In Everything Give Thanks

The holiday we now call “Thanksgiving” is rooted in the harvest celebration of the Plymouth Pilgrims in 1621. And their harvest celebration had excellent biblical precedent: At least three feasts in Israel included thanks for the blessings of the various harvests. The Feasts of Firstfruits (March-April), Weeks/Pentecost (May-June), and Tabernacles (September-October) all included thanks for various harvests during the agricultural year. George Washington encouraged the celebration of “Thanksgiving” and Abraham Continue reading

UNESCO resolution denies Israel’s historic connection to the Temple Mount

Unbelievable! As Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu observed, “To say Israel has no connection to the Temple Mount and the Western Wall is like saying that China has no connection to the Great Wall of China or that Egypt has no connection to the Pyramids!”

It appears obvious that UNESCO did this to appease Muslim extremists. In fact, UNESCO executive board members France, Greece, Italy, Spain, and Sweden all voted to Continue reading

Vote with God on your side

God used an imperfect man and a history book with a flawed thesis to prevent a war that would have devastated the planet.

In the early 60s, Americans understood the nuclear threat and Christians prayed for [President] Kennedy on a regular basis. When [a book called The Guns of August] fell into his hands, it was an answer to prayer.

Even if you think a President — or other leader — Continue reading

A Message About Sexual Orientation

Recent reports indicate that the Obama administration has released new guidelines that require all federally-funded women’s shelters to admit men who identify themselves as women.  The potential for abuse and predatory behavior is obvious.  However, the real and eternal life-threatening problem lies in the bigger picture.  Ken Ham in his Answers In Genesis blog writes,

Now as Christians, we should have compassion on all people who are in need Continue reading

Ceding Sovereignty

hlr161007_300x154On September 28, FEMA, the FCC, and the National Weather Service conducted a nationwide test of the Emergency Alert System (EAS). EAS allows the federal government to take complete control of the content of television and radio stations, as well as cable systems.

Broadcasters are required to place the EAS switch Continue reading

The New European Union

Recently, European Union leaders gathered for a summit in Slovakia. It was anything but business as usual.

They discussed the turmoil created by the recent Middle East migration tsunami — which nations like Germany and France at first welcomed and even encouraged. Then they discussed the possible break-up of the EU with the British exit and the threatened desertion of several other nations.

Some of the old Warsaw Pact nations Continue reading

Kings of the East

North Korea and its weapons testing has been the subject of past UN Security Council meetings. And though official action has been adopted, nothing of any great consequence has ever resulted.

But North Korea’s most recent weapons testing is different for a couple of reasons. First, the nuclear devices NK exploded a few days ago were more powerful than anything they’ve tested before. Probably because the North Koreans claim to Continue reading

Christianity’s World-Wide Positive Impact

With all of the negativity Christianity has been receiving lately, it seems the bigger and overarching picture may have disappeared from view.  Robert Morgan conveys it well in his book, The Strength You Need (Nashville, TN: W Publishing Group, 2016).    From page 43:

Christianity has changed the planet more than any other philosophy or faith system ever conceived on our globe.  Christians have been at the vanguard of the abolition of slavery, the Continue reading

So-called “Christians” Encouraging Israel to Commit National Suicide

[In August] the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America (ELCA) held its Churchwide Assembly. At that gathering, the delegates representing the individual congregations agreed to join their voices and efforts together to urge America to force Israel to walk the plank.

I’m on old sailor, so that’s how I would describe it. You may choose to say, “…urge America to force Israel to commit national suicide.” Either way, the result is the Continue reading

Welcome to the End-Times!

Recently, the Russian military moved as many as 40,000 troops, along with tanks, armored vehicles, and air force units, to staging areas along Russia’s border with Ukraine.

Russia is also conducting massive military exercises nearby and in Belarus, north of Ukraine.

Some media organizations are noting that these are the same preparations Russia made before invading and annexing Ukraine’s southern peninsula of Crimea in 2014.

Some are speculating that Russia Continue reading

Threat to Religious Rights extends to Universities

“It’s pretty amazing how quickly we got here, to a place in society where those of faith are to be silenced by the loud and powerful few; where one’s conscience counts only if it reflects the extreme views of the political elite.”

This week, Cathi Herrod, President of Center for Arizona Policy, wrote this news update on California’s SB 1146, a bill that would have forced religious universities in Continue reading