

Whose Moral Compass?

Speaking at a women’s conference in 2015, Hillary Clinton asserted that “…deep-seated cultural codes, religious beliefs, and structural biases have to be changed…” The fact that she would dare to challenge American’s cherished religious freedom was both profound and shocking to many. Religious views have to be changed? What? What right does the Federal Government or any politician have to dictate moral views and religious teachings? More recently, she made clear that human rights are … Continue reading

“The unborn person doesn’t have constitutional rights…”

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has had a difficult week, seemingly in search of a position on abortion. He has put out at least three positions so far. Media on all sides are attacking him as either a dolt or a misogynist. Whatever you think about Trump, he has been socially liberal most of his life, and he has been in the process of rethinking, or at least giving the impression of rethinking, his prior views. … Continue reading

Creation Changes Everything

An old joke illustrates just how radical and trans-formative the concept of creation and creator is. God was once approached by a scientist who said, “Listen God, we’ve decided we don’t need you anymore. These days we can clone people, transplant organs and do all sorts of things that used to be considered miraculous.” God replied, “Don’t need me huh? How about we put your theory to the test. Why don’t we have a competition to see … Continue reading