On Sunday, I learned that there were three more police officers shot and killed — this time in Baton Rouge. I listened to the news conference given by Baton Rouge police administration.
Every official who spoke asked Americans to pray — actually they begged us to pray! They pleaded with us to pray for their particular department, but also for every police department in our nation.
People of God, we know the God who answers prayer. We are well acquainted with the power of prayer. We have been given the mandate to pray for those in authority (1 Tim. 2:1-4). more >>
I know that you and Mr. Clinton have been considered real friends of the African American community to the point that, before President Obama's election, your husband was jokingly referred to as the nation's first black president.
I also know that you have identified proudly as an "old fashioned Methodist" and that you warmly welcomed a contingent of African American pastors who laid hands on you and anointed you as the next president. more >>
The Republican National Convention erupted in chaos on Monday when some opponents of presumptive U.S. presidential nominee Donald Trump stormed out of the room and chanted in protest at their failure to win a symbolic vote opposing his candidacy.
The turmoil threatened efforts by the Trump campaign to show the party had united behind the businessman-turned-politician and distracted from the day's theme of "Make America Safe Again," meant to depict Trump as a strong leader capable of shielding the country from violence and Islamist militancy.
The anti-Trump forces wanted to change the party's nominating rules to allow delegates to support alternative Republican candidates over Trump. more >>
Texas Senator Ted Cruz and Donald Trump never really enjoyed talking about each other, and it has actually become a pastime for the two to trade insults during the GOP campaign trail. Trump would tweet this, and Cruz would promptly reply an insult or two, but one way or another, it has to end for the Texas senator.
Ted Cruz gave a speech at the RNC and congratulated Donald Trump for winning the nomination. Crowds became impatient as the senator did not mention Trump's name again, leading to boos and cheers for Trump during the latter part of his 23-minute speech.
Cruz's Important Points more >>
Republican Texas Sen. Ted Cruz, who was forced out of the presidential race by eventual Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, did not endorse his party's new standard bearer at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland, Ohio, Wednesday night, but told voters "don't stay home this November."
The apparent omission appeared to irritate some delegates however who chanted "we want Trump" as he delivered his address and booed him as he walked off the stage for apparently not endorsing his party's nominee.
"We deserve leaders who stand for principle. Unite us all behind shared values. Cast aside anger for love. That is the standard we should expect, from everybody," said Cruz who was among three former Trump rivals to speak at the convention Wednesday. The other two were Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker and Florida Sen. Marco Rubio. more >>
Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump has named Indiana Governor Mike Pence as his VP. Pence is notable among social conservatives.
In 2008, as a Congressman from Indiana, he was a recipient of the "Christian Statesman of the Year" award from the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship in DC.
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. more >>