Republican Convention Rules: It Takes a Majority

It takes a majority.It takes a majority of delegates to win the Republican nomination for President.It is not complicated.It is not new.These rules have been basically the same since the founding of the Party. A majority of the delegates to the convention must vote for a candidate if he or she is to become the Party's nominee.Yet Trump and his fans are demanding the rules be changed to accommodate him.They are demanding that the Establishment (whatever that is anymore) … [Read more...]

[Audio] How Pastors Can Preach about Religious Freedom

My friend Dr. McKay Caston (who happens to also be my pastor) preached a sermon recently that demonstrates how pastors can and should preach about religious freedom.It is fine example of speaking the truth in love and preparing a congregation for the rising tide of persecution in America.McKay has agreed to let me post the audio here and share his sermon notes below. You can follow his blog here.I encourage you to share them with pastors and church leaders and prayerfully encourage … [Read more...]

You Will Be Made to Care: CA Barber Sued for Religious Beliefs on Gender

The cultural wildfire is spreading, just as we predicted in You Will Be Made to Care. First they came for the bakers, florists, pharmacists, adoption agencies and fire chiefs. Now they have come for the barbers. Gender identity that is now being used to pressure a California barber to violate his conscience.Richard Hernandez only cuts men's hair. He interprets a passage from 1 Corinthians (pronounced First Corinthians, Donald) "if a woman has long hair, it is her glory" to mean that he … [Read more...]

Will Rules Matter for Trump and Fans at GOP Convention?

Republicans ignoring the rule of law is part of what has Trump voters so upset in the first place.So I find it more than a little ironic that both Trump and his fans are threatening riots (figuratively, of course—wink) and Trumpertantrums if he fails to secure a majority of the delegates and is not made the nominee anyways.Trump and all candidates knew the rules going into this process: you must secure a majority of the delegates to get the nomination.At the current pace, none of … [Read more...]

Marco Rubio and Today’s Leadership Test

After the voting results yesterday, it is abundantly clear, or at least it should be, that Marco Rubio has no path to a majority of delegates in the Republican primary.But that doesn’t mean he does not have significant influence at this moment in the race. In fact, he may be the most influential player today. How he makes his next move will matter significantly for the future of our nation.Leadership can be a funny thing, often requiring us to take counterintuitive actions to keep m … [Read more...]

Georgia Governor Claims Jesus Wants Him to Oppose Religious Liberty

The Atlanta Journal Constitution actually used this headline to report Governor Nathan Deal's surrender of religious freedom in Georgia: Nathan Deal makes a forceful, biblical case against Georgia’s ‘religious liberty’ bill If ever there was a snort-worthy headline, this is it.The truth is that what we are seeing in Georgia is crony capitalism at its worst—big business in bed with lovers of big government being pushed by special interests to trample the rights of the majority of citizen … [Read more...]

Frustrated Evangelicals Demand a King in Donald Trump

 2016 will not be the first time the people of God made political decisions born of fear instead of faith. Evangelicals who know their biblical history will recall the time of the judges after the Israelites had left Egypt and entered the Promised Land of Canaan. It was a chaotic and lawless time during which foreigners routinely invaded. The people of God grew tired of it all. They demanded a savior, a ruler who would fix all their problems and make Israel great again.They repudiated … [Read more...]

Why I’m Voting for Marco Rubio in Georgia

Tomorrow is the first time in my adult life that my primary vote will actually mean something.Having lived in Ohio for nearly four decades prior to moving to Georgia, the primary season was always all but over by the time the vote got to Ohio (which only moved up in the primary schedule this year).This year I will cast a vote to help decide the nominee for the Republican party.And I choose Marco Rubio.The truth is that I could flip a coin to choose between Ted Cruz and Marco … [Read more...]


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