The Economist Sees An Apocalyptic 2019

Three ways things could go horribly wrong with Brexit in 2019 From The Economist: PARTY CONFERENCES always attract people with placards proclaiming that the end is nigh, from Marxists declaring that the long-awaited crisis of capitalism is finally upon us to religious fundamentalists spying the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse on the horizon. Usually we journalists pass them by with …

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Bullet-point Notes from the 2016 Family Leadership Summit

Family Leadership Summit 2016 Below are some bullet-point notes I took during the 2016 Family Leadership Summit in Des Moines, IA. Bob Vander Plaats Think Bigger | Watch the Video Mission/Survival Matrix. As the focus on survival increases, the emphasis on the mission decreases. Matthew 6:33 priority is God is King, His Righteousness, All Things. Today the cultural priority is …

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What Do Seventh-day Adventists Believe?

The painting above is “The Divine Counselor” by well-known Seventh-day Adventist painter Harry Anderson. Religion and American politics has always proven to be a complicated mix. Religious conservatives like to quote their heroes of the faith of the last 100 years. President’s like Ronald Reagan and George W. Bush seem to lead the pack. Yet, if one looks at the presidents …

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“The People Did What Was Right in Their Own Eyes”

In the Old Testament book of Judges, we see a phrase oft repeated, and “the people did what was right in their own eyes.” This phrase is a sign of a society or nation sliding into moral decay. They no longer acknowledge God or His law, but instead simply make their own determination of what is right and what is …

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Houston Mayor Bullies Local Pastors

World media was abuzz this week with news of Houston Mayor Annise Parker’s bullying attempts to intimidate and silence local pastors. At the root of the crisis is a June 2014 “bathroom bill” initiated by Mayor Parker, a radical homosexual activist, and passed by the Houston City Council that among other “rights” permits transgendered men to use

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The Debt Crisis Debate – A Call for Courage [Opinion]

  The debt ceiling crisis continues to confound the USA’s politicians. News shows are in a 24-hour spin cycle as the two parties in Washington play a deadly game of chicken with each other. What is certain (to me) is that whether it is within the next week or the next year, American will face a financial reckoning because of …

Groups Urge Obama to Proclaim “Inclusive” Day of Prayer

By Bob Allen | Associated Baptist Press The Interfaith Alliance and Jews on First called on President Obama to proclaim an "inclusive" national day of prayer May 7 instead of endorsing a National Day of Prayer Task Force headed by Shirley Dobson. Critics say the Bush administration tacitly endorsed the National Day of Prayer Task Force, which excludes non-Christians. Signed …

DHS Right-Wing Extremism Warning

From U.S. News and World Report: Reports of a warning about "rightwing extremism" issued by the Homeland Security Office of Intelligence and Analysis have been met with denunciations from conservative talk show hosts. Highlighting the reaction of the American Legion, which took issue with suggestions "that some soldiers returning from Iraq and Afghanistan could be recruited by right-wing extremists to …