Trump communicated to Christians and silent majority

The day after President Trump's inauguration, Democratic organizers changed what they planned as a victory parade into a women's demonstration to protest against Trump in many cities across America.  It was also a protest against the what they "think" are Trump's ideology of anti-women, anti-racial inequality, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim, anti-this, and anti-that.   The anti-Trump side dumped …

Conservatives re-elected to govern with a majority government in Canada

Congratulations to Canada’s Prime Minister re-elect, the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, who has been entrusted to govern with a majority of seats in the House of Commons.  This is a big victory and a big change because it shifts the governing Conservatives from a minority government to a majority government.  They haven't had a majority …

Preserving Democracy by Elgin Hushbeck Jr.

Preserving DemocracyAuthor: Elgin Hushbeck, Jr.Publisher: Gonzalez, FL: Energion Publications, 2009ISBN: 978-1893729537 (hardcover)Recently, I have been doing more reading than blogging, and I am enjoying it. I have just finished reading a new book, Preserving Democracy, written by Elgin Hushbeck, Jr. It is published by a small but growing publisher, Energion Publications, and I wish to …

Church and society: fusion or confusion of Christians?

Some of you may know that I'm a secret (actually not-so-secret) admirer of President Barack Obama, who I believe has a lot of admirable qualities. I believe that he will be known as one of the great political leaders of our day. But this article from the Catholic News Agency knocks some reality back into …

Call to politicians: honesty and fairness needed

I hope that Pres. Barack Obama and the Democratic-led Congress can do the right thing to set things in place to help stimulate the economy and get it back into gear. Hopefully a stimulus package can help but it should not be seen as a salvation for the economy; but who says lower taxes and …

Where many of today’s young evangelicals are at politically

I just bought my current issue of Relevant magazine from the local Christian bookstore this afternoon and read an interesting article about where many of today's young evangelicals are at politically. Brett McCracken's article: "A change we can believe in?" really hits the nail on the head as to how some young evangelicals feel about …

Obama’s faith in Christ

The interest in President-elect Barack Obama has not simmered yet. I think we all want to learn more about the new President. The conversations around the blogosphere prove it. Peter Kirk at Gentle Wisdom found an interesting link through another blogger (hat tip: John Meunier) of an interview with Barack Obama at Belief.net.The article is …

My hope in the days ahead | Post-election posts

1. Due to some busy-ness in my school work and final exam, I have not been able to blog as much as before. I do miss blogging with my network of biblioblogger friends who keep me informed and my intellect in active mode. Very shortly, the next few weeks marks the end of my seminary …

Barack Obama is the new President-elect: Congratulations!

Tonight’s election victory belongs to Sen. Barack Obama and the Democratic Party. It was an overwhelming victory, and it was truly an historic day for the nation of the United States of America. Obama won the states of Ohio and Pennsylvania earlier in the evening; this gave a strong indication where the country would be …

Election Day November 4, 2008 will be an historic day

This election on Tuesday, November 4, 2008, is slated to make history because Americans may be electing their first African-American president, if Barack Obama continues to hold the lead in this race. Many people are expecting Obama to win this election, unless McCain pulls a last minute win. So far, one day before Election Day, …

Let’s ask deeper questions to probe reality–not fear

It seems there is a double standard out there. Gov. Sarah Palin of Alaska is a first term Governor, just as, Sen. Barack Obama, is also a first term Senator. The fact is that the responsibilities of a state governor is much greater than that of a senator; however, there are more polls out there …

Deuteronomy 17: How the government/governor should govern

Deuteronomy 17:14-20 gives some instructions for the government/governor. Maybe our governments should heed this biblical advice for today? It's still relevant. 1/ The people must pray about who we choose to vote for. “be sure to appoint over you the king the Lord your God chooses.” (Deut. 17:15, TNIV) 2/ The national leader must be …

Election Day: Prime Minister Stephen Harper and the Conservative Party of Canada remain in power

Tonight was federal election day in Canada. The Conservative Party of Canada will remain in power and will now have a stronger minority government than before. Prime Minister Stephen Harper was re-elected in his electoral district. Most importantly, the Conservative Party garnered the most support of all major parties; therefore, he remains in power as …

The Pope’s call is a return to Christian roots – not a fusion of church and state

The Pontiff is currently in France and he has made a statement concerning church and society, stating: “The roots of France—like those of Europe—are Christian....History itself offers sufficient proof of this: From its origins, your country received the Gospel message.” Good for the Pontiff because this is a gutsy statement. It’s something that secularists do …

A star rising: Sen. John McCain for President

Sen. John McCain’s speech tonight at the Republican National Convention in St. Paul, MN took me by surprise, and I’m sure it also took a lot of people by surprise—including many Democrats. Let me first preface this by noting that John McCain is not a rhetoretician (edited). Obama could easily walk circles around McCain using …