Archive for 'Politics' Category

Cover Song or Original?

By jreighley - Last updated: Monday, May 16, 2011

It occurred to me that our walk with God is a lot like an improvisational Jam session.    God calls us to some form of obedience, and we respond according to our particular personality, courage and faith. Sometimes we do something exactly like he is calling us to.   Sometimes we only take a half step instead […]

Where do the Parenthesis go?

By jreighley - Last updated: Thursday, March 24, 2011

In yesterday’s post, I mentioned that many Christians blindly support the secular state of Israel, and that this position ignores quite a bit of scripture. The obvious retort is to go to Genesis 12:3 and point out that God’s Promise says “I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse” […]

Sarah Palin made me shudder.

By jreighley - Last updated: Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Yes, I know some people shudder every time she opens her mouth. I am not typically one of them. I see her as the presidential decoy. She takes all of the potshots for 3 1/2 years to clear the way for a guy like Tim Pawlenty to take the nomination. (Much like Hillary Clinton’s role […]

John MacArthur’s timely comments on George Washington’s birthday

By jreighley - Last updated: Monday, February 21, 2011

Choice John MacArthur quote from the Christian Post article “Influential Evangelical: Mideast Uprisings Violate Biblical Command” But from a biblical perspective, MacArthur maintained that the protesters are in violation of the biblical command to “submit to the powers that be because they’re ordained of God.” “I would have wished the American government, which has a […]

“The keep our head buried in the sand” High Speed Train sales pitch.

By jreighley - Last updated: Friday, February 18, 2011

Obama is proposing a high speed rail system.  It is expensive. I like the idea of high speed rail.  Especially in some of the places I travel.   It probably wouldn’t be a boon to my hometown of Spokane. Although it would be nice to be able to jump on a train and get to Seattle […]

Vindication of George W Bush, and perhaps John Adams?

By jreighley - Last updated: Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Quite an interesting piece in Der Speigel.  George W. Bush’s Liberal Legacy Painful as it may be to admit, it was the despised former US President George W. Bush who believed in the democratization of the Muslim world and incurred the scorn and mockery of the Left for his conviction. Everyone was sure — without knowing […]