Preachers, Obama, and the Crusades: The Pot Calling the Kettle Black

The conservative public indignation about Obama’s statement of the Crusades, and the consequent public criticism from many preachers – including Franklin Graham – reminded me of two old jokes, from the times of Communism in Eastern Europe. The first joke was so well-known, that even Ronald Reagan told it several times: An American explains to a Russian how America has […]

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We Told You So

Where there is no prophetic vision, the people cast off restraint, but blessed is he who keeps the Law (Proverbs 29:18). Do not quench the Spirit; do not despise prophetic utterances. But examine everything; hold fast to that which is good; abstain from every form of evil (1 Tim. 5:19-22). It is a common misconception among both charismatics and non-charismatics […]

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Don’t Worry About Obama’s Nationalization Rhetoric, Worry About Republican Betrayal

When Gary DeMar published his article defending voting for the Mormon Romney, “Some Think Another Obama Term Would Be Good for America,” I was quite disappointed. It was obvious that he misrepresented his “conservative/libertarian/anti-establishment” opponents. None of us has ever said that “another Obama term would be good for America.” The issue has always been comparing Romney and Obama, not […]

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