Hobby Lobby, The Music Man, We Got Trouble

Like everyone else I was shocked by the news that Hobby Lobby, a privately owned company whose owners successfully challenged the Affordable Care Act mandate that their health insurance cover birth control on grounds that they are a closely held owned company driven by Christian morality, got caught smuggling Iraqi antiquities into the United States.…… Continue reading Hobby Lobby, The Music Man, We Got Trouble

The weird side of Christians and politics

Preamble: Understand in reading this post that I’m a swing voter and my #1 criteria for voting is, “Can this person lead in the role they are running for?” Side issues mean almost nothing to me in light of that one framing question. I cringe when I hear evangelical Christians being grouped together as a…… Continue reading The weird side of Christians and politics

Can political conservatives re-emerge?

I spent some time this week reading political news and listening to political news from the conservative perspective. (Not much else to do when living in a hospital room other than catch up on news!) While many of my views could be characterized as conservative, I struggle because the language of conservative politics is almost…… Continue reading Can political conservatives re-emerge?


The longer I walk with Jesus the more complicated my life seems to get. Kids, ministry, job, dreams, bills, skills, personality flaws, responsibilities… the list is endless. Life is complicated. Scary. Confusing. Worrysome. At the same time, the longer I live the more simple the application of God’s Word gets. When things seem really complex…… Continue reading L’agenda

Jimmy McMillan for Governor

First, the clips from the New York debate. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ofapp9FkapI Then, the song from his website. Again, he’s for real. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZzsZz3XjknQ Then, this brilliant remix. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugLKGRmhVTM I don’t know. He’s got a point. I hope he gets some votes. p.s. Sorry about the curse word. But the rent is just too high.