Like it or Not, Christianity is why America Exists and Most Importantly Isn’t a Theocracy

Those who argue Christians shouldn’t be involved in politics or that faith should be kept separate from public policy either misunderstand, disregard, or reject historical facts that explain Biblical Christianity’s influence on America’s existence.In fact, Christianity has influenced the western world more than any other faith or ideology. The western world orders time based on biblical order. Night and day, 24 hours, seven weekdays, how time itself is organized follows Biblical creationism. … [Read more...]

Preaching in 2014 America, Similar to Soviet Occupied Poland


I recently had the privilege to join 100 ministers and faith leaders on Gov. Mike Huckabee and David Lane’s Journey Tour, traveling to Poland, Germany, the UK, and California.During this time I had the opportunity to speak to ministers and faith leaders about a range of issues related to religion and politics in America. After visiting Arka Pana Church in Poland and hearing Gov. Huckabee’s Q &A with Priest Wladyslaw Palmowski (the underground church’s leader during Soviet occupation), I w … [Read more...]

Huckabee and American Ministers Invigorated by the Power of the Cross in Poland, Seek to Harness that Power in America


A common theme arose throughout Gov. Mike Huckabee’s Journey with Christian leaders in Poland. They heard firsthand how Poland’s freedom from communist occupation was primarily possible because of Pope John Paul II. But equally important, was the Polish people’s struggle to maintain their national identity, which was deeply rooted in their Christian faith.When the Soviets occupied Poland after World War II, they systematically destroyed churches, removed crosses in public and private locati … [Read more...]

Religious Influence on America’s Identity

For many reasons, religious beliefs have greatly influenced American public policy and political elections. Because of its demographics and history, the United States has numerically more Christians (and more Protestants) than any other country in the world. There are nearly 313 million people in America, making the United States the third most populous country in the world.According to the 2012 U.S. Census, three quarters of Americans claimed adherence to the Christian faith. (Whether or n … [Read more...]

The U.S. Supreme Court Has Never Defined “Religion”

Debate about religion in American public life existed well before America’s independence. Many talk about religious freedom, the First Amendment, and mistakenly argue that the U.S. Constitution delineates a “separation of church and state.” Yet, the highest court of the land, the U.S. Supreme Court has never formally defined what actually constitutes “religion.” Nor has the Court ever defined “God.” In fact, its standards for referring to “religion” evolve, change, and remain inconsistent. … [Read more...]

“Separation of Church and State” Is Not in The U.S. Constitution

Contrary to popular belief, the phrase “separation of church and state” is not in the U.S. Constitution.In fact, not one of the ninety Founding Fathers stated, argued for or against, or even referred to such a phrase when they debated for months about the specific words to use when writing the First Amendment. Congressional Records from June 7 to September 25, 1789 reveal that none of these men, including Thomas Jefferson, ever used the phrase, “separation of church and state … [Read more...]

The Legacy of the Meikleour Beech Hedge

The word “Hedge” is derived from the Old English (German (Hecke) and Dutch (haag)), meaning “enclosure.”  Historically, hedges were constructed for protection; to prevent soil erosion, provide shelter from the wind, shield crops from livestock, separate fields, demarcate land ownership, and serve as wall fortifications. Consecutively entwining shrubs and trees creates a hedgerow, or a formidable wall, which can last for centuries.One centuries-old hedgerow is rooted in Scottish soil that was … [Read more...]

The Origin of “Separation of Church and State” in America

America’s story began in Europe at a time when symbiotic state-church powers owned land and people, controlled ideas, and crushed those who opposed their authority.By 1517, the Protestant Reformation coincided with revolts throughout Europe that displaced and decimated economies and populations, caused widespread famine and disease, and propagated general confusion and distrust about the authority of the government and the church. The Inquisition, The Thirty Years’ War, The Eight Wars of Rel … [Read more...]