Oxford Dictionaries has named "post-truth" its word of the year for 2016. How fitting. In the last two months we have witnessed the inability of many to cope with truths they do not want to accept.
Early in Handel's Messiah come these enigmatic words: "Ev'ry valley shall be exalted, and ev'ry mountain and hill made low; the crooked straight and the rough places plain."
Apparently, the ACLU's favorite Christmas carol is "Away With the Manger." But they're not alone.
I recently asked my three-year old granddaughter — a major joy in my life — whose birthday we celebrate at Christmas time. "Uh," she responded, "Santa Claus?" D'oh!
A month after the left's meltdown over the Trump-Pence victory, it doesn't seem to slow down. For example, the Drudge Report declared (12/4/16) "Madonna still can't cope ... 'Ashamed to be American' ... " Protests on inauguration day may generate more fireworks on the 20th of January than on the 4th of July.
It is appointed once for a man to die, and after that comes the judgment. So declares the Bible. As everyone knows by now, Fidel Castro's time to die came over the weekend.
At the outset, if anybody accuses me of being a one-issue voter, and that issue is pro-life, then I plead guilty. That issue reveals so many other aspects of where a politician stands.
This has been a very divisive election campaign. They usually are, but this one has seemed to be more cantankerous than previous ones. I feel like we are a country in great need of prayer for healing as a nation.
Polls. Shmolls. The only poll that counts in this highly fluid election is your vote. How important is your one vote? If we show up, values voters could make all the difference in this and virtually every election.
When I consider this never-ending campaign, all I can think is: I need a bath. Have we become the Tawdry States of America?
Recent revelations through the WikLeaks hacked emails show an anti-Catholic and anti-evangelical bias on the part of some of Hillary's campaign staff.
If you care about the freedom-to-disagree in America, keep your eyes on the gubernatorial election in the Tar Heel state. In "North Carolina Governor could lose election over bathroom bill" (adn.com, 10/9/16), Dana Millbank writes, "North Carolina's Republican governor, Pat McCrory, was a good bet for reelection earlier this year …. Since then, McCrory's fortunes have been, well, in the toilet."
There's a battle being waged that does not involve guns or bullets — the battle over history.
Has the left finally found a religion it can defend wholeheartedly in Satanism? Because of the pro-Islamic actions of some schools, someone could have easily guessed it was Islam.
Geologist Dr. Aryeh Shimron claims to have found the "lost tomb of Jesus" in Jerusalem, proclaimed the Drudge Report (9/18/16). This is known as the Talpiot Tomb, first discovered in 1980.
The controversy surrounding San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick refuses to die. During the National Anthem, the football player refuses to stand and pay homage to the country that has made him fabulously wealthy.
How many people have to die before the world, including many Americans, realizes that socialism never works, always fails, and kills people?
I keep seeing people touting the idea that there are supposedly "lost words of Jesus" — for example, in pop-up ads. But the reality is that these are actually just ancient heresies being repackaged for an unwary modern audience.
How much discipline and self-control must it take to be able to compete in the Olympics? It must take years of sacrifice and choosing the best over the good. Denying yourself in terms of what you eat. Forcing yourself time and again to exercise, whether you feel like it or not.
A remake of Ben-Hur movie is about to hit the movie screens. What's fascinating to me is the story behind the book, which has also inspired two previous movies — the 1925 silent version and the 1959 movie-of-the-year, starring Charlton Heston. That version won 11 Oscars, more than any other movie before it and has only since been tied by Titanic (1997).
I just turned 60. This milestone causes me to think about the rest of my life and specifically what life is all about.
Sometimes the mask comes off, and people are just honest about what they really think. Nancy Pelosi, the House Minority Leader, had one of those moments last week, when she talked about "the three G's," comments that are now circulating around the internet.
Dr. Ben Carson raised some eyebrows last week at the Republican National Convention when he mentioned Hillary Clinton and Lucifer. At first blush, it may have sounded over the top. The press went to town on this remark, castigating Carson for it.
I had the privilege of doing a television interview for the broadcast ministry of Dr. D. James Kennedy in the same month as the historic 2010 mid-term elections, which favored conservatives. Here are portions of that 11/30/10 interview.
Is Martin Luther King, Jr.'s dream turning into a nightmare?