The Cockiness of Conservatives

I have been looking for a way to express this for some time now. Thanks, again, to John Piper, for his articulate, weighty, passionate, biblical explanation.  The quote below comes from a sermon in 2004 called “Discerning the Will of God Concerning Homosexuality and Marriage.” Piper’s words are targeted at the conservative Evangelical movement. He…

Who is paying taxes?

This is staggering.  For the 2009 work year: The bottom 50% of earners will pay $0 in Federal Income Taxes. The top 1% of earners will pay 40.5% of taxes. The top 5% will pay 60.6% of taxes. The top 10% will pay 71.2% of taxes. Here is a helpful infograph from Mint.com to break…

How Should Christians Respond to Obama’s Education Speech?

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…