Atlanta Fire Chief Suspended for Expressing Christian Views

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Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran has been suspended for publishing a book without permission in which he expresses traditional, orthodox Christian views about sexual behavior outside of marriage.A report from Atlanta's WSB-TV: [Cochran was] suspended for one month without pay and will be required to complete sensitivity training. In the book based on Christian values, Cochran identifies himself as Atlanta's fire chief and says his first priority as chief is to run the department "to cu … [Read more...]

Obama’s Executive Immigration Action: Why I Oppose It

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Elizabeth Barrett Browning once penned the poetic words: “How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.” I find myself asking something similar about Obama’s executive immigration action: “How do I oppose thee? Sheesh, this could take a while!”Perhaps an entire book would be a more fitting venue for expressing why Obama’s executive immigration action is bad for immigrants, bad for America, opposed to Scripture -- but good for his own interests. So I’ll start tackling it in bits and pieces. … [Read more...]

The Great Atlanta Snow Storm: Who Is to Blame?

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Sometimes stuff happens. Circumstances collide unexpectedly. Snow falls further north than the computer models predicted. Events reminds us that we are not in control. And we don't like it. Not one bit.The great Atlanta snow storm of 2014 reminds us that some things are outside of our control.As a recent transplant to Atlanta area from the snow belt of Cleveland, Ohio, I'm used to getting around in snow, unlike most of the people in Atlanta. Snow only arrives like this every few … [Read more...]

Nelson Mandela’s Legacy in South Africa: A Unique Perspective

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Privileged to feature a unique perspective on the legacy of Nelson Mandela in South Africa from Christina Quist. Christina and her family relocated there by faith  from the US Midwest just two years ago. You can learn more about their journey as FaithWalkers here. I thought her perspective as a transplanted Westerner might shed some new light behind the media coverage on the impact of Nelson Mandela in South Africa. The red, blue and green fishing boats in the harbor clang their bells and bob … [Read more...]

With U.S. Government Shut Down, Churches Step Up

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NOTE: I came across this inspiring report of churches stepping up to serve the community in light of the US government shutdown and thought I'd share about it directly from the press release. Feel free to share, link, pass along -- whatever works to inspire others to do the same. Let's get this service party started! With up to 31,000 employees being furloughed and over 190,000 small businesses affected directly by the government shutdown, New Jersey residents and businesses are far from … [Read more...]

Leadership Lesson from Obama and the Syria “Red Line”

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It's called an ultimatum. Usually frustrated people make them. It's what President Obama gave to Syria when he said the use of chemical weapons would be crossing a "red line." The goal of the cruise missile strikes the United States is planning to carry out in Syria is to restore the smudged “red line” that President Obama drew a year ago against the use of poison gas. (The New York Times)I've seen it a lot from teachers, parents (myself included), and leaders of all sorts. We get frustra … [Read more...]

The Isolationist Immigration Gospel of the Evangelical Immigration Table

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Although I have great respect for many of the evangelical leaders who signed on to the original letter from the Evangelical Immigration Table, I have a few problems with how the evangelical label is being exploited for political gain. You can read some of my thoughts on that here.I had some hopes that we might actually see meaningful immigration reform early on in the process. [ See my post Immigration 2.0: I Want to Believe! ]I still haven't given up hope, but I am far more aligned with … [Read more...]

Did George Soros Enlist Evangelical Leaders on the “Gang of 8″ Immigration Bill (S. 744)?

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It's an odd pairing, I admit. George Soros and Evangelical Christian leaders. There can be little doubt that the Soros agenda and that of most Christians -- even most people -- is radically different.So why are some claiming that Soros actually enlisted the help of Evangelical leaders to try to push the immigration bill (S. 744) now before the Senate? Did he?The answer is yes. And no.Yes, Soros is funding the the ad campaign for the group claiming to represent 170 Evangelical … [Read more...]


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