Little ‘who-the-heck-is-Butler’ will face off against Goliath Duke University on Monday evening in the national basketball championship. Home of Dr. Theo, Butler University was named “Best in the Midwest” by U.S. News & World Report. Butler University emphasizes a liberal arts-infused education that develops engaged citizens committed to making a positive difference in the world.
As religious broadcaster Shawn Boonstra recounts, it was another Sunday morning before Easter, yet the bereaved felt more as though it were the Friday night of Calvary weekend. An enemy had ripped away a best friend’s life. Instead of a cross or a murdering act executed by a Roman spear, it was nature’s killer rage that created a 9.0 earthquake deep in the ocean. And as in time past, when people stood standing at the tomb of Joseph of Arimathea, the cry of the human heart asked the same question: God, why in the world did you allow this to happen?
The best of the best at Dakota Voice last week, including: An Open Letter to the Evil Tyrants in Washington; Howard Dean: ObamaCare is Redistribution; Anything’s possible in Gov’s race: kind of a continuation; Poll: Tea Party More Trustworthy, Knowledgeable Than Congress; Another Dem Admits: Health Care Bill is Wealth Redistribution; Tea Partier Has Chris Matthews for Lunch; Can Govt Health Care Bill Be Repealed? You Bet!; and more.
This is the story of the first “Easter weekend.” It doesn’t begin as a happy affair, since it’s told from the perspective of the apostle Peter, who is still wracked by the guilt of having denied his friend and Messiah three times publicly. What must it have been like for Peter that Easter weekend, knowing he had denied even knowing his best friend the Messiah? But the story has a happy ending…
The Second Annual Tax Day Tea Party is coming up on Thursday April 15. Citizens for Liberty here in Rapid City will be joining hundreds if not thousands of communities around the United States on Tax Day to hold our second patriotic protest against big taxes and big government, and for limited, constitutional government.
Last week I wrote how Israel’s neglect of the poor was a central offense against God that led to their Babylonian exile and that we, too, have neglected those in need in our own times. This neglect, I argued, has led to increased government intervention. However, we need to go further by asking, “Who are the poor among us?”