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...]

Evangelicals for Biblical Immigration — But Not for the Gang of 8 Bill (S. 744)

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This open letter to Congress comes from Kelly Monroe Kullberg, founder of The Veritas Forum, editor and co-author of the award-winning book, Finding God at Harvard: Spiritual Journeys of Thinking Christians and A Faith and Culture Devotional.  She is co-founder and acting president of Christians for A Sustainable Economy (case4America.org) and Senior Fellow at the Acton Institute. To sign this letter or pick up this conversation visit on Facebook and the web: Evangelicals for Biblical Immigr … [Read more...]

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...]

Drones and Rand Paul’s Filibuster: A Lesson from Exodus

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The Biblical book of Exodus may not be the first place you'd think to find wisdom for harnessing modern technology, but I think Rand Paul's filibuster over drone use finds some support there.This week, Senator Rand Paul (KY-R) initiated a talking filibuster -- a rare event in these days of virtual filibusters -- to protest what he sees as the Obama Administration's lack of a transparent policy regarding when drones may be used to kill American citizens without due process of law as … [Read more...]

Immigration Reform 2.0: I Want to Believe

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When it comes to immigration reform, I want to believe. I really do.I want to believe that the latest efforts at immigration reform -- call it immigration reform 2.0 -- will actually do something to help the 5 million children trapped in limbo within our society. And since we just celebrated School Choice Week last week, we should note that most of them end up in the very worst schools.I want to believe that our political leaders might actually reach a solution that dismantles the labor … [Read more...]

Clinton on Benghazi: “What Difference Would It Make?”

Ms. Clinton seems to be losing her cool before Congress on Benghazi.Key word -- seems. Remember the campaign trail tears?Testifying before a Senate committee this morning, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton responded to Senator Ron Johnson's inquiry about the cause of the attack on Benghazi with an adamnant and passionate, "What difference would it make?"Johnson had been asking her about the Administration's blaming the attack on a You Tube video that allegedly sparked a protest that got … [Read more...]


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