Middle America Speaks

Although the US Presidential election was nearly a month ago, it seems many are still in shock. The political pundits continue to scratch their heads, trying to figure out what happened. Before the election, Leftists were very concerned that if Hillary won, Trump and his supporters would not accept the results. Seems almost funny now.  Conservatives, it was thought, would be rioting in the streets. At least one Leftist magazine already had the cover ready … Continue reading

What Do You Want? Dead Cops!

The greatness and the glory of God are relevant. It does not matter if surveys turn up a list of perceived needs that does not include the supreme greatness of the sovereign God of grace. That is the deepest need. Our People are starving for God. (John Piper, The Supremacy of God in Preaching pg. 10-11) It is difficult to turn on the news lately and not have a story on the conflict between police … Continue reading

Intimidation

Intimidation comes at us on a variety of fronts and sometimes in subtle ways. It might come from the political arena or religious groups. Sometimes it is family or work associates. In some cases intimidation can be a good thing but is most it can be destructive and is used to manipulate. “Where can it be good?” you might wonder. During the Cold War era the U.S. and Russia instituted MAD or Mutually Assured Destruction. … Continue reading

Ferguson, Factual Leaps & Fanciful Conclusions

Watching Lou Costello abandon definition and context in his math equations is a bit fun I have to admit. Those of us who laugh at the joke do so because we know the truth. But what if you lived in a time or culture that had become bereft of sound logical thinking and made decisions based primarily on emotion? A few factual leaps to fanciful conclusions and this sort of math might make perfect sense … Continue reading

Persona Non Grata

Last post I was worried about selfies. This week, dear reader, I’m worried about a trend I’m seeing in how our culture handles people they don’t like. Donald Sterling is the latest example, but I’m also thinking of Mozilla CEO Brendan Eich who was forced to resign because he opposed Same Sex Marriage by giving a 1,000 donation to Proposition 8 in California. To be clear no one’s rights to free speech were violated. This … Continue reading