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?
Here's a true Rip Van Winkle story. Jeremiah Denton, an American pilot who was captured in Vietnam in 1965, returned to a virtually different country when he was released in 1973.
I see regularly the slogan from the American Humanists Association: "Good Without God." And I think …. well, maybe for a while, one can be good (before men).
I miss George W. Bush. There, I said it. I know one could come up with a list of his failures, including, arguably, the Iraq War. But for all of his problems, the Bush Administration kept us safe in America after 9/11. The Bush/Cheney team put into place all sorts of policies that kept the bad guys from doing harm.
We have transitioned away from the traditional three branches of government — the legislative, the executive, and the judicial — to a new form under President Obama
The cover story of the upcoming TIME magazine (6/13/16) is "How to Stay Married (and Why)."
The University of Miami has now announced a chair for the study of atheism. In another recent story, an atheist group is suing a sheriff because of his pro-God statements on his Facebook page. No one can deny the rise of the shrill atheistic voices of our time.
Another Memorial Day is upon us. Interestingly, President Obama just visited Vietnam to help solidify our formerly strained relations.
We have lost the great art of Bible meditation today, and we are the poorer for it.
After He rose from the dead, Jesus told His disciples that all authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Him. Therefore, He commanded them to go and make disciples of all nations. In this sense, the idea of "Christian hegemony" gets back to Jesus Himself. After all, Christianity is Christ.
In America, you should be free to disagree. But under a new form of tyranny, that is no longer the case. The left is saying in effect, "Do it our way or we'll see you in court."
Earlier this month in Philadelphia, there was the 17th annual "White Privilege Conference," which a friend describes as a "liberal confab devoted to self-abnegation."
There is a war being waged against a major symbol of Christianity — the cross.
Nowhere is it written that America will always remain free. In fact, Thomas Jefferson and other founders warned about threats to our freedom. Jefferson noted that the price of freedom is eternal vigilance.
But, of course, "fetus," a term those who favor abortion rights use to dehumanize the child, is actually Latin for unborn baby. Words can give life. Words can kill. Planned Parenthood has now rebuked Hillary for calling a "fetus" an "unborn child."
Virtually a week does not go by without some headline of a Muslim attack somewhere in the world. The latest stories involves the alleged crucifixion of a Christian priest on Good Friday, as well as an Easter suicide bombing targeting Christians in Pakistan, which killed 71 at last count.
If Jesus Christ walked out of His tomb after His death, then certainly everything He said about Himself — that He is the Lord, the way, the truth, and the life — would all receive a stamp of approval.
If ideas are so good, then they should be allowed to be heard in the marketplace of ideas. While conservatives get accused of censorship, it seems to me that in our day, the liberals and what I call "the shock troops of tolerance," are the real censors.
The scary thing about these tip of the iceberg examples of widespread ignorance is that these people vote.