A Higher Force

Mick Jones explained, "I always worked late at night, when everybody left and the phone stopped ringing. 'I Want To Know What Love Is' came up at three in the morning sometime in 1984. I don't know where it came from. I consider it a gift that was sent through me. I think there was… Continue reading A Higher Force

Shelby Bottoms Greenway

This is a bike trail in Nashville, Tennessee. We were there recently and parked at Two Rivers park across from the Grand Ole Opry house and Opry Mills shopping center. We crossed the Cumberland river on a very nice walking bridge with nice views of the river and city. We continued after a steep winding… Continue reading Shelby Bottoms Greenway

Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood

Well over 50 million babies have been killed through abortion in the United States since the Roe vs. Wade Supreme Court decision. Many of these abortions are now performed by Planned Parenthood, an organization formed by Margaret Sanger. Her early days saw her as the publisher of the liberal newspaper, "The Women Rebel", which boasted… Continue reading Margaret Sanger and Planned Parenthood

The Kiss of Death

After pushback from the LGBTQ community the Hallmark Channel has apologized and vowed to reinstate a handful of previously removed LGBTQ-friendly wedding ads on its platform, including a lesbian couple kissing.  Hallmark’s leaders initially decided to remove the ads after the conservative activist group One Million Moms, which represents a sizable chunk of the network’s… Continue reading The Kiss of Death

The Greatest Whine

I saw a little of a TV show regarding Hank Aaron, baseball's career home run record holder until Barry Bonds passed his total in 2007.  It was describing Aaron's team, the Atlanta Braves, during the period as he was closing in on the record of 714 homeruns long held by Babe Ruth. Images of a… Continue reading The Greatest Whine

Fatherhood

In the 1950's there was a TV show entitled, "Father Knows Best".  It was about a family who's children encountered various trials in their path toward adulthood and how this father was able to guide, advise, nurture, and/or assist his children on their journey.  It is a show about family values from the perspective of… Continue reading Fatherhood

Fatherhood Interview

The following is an interview of the editor on the subject of fatherhood.:          Question: This is a topic contrary to political correctness, some might say that it is irrelevant in today's society which champions all things feminine, single parenthood, gay parenting, and generally ignores the role of fathers.  Yet, statistics stands… Continue reading Fatherhood Interview

Respect

I ran across a few articles on how women can unintentionally disrespect their husbands.  It's important to everyone, butmen interpret respect as love, which has broader implications.  The first article was very clearly based on scripture, the second made no reference to scripture or its underlying principles.  Both had lists of actions that demonstrate or… Continue reading Respect

Racism Eliminated

It seems there is more talk today regarding ethnic division than ever, principally between Blacks and other ethnicities. Considering that slavery was abolished in 1865, Affirmative Action was started by an executive order in 1961, the civil rights act was enacted in 1964 eliminating segregation, what remains and how long will it take?  Why is… Continue reading Racism Eliminated

Most People

Most people are environmentalists, they don't pollute the land, water or air, nor do they think others should.  These same people are kind to animals and would never think of starving or abusing their pets, or even a stray.  The vast majority of people have compassion for the poor and those who have lost their… Continue reading Most People

Division

At the height of the cold war, school children regularly practiced getting under their desks at the sound of a loud siren, designating a nuclear attack from the USSR, our bitter enemy. The threat was real and tensions high. As a small child my hope was that the bomb would hit right on us, so… Continue reading Division

From One Racist to Another

For 18 years the New York Yankees have been playing Kate Smith’s version of “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch.  They have recently banned the song due to her singing some purported racially insensitive songs 80 years ago.  The hockey team, Philadelphia Flyers, have done the same and even covered a statute of… Continue reading From One Racist to Another

Public Forum and Free Speech

Are the electronic platforms of Twitter, Facebook, Google and Apple, public forums? Free speech is protected in the public forum, not in private locations. The public square, parks, and sidewalks are places of public fora. Yet, in our society public speaking is largely conducted via audio, video, and electronic means through television, radio and ever-expanding… Continue reading Public Forum and Free Speech

Protected Class

I was reading a Wikipedia biography of Pat Robertson that contained a section on Controversies and Criticisms, listing all manner of so-called controversial topics and criticisms, (are these criticisms of Robertson or subjects of his critique). The tone of this section is highly negative of Robertson, as it promotes a biased premise seated in political… Continue reading Protected Class

Spirit Undiminished

I said to my daughter-in-law regarding her baby, "She really loves her Mommy."  Of course and her Mommy loves her as much or more, but there is something deep in these bonds of love.  I have said for years, when I see a new-born smile as they sleep that they are recalling their delight in… Continue reading Spirit Undiminished

Social Justice

This term has different meanings to different people, particularly among Christians.  Generally, in the media and public forum it refers to justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.  In this context, it has little or nothing to do with the teachings of the Bible.  The Bible is not… Continue reading Social Justice

Truth of Life Here

There is a central theme in the "Walking Dead" TV series that is consistently true in society today -  Everything and everybody is trying to survive.  We take steps to maintain our life among the many things that threaten us.  However, this is only a perception or notion that makes sense in a fantasy world… Continue reading Truth of Life Here

Bully

We typically think of a bully as someone who unjustly mistreats weaker people.  Most of us have encountered a bully somewhere along life's pathway.  I realized two groups of bullies in today's society that may be obscure.  First, bullies in community sports.  These are teams of bullies who are very good at their chosen sport,… Continue reading Bully

The Nazis Among Us

Many people since World War II have questioned how Hitler could have carried out the holocaust.  How could the nation that produced Luther and had a long christian history have so willingly aided Hitler, including the professing church in most cases.  The answer is the fallen nature of man and the inherent wickedness that resides… Continue reading The Nazis Among Us

Men Created Equal

These famous words from the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America were written by Thomas Jefferson.  John Adams and others certainly had significant influence in its creation, but his choice of words stand upon a greater premise of the hand of Providence at work.  I watched part of Ken Burns film, "Thomas… Continue reading Men Created Equal

Hypocrisy Redefined

I noticed an article with an astonishing title/accusation against the Vice President, charging he and his wife of moral hypocrisy.  I looked for the source and noted that it was from a discredited fascist source.  However, what was the basis for this accusation?  The writer stated that Mrs. Pence taught art at a private christian… Continue reading Hypocrisy Redefined

Sodomite Revenge

The wicked shaming of Karen Pence for teaching art part-time at a Christian school that adheres to biblically rooted views of marriage arises directly from the Supreme Court's equally wicked decision to legalize same-sex marriage in Obergefell vs. Hodges.  As pointed out in William McGurn's recent Wall Street Journal article, when Obergefell was decided it… Continue reading Sodomite Revenge

Crisis of Speech

The Democrat media pushes their partisan agenda of division, victim-hood, multiculturalism, anti-faith, humanism, socialism and more in a subtle manner, (with ever-decreasing subtlety), in order to transform America into their form of fascist socialism.  They portray their positions as main stream, the majority view, and distort the image of their opponents.  In this they utilize lies… Continue reading Crisis of Speech

Truth or Consequences

I have seen and heard some ridiculous suggestions coming from Hollywood, major media corporations, and even politicians.  These deceitful organizations assert and portray Christians and Churches as the most dangerous, aggressive, intolerant, militant, bigots in all the earth.  This is not true today, nor down through history.  Even though there have been evil people who… Continue reading Truth or Consequences

Hate Speech

During an Anti-Defamation League event on Monday, Apple CEO Tim Cook advocated for censorship of "those who push hate [and] division" across his company's digital platforms.  He advocated censoring viewpoints that, in his opinion, are  pushing "hate, division, and violence." The problem with this censorship policy is the question of who is going to determine… Continue reading Hate Speech