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A Liberal’s Idea of a Simplified Tax Code

President Obama is proposing a simplification of the tax code. We’ve heard this before. As it now stands, the tax code consists of 60,000 pages and 3.7 million words. If the IRS wants to get you, it can easily find a way given so many rules. So what should we expect from a modified and […]

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Tax Day, Taxman, and Free Lunches

George Harrison of the Beatles was inspired to write “Taxman,” which first appeared on the 1966 Revolver album, when he discovered how much he was really earning after he paid taxes. He was outraged! “‘Taxman’ was when I first realised that even though we had started earning money, we were actually giving most of it […]

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What is the Duty of All Nations?

While Christians are weakening their particular witness in the area of politics by taking a two-kingdom approach, it’s interesting to take a look at a number of our nation’s more secular founders to see what they believed about how God is the fixed point governmental thought. On June 28, 1787, Benjamin Franklin delivered a stirring speech to those in attendance at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. His words then are no less true today. In fact, they struck a profound prophetic note that serve as a disturbing warning to all who would dismiss the idea that God should govern in the affairs of nations:

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The Lost History of Superman

Superman is an American cultural icon. He is probably one of the most recognized fictional characters in the world. The Superman franchise is a multi-million dollar enterprise. Everything from comic books and movies to Halloween costumes and lunch boxes and everything in between carry the image of the “Man of Steel.” He’s even been immortalized […]

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Three Days and Three Nights

There has been considerable debate over the best way to interpret the three-days and three-night language of Matthew 12:40, either as three 24-hour days of exactly 72 hours or parts of three days and three nights. Because you can’t get three full days if the count begins on Friday, some interpreters have argued for a two-Sabbath approach and a crucifixion on Wednesday and a resurrection on Saturday. What does the Bible say?

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Fallacies of Red Letter Christianity

In the Foreword to Tony Campolo’s book Red Letter Christians, Jim Wallis tells a story about a secular Jewish country-music songwriter and disk jockey who told him that a new social movement was being birthed as a result of Wallis’ God’s Politics and other “social-conscience” books. Here’s how Wallis tells it:

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Constitutional Hermeneutics

Hermeneutics, the science and skill of interpretation, is most often applied to the Bible. But hermeneutics can be applied to any written document. For example, the Constitution is a piece of literature that requires interpretive skill to determine its meaning. I was reminded of this when I read a letter to the editor that appeared […]

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I’m not a spiritual dermatologist

I’m reminded of Jim Croce’s song “Don’t Mess with Big Jim” when asked to mediate disputes with fellow Christians and their ministries: “You don’t pull on Superman’s cape/You don’t spit into the wind/You don’t pull the mask off the old Lone Ranger, and you don’t mess around with Jim.” The Bible was ahead of the […]

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Who Killed Jesus & Why it Matters

Anyone with a Bible, and anyone who has been to church around “Easter,”1 knows the sequence of events surrounding the crucifixion. So why hasn’t there been an upturn in attacks against Jews during Lent? The answer is simple: Because Christians do not see today’s Jews as responsible for Jesus’ death. Abe Foxman of the Anti-Defamation League knows this, and every critic of The Passion of the Christ knew it when it hit theaters in 2004. Jews weren’t attacked in the streets when Cecil B. DeMille’s 1927 silent screen adaptation The King of Kings was shown. The same is true of the 1961 version, dubbed “I Was a Teenage Jesus” by critics, when a blued-eyed Jesus was played by Jeffrey Hunter.

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Health Care at the Point of a Gun

Like anyone else, I believe healthcare is important. The question is, What’s the best way to pay for it? Many believe we should have a government-funded system. There is no such thing. The only way governments can fund anything is by printing money or taking it from people who produce it. Printing money, called “fiat […]

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Southern Poverty Law Center Exposed

Two months ago I received an email from Robin Phillips who works as a researcher and political journalist for the UK pressure group Christian Voice and is a regular contributor to the Kuyper Foundation’s quarterly Journal Christianity and Society. He asked me if I had written anything on the ultra-leftist and anti-Christian Southern Poverty Law […]

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The Statue of Three Lies

The battle for America is being fought on two fronts: In the courts and the universities. If these two institutions remain in the hands of liberals, reversing anti-Christian trends will take decades longer. The universities feed the law schools, the law schools corrupt the minds of impressionable law students, and the courts maintain the status […]

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