This is a guest post by Kate O’Brien. She is an exceptional teacher of Ancient Literature and History at Cornerstone Christian Academy near Cleveland, Ohio. I asked her to share her thoughts on The Hunger Games from a Biblical perspective as I am traveling today to an event with John Maxwell and Michael Hyatt — A Day About Books. Kate graciously agreed to do what she does with excellence every day in the classroom. Enjoy. Not many things will convince… Read more

We all know we should read the Bible every day. As people of faith following Christ, the Author of the Bible, we want to enjoy it. Truth be told, though, we often find ourselves staring blankly at the pages as the words blur before us. Often we walk away from our “quiet time” feeling there was way too much quiet and not much to look forward to next time. If there is a next time. Sometimes the problem is in… Read more

President Obama once again this past week took action that raises a question that sounds like a child’s joke – but it’s no laughing matter. In fact, it reminds me of the fifth and final reason I believe God objects to the health care law commonly known as Obamacare. For those just arriving, you can find more about me here and my latest project here. I am passionate about connecting real life with real faith. The question raised by how… Read more

My two previous arguments for a God-oriented take on the President’s signature health-care law were both matters of degree. Far from being clear expressions of right or wrong, they pointed out the danger of significantly tilting toward an unbiblical result. In such cases, it can be hard to tell exactly where that line gets crossed, but history tells us it will get crossed eventually. Somewhere. By someone. The wisdom from Scripture can be summed up in the Biblical warning to “avoid… Read more

I’m taking a brief break from my series on President Obama’s signature health-care legislation as the case of Heydi Mejia has captured my attention – and my heart. As a school principal, I know first hand what it’s like to balance the need to enforce the rules yet  be quick to show mercy as a child of God. In case you’ve missed her immigration problem, Heydi Mejia graduated last Friday as an Honors student from Meadowbrook High School near Richmond, VA. She… Read more

Often as we probe real life with real faith,  there are no easy answers. Only shades of grey. Not fifty of them, thank God, as my friend and author Joel J. Miller points out in his critique of that latest fad.  But there is a vital need to maintain a healthy balance between two equally essential values that exist in tension with one another. And that’s not a bad thing. My home site is here for now for those who… Read more

As one commentator wisely noted, when I say that Obamacare fails to get Gods vote in Part 1 of this series, I don’t mean that God actually has to show a photo ID to cast a ballot. I do mean that the Just Judge of all men is taking notes. I concur with Franklin, the non-believer ironically, that God governs in the affairs of men. Since it’s only day two of my hanging out with the awesome writers at Patheos,… Read more

I know. I know. It’s not officially called Obamacare. But the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act by any other name still fails to get God’s vote. And the reasons might surprise you. Hi. I’m Bill. It’s a privilege to partner with the cogent Christian thinkers and leaders who make up Patheos Evangelical. If you don’t regularly visit these pages, you should. You’ll find passionate and sincere writers that make you think deeply about life and faith. They say cool… Read more

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