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Youths’ support for Ron Paul is misplaced

Youths' support for Ron Paul is misplaced

In the 20-plus years that I have worked as a conservative activist, I’ve spoken on almost 200 university campuses — usually to Republican and conservative groups. Over time, I have observed changes in attitude among many young Republicans — and I believe these shifts help explain the rise of Ron Paul. Where young Republicans once had a sense of purpose and traditional values, now many don’t want to hear about “values” such as marriage, life, or family–just talk about the economy.

2012 Restoration Rally Planned for SD Capitol

2012 Restoration Rally Planned for SD Capitol

Christians from across the state of South Dakota will be gathering at the Capitol Building in Pierre on Tuesday, January 10 to pray for state legislators and the laws that will be considered this session. Find out how you can join in the event.

Another Gospel 

Another Gospel 

The Bible doesn’t leave us hanging. It shows us the way home, how we’re supposed to get across the gulf that exists between us and God. The question that needs to be asked is: do you believe in personal salvation based upon the life, the death and the resurrection of Jesus? Or do you believe in a collective salvation which is diametrically opposed to the truth who was born in a manger, lived a perfect life, died on a cross in payment for sin, and rose from the dead.

Mary Did You Know?

Mary Did You Know?

This is one of my most favorite songs, especially around Christmas. I can’t listen to it without getting emotional.Many people have done their own version of this song, but I like Michael English’s the best.  There is a different YouTube version of this video than the one below, one that contains clips from a Jesus […]

In The Beginning Was the Word

In The Beginning Was the Word

The Gospel of John, Chapter One: 1 In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. 2 He was with God in the beginning. 3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made. 4 In him was life, and that […]

Calgary Welcomes Occupiers, Arrests Christians

Calgary Welcomes Occupiers, Arrests Christians

The war against God in the public square is not confined to the United States. It is being waged in most Western countries to silence and curtail the religious freedom of Christians. Listen to this report about how Calgary’s Muslim mayor welcomed the Occupy Wall Street Marxists into city hall, but charged a Christian preacher with trespassing.

Tebowing v. Showboating

Tebowing v. Showboating

Humility is not a virtue readily found in America today – especially on the field of play. A football player makes a touchdown, a forward slam dunks the ball, or a designated hitter rockets a grand slam out of the park, and it’s all about high-stepping, chest-bumping, trash-talking and other over-the-top behaviors intended to send the message, “I am the greatest.” Perhaps this is part of why Tim Tebow’s conduct on the football field evokes so much antipathy from so many in the media and others in the ranks of professional sports.

Merry Christmas From a Non-Christian Head of State

Merry Christmas From a Non-Christian Head of State

While in some parts of the world, those in power want to kill and eradicate Christians, here we see the Prime Minister of the Jewish state of Israel wishing Christians a Merry Christmas. In this video clip, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu–the Jewish head of a Jewish nation–wishes the Christians in his country and around the world a Merry Christmas (something a few people find themselves unable to do here in the United States where we have a 200+ year old Christian heritage and where more than 80% of Americans still call themselves Christians).

Celebrating Christmas Could Be a Death Sentence for Some

Celebrating Christmas Could Be a Death Sentence for Some

Despite several decades of war by secularists on Christianity and the celebration of Christmas, we still have it pretty good in America. When you take a look around the world, at the high cost in some places of identifying with the name of Christ, we are extremely blessed here. In many countries, it can cost you your life to be recognized as a Christian.

Morality is Divinely Inspired

Morality is Divinely Inspired

The American colonist’s believed it was necessary to build a moral culture in their communities if their experiment in self-government was to be successful. Their schools taught the moral values of Jesus Christ as recorded in the New Testament. But some 50 years ago, secularism became the new religion in our schools–bringing with it the tragedy of Columbine and similar incidents repeated every year.

$pending This Christmas or Spending It Well

$pending This Christmas or Spending It Well

The Christmas season is once again upon us and with it overwhelming encouragement from Madison Avenue to spend what we have not earned to buy what we cannot afford. This Christmas let us not be swept away by the illusory claims of consumerism; instead, let us revel in God’s gracious gifts, to drink deeply the wonder of relationships and life and every moment of this season—these will leave you truly satisfied and debt free!

Time for an American Deborah?

Time for an American Deborah?

This video pretty much sums up my thoughts on the GOP presidential candidates. So without further adieu… According to the video description, this video is by Jerry McGlothlin, CEO of Special Guests, Inc. Special Guests, established in 1986, is a leading supplier of expert guests to Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, and other popular talk shows.

Thankful at the StopLight

Thankful at the StopLight

While you’re here at this StopLight, take a moment and think about what we have to be grateful for. Also, think about all that our forefathers went through, while still maintaining a thankful attitude.

Giving Thanks: A National Tradition

Giving Thanks: A National Tradition

As we, once again, approach this national day of “thanksgiving” I thought it necessary to reflect upon our nation’s long history of acknowledging and giving thanks to Almighty God. On October 3, 1789 George Washington issued the nation’s first presidential proclamation in which he called the nation to set aside a day for giving thanks to that “great and glorious Being who is the beneficent author of all the good that was, that is, or that will be….”

Liberal violence rising

Liberal violence rising

While necessity is the mother of invention, sloth and envy beget mediocrity and upheaval – the twin siblings of secular-socialism. It is in this vein that a rebellious and increasingly violent spirit of incoherent anarchy continues to fester in urban centers across the nation. This is most evident in the form of the envy-driven “Occupy wherever” nonsense embraced by the “progressive” establishment.

The Religious Roots of My Libertarian Leaning

The Religious Roots of My Libertarian Leaning

My original attraction to libertarian ideals started in political theory and theology rather than in politics. This is not surprising because I did both part of my undergraduate work and three years of my postgraduate work in philosophy and biblical studies. Jefferson’s Declaration of Independence contains a very clear example of the mixture of Libertarian ideals with religious philosophy.

Thanksgiving Family Forum: GOP Candidates on Social Issues

Thanksgiving Family Forum: GOP Candidates on Social Issues

The Thanksgiving Family Forum, a discussion of what is known in modern culture as “social issues” by the GOP presidential candidates. It was held yesterday at the First Federated Church, Des Moines, Iowa. It was moderated by Frank Luntz. Most of the GOP candidates were there to participate in this forum that was very different than all the conventional debates we’ve seen so far, and they talked about what George Washington called the “indispensable supports” of our political prosperity. The issues discussed here make this forum quite likely the most important one you can view leading up to the 2012 election.

2011 Pulpit Freedom Sunday a Success

2011 Pulpit Freedom Sunday a Success

Eric Stanley of the Alliance Defense Fund was on Wallbuilders Live yesterday, discussing the Pulpit Initiative. This effort started in 2007 by the Alliance Defense Fund to challenge the unconstitutional tax code provision fostered in 1954 by then Senator Lyndon Johnson to silence his nonprofit political enemies. This year, 539 pastors participated, and next year even more are expected to come on board.

Is There Hope for America?

Is There Hope for America?

Marybeth Hicks, author of Don’t Let the Kids Drink the Kool-aid, says that she makes the statement that conservatives and Christians have pretty much lost the culture war for the hearts and minds of our children. But wars that once appeared lost can flare up anew, and the tables can turn. Do Christians who understand and appreciate our moral heritage in America have the determination to regain what we’ve forfeited in the last 50 years?

Homosexual Activists Seek to Force Values on Businesses

Homosexual Activists Seek to Force Values on Businesses

Homosexual activists in Iowa who want to force a Christian businesswoman to affirm their counterfeiting of marriage. Two lesbians want to call their union “marriage” and insist that a Christian baker make a wedding cake for them. This is another clear illustration that the homosexual agenda is not about tolerance, but about forcing people and society in general to affirm their unhealthy and immoral sexual behaviors.

My Ministry Dilemma

My Ministry Dilemma

I have been writing my weekly commentaries for nearly ten years now and I remain amazed and humbled by the scope and audience the Lord has granted. However, for those of you who have been following my ministry for at least the last couple of years, you know that I have recently added a new ministry direction. I will henceforth soften my self-imposed commitment to publishing an article each and every week.

Amazing Grace on the Black Keys

Amazing Grace on the Black Keys

Virtually everyone in America has heard the old song “Amazing Grace.” But probably not many people know Amazing Grace was written by a former slaver named John Newton. Fewer still may know that it was written on the foundation of black spiritual slave songs. Some believe God engineered this to make it clear that we are ALL connected, all His children, whether black or white or slave or free.

Occupy Movement Has a Covetousness Problem

Occupy Movement Has a Covetousness Problem

Frank Turek has written a column that every American–pro-American Tea Party patriot, Marxist occupationist, and in between–should read. These graphs point out the great strides in affluence much of the world has made since 1800, especially in the West. This informational also points out that even the “poor” in America have it better than the vast majority of the world. So what is the real problem? Is it capitalism? Is it Wall Street? Is it “Jew bankers?” No, it is sin. The sins of envy and covetousness being chief among them in this instance.

Obama Makes Contempt for Christian Heritage Clear

Obama Makes Contempt for Christian Heritage Clear

Thanks, President Obama, for making it even more clear where you stand with your contempt for America’s Christian heritage. After the U.S. House of Representatives reaffirmed yesterday our national motto of “In God We Trust,” President Obama proceeded this morning to mock and minimize this act. Remember that Obama has on more than one occasion misled people about our national motto, as well as shown his disdain for our Christian heritage. What did Benjamin Franklin say about a people who think they no longer need God’s assistance?

Thinking Christianly About Economics

Thinking Christianly About Economics

Your immediate response may be, “What does Christianity have to do with economics?” In response, I would say: everything, if you think of economics as the system and means of production and exchange whereby people meet their own and each other’s essential needs. What qualifies Christianity to speak on economics? Simply put, to properly understand economics, you must begin with a proper understanding of man.