President Trump approaching a lectern on Thursday to discuss how he would protect the country from a disaster: the Paris climate accord

President Trump approaching a lectern on Thursday to discuss how he would protect the country from a disaster: the Paris climate accord. Doug Mills/The New York Times WASHINGTON — We’ve been conditioned by Hollywood to see the president of the United States step up to the lectern to confidently tell us how he will combat the existential threat to the […]

God’s Solution for Loneliness

God’s Solution for Loneliness By Rick Warren — Jun 6, 2017 “But the Lord stood at my side and gave me strength” (2 Timothy 4:17a NIV). The Bible encourages us to consider several things when we grapple with loneliness: First, focus on the needs of others. We can choose to turn our eyes toward other people, instead of staying focused […]

Democracy isn’t possible without the rule of law — the idea that consistent principles

Democracy isn’t possible without the rule of law — the idea that consistent principles, rather than a ruler’s whims, govern society. You can read Aristotle, Montesquieu, John Locke or the Declaration of Independence on this point. You can also look at decades of American history. Even amid bitter fights over what the law should say, both Democrats and Republicans have […]

BLIND ADVICE

BLIND ADVICE People often make the mistake of giving simplistic answers to those who are in difficult situations. Such was the case with Job’s friend, Zophar. Regardless of Job’s insistence that he was innocent of wrongdoing (6:24; 9:21; 10:2, 7), this third companion began his analysis of Job’s situation based on the flawed assumption that his friend’s great torment was […]

BEYOND RELIGION AND CULTURE: There was a conspiracy theory against peoples of different races that were not Romans

BEYOND RELIGION AND CULTURE: There was a conspiracy theory against peoples of different races that were not Romans. The ancient Romans formed religious and political institutions aimed at eliminating and distorting other peoples’ history wherever they appeared. The Roman history of the world hence appears dangerous to many who have found the truth outside what the Roman Catholic Mission (RCM) […]