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 I'm scraping the bottom … [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, what is our moral … [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 … [Read more...]

Here’s a Quick Way to Destroy Your Kids

Our kids have never been good at following the crowd or "sheepwalking" as Seth Godin calls it. Or following the signs at local parks that read: "Stay on Prepared Trails" When I was a kid at the same parks, there were no signs. There were barely paths. The whole point of going was to get off the trail. Explore a mysterious cave. Jump across a tricky precipice. Race up the side of a cliff that was likely to cause a bruise or scrape or both. No, I didn’t wear a helmet. There was one thing … [Read more...]

What Star Wars Can Teach Us about the Fiscal Cliff Fiasco

I know. We've just about had it with the whole fiscal cliff fiasco. Maybe that's why most of us want the words "fiscal cliff" banned from the English language. We should be frustrated with our national leaders. In the words of my own Congressman LaTourette: "This is disgusting, and everybody involved should be embarrassed," said Rep. Steve LaTourette (R-Ohio), marching glumly from a GOP conference meeting in the House Monday evening. "It's not even small ball -- it's a pingpong ball," he said of … [Read more...]

Westboro Baptist Church a Hate Group? What’s Wrong with the Petition

I won't dignify the antics of the Westboro Baptist Church group by linking to their despicable escapades. We got to experience their virulent brand of theology first-hand here in Chardon after the shooting that took place in February of 2012. Now an on-line petition has begun at WhiteHouse.gov to petition the Obama Administration to legally recognize the Westboro Baptist Church as a hate group. It has over 290,000 signatures at the moment. And I've been encountering requests from other sincere … [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 all we can to make sure no one ever hurts like that again. But there is a subtle … [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, … [Read more...]


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