Revealing Reactions

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Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has had a rough few days. He inflamed the abortion debate with comments on late term abortion. He was then castigated for a racially insensitive photo on his college yearbook page (he later denied being in the photo). His future in public life is pending. The...

Decency and Service

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Many tributes will be shared this week in reflection on the life of George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States. President Bush died a few days ago and a grateful nation mourns his contribution to our country.

Words Matter

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Pipe bombs and the Pittsburgh shooting are the latest examples of political and religious terrorism in our country. Many commentators have connected these despicable acts to the rise of bombastic, vitriolic political and religious rhetoric over the past few years. While killing or attempting to...

An Alarming Proposition

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The Kavanaugh confirmation process was a pivotal moment in recent American political history. Time will reveal its long-term importance. Much of what happened was driven by serious issues, but the debate and dialogue about them was often drowned out by bloggers and bloviates. In the midst of the...

Using Freedom Wisely

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A young man was recently dismissed from the baseball team at the University of Georgia, and may face further University discipline, for apparently shouting racist remarks in the stands during a football game. The University was within its rights to take this action. Every school, including...

It Gets Personal

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While the nation has been riveted by sexual accusations and battles over reproductive rights surrounding a Supreme Court nominee, these issues have been more personal in my recent ministry. Leaders in the following two situations have sought my counsel.

Sacrifice

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Modern protesters don’t really bother me. Non-violent protests are a valid way to express an opinion, make a point, or otherwise stir the political pot. When Colin Kaepernick knelt during the national anthem, and persuaded other athletes to follow his lead, it really didn’t offend or inspire me...

Medals

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My two favorite women in the news recently are Gina Haspel and Maxine Thompson. Haspel is the first woman ever nominated to lead the CIA and Thompson shot a man who was trying to break into her home.

A Banned Book

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Assembly Bill 2943, if passed, will add language to California’s consumer protection laws which prohibit selling materials which challenge current politically-correct standards of gender and marriage. Hard to believe, but the sale of a book upholding the definition of marriage used by every...

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