Obama Praises Roe v Wade

“Because this is a country where everyone deserves the same freedom and opportunities to fulfill their dreams.” –President Barack Obama That was the closing line of the full statement that President Obama put out regarding the forty-first annivesary of Roe v. Wade, the Supreme Court ruling that made void the laws against abortion. Indeed, the full statement reads:   [quote] Today, […]

My Thoughts On Syria

Like many of you I have been watching with deep concern the whole matter regarding Syria, the use of chemical weapons, whether or not America will respond militarily, and so forth. My mind and heart have been all over the map. One moment I have been all for blasting Syria into the stone age, and not just for the supposed […]

A Prayer for President Obama

On this the public inauguration day for President Obama’s second term, I offer the following prayer: Our Heavenly Father, I earnestly pray for our president. I believe the words of Romans 13:1 which declare, “For there is no authority except from God, and those that exist have been instituted by God.” I believe that you have sovereignly willed that Barack […]

A Note to our Bethel Family

An email to our wonderful Bethel Church family, regarding the election: Hi Friends . . . . . A number of you have visited with me today about the election; some of you in tears, others of you neutral, still others of you pleased. I know that even in our church family, within our staff and among our members, there […]

For Kings and All in High Positions

After President Obama was elected in 2008 I penned these words for my blog. They are as true today as they were then, as they were 2,000 years ago when the apostles were weighing in on such matters. Here they are again, slightly adapted for the events of the past twenty-four hours: Whether you went to bed filled with utter […]

Assad, Obama, and the Culture of Death

Two headlines really struck me as sick and sad. They speak to a fascination with death and power and narcissism. They speak to the demise of the weak at the hand of the strong. They reflect a justification for self-preservation over and above things more transcendent. Even though the two headlines address two completely different geopolitical regimes—one being Syria and […]