Answer the Call to Greatness: Give Someone a Nudge

We all know it doesn’t take much to start a lot of hurt. Still not sure who fired the first shot on the greens of Lexington. It doesn’t take much to start a lot of good either. Think Rosa Parks. Or Mother Teresa. It clearly doesn’t take a bulldozer to get big things started, although it sure can feel like it. All it takes is a nudge. But you can’t nudge someone else toward greatness until you have the courage to first nudge yourself toward greatness. Every day. At times that task … [Read more...]

Paedophilia: Why Not?

Paedophilia. Why not? Some of you are shocked that I would even bring up the topic of adults having sexual relations with children: "How could you ask such a question?! And on a religious site, no less!" Some of you caught wind of it in my FaithWalker's Daily report this morning. Others of you may have stumbled across this post expecting something very different. Unfortunately.  For all of you, my question is this: As a pluralistic, post-Christian culture here in the US, what is our moral … [Read more...]

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Jan. 8: Anonymous Hackers and Ohio Rape, Paedophilia the New Civil Right?, Education Top Ten Quotes

The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world. Anonymous Hacker Group Tackles Ohio Rape Case The Basics -- The hacker group Anonymous has recently devoted its Internet prowess to uncovering what it claims is a cover-up of rape in Steubenville, Ohio. According to allegations made in social media venues, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by members of the high school … [Read more...]

What Do You Think We Should Do about Our National Budget Deficit?

We all mostly agree that running deficits of over a trillion dollars each year can't be good. Even the more liberal amongst us aren't thrilled about it. And I know our kids aren't going to be happy once they find out about it. Maybe you agree with me and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that we have a spending addiction. Or maybe you agree with President Obama that we need to raise taxes more. Maybe both. But seriously, if it were up to you, what would you do about it. Maybe it … [Read more...]

The War Against God: A Book Review

I don't know about you, but I usually have low expectations for Christian fiction, or anything resembling it. Maybe the Left Behind series permanently lowered my hopes that Christians could write engaging, culturally relevant fiction without sounding, well -- in a word -- nuts. So it was with some reluctance that I picked up The War Against God, a novel by David Kullberg, recently published by Andershire Books in 2012. But I'm glad I did. Not only did I discover that Christians … [Read more...]

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Jan. 7: California Yoga Classes, Our Spending Addiction, Kansas Sperm Donor

The FaithWalker’s Daily is a quick review of key news stories of the day from the perspective of a conservative Christ-follower living in, but not of, the world.   Yoga Classes in California Public School Raises Separation Issue The Basics -- The Encinitas Union School District K-6 elementary schools in San Diego North County began taking Ashtanga yoga in the fall. The program is scheduled to expand now in January. Some parents are taking legal action, claiming yoga introduces … [Read more...]

Here’s a Quick Way to Destroy Your Kids

Our kids have never been good at following the crowd or "sheepwalking" as Seth Godin calls it. Or following the signs at local parks that read: "Stay on Prepared Trails" When I was a kid at the same parks, there were no signs. There were barely paths. The whole point of going was to get off the trail. Explore a mysterious cave. Jump across a tricky precipice. Race up the side of a cliff that was likely to cause a bruise or scrape or both. No, I didn’t wear a helmet. There was one thing … [Read more...]

What Star Wars Can Teach Us about the Fiscal Cliff Fiasco

I know. We've just about had it with the whole fiscal cliff fiasco. Maybe that's why most of us want the words "fiscal cliff" banned from the English language. We should be frustrated with our national leaders. In the words of my own Congressman LaTourette: "This is disgusting, and everybody involved should be embarrassed," said Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio), marching glumly from a GOP conference meeting in the House Monday evening. "It's not even small ball -- it's a pingpong ball," he said of … [Read more...]


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