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 clich├ęs are … Continue reading Pro-Life Reasoning Not Limited to Conservatives, Religious

Abortion Violence No Solution

Originally published in the Daily Beacon April 16, 2007 "While the other side is out bombing clinics, we'll be electing candidates!" This quote, from the late California senator Alan Cranston, reflects a very destructive trend in the abortion wars. All too frequently, the attempt is made to generalize the entire pro life movement as being … Continue reading Abortion Violence No Solution

The Christian Enigma of Donald Trump

So, what is an Evangelical Christian to make of the President? Here is my current perspective, subject to change.I didn't vote for Trump because of concerns about his moral character and his latecomer status to the conservative cause. I still have concerns about the former, but have been pleasantly surprised at the latter.For the most … Continue reading The Christian Enigma of Donald Trump

“The Church Needs To…” Misconceptions About Faith Based Charity

A number of years ago I was talking with an old friend who had not been to church in a while. One of the reasons he gave was that he did not feel that churches were doing enough to help people in need. While I ceded that there was always room for improvement , I … Continue reading “The Church Needs To…” Misconceptions About Faith Based Charity