Podcast: Close Call

Monday, July 28th, 2014

John Wilson tells me why he likes the new Liz Carlyle novel from Stella Rimington.

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Different

Monday, July 28th, 2014

I believe Christians are called to treat illegal aliens with compassion, but this is not the same as the government opening the border to all comers. I believe church and state have different roles in this crisis. I think the best way we can help poor people from other countries is to encourage their own governments and societies to treat them with justice and provide them with opportunities for advancement where they live now. Yes, America has been and is a place that welcomes immigrants, but this ought to be done legally and in a measured way. We can’t absorb everyone. It is not good for us and for them to simply have them pouring across the border illegally. And yes, I do support immigration reform … and secure borders.

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Decline

Saturday, July 26th, 2014

With America’s average household net worth in decline and full-time jobs scarce, this is not the time to grant amnesty to millions of illegals.

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Gums

Friday, July 25th, 2014

It’s hard to fathom, but it looks as if President Obama and the feckless, compromised Europeans are going to do exactly nothing about the Russian shootdown of the Malaysian jetliner–except flap their gums (but not too loudly, lest Vladimir become annoyed).

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I’m Reading: The Year of the Warrior

Friday, July 25th, 2014

The Year of the Warrior

By Lars Walker

Having enjoyed Hailstone Mountain so much, I have asked Christine to read me The Year of the Warrior, a book that takes us to the beginning of the series. So far, so good!

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John Blok of Moody Radio interviews me about the president’s surprisingly noncontroversial executive order this week.

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Push

Thursday, July 24th, 2014

If we can’t push our religion on them, why do they get to push their “healthy living” gospel on us?

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Opinions

Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

The rabid reaction to Tony Dungy’s innocuous comment is instructive. People increasingly will be afraid to speak their minds if their opinions depart the slightest bit from the prevailing aggressive liberal orthodoxy. I imagine in a few years that calling people to repent of homosexual practice will be considered a hate crime.

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Callings

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

Regarding the Central American children spilling over our border illegally, we need to remember–as so many others are keen to remind us–that church and state are not the same. We have different callings and responsibilities. Christians ought to respond to these visitors with all compassion. Government, however, needs to respond by enforcing the law. There is a difference between mercy and justice.

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The Literary Theorists Are Wrong

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

By BARTON SWAIM

Professors will tell you Conrad’s ‘Heart of Darkness’ isn’t about moral anarchy but Western racism. That doesn’t seem right.

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