The Christmas Story is Not about a Homeless Couple

With Congress wrangling over amnesty for illegal aliens, the budget, taxes, earmarks, and the extension of unemployment benefits, it won’t be long before we hear liberals telling conservatives how unchristian they are for not voting for more government aid to help the poor. And they will appeal to the Bible in an attempt to make their point. Every Christmas season we hear the inevitable revisionis [...]

A Modern Crime from the Bible

My daughter-in-law’s mother teaches orchestra at a local public school. One day, as she was going down the stairs, she slipped and fell and received a sever shoulder injury that required surgery. She could have been killed. It turns out that a student had squirted baby oil on the steps. The administration did very little to track down the culprits. No one was ever charged. My daughter-in-law&rsquo [...]

Democracy Good and Bad

“You shall not follow the masses in doing evil, nor shall you testify in a dispute so as to turn aside after a multitude in order to pervert justice” (Ex. 23:2). As I mentioned in a previous article, The Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) claims that American Vision believes that the “U.S. was founded as a ‘Christian nation’ and that its democracy should be replaced with a theocratic government b [...]

America's Real Bullies (Update)

Update: I just received a copy of the Spring 2010 (10.3) issue of The Social Contract. The Editor read about American Vision being included on the SPLC “hate” list and sent me a copy. It’s a comprehensive expose of the SPLC. For more information, go to New Jersey has passed an aggressive anti-bullying statute. The “Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights,” as it’s [...]

Does the Bible Teach Bullying?

Bullying is a hot topic right now, especially in relation to homosexuality. Some would argue that the teachings in the Bible regarding homosexuality lead to bullying and mistreatment of homosexuals. When the law arrests someone for committing a crime, is that bullying? [...]

Eschatology Matters: Can the World be Changed?

How we view the future directly impacts the way we live in the present. If we believe that the ultimate decay of our culture is inevitable, can we truly be motivated to fight it. Hope for cultural reformation will fuel efforts to that end. [...]

Eschatology Matters: Competing Worldviews

Christians aren’t the only ones with a view of the future. Every religion and major social or political movement has an eschatology that effects how they conduct day to day life. In this episode Gary looks at some of the various major eschatological views and the impact they have had on our culture. [...]

Post Election Reflection

There’s been a lot of post-election reflection. One of the more interesting trends that has surfaced is that evangelicals got back into the political battle. From about 1925 to 1975, evangelicals were not viewed as a definitive voting-block. Evangelicals were generally dismissive of politics for a variety of reasons. The 1973 pro-abortion Roe v. Wade decision and the earlier 1962 prayer ((Engel v. [...]

Why Liberals Can't Deal with Bullying

The television show “Glee” (a show I’ve never seen) is going to deal with bullying later this season. I suspect that bullying has been going on for a long time. The strong often prey on the weak for any number of reasons. Bullies are cowards. They are middle management. Those at the top of the social pecking order hardly ever bully. They don’t need to. Those in the middle bully to claim what’s lef [...]

So What's Your View of the Future and Does It Matter?

The future of government must be considered from a variety of perspectives. It is not enough to consider only the civil dimensions of government. In biblical terms, Government is multifaceted and multi-jurisdictional. The future of government must be considered in all of its dimensions, beginning with the individual and including civil affairs. If individuals abdicate responsibilities in the areas [...]

Is Civilization a Sinking Ship?

Many Christians believe that civilization is a sinking ship, they view involvement in politics or culture as “polishing the brass” on a sinking ship - totally pointless. According to these Christians, we are only here to “win souls” for Christ and not worry about the rest of the world. How does this worldview measure up with God’s Word - is this what the Bible teaches [...]

Homosexual Encounter Culminated in Tragic Suicide

The tragic suicide of a freshman at Rutgers University after a homosexual encounter was secretly taped and then made public, raises many questions. Who was the other guy in the encounter and was this a set up? Why, in spite of the homosexual-friendly campus, did this young man feel the need to commit suicide? How far will we end up going as a society to accept homosexuality? [...]

A "Howse" Built on Prophetic Sand

You’re thinking that I misspelled “house.” I didn’t. The reference is to Brannon Howse who heads up Worldview Weekend. A better designation would be “World-Ending Weekend” since so many of his speakers and article topics push an end-of-the-world eschatology. Howse warns his young audiences of the dangers facing society with one batch of speakers and then with another batch of speakers tells the sa [...]

Cutting the Cable from Your Skyhook Religion

Christians disagree on a lot of issues. One of the areas of big disagreement is whether we should just be about “preaching the gospel.” Getting people saved is the Christian’s priority. All this stuff about cultural, social, and political Christianity is a distraction of the gospel. In fact, so the argument goes, the more we address social issues, the less the unsaved will be attracted to the Bibl [...]

The Battle for America

A high school test in New York blatantly lauds Islam while slamming Christianity. A seminary in California plans to train Imams and Rabbis along with Christian Pastors. In his book Slavery, Terrorism and Islam Peter Hammond notes that the level of governmental control increases in direct proportion to the Islamic population percentage. The scary part is that the reality of this can be seen through [...]

I Remember Mama (1948)

Worldview Observation: The family, not the State, is the basic government of society. “The nuclear family is the central building block of Western civilization.” ((“A New Kind of Spouse in the House,” U. S. News & World Report (August 21, 1989), 14.)) A few weeks ago I was in Los Angeles working on a film project with Darren Doane, director of Collision (2009). Mostly I was observing. At the e [...]

Ann Coulter Speaking at HOMOCON?

Controversial conservative speaker and author, Ann Coulter, is set to speak at GOProud’s, HOMOCON 2010. This engagement resulted in her removal from the upcoming World Net Daily conference, “Taking America Back”. It is unfortunate that Coulter is willing to be a vehicle of legitimacy for a group that certainly goes against the foundation of conservatism. [...]

True Flower Power

After a few years of peace, love and protesting, the Woodstock generation dropped out of sight. Forty years later we see them once more in the public eye, now in positions of leadership, power and influence, effecting change of the worst kind. For forty years, the enemies of Christ’s kingdom were laboring for the furtherance of their cause, rising through the ranks to the top of their respec [...]

Should Rape be Illegal?

According the the Proposition 8 decision, religion can no longer be considered when determining whether a sexual practice is morally and legally wrong. But this creates a few problems. When you take away religious considerations, there are quite a few evils left open for debate. For instance, apart from religious morality, how can you argue that rape is morally or legally wrong? If you maintain an [...]

Homosexual Marriage Isn't as Good as Heterosexual Marriage

Marriage is an establishment of God, a creation ordinance, set forth in Genesis and reiterated by Jesus in Matthew 19. If the Bible isn’t true, and isn’t the standard we should live by, then marriage shouldn’t exist at all. Attempting to rationalize and sanction homosexual marriage is ludicrous and inconsistent with an atheistic worldview. [...]