Credibly Accused

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There’s a new phrase, really a new meaning attached to an old phrase, that’s gaining popularity as a standard for justice – credibly accused. People are using this phrase to demand accountability – ranging from public apology to resignation to legal punishment – for people who have broken social...

Expectations

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Governor Gavin Newsom recently placed a moratorium on the death penalty in California. No executions will take place while he is governor. Newsom declared in a written statement, “The intentional killing of another person is wrong. And as governor, I will not oversee the execution of any...

Logical Progression

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The recent furor over full term abortion laws in New York and Virginia reminded me again how shortsighted many people are about the ramifications of their decisions. People being in favor of full term abortions should not be all that shocking. It’s the natural outcome of a decision-making...

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.

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