The biggest surprise of the 2016 election is not Donald Trump's blitz or Hillary Clinton's emails or Ted Cruz's cratered campaign.
Mary Kay Beard passed from us on April 17, and I am having a John Donne moment. It was he who said, in paraphrase, that he was diminished by the passing of every person. My world shrunk when Don died in 2006. Now there's a bigger hole in the world because Mary Kay is gone.
They seem to believe that genuine transformation is not as important as following one's own conscience (the Pope) and feeling good about oneself (Joel Osteen).
The authoritarian character of contemporary PC has never been more garishly revealed than in the current battles over freedom of belief and expression. While the genocide of Christians proceeds globally with horrid regularity the great establishments that form America's socio-cultural consensus mobilize their substantial weight upon who gets to go to which bathroom.
"Ted is the anointed one"... Holy Ghost video revealed ... Dad speaking in tongues ... Supporters "lay hands" on Cruz at rally...
Many Americans are in search of an authoritarian rather than a president.
A presidential candidate who cannot manage his campaign staff cannot administer the federal government.
"This is Bernie Sanders headquarters calling." Those words opened one of the strangest and possibly most revealing telephone calls I have ever received.
"You're an ordained minister, aren't you?" The question came to me from a staffer in a congressional office where I worked fifteen years ago. I was the congressman's district director and briefly acting chief of staff. Years before I had been a White House aide.
Shades of Salem: The Puritans are astir again. The stakes are being driven into the ground. The kindling is being laid. The burning brands flicker. They highlight the features of the servants of darkness.
Recent events show that many contemporary politicians and their minions want the City of God without God, the fruit of Jesus' Kingdom without Jesus, the transforming work of the Holy Spirit without the Holy Spirit, and absolute truth without absolutes.
The ambiguity of policy and strategy now wafting Western nations — including the United States — to a dangerous precipice is the outcome of the "long march" of secular left progressivism through the West's institutions.
"If I could choose one more course for ministry training and preparation, it would be 'Courageous Leadership','' says Thom Rainer in a recent Christian Post article.
"Is there a Churchill among us today?" Since co-authoring "God and Churchill," a new book on the great British leader, I get that question everywhere I speak.
Not since Dr. Frankenstein's minions went scouring through cemeteries and morgues for body parts have we seen anything as sinister as Planned Parenthood's tissue racket.
Insanity is repeating the same mistakes and expecting different results.
Ben Carson has been applauded and derided for his statement that he could not support a Muslim for U.S. president unless such a candidate denounced Sharia law.
"Christian culture" ought to be a major concern as European Union justice and interior ministers come together in a special session September 22 to discuss the immigration crisis rumbling their nations. Almost certainly it won't be.
If, as Rick Warren and others have suggested, religious liberty is becoming the major civil rights issue of our time, will Kim Davis be the Rosa Parks of the movement?
So what's behind that curtain? People everywhere are asking that question these days. Others want to avoid it because the thought of "apocalypse" is terrifying to them. However, there is also some very good news behind the curtain of history.
Donald Trump might be the apt president for the selfie age. This is not a good thing.
In this installment we examine a second Trump characteristic evidenced in the August 6 Republican presidential debate and other statements: judgment-impairing presumptuousness.
To whom shall we liken Donald Trump? Now that we have seen The Donald in a debate environment where the Great Singularity has had to match his immense gravitational exertion with the forces of other personalities, how do we perceive him?
Treating animals as humans and humans as animals reveals the ethical schizophrenia of many in contemporary Western culture.
"The trouble with Eichmann was precisely that so many were like him," wrote Hannah Arendt. They "were neither perverted nor sadistic," just "terribly and terrifyingly normal."