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Category Archives: Government & Politics

Good health care requires widespread use of medical insurance

Forget politics for a minute, as a Jesus Follower I think everyone has a right to good medical care. In a capitalist society, that means people, not the government, pay … Continue reading

March 14, 2017 · Leave a comment

Excellence of character crosses party lines

Through the years, I have voted for some truly great individuals, people of high ethical standards, of high character. Here are some of them in chronological order: — Jimmy Carter … Continue reading

January 13, 2017 · Leave a comment

Pray today for frightened children

Elections are more than political exercises; they affect lives. Fear and confusion is gripping some children today, so they need our prayers. Two friends shared the following prayer requests and … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

Two takeaways from the presidential election

I awoke at 2:30 a.m. to the news that we Americans have elected Donald Trump as our next president. This is the most stunning election results of my life, which … Continue reading

November 9, 2016 · Leave a comment

After a season of harsh words, may we find new ones to heal

A few weeks ago I stopped posting on social media about the presidential campaign. I had not taken sides. I stopped posting because I didn’t trust myself. I was beginning … Continue reading

October 31, 2016 · Leave a comment

Americans care less about personal immorality in politicians

Americans today are more likely to say elected officials can act ethically in office even if they have behaved immorally in their personal lives, according to a PRRI/Brookings survey Oct. … Continue reading

October 27, 2016 · Leave a comment

Praying for political leaders makes a difference

A former Texas legislator told me the other day of sitting in his chair on the House floor, considering a bill, and thinking about what the Bible says. This man … Continue reading

August 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

It’s January, but March 1 is coming

Things are about to get crazy in Texas – or crazier. It is less than two months before the Republican and Democratic primary elections here (March 1), and early voting … Continue reading

January 5, 2016 · Leave a comment

Religious liberty and oneness at the core of U.S.

Presidential candidate Donald Trump said Monday we need a “total and complete shutdown of Muslims entering the United States until our country’s representatives can figure out what is going on.” … Continue reading

December 8, 2015 · Leave a comment

Beyond fear and anger in politics

A friend of mine told me recently he’s afraid to put an Obama sticker on his car for fear the vehicle will be vandalized. I suspect there are Romney supporters … Continue reading

October 23, 2012 · Leave a comment