Pro-Life Reasoning Not Limited to Conservatives, Religious

Updated version of an article originally published in The Daily Beacon on Friday, January 16, 2009 A problem with our modern political discourse is the tendency to rely on bumper-sticker logic as a substitute for substantive reason. Nowhere is this more evident than in the eternal war over the ethics of abortion. The clichés are … Continue reading Pro-Life Reasoning Not Limited to Conservatives, Religious

The “Conversion Therapy” Controversy Part 2

In Part 1 of our discussion, we looked at the constant calls by politicians to ban so-called "Conversion Therapy" for individuals with unwanted same-sex attraction (SSA). We also examined the fallacious nature of the accusations and how the current political climate has made it extremely difficult to have a rational discussion of these issues. Those … Continue reading The “Conversion Therapy” Controversy Part 2

The “Conversion Therapy” Controversy Part 1

Are you "pro-choice?" Those on the left side of the political spectrum often like to describe themselves by this title, loudly proclaiming that medical decisions should be between an individual and their doctor or service provider. Yet if you support a (sic) "woman's right to choose" in regards to abortion, why would you not also … Continue reading The “Conversion Therapy” Controversy Part 1

The Hurricane’s Eye: A Message of Hope (with David Pope)

Four years ago, our Nation was rocked to its very core as we sat transfixed on the image of the mighty World Trade Center crumbling to the ground, killing thousands of people and doing millions in economic loss. In recent weeks, we have faced a similar crisis as Hurricanes Katrina and Rita have devastated the … Continue reading The Hurricane’s Eye: A Message of Hope (with David Pope)

Equality Must Go Both Ways

The notion of equality is a very noble one. Every right guaranteed by our Constitution is equally available to every law abiding American citizen. This is at the very core of the American experience. Many of these rights are specifically enumerated, such as freedom of speech, press, religion, etc. Other, non-enumerated rights can be more … Continue reading Equality Must Go Both Ways

A Response to “The West Wing” Bible Scene

One would think this would be old news by now, but a twenty year old television clip continues to make waves today. More specifically, this scene from the critically acclaimed TV show “The West Wing” is still frequently used in an attempt to discredit both the Bible and those who believe it: https://youtu.be/S1-ip47WYWc The second … Continue reading A Response to “The West Wing” Bible Scene

Jesus and Homosexuality

As the endless culture wars continue to escalate in our nation and around the world, much of the rhetoric centers around the issue of homosexuality. Furthermore, people on all sides of the debate clamor to make the Lord Jesus Christ a spokesman for their cause. If you are in this situation, I would like to … Continue reading Jesus and Homosexuality

“F Word” Needs Clearer Definition

Published on The Tennessee Journalist May 27, 2009 ..no, not THAT "f-word." Rather, the f-word I refer to sometimes draws an even more negative reaction. That word is "Fundamentalism." "Fundamentalist" is a specifically Christian term. Consequentially, much modern usage in the media (i.e. referring to ISIS as "Islamic Fundamentalists") is a severe misrepresentation of both … Continue reading “F Word” Needs Clearer Definition