To All Those Who Want Safer Schools in Newtown

I get it. Really, I do.We're repulsed by the utter horror of the tragedy in Newtown. Our hearts ache at the thought of such insane bloodshed. I've already shared my own experiences with such issues and my prayer for them as a former principal who still knows and loves so many similar teachers and kids.And I have few little guys of my own. So I get our urge to make schools safer. I understand why we want to do all we can to make sure no one ever hurts like that again. But there is a subtle … [Read more...]

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Dec. 20: Biden to Tackle Guns, Armed School Officials, Lying about Santa

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. Gun Control Craziness Continues in Wake of Newton TragedyThe Basics -- President Obama has appointed Vice President Biden to head up a government commission to study the problem of gun violence in the US and propose solutions, claiming we can no longer ignore the "complex" issue. Dig Deeper:Via Fox News: Details of Obama's p … [Read more...]

Was Jesus Born Away in a Manger at Migdal Eder?

I knew the traditional nativity scene had issues.The three wise men who likely weren't three and didn't show up until two years later.  The star hovering just above the quaint wooden structure that looks more like an English countryside barn than the back end of an inn. The all-too-pristine setting after an impromptu birth.I thought I had heard it all.I even shared a take on The Christmas Message based on the traditional interpretation just a few days ago. I thought I understood the Ch … [Read more...]

The FaithWalkers Daily — Dec. 19: Obama Pushes Gun Control, Mayan End Near, Report on Failure in 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.  Calls for Gun Control Continue in Wake of Newtown TragedyThe Basics -- Calls for greater government control of guns continued in the wake of the Newtown shooting with President Obama getting specific about his support for the first time. Dig Deeper:Via Hot Air: Obama will "actively support" an assault weapons ban. No su … [Read more...]

A Principal’s Prayer for Sandy Hook, Newtown, and Chardon

It's taken me a few days to write this. Regular readers know I'm usually not lacking for words. Whether they like them or not is another matter.But this one is different.  What happened at Sandy Hook Elementary School hit close to home in more ways than one.I recently completed twelve years of service growing and leading a Christian school of over 400 students. I served as the Principal for many years until stepping away just a few months ago to pursue God's call in a new direction. So the … [Read more...]

Help! I Need Somebody!

It's not a word I like to use often. Maybe you're different. It seems some people are.  They use it all the time. The dreaded word?Help.Or better yet -- Help! I need somebody!The last few weeks brought me to a place where just about all I could do was cry, "Help!" I thought about crying, "Uncle!" then went with help as the more Biblical approach.One reason I had gone dark for two weeks here at Patheos was that I experienced a back injury that took me off my feet and out of action for se … [Read more...]

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Dec. 18: Tarantino on Overeacting to Shootings, Fiscal Cliff Magic, McDonalds to Open Christmas Day

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.   Tarantino Claims West too Sensitive about Public ShootingsThe Basics --Filmmaker Quentin Tarantino, know for his ultra-violent films such as Pulp Fiction and Inglourious Basterds claims we overreact as a culture to public shootings. Meanwhile Fox cancels Christmas specials that feature school children and Discovery can … [Read more...]

The Christmas Message

I sat on a hillside one chilly night, out in the country where the darkness blankets the earth like a woolen comforter. Away from the city. No noise. No bustle. No blue-light specials or Black Friday deals. Just silence. Darkness. And stars. Lots of stars.And as I shivered in the dewy grass that eve, I imagined what that night must have been like, that night when that shepherd became the first to visit the newborn Jesus. Oh, I know, there was more than one shepherd on that Nazareth hillside. … [Read more...]


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