What I Think Happened with Benghazi: The Vast Conspiracy

What I think happened with Benghazi is not some vast conspiracy to undermine the US by President Obama or some CIA op to sell guns to terrorists or whatever other theories are out there. I do think there was a conspiracy. But it is a conspiracy that affects us all and began in Eden so long ago.It is the natural tendency of each of us as fallen human beings to deflect, conceal, and cover when confronted with our failures. It's what Adam and Eve did. It's what I tend to do. Every person I have … [Read more...]

A Psalm for Kermit Gosnell

I've steered clear of commenting on the horrific trial of abortion doctor Kermit Gosnell. I've known about the story for some time, but just couldn't bring myself to focus on the horrors in which he was engaged.Much has been made of the lack of media coverage. My friends here at Patheos Evangelical have done much to change that. Rightly so.For those not familiar with the case, I point you here, somewhat reluctantly, because the crimes he allegedly committed against helpless infants is r … [Read more...]

Benghazi: New Revelations and Questions from the Congressional Hearing

I survived more than four hours of watching and listening to a Congressional hearing on Benghazi on C-Span3 todayTalk about living by faith!I sensed the hearing could be pivotal in our getting answers to the many questions about what happened in Benghazi on Sept. 11, 2012, when Ambassador Stephens and three other Americans were killed in a terrorist attack on our consulate.So I watched and listened. And tweeted. You can explore my live-tweeting journey here. Who testi … [Read more...]

10 Lessons from the Other Side of the World

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It's bitter sweet really, that feeling you get when you come home from a long trip. On the one hand, it's good to be home in familiar surroundings and to get incredibly awesome hugs from each of our six kids.On the other hand, we had a blessed time with friends in Guam, making new ones and becoming better acquainted with others. My wife enjoyed her time on a tropical island -- and has the tan to prove it. I did too.And the food -- well, let's just say Guam knows food.So it's with … [Read more...]

Why School Education Reform Is a Lost Cause

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Today I feature a guest post from Steven Horwich here at FaithWalkers as I travel on the other side of the world.  Steven Horwich is a teacher, writer, director, and founder of Connect the Thoughts, providing resources and training for homeschooling. You can follow him on Twitter @Homeschoolcurr and Facebook.School education reform is an endless discussion, a droning litany that has pointlessly moaned on for decades. It is a migraine-inducing waltz with little variation and no … [Read more...]

Boston Marathon Bombing: Prayers and Reminders

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I just woke up in Guam. And there is blood on the screen. Again.3 dead now. One child. At least 12 dozen more injured physically.Thousands more scarred for life in even more substantial ways. God have mercy. Having just arrived in Guam for mission work late last night, I had been unplugged from news for the last 24 hours. I awoke this morning (Guam time) to hear of the horrific bombings in and around the Boston Marathon a few hours ago.For those needing to get up to s … [Read more...]

Interview with Brad Lomenick, Catalyst CEO: The Catalyst Leader & Calling

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I recently had the privilege to talk with Brad Lomenick, CEO of Catalyst. His new book  The Catalyst Leader: 8 Essentials for Becoming a Change Maker is, in itself, a change maker. My review will follow in the coming days.If you haven't yet attended one of the Catalyst conferences, you simply must do whatever it takes to get there.Given my own faith journey and interest in helping people find their calling, the subject of his first chapter, we drilled down into that topic during our time … [Read more...]

North Korea and Kim Jong-un: Why Insecure Leaders Concern Me

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To be honest, I've been sort of ignoring the whole North Korea thing, thinking it's just another dictator flailing about for attention. But then he does have nuclear weapons and he seems to be firing up his reactors again.And I will be flying in and out of Tokyo a couple of times in the next few weeks. That's awfully close to North Korea now that I think about it.Aside from the potential for having my travel plans disturbed, here's what concerns me most about Kim Jong-un and his … [Read more...]


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