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Glorify God with peace among men

For a year, we haven’t seen anything like the peace on earth mentioned at Jesus’ birth (Luke 2:14). While each political party blames the other for problems, we’re learning much of the...

 

Company firings erode notion of fairness

Failure to wear masks can do more than spread COVID-19, as some of the intruders who stormed the U.S. Capitol last week are finding. It also reveals faces to security cameras, government...

 
 By Steve Hansen    Opinion    January 20, 2021 

Why this outrage only now? Fear

We’ve had the attempted insurrection of Jan. 6. Washington now hosts more U.S. troops than global hot spots to defend against threats related to President-elect Joe Biden’s inauguration. And now,...

 
 By Rich Lowry    Opinion    January 20, 2021 

Twitter has helped derange politics

Donald Trump was the president of Twitter. What radio was to Franklin Delano Roosevelt and TV was to Ronald Reagan, communicating 280 characters at a time on a social media platform that is a watchwor...

 

Believers should fear God alone

Living in fear of what evil men may do is just as idolatrous as falling down in front of a statue. So what does it say about us when our churches are...

 

Hong Kong raids took advantage of US dysfunction

Dozens of pro-democracy politicians and activists in Hong Kong were rounded up around dawn last Wednesday as the U.S. Congress was preparing for a contentious fight over the Electoral College vote ...

 

Organized democracy prevailed Jan. 6

I had a column written about President Donald Trump’s second impeachable phone call, this time to Georgia’s secretary of state, Brad Raffensperger. Then Jan. 6 happened. That’s when organized...

 

Trump's legacy tearing down Capitol

Wednesday was a sad day for America. We watched the mob violence and lawlessness in Washington with a tear in our eye. We saw images of the Capitol stormed by hundreds of yahoos who fought with...

 

Why Jesus was born in a stable

On Dec. 20, our preacher spoke about “wonderful” as it’s related to Jesus based on Isaiah 9:6, including that Jesus’ birth was wonderful in his because of the simple location, which we...

 

Execution may be death knell for death penalty

All year long in her cell in Texas, Lisa Montgomery crochets angels and Christmas tree ornaments and elaborate nativity scenes overrun with more angels. On Christmas Eve, her attorneys called her to...

 

2020 instructive if not productive

This week, we gleefully put behind us a year of closings, cancellations and isolation, and enter a year that gives us hope that at least some social life will return as we chip away at the COVID-19...

 

Hard to feel optimistic about 2021

What a difference a terrible year makes. Last year at this time, my wife, Colleen the travel agent, and I were getting ready to take 40 of her clients on a 15-day cruise out of Dubai to India and back...

 

Humanity: God's image over all things

What do Christians mean when we say that humans are created in the image of God? Ask 10 theologians and you'll get 11 different answers. What does ...

 

Schools should stick to academic rule-making

More than 5,000 years ago, the warriors of Babylonia painted their fingernails with kohl to go to battle. More recently, A-list actor Brad Pitt wore nail polish, apparently just for the heck of it....

 

Some of my resolutions for 2021

For what it’s worth, here are my public affairs resolutions for 2021: I will take the COVID-19 vaccine as soon as I can get it. I will continue to wear masks as much as possible in public, wash...

 

Climate change crisis manufactured

Former Obama chief of staff Rahm Emanuel’s famous axiom is that a crisis is a terrible thing to waste. It’s an even worse thing to manufacture. Although President-elect Joe Biden obviously...

 

Celebrate Christmas by giving yourself to Jesus

Most Americans would agree this has been one of the most, if not THE most stressful year for our country and possibly the entire world. The ongoing political strife worsened this year due to the...

 

Death not the only dire result of pandemic

Yes, we’re all tired. Tired of the isolation, the restrictions, the lines, the shortages, the rude people and the ignorant ones who don’t understand safety practices, the cumbersome way we must...

 

2021 worth looking forward to

Merry Christmas. The year is almost over. President Trump will soon be free to watch right-wing TV and overload Twitter without the burden of responsibility. The best thing he will leave us with, howe...

 

Time for a good Christmas story

With a pandemic bearing down, Christmas is a bit subdued this year. That makes it a good year to curl up in bed with a Christmas book or plop down on your couch for a magical Christmas movie. I must a...

 

The world promised to Jesus Christ

Hold on to your hats, Bible readers: There's a huge sense in which the physical boundaries of the biblical Promised Land are not important. Now, in...

 

Time for Biden to show nation his integrity

Hunter Biden has told the world he’s just learned his “tax affairs” are under investigation by Delaware’s U.S. attorney. The burden is now on his father, President-elect Joe Biden, to ensure...

 

Trump lawyers should know better

I used to think lawyers had to have above-average intelligence and more than their share of common sense. Now, I see an army of attorneys spouting mindless conspiracy theories and ignoring mountains...

 

No escape from L.A. lockdown

I thought I was going to escape the madness of the L.A. Lockdown. I thought if I rented a small weekend getaway house in a rural part of the state two hours north, my family and I could eat outdoors...

 

Revisionists challenging Thanksgiving history

Those trying to revise our history and destroy America’s greatness were at it again at Thanksgiving. Some even promoted their anti-Christian agenda by calling the early European Americans...

 

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