Christmas Warning: Whatever You Do, Don’t Read This

Seriously? Even after I warned you not to read this, you still kept going? I think this might fall into that infamous category: You might be addicted to reading blogs if…. It’s Christmas! Sheesh. And here you are staring at a screen — it may be while seated comfortably ensconced in your ergonomically optimised chair at home while sipping eggnog or you may be squinting to read this on your mobile device while sipping a latte and driving while doing… Read more

The FaithWalker’s Daily — Dec. 24: Persecuted Christians, Inspiring Christmas Stories, Mini-Fiscal Cliffs

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. Christians in Middle East Face Tough Christmas and Beyond The Basics — From Egypt to Syria and throughout the Middle East, Christians face increasing persecution as radical Islam spreads rapidly. Dig Deeper: Via The Christian Post: Christians urged to set a place at the table this Christmas for Pastor Saeed Abedini, a… Read more

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… 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 Tragedy The 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:… 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… 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 Tragedy The 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… 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… 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… 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 Shootings The 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 cancels the American Guns series as gun… 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,… Read more

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