Last Saturday, I listened to a politician who is running for a soon-to-be-vacant Senate seat. I don’t normally invest my Saturday mornings in politicians: I’ve found the return on investment to be somewhat inverted. But hey, there was free fried chicken and eggs in it for me, which is more than I normally get out […]
I received the following email from a well-intentioned by misinformed Christian about taxation: “Hello, I see that you are sponsoring an internet link to stop the Congress from passing a bill that would cause Americans to pay taxes on items bought over the Internet. “Surely I do not have to remind you that we were […]
I’m beginning to think that when we tell future generations about the 2010 tea party, they will accuse us of historical revisionism. “It never happened.” “There’s no historical evidence.” The fiscal cliff media is a total joke. By far the vast majority of the discussion has revolved around taxes, when by far the biggest part […]
“I have never understood why it is ‘greed’ to want to keep the money you’ve earned, but not greed to want to want to take somebody else’s money.” — Thomas Sowell, Barbarians Inside the Gates and other Controversial Essays An article I read carried this headline: “Big NY voter majority favors ‘millionaire tax.’” Articles like […]
Last week, Jan Schakowsky, a Democrat Congresswoman from Chicago, defended deficit spending and welfare by advancing the old Social Gospel on the floor of the House. She asked fiscal conservatives four questions and quoted the Bible in support of each one. (Why there was no huge outcry from the ACLU or the Freedom From Religion […]
Restoring America One County at a Time is now completed. In response to requests, below is the Master Index to the web text version. The 32-part video series is free online at our YouTube channel. The book versions are available as well. For the main book, we have condensed the war chapter, but this has given American Vision […]
The Occupiers are pulling out all the stops to support their failing cause. When Leftists start appealing to the Bible, you know they’re in trouble. How many times have we heard that “religion and politics don’t mix,” “you can’t impose your morality on others,” or “there’s a separation of church and state”? These conservative prohibitions […]
There is no doubt that the sin of Adam and Eve was met with a curse from God. Part of that curse came upon the ground, and thus upon our work: cursed is the ground because of you; in pain you shall eat of it all the days of your life; thorns and thistles it […]
George Stephanopoulos (Γεώργιος Στεφανόπουλος), the descendant of Greek immigrants, stated that companies that go overseas to avoid paying high taxes in America are “unpatriotic.” Was it unpatriotic for his Greek relatives to leave their home country to find a better life in the United States? When they left Greece, they ended up not paying any Greek […]
Wealthy people get a bum rap. In spite of the higher taxes they already pay, most people are in favor of punishing them for their wealth by taxing them even more. The truth is that wealthy people have made possible many of our modern technological advances as well as creating most people’s jobs. Watch this edition of Vantage Point for a biblical view of wealth and economy.
Some claim that the first rule of economics is supply and demand, other insist that it is scarcity. Neither of these answers is correct. Want to find out if you know the correct answer? Watch Vantage Point now to find out!
As things normally go in the world of professional talk, an off-hand comment by a conservative commentator has provided another occasion for a liberal pundit to make an idiot out of himself (please excuse the redundancy). In a now well-known clip (thanks to leftist commentator Lawrence O’Donnell, as we shall see), Rush Limbaugh confronts the […]
What is the proper relationship between praying and doing? That is, after praying is the petitioner required to do anything about what she is praying for? If a person prays for employment, does he have to look for work? When you pray to play the piano well, do you still have to practice? Praying that […]
For decades pastors have been timid about preaching politics from the pulpit. The Old Testament prophets would have been stunned by such timidity. A good many modern-day churches believe that they have some very good biblical reasons for not touching on the subject of politics from the pulpit. Many believe they are prohibited from doing […]
Most people who refer use the phrase “render unto Caesar” don’t consider the biblical account in its context—either its biblical context, or historical context. This causes considerable misunderstanding and confusion about the issue of legitimate Authority among Christians. The Context The confrontation (Matt. 22:15–22) takes place in the setting of a larger narrative about Jesus’ […]
It was in the midst of a great depression. Famine and drought had swept the land; food shortages squeezed towns and families; prices skyrocketed; the effects were international; complaining echoed across workplaces and markets; social unrest was building. Something had to be done. Everyone looked to the one place which had reserves (built by prior taxation): the government.
Many Christians are still locked into the conviction that the Bible speaks to a very narrow slice of life. Of course, all Christians believe that the Bible has some very specific things to say about prayer, Bible reading, worship, and evangelism.