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January 2012

Blake Griffin Dunk, January 30, 2012 [VIDEO]

I’ve been watching basketball a long, long time. This. Is. Crazy.

Rick Santorum on assassinating foreign nationals and American citizens

This video below pretty much speaks for itself, and addresses an ongoing concern as to how our government and military wields its power. It also makes clear that the conservative GOP candidate, Rick Santorum, has no problem with a calculated program of assassination carried out by our government. It is one thing to be for […]

Mr. Steven Tyler, ladies and gentlemen

And this isn’t the first time the Aerosmith front man has sung the The Star Spangled Banner before an event. I have to say, he sounded a little pitchy in spots. ;^) PY4CDR9RW4NR

LifeWay’s ‘The Gospel Project’ review

While still a pastor, sometime around 2008 or 2009, I began to think about what a different kind of small group literature for a local church could look like. A few years earlier, when taking about 70 Sundays to preach through the Bible, it became clear that many people in my church (and I think […]

‘Slavery by Another Name’ documentary to air on PBS in February 2012

I am so excited to see that Pulitzer prize winning author Douglas A. Blackmon’s Slavery by Another Name has been made into 90 minute documentary. It is scheduled to air in February on PBS. Sam Pollard, who was a longtime editor on Spike Lee’s films, directed the project, which takes a hard look at the […]

Civil Liberties 2011: The Year in Review

Constitutional attorney, John Whitehead, is the author of numerous books, including The Second American Revolution and The Change Manifesto and founder of The Rutherford Institute. Whitehead and the Rutherford have long been defenders of religious freedom, those victimized by illegal search and seizure, free speech and the right to life. For those of us long […]

Excessive criticism and living in grace

If this post is problematic to you, please blame Emily Hunter McGowin. I tried to not have enough time, but she suggested I write it anyway. Another video about Jesus went viral last week. Called “Why I Hate Religion, But Love Jesus” (aka, Jesus>Religion), it appeared in my Facebook news feed regularly for several days. […]

“I Have a Dream,” speech by Martin Luther King, Jr. [VIDEO]

One of the greatest speeches ever given, King’s speech is worth watching regularly. The text is below the video. I am happy to join with you today in what will go down in history as the greatest demonstration for freedom in the history of our nation. I am happy to join with you today in […]

How one follower of Christ decided to vote for Ron Paul, Part 4: War on Drugs

If Ron Paul’s foreign policy is viewed by some as out of the mainstream, and if his views on the gold standard are misunderstood, it seems his views on decriminalizing drugs and putting an end to the so-called “War on Drugs” are simply opposed. I think much of this opposition is due to a fundamental […]