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Take updated presidential poll; tell us what you think of Bachmann and others

Right after the 2010 mid-term election blow-out by the the Republicans, I started the presidential primary poll to the right, to begin to get a sense of how the early horserace was shaping up.  Lots has changed since then and today … Continue reading

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On Memorial Day: My annual tribute to a soldier of the greatest generation

Memorial Day 2011 When I seek to honor the men and women of the armed forces who paid the ultimate price to fight for freedom and justice, I think of their peers and how they honor those who didn’t make … Continue reading

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No rapture. Jesus isn’t surprised.

Jesus had an answer two millenia ago for those trying to predict the time of his coming: Matthew 24: 36-37 “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only … Continue reading

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Weighing Newt’s great presidential adventure

So Newt Gingrich has announced that he will be a candidate for president of the United States in 2012. In my view that is very good news for a Republican field that is anemic–candidates that have no hope, have no … Continue reading

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TV anchors playing theologians on television

Lawrence O’Donnell on MSNBC just had a segment on what appears to be a long-running fued with Fox’s retiring Glenn Beck. It was a silly segment about him criticizing Beck for crying on the air, and Beck mocking O’Donnell for … Continue reading

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Al Mohler undresses Rob Bell and the theological liberalism of his new book “Love Wins”

In a strong article, Mohler dissects Rob Bell’s noxious attempt to rescue Christianity from the Bible. He writes: Bell’s argument is centered in his affirmation of God’s loving character, but he alienates love from justice and holiness. This is the traditional … Continue reading

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A helpful but incomplete book: my review of Mere Environmentalism, by Steven Hayward

My review of Mere Environmentalism, a small book by conservative writer and policy analyst Steven Hayward, is now appearing in Flourish magazine.  It is a helpful, but incomplete, view of Christians in environmental work, which presents the clear distinctions between … Continue reading

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Overcoming the dangerous myth of world overpopulation; a move toward pro-life environmental action

Most of my adult lifetime one of the most common truisms among those who care about the people of the world has been that the population is growing so fast that it will soon outstrip available food, space, natural resources, … Continue reading

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Chick-fil-A in damage control mode because gay people eat chicken, too

You have to look pretty hard to find a reason to criticize Chick-fil-A, the extraordinary Atlanta-based fast food chain, championed by cows and bolstered by the claim: “We didn’t invent chicken, just the chicken sandwich.” The only chain restaurant in … Continue reading

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Joel Osteen: “Scripture shows homosexuality is a sin”

Joel Osteen is making news for his interview with much-hyped Larry King replacement Piers Morgan. Osteen is not particularly good in an interview, particularly when the discussion delves into sensitive topics. He gets a little too soft and he looked … Continue reading

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