The Angel of the Lord Appeared, Armed with a Smoking AR-15

OK. Work with me here.As I was studying Scripture in preparation for a few posts on the hot topic of gun control, I began to come across quite a few verses that depicted the angel of the Lord as being armed and dangerous.My basic thinking was that, of course, guns do not appear in the Bible. So there will be no proof-texting for either side. But weapons certainly do appear. Often. And often in the hands of angels.No, not those Angels. Maybe we'll get back to the 1980s later. Cultural … [Read more...]

Marriage Retreat: How to Plan a Weekend Getaway

Fifteen years -- and counting.I know. Ours is not the longest marriage on record. But it is the happiest.I have the certificate to prove it. Somewhere. It's right --  well, it's not important now. I'll look it up later.Right after we get the six kids to bed.Now that we've covered Why You Should Plan a Marriage Retreat, let's get practical and talk how to plan a weekend getaway. Well, it doesn't have to be a weekend getaway, as you'll see, but it would sure help.One excuse I've heard of … [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...]

FaithWalkers — Roe v Wade Confusion, Brain Damage in Football, Clinton Testifies on Benghazi

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. Roe v Wade Anniversary Polls Show Confused NationThe Basics -- The 40th anniversary of the landmark Supreme Court decision shows a deeply divided -- and confused -- nation on the issue of abortion. Dig Deeper:Dr. Brian Mattson offered this guest post yesterday: Roe v Wade at 40: I Have a Dream. Well worth the read. NBC poll s … [Read more...]

Roe v Wade at 40: I Have a Dream

This is a guest post from Dr. Brian Mattson, Senior Scholar of Public Theology for the Center for Cultural Leadership. Dr. Mattson also serves as faculty for the Alliance Defending Freedom's Blackstone Legal Fellowship. You can follow his blog Dead Reckoning or connect with him on Twitter and Facebook. I have a dream!That one day children will not be judged on their stage of development, but on their intrinsic dignity and value as image-bearers of God.Yesterday I posted on the Civil … [Read more...]

Marriage Retreat: Why You Should Plan a Weekend Getaway

Want a weekend getaway? I do. How's your marriage? Mine could be better, too. A marriage retreat could be just the thing -- if only you knew why and how to plan it.Six kids and lot on my plate can cause me to lose focus on the important stuff in my marriage and family. If you think you've got it all under control for now, see my thoughts on How to Avoid the Parenting Blind Spots that plague us all.  Maybe what you need is a relaxing and romantic weekend getaway with your spouse.Not just a vac … [Read more...]

FaithWalkers — Prayer for Obama, Mexicans Fight Cartels without Guns, McDonalds’ Islamic Law Settlement

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.   An Inauguration Prayer for President ObamaRather than offer a ton of links to the many stories covering President Obama's Inauguration yesterday, I'll simply share one: An Inauguration Prayer for President Obama. I'm sure I'll have criticism of his policies in the coming 1,460 days remaining in his second term. But for now, a he … [Read more...]

An Inauguration Day Prayer for President Obama

Great and sovereign God, the Just Judge of all men, the Hand of Providence to which so many of our Founders appealed so often for direction and purpose, the King of Kings, the Lord of Lords, the One who exalts Presidents and nations for Your purposes and before whom every knee must one day bow -- to you O God, my Father, I offer this prayer for the newly re-inaugurated President of the United States of America, Barack Obama.You are the one who ordains all who come into authority. You have … [Read more...]


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