by Ambassador Tony P. Hall Hunger is political, and spiritual… This was written by my dad. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ This spring more than 25 million people in the horn of Africa and in Yemen are slowly and painfully starving to death. While weather has certainly reduced what can be grown on their farms, it is not the weather that … More Is it Time for a New Focus on Prayer, Fasting and Love?
Guest Blog by Kriss Whiteman (Photo: Spencer Platt/Getty Images) Yesterday I was guilty of the same critical attitude toward the poor that I complain about when I see it in other Christians. I was volunteering as the bus helper on my son’s Head Start bus. On the way to the school, I was mostly helping … More Judging Jesus
Does a Refugee Ban Really Make America Great and Safer? By Ryan Smith Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. 9 Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy. Proverbs 31:8-9 “A Nation should not be judged by how it treats … More Does a Refugee Ban Really Make America Great and Safer?
Are the poor in the U.S. lazy? Many people in the U.S. believe they are. The truth is that the huge majority of those living under the poverty level are working: a quarter of all wages fall below the poverty level, and half of all U.S. wages earners make under 35K a year. In … More “Poor People are Lazy!”
It is no wonder people feel like the government is untrustworthy these days. For the last four years we have had what might have been the most do-nothing Congress in history. Ideology is more polarized then ever—in fact, the Congress is even more divided than it was at the end of the Civil … More Who Needs the Government Anyway?!
Food for thought this veterans day: 900, 000 veterans are on food stamps. $84 million was spent in military commissaries last year by active duty military using food stamps. The GOP has a bill before Congress to cut $23 Billion in SNAP (food stamps). This will cut 170,000 vets of food stamps. So, who is a … More Food for Thought on Veteran’s Day
Here are some books that give some insight for those interested in what the heck just happened in this election. What is misses is the White American Christian culture dynamic that nearly single-handedly could have elected Trump. More on that in another post. For now, I’m still trying to peel myself off the floor. Here … More New York Times List of Six Books to Help give Insight to What the Heck Just Happened
“I, Wisdom, live together with good judgment. I know where to discover knowledge and discernment. All who fear the Lord will hate evil. Therefore, I hate pride and arrogance, corruption and perverse speech. Common sense and success belong to me. Insight and strength are mine. Because of me, kings reign, and rulers make just decrees. Rulers lead with my help, and nobles … More Ancient wisdom for voting today
As a life long pro-life Democrat, my interest has always been a genuinely whole-life platform. It has been clear to me, this year more than ever, that the Democratic platform is more whole-life than the Republican platform. However, I repeatedly hear in Evangelical circles that abortion is the main reason that people are … More Which Party is the Real Anti-Abortion, Whole-Life Choice for Christians?
Originally published with Pathos, July 2015 It is abundantly clear that Christians have divergent opinions on last week’s Supreme Court rulings regarding gay marriage and the Affordable Care Act. However, what becomes unclear in these times is how much Americans have in common in their political views. Pew research did a 25-year study, published in 2012, on trends in American values. They found that independents are the largest … More It’s Time for a New Political Expression