Osama bin Laden is dead. Nearly ten years of searching is over. Perhaps the most startling aspect of Osama bin Laden’s death was the reaction it garnered from people around the States. I found it interesting, first of all, that most people probably haven’t given a thought to bin Laden on a daily basis. But now that he’s gone, people celebrate like Mardi Gras. Secondly, it was bizarre to see college students celebrating in the streets of D.C. Some of these students were eight years old when the search for bin Laden first began. Eight. That’s a sobering thought. Finally, I … Continue reading Should we rejoice over Osama bin Laden’s death?
Obama’s speech on education, which he will give today, has caused quite a stir among Christians, most notably on the Desiring God blog. There, John Piper expressed his excitment over what the President said. Basically, Obama challenges students to work hard, be responsible, and have a positive attitude with school. He said that students need to turn off the TV and get off the Xbox. I couldn’t agree more. Some Christians try to find a devil behind everything Obama says. Some Christians will not give “honor to whom honor is owed” (Rom. 13:7). I think that’s wrong. I don’t agree … Continue reading How Should Christians Respond to Obama’s Education Speech?
Yesterday, I posted on President Obama’s speech in Cairo. I made the comment that “the people of the world cannot live in peace together.” I think Dietrich Bonhoeffer can give some fiber to that statement. The Church is One Man. All who are baptized are “one in Christ” (Gal. 3:28; Rom. 12:5; 1 Cor. 10:17). The Church is “Man,” the “New Man.” The Church is created as the new man through Christ’s death on the cross. On the cross the enmity between Jew and Gentile was abolished, that enmity which rent the world in two, “that he might create in … Continue reading Why Can’t the World Live in Peace?
Here is a great open letter to President Obama by John Knight, Senior Director for Development at Desiring God. Knight asks Obama some very legitimate questions about abortion. Here are his three main questions: When do we get to talk about how the behavior of men on virtually every measurable level has gotten worse since abortion was made legal across the United States? Men are more likely to leave women today, more likely to be abusive, less likely to care for the children they father, and less likely to consider the consequences of their sexual behavior. Up to 75% of … Continue reading Desiring God Senior Director Queries President Obama
Mike Huckabee writes why he’s not afraid of the swine flu. Here’s a good chunk of his article: I’ve watched the Obama administration tell us how much they care about protecting lives from the flu. If they really want to help make children safer, let me make a suggestion: Start doing all you can to move this country to being pro-life. Almost a million unborn children will die in their mother’s womb because of elective abortion this year. These are not sick or unhealthy babies, they’re just inconvenient. And by ending their lives because they represent an economic disruption or … Continue reading How the Swine Flu and Abortion are Related