Friday, February 05, 2016

Obama: "Jesus is a Good Cure For Fear"

Speaking at the National Prayer Breakfast yesterday morning in Washington DC, President Obama said, "If we let it consume us, the consequences of fear can be worse than any outward threat. For me, I know for so many of you, faith is the great cure for fear."

Continuing, the president said, "Jesus is a good cure for fear."

It was Jesus Himself who once asked, "Who do men say I am?"

Being told by His followers, "Some say you are John, the Baptist, some Elijah, others Jeremiah, or one of the prophets." He asked, "But who do you say that I am?"

As the public narrative in America turns more toward faith, and it is, the question remains, "But who do you say that I am?"

The religious Left and the religious Right are weighing in on Christianity. And Jesus.

Thursday, February 04, 2016

America Wants More Religion

A comprehensive study by Pew Research finds that America wants more religion in our public discussion---particularly by politicians.

In 2016, 40% of Americans believe politicians should talk more about religion and faith.

In 2012, the same survey found only 30% believed politicians should talk more about religion and faith.

This is a dramatic shift and it's consistent throughout the culture, even to the evaluation of current political leaders.

What's going on?

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

The President Goes to Mosque Today

The White House says President Obama will visit the Islamic Society of Baltimore and the mosque today to "celebrate the contributions Muslim Americans make to our nation and reaffirm the importance of religious freedom to our way of life."

The WH also says, "The President believes that one of our nation's strengths is our rich diversity."

The Muslim organization CAIR says they have been "working on this visit for years."

Given the history of this mosque and the ISB, many feel the president should not go there.

Tuesday, February 02, 2016

America's Preferred City for Atheists and Progressives

Market Watch, a company that tracks trends in the marketplace is reporting, "If you don't believe in God, you might want to move to..."

The same study shows Charlotte, NC is the most religious city in the country. The least religious may not surprise you.

One's belief about God and biblical values most often translate to how we vote.

Some thoughts on how Iowa voted yesterday.

Monday, February 01, 2016

Public High School Requires Affirmation of Islam

Last fall Kevin and Melissa Wood learned their 11th grade daughter was being indoctrinated, then tested on Islam in her World History class.

The indoctrination included affirming, "There is no god but Allah," and learning the other Five Pillars of Islam.

Education, the progressive would say; but to a discerning parent, the tone, subject matter and focus of the exam was more than that---it was indoctrination.

When the troubled father contacted the school, things escalated with the father being banned from campus.

The father, a retired Marine, and the mother filed a law suit against the school last week, using the curriculum and the test as exhibits.

Also, I am including today an alert that gender selection in abortions is in Senate hearing tomorrow in Olympia, and I've included a wrap-up on all the political talk shows yesterday while Iowa casts the first votes today on who will become the next President of the United States.