That’s right, everybody! Tonight, July 5th, I’ll be on the air as guest of Gator’s Radio Experience on Salem’s 1430 KYKN. This is a great radio show. I listen to it nearly every day.
Tune in for the first hour of the show, from 4-5PM Pacific Time as we discuss one of my recent articles. Then stick around for the second half of the show as Gator and Denise discuss the important political issues of the day.
So, if you’re in the Salem, OR area, tune your AM dial to 1430 or, no matter where you are, listen live at KYKN.com. Just click “Listen Live” at the top of the page.
This last week I had the pleasure of reading If You Can Keep It, the
latest book from renowned author Eric Metaxas. Metaxas is a #1 New York Times best-selling author, best known for biographies of such greats as Dietrich Bonhoeffer and William Wilberforce. An acclaimed speaker and cultural commentator, he is also the host of a syndicated daily radio show, The Eric Metaxas Show. In this latest book, he examines the fundamentals of American liberty, offering a critique and recommendations on how “we the people” can safeguard this precious gift.
What started out as a simple effort to make my voice heard quickly became a window of insight into the variety of couth and civility among RNC delegates for this month’s convention. Continue reading
“Convention delegates should be free to vote their conscience,” says Kendal Unruh, founder of www.freethedelgates.com . Unruh, a Colorado delegate to the GOP convention and member of the convention’s Rules Committee, has begun, or rather, has consolidated a movement among GOP voters to encourage the delegates to next month’s convention to vote their consciences, rather than “bind” themselves to the results of their states’ respective primaries.
Kendal Unruh leads her troops into battle in order to save the GOP and, possibly, America
About a week and a half ago, I made a decision that I have been contemplating for some
time – I changed my registered political affiliation away from the Republican Party (which party I switched to is not really the point here. It wasn’t the Democratic Party, by the way. In fact, I am still researching party platforms and their implications before I fully commit. I might even register as an independent, though I doubt it, because I feel that when we work together collectively, we accomplish more). I know that there are many with whom I hold much in common who will criticize this move as abandoning the most conservative major party, or taking my ball and going home when I lose by the rules, or some other such nonsense. So, I thought I’d set the record straight. Continue reading
What is the difference of pledging allegiance to “one nation under God,” versus “one nation under Jesus Christ?” Is liberty, as the framers of the Constitution understood it, possible without an acknowledgment of a divine authority which bestows such liberty? These are just two of the questions that Kevin Seamus Hasson addresses in his new book, Believers, Thinkers, and Founders.  Continue reading
“When we stop stuffing down and hiding our failures, we see that God really does love us just as we are. This is freedom! We are no longer enslaved to our shortcomings. We no longer have to hide in shame.”
I just finished reading Beloved Mess: God’s Perfect Love for Your Imperfect Life, the newest book by Kimm Crandall, that releases this month. I approached the book as just another book to blog about, one that is outside my usual sphere of reading. What I found was a book that impacted me deeply – an intelligently written book that speaks straight to the heart – and it has left its mark on me. Continue reading
Last night, America witnessed a horrific event as terrorist Omar Mateen entered and Orlando, FL nightclub and murdered at least 50 people, injuring as many others, then died in a shootout with Orlando police. Hours later, amid reports that Mateen had called 9-1-1 prior to the attack, declaring allegiance to the Islamic State, ISIS claimed responsibility for this heinous act on its Amaq news agency. Mateen was apparently a security officer with ready access to weapons, having passed background checks, and with no criminal record. Continue reading
Alister McGrath is, arguably, one of the keenest intellectuals in Western Christianity today. A former atheist, he is internationally recognized as a historian, biochemist, and theologian, and is the Chair of Theology, Ministry and Education at Kings College in London. In his 2010 book, The Passionate Intellect: Christian Faith and the Discipleship of the Mind, Continue reading
I first encountered the annihilationist perspective in 2014. I was taking an Eschatology class for my Masters of Divinity program at Liberty University. Continue reading