Tag Archives: Bible

Jerry Bowyer: An Opportunity for Trump

President Trump is officially launching his re-election campaign on June 20th in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Before Tulsa’s black residents were massacred by a racist mob in 1921, Tulsa was home to what was known as “Black Wall Street”—a hub for an emerging class of affluent black entrepreneurs.

In the decades after the Civil War, former slave Booker T. Washington spear-headed the creation of a black entrepreneurial class through his Tuskegee Institute—rooted in the Biblical foundations of human dignity and the merit of hard-work: Washington wrote that the black slave came out of bondage “with a hammer and a saw in his hands and a Bible in his hands.”

The president has an opportunity to shift the conversation towards the heroic successes of black people—despite the troubling history.

He can shift the focus from victimhood to victory. I hope he uses it.

 

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Jerry Bowyer: The Church and State in a Time of Pandemic

Should churches defy state shutdown orders in order to gather in person yet again?

This question goes to the heart of both America’s founding principles and the core convictions of Christianity. The early American position was strongly influenced by the Bible—and a disposition “to be subject to the governing authorities.”

But sometimes the state becomes tyrannical and forbids what God commands. What then? We reason with them, we exercise patience, we appeal to other authorities—as Paul appealed to Caesar.

When all other options have been exhausted, then we respectfully disobey.

The evangelical pastor John MacArthur recently quoted the Puritan Richard Baxter, “where he says, ‘If the magistrate, asks you to refrain from meeting because of a pestilence, you do not meet. On the other hand, if the magistrate tries to force you not to meet because of persecution of Christianity, you meet anyway.’”

That’s wisdom.

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9/11 Remembered, Taliban Dis-Invited and Europe Struggles to Label Hezbollah Terrorists

Townhall Review – September 14, 2019

Townhall columnist Kurt Schlichter remembers 9-11 and comments on how the media seems to want to forget.

Hugh Hewitt talks with Senator Tom Cotton about President Trump’s decision to cancel his meeting with the Taliban.

Sebastian Gorka and Jim Daly, President of Focus on the Family, talk about Drew Brees, NFL quarterback of the New Orleans Saints, who publicly supported “Bring Your Bible to School Day” and the flak he has received.

Sebastian Gorka talks with Richard Grenell, U.S. Ambassador to Germany, about the “Trump Doctrine.”

Kurt Schlichter talks with American Greatness editor Liz Sheld about the GOP’s narrow victory in a special election in North Carolina.

Phil Cowan, Salem host in Sacramento, CA., talks with Greg Burt, Legislative Director of California Family Council, about the California State Assembly proving itself more radical than hard-left Governor Gavin Newsom.

Mike Gallagher and Michelle Malkin, author of Open Borders, Inc., talks about how illegal alien “sanctuary anarchy” is defiantly spreading across the country.

Dennis Prager looks at a recent CNN town hall for Democrat presidential candidates on the climate debate.

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Owen Strachan: Standing Firm

Is the Bible—and its teaching about marriage and the family—now hateful?

Some today seem to think so.

When NFL quarterback Drew Brees promoted Bring Your Bible to School day in partnership with Focus on the Family, activists in the LGBTQ world struck back hard.

They accused Brees of partnering with a “hate” group that does harm to homosexuals.

The attack on Brees was gratuitous—a cheap shot deserving a penalty. And Brees should not backtrack here. Teaching that marriage is a lifelong covenant between one man and one woman isn’t hateful. Neither is helping people believe anything Scripture teaches about sexual sin. This is what virtue and health look like, actually.

It’s right to support marriage, the traditional family, and the sexes. Focus on the Family is doing great work. They can take their hits.

People of religious conviction everywhere must have the courage to stand firm in the pocket.

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NFL Quarterback Drew Brees Stands Tall on Bring Your Bible to School Day: Jim Daly with Hugh Hewitt

Hugh Hewitt talks with Jim Daly, President and CEO of Focus on the Family about the promo video Drew Brees made for “Bring Your Bible to School Day” that that stirred up much controversy in the LGBTQ community. Check out the memo Alliance Defending Freedom made for children to bring with them to school that spells for their teachers the right of each student to bring their Bible to school.

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Jerry Bowyer: Buttigieg: Bad Theology, Bad Economics

Recently, Democrat presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, decided to try his hand at Bible application. He argued that the federal government should prohibit any wage lower than $15/hour.

And he quoted the book of Proverbs: “Whoever oppresses the poor taunts their maker.”

When it comes to failure, that’s what we call a two-fer: It was both bad theology and bad economics.

First, bad theology: The Bible is a very long book and it does not specify a specific wage level, ever. The New Testament parable of the workers seems to argue in favor of mutually agreed upon wages, not mandated wages.

And then we have Mayor Pete’s bad economics: There is no doubt that a $15/hr. minimum wage would create a spike in unemployment, and the hardest hit would be the children of the working class and the poor.

Let’s hope the nation is not fooled by either bad economics or bad theology.

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Elections in Israel; Terrorist Designation for Iran; Pressing for Freedom in Venezuela

Townhall Review – April 13, 2019

Hugh Hewitt talks with Admiral James Stavridis about the recent Israeli election and its effect on Mideast stability.

Candace Owens, Communications Director of Turning Point USA testified before the House Judiciary Committee and Sebastian Gorka comments.

Mike Gallagher comments on President Trump’s latest poll numbers.

Dennis Prager comments on what the Bible has to say about capital punishment.

Hugh Hewitt talks with National Security Advisor John Bolton, who offers a revealing look at Iran and the future of Venezuela.

Dennis Prager and Ben Shapiro, editor of the Daily Wire, talk about Shapiro’s new book, The Right Side of History: How Reason and Moral Purpose Made the West Great.

Ed Martin talks with Dr. Everett Piper, President of Oklahoma Wesleyan University, about the punishment of Christian college students who profess their faith.

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