Why Joe Biden is Wrong on Gun Control

Vice President used this wrong thinking yesterday to justify why new gun control action should be taken by the federal government: “If our actions result in saving only one life, they’re worth taking,” Biden said at a meeting of victims and gun control proponents at the White House. “But I’m convinced we can affect the well-being of millions of Americans and take thousands of people out of harm’s way if we act responsibly.” With all due respect, Mr. Vice President, (and… Read more

How to Stop Being Afraid: Just Who Is this God?

Welcome to a series here at Patheos to follow up on my post How to Stop Being Afraid with wisdom from Psalm 46. After the last post (Want to Stop Being Afraid? Step 1: It All Starts with God) focused on where we should start in overcoming fear, the next valid question might best be: Just who is this God? We’d be wrong to assume that everyone knows — or remembers. We are forgetful people. Even those of us who… Read more

Want to Stop Being Afraid? Step 1: Remember God

Welcome to the first in a series here at Patheos to follow up on my post How to Stop Being Afraid with wisdom from Psalm 46. It seems simple enough. But I, for one, am quick to forget it when I consider the How to Stop Being Afraid. The first step according to Psalm 46 is remembering who God is. Sounds too easy, I know. It’s when we think that we must face the challenges of life on our own that… Read more

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Jan. 9: Flu Outbreak Humbling, National Cathedral Same-Sex Marriages, Earth One of 17 Billion

  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.   Flu Outbreak Reminds Us How Helpless We Are The Basics — The annual flu season in the US has already claimed the lives of 18 children and hospitalized more than 2,200 people as hospitals take extreme measures to accommodate the ill. Dig Deeper: Via USA Today: “The medical industry is… Read more

Answer the Call to Greatness: Give Someone a Nudge

We all know it doesn’t take much to start a lot of hurt. Still not sure who fired the first shot on the greens of Lexington. It doesn’t take much to start a lot of good either. Think Rosa Parks. Or Mother Teresa. It clearly doesn’t take a bulldozer to get big things started, although it sure can feel like it. All it takes is a nudge. But you can’t nudge someone else toward greatness until you have the courage… Read more

Paedophilia: Why Not?

Paedophilia. Why not? Some of you are shocked that I would even bring up the topic of adults having sexual relations with children: “How could you ask such a question?! And on a religious site, no less!” Some of you caught wind of it in my FaithWalker’s Daily report this morning. Others of you may have stumbled across this post expecting something very different. Unfortunately.  For all of you, my question is this: As a pluralistic, post-Christian culture here in the US,… Read more

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Jan. 8: Anonymous Hackers and Ohio Rape, Paedophilia the New Civil Right?, Education Top Ten Quotes

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. Anonymous Hacker Group Tackles Ohio Rape Case The Basics — The hacker group Anonymous has recently devoted its Internet prowess to uncovering what it claims is a cover-up of rape in Steubenville, Ohio. According to allegations made in social media venues, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by members of the high school… Read more

What Do You Think We Should Do about Our National Budget Deficit?

We all mostly agree that running deficits of over a trillion dollars each year can’t be good. Even the more liberal amongst us aren’t thrilled about it. And I know our kids aren’t going to be happy once they find out about it. Maybe you agree with me and Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell that we have a spending addiction. Or maybe you agree with President Obama that we need to raise taxes more. Maybe both. But seriously, if it were up… Read more

The War Against God: A Book Review

I don’t know about you, but I usually have low expectations for Christian fiction, or anything resembling it. Maybe the Left Behind series permanently lowered my hopes that Christians could write engaging, culturally relevant fiction without sounding, well — in a word — nuts. So it was with some reluctance that I picked up The War Against God, a novel by David Kullberg, recently published by Andershire Books in 2012. But I’m glad I did. Not only did I discover that Christians can creatively address political… Read more

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Jan. 7: California Yoga Classes, Our Spending Addiction, Kansas Sperm Donor

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.   Yoga Classes in California Public School Raises Separation Issue The Basics — The Encinitas Union School District K-6 elementary schools in San Diego North County began taking Ashtanga yoga in the fall. The program is scheduled to expand now in January. Some parents are taking legal action, claiming yoga introduces religious teaching… Read more

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