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...]

The FaithWalkers Daily — Dec. 17: Media Botches Newtown Tragedy, Egypt Falls to Radical Islam, Clinton Dodges Benghazi Testimony

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. Outrageous Media Coverage of Newtown Tragedy Provokes Call for Gun ControlThe Basics --The national media botched much of the coverage of the horrible tragedy in Newtown in their rush to get ratings.  Their continued practice of publicizing the shooter's face and info, trampling on the victim's families, and framing the story … [Read more...]

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...]