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Let’s get a few preliminaries out of the way. First, there is no doubt that there are few differences between the two major parties. With both Houses of Congress owned by the Republicans, one would think that the claimed differences would have come out and the GOP would have fought for the principles they claim …

The Republican Party leadership must be having a lot of trouble sleeping these days. With two political outsiders — Donald Trump and Ben Carson — leading the presidential pack by tapping into voters’ justified anger at the GOP, these are some desperate times, at least according to the Washington Post. One of the surest signs …

Philippe Sands, a man described as one of the top international lawyers, recently stood up before a convention of lawyers, judges and politicians held in London and suggested that the time is ripe to make global warming illegal. Specifically, he said, allowing temperatures to rise more than two degrees above pre-industrial levels would be illegal …

Dear candidate for president of the United States: Congratulations on your decision to pursue a career as leader of the free world. The following exam, while in no way comprehensive, is intended to assess your basic qualifications and level of occupational competency. Though a failing grade does not automatically exclude you from being elected by …

For years pastors have been reluctant to preach on the subject of politics even though the Bible is full of politics and preaching about politics. There are two books titled “Kings.” A helpful historical study of the subject is Alice Baldwin’s The New England Pulpit and the American Revolution: When American Pastors Preached Politics, Resisted …

Recent events have raised the issue, Should the pulpit always avoid politics? It depends on what we mean by “politics;” it demeans the pulpit to use it for partisan politics. But here are ten reasons why I don’t think politics and religion should (or even can) be completely separate: The Word of God has something …

Well folks, we may have hit rock bottom on the political correctness scale. Please make sure you are seated, belted in, and your head is tightly wrapped with duct tape before reading any further. You’ve been warned. Idaho, 2013: James D. Kirk (no, not the Starfleet Captain; that was James T, Kirk) was tried and …

Pastor Tullian Tchividjian, the grandson of famed evangelist Billy Graham and senior pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, is once again claiming “that evangelical Christianity has been tarnished by its association with the religious right.” Tarnished by whom? Who is making this claim and where are they getting their information to formulate an …

My wife and I were flying back to Atlanta from Cleveland on Sunday. As usual, I had my noise cancelling headphones own. I listened to some Italian conversation as well as some songs. One song that popped up was“Get Over It” by the Eagles. Each line of the song reminded me of politics, especially this …

The following is written by David Bahnsen. He is a keen observer of politics. Most of what you will read is about California, but there is a lot of good material on politics in general. — Gary DeMar Mid-term elections can often be more fun than Presidential elections, mainly because more interested and informed voters …

The following is from Freedom Outpost: “The Internal Revenue Service settled a 2012 lawsuit brought by the Freedom from Religion Foundation (FFRM). The lawsuit was settled after the IRS agreed to monitor what is said in houses of worship.” Monitoring churches is something the Nazis did. When German anti-Nazi theologian and Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller …

Pastor Tullian Tchividjian (pronounced cha-vi-jin), the grandson of famed evangelist Billy Graham and senior pastor at Coral Ridge Presbyterian Church in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, “believes that evangelical Christianity has been tarnished by its association with the religious right.” Tarnished by whom? Who is making this claim and where are they getting their information to formulate an opinion? …