The FaithWalkers Daily — Nov. 30: GOP Laughs at Obama’s Proposal, UN Rewards Palestine Bully, Charitable Giving Down

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. Republicans Laugh at Obama's Absurd Financial Cliff ProposalThe Basics --Republican leaders claim they laughed when Treasury Secretary Geithner delivered the Obama proposal to them yesterday, essentially the same one Obama had offered two weeks ago, heavy on tax increases, but very vague on spending cuts. Dig Deeper:Senate M … [Read more...]

Same-Sex Marriage Battle: The Consequences of Surrender

Tim Dalrymple offered an intriguing question for discussion at Patheos this week. It's timely, relevant, and, to some, quite disturbing. He asked: Is it time now, or might there come a time soon, when evangelicals should decide that the cost of carrying on the battle against same-sex marriage is simply too high? On the one hand, I tend to side most easily with Owen Strachan's responsive call  here at Patheos (thoughtlife) to get back to our posts amid the disarray of a cultural skirmish see … [Read more...]

The FaithWalkers Daily — Nov. 29: Another Trayvon Martin Shooting? Morsi Claims God’s Support, Beck’s “Obama in Pee Pee”

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.   Black Man Shot after Punching Store Clerk, Triggers ProtestsThe Basics --A 21-year-old black man, Alexander Halloway, was shot in the abdomen by a lighter-skinned convenience store clerk at 3:30 AM in Houston after arguing with and then puching the clerk in the face. The clerk has not been charged or arrested as t … [Read more...]

If You’re Angus T. Jones, Do You Quit 2.5 Men “Filth” — and $300K?

By now you've heard about Angus T. Jones' comments about the "filth" on his show Two and a Half Men. Angus is the ten-year child star of the hit show on CBS. For those who want a summary, click here to read my FaithWalkers Daily to dig deeper. Bottom line, Angus T. Jones is a young Christian who has come to believe the show that butters his bread is filthy.I know that's not news to anyone who has watched the show before. It's funny at times. Very funny. But it's also crude and, yes, filthy in … [Read more...]

Self Esteem Test: How Would You Describe Yourself in Just One Word?

Annoying.My six-year-old son recently began describing himself with that one word -- annoying. He took some pride in it, in fact. Maybe it was because he'd been watching Dennis the Menace a few times too many. He does resemble Dennis a bit, come to think of it. More likely it had more to do with his siblings labeling him as just that on far too many occasions. You'll be happy to know he has now switched to another, more fitting word -- handsome.Take a simple self esteem test. How would you de … [Read more...]

The FaithWalkers Daily — Nov. 28: 2.5 Men Star Speaks Truth, Naked Natives Make History, Savior Obama

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. Two-and-a-Half Men Star Tries to Speak the Truth in LoveThe Basics -- Angus T. Jones, te- year child star of the CBS hit show Two-and-a-Half-Men and professing Christ-follower, called the show "filth"and urged viewers not to watch. He then released a statement clarifiying his gratitude for the opportunity he has been afforded to s … [Read more...]

Christmas Shopping: How Much Is Too Much ?

The recent rush of Christmas shopping has left me wondering how much is too much? It also reminded me of a story from Tolstoy that I read as a young boy. Yes, I was the nerdy kid reading War and Peace at the video arcade. But that's not the point.Tolstoy told the tragic tale of Pahom in the short story "How Much Land Does a Man Need." Pahom discovered a place where he could have all the land he wanted -- if only he could walk around it all in one day. "As much as you can go round on your f … [Read more...]

The FaithWalkers Daily — Nov. 27: Mexican Mayor Murder, Record Shopping Again, UN Internet Worries

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. Anti-cartel Mexican Mayor Murdered by CartelsThe Basics -- The beaten body of 36-year-old Maria Santos Gorrostieta was found three days after being reported missing. The mayor of Tiquecheo from 2008 to 2011, she was famous for standing up to the drug cartels and having survived two previous assasination attempts and losing her hus … [Read more...]


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