Will the Hobbit Inspire Your Own Unexpected Journey?

I confess it. I think I may be the only person left who has not seen Peter Jackson’s latest rendition of J.R.R. Tolkien’s classic tale The Hobbit. Usually I would be among the first at the theater. I made the midnight showing for The Return of the King — the sound cutting out during the scenes in Mount Doom made it especially memorable. I’ve watched the DVD versions of The Lord of the Rings countless times with my children. I’ve… Read more

America’s Founders on Gun Control and the Evil at Sandy Hook

The following post appears courtesy of my friends at Wallbuilders, founded by David Barton. Wallbuilders is an organization dedicated to presenting America’s forgotten history and heroes, with an emphasis on the moral, religious, and constitutional foundation on which America was built. In the wake of the heart-rending massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School, a cry has arisen for gun control. But such calls are misdirected. The lessons of Scriptures and history are clear that the key is controlling what is in… Read more

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Jan. 16: Gun Control Wednesday, Property Rights and Wetlands, “Liberal Tax” on Smoothies

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.  NOTE: There is a special guest post on my site today from my friends at Wallbuilders: America’s Founders on Gun Control and the Evil at Sandy Hook President Obama Launches Gun Control Wednesday The Basics — President Obama will present his proposals for new gun-control legislation today and up to 19 executive actions… Read more

How to Stop Feeling Overwhelmed

You’ve stared at the list of things to do for days. You’ve tried sorting it into neat piles, but the list of piles itself only gets longer. You’re starting to feel overwhelmed. The lists of your lists are starting to run several pages. You wish you could just stop the crushing feeling, but wave after wave of stuff to do keeps pounding you into the surf, leaving you wondering if you’ll ever get a chance to come up for air…. Read more

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Jan. 14: French Bomb Mali Terrorists, Pro-Marriage Protests in France, Idaho Citadel

  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.   French Send Troops to Mali, Bomb Islamic Terrorists The Basics — The French, under the leadership of President Francois Hollande, unexpectedly took military action to stop the rapid advances of Islamic jihadists in Northern Mali in Africa. They launched a military campaign that included bombing and “boots on the ground,” something Hollande… Read more

Parenting Fail: What’s In Your Blind Spot?

As much as I like my car, I must agree with my wife — it does have a few blind spots. Backing up can be tricky. The narrow side windows and raised rear of the vehicle make it a challenge to see what’s behind me. Or beside me. I nearly sideswiped a fellow traveler last week on a rainy freeway because of it. Fail. I think I can fix it with a couple of those wide-angle mirror attachments. But until… Read more

How to Stop Being Afraid? Trust in the Strength of God

Welcome to a series here at Patheos to follow up on my post How to Stop Being Afraid with wisdom from Psalm 46. I don’t know about you, but whenever I feel afraid, I start think about what I can do. I look for some way to solve the problem. I confess that my first move for overcoming fear is often to trust in my own strength and not in the strength of God. I don’t think I’m alone. As… Read more

5 Inconvenient Truths about School Shootings [VIDEO]

From Reason’s Nick Gillespie and Amanda Winkler: “No one wants to ever again see anything like the senseless slaughter of 26 people – including 20 children – at a school. But as legislators turn toward creating new gun laws, here are five facts they need to know.” HT: HotAir Read more

How to Stop Being Afraid? In God We Trust

Welcome to a series here at Patheos to follow up on my post How to Stop Being Afraid with wisdom from Psalm 46. No. “In God we trust” did not make its first appearance upon US currency. Psalm 46:1 says that “God is our refuge.” The psalmist makes this incredible claim that the infinite God is our defense at the start of Psalm 46 to help us to stop being afraid. Building on the simple yet deeply profound statement that… Read more

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Jan. 11: NRA Warns of Attack, CA School Shooting Heroics, Lou Giglio Silenced

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.   NRA Claims Biden Leading “Attack” on Second Amendment The Basics — After meeting with Vice President Biden Thursday, NRA leaders claimed the Administration’s efforts had little to do with keeping children safe and much about restricting Second Amendment rights. Dig Deeper: Via FoxNews: “We will not allow law-abiding gun owners to be… Read more

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