Tag Archive: Donald Trump

A response to John Piper on the election

I respect and admire author and pastor John Piper, but his recent column “pondering the implications of the 2020 election” has not persuaded me against voting for Donald Trump next week. As I… Continue reading

Will somebody please distinguish between defending the man and voting for him?

In February 2020 BC (Before Covid), columnist David French penned an essay titled, Will Somebody Please Hate My Enemies for Me? In it he argued that Christians who support President Trump and know… Continue reading

This is not a popularity contest

It is always better to be vulgarly right than politely wrong. So said statesman and lexicographer Noah Webster. For me, this pithy saying encapsulates our choices in the 2020 presidential election. It shouldn’t… Continue reading

A Jew and a Catholic walk into a primary…

Jesus in politics. It does seem kinda’ weird. His mission here on earth was not at all political, but personal. He came to change and to save people, not a system of government.… Continue reading

Will somebody please distinguish between defending the man and voting for him?

David French is a wise and well-respected Christian journalist, author, and columnist. In a recent column titled, “Will Somebody Please Hate My Enemies for Me?” he argues that Christians who support President Trump… Continue reading

Who is/are the chosen?

Some recent headlines as I continue my exploration of the doctrine of election: Poll: Jewish Israelis Love Trump Notes from Jerusalem: Everyone is in love with Donald Trump A pro soccer team in… Continue reading

The meme is the message

I could probably keep a separate blog going just responding to mindless memes. Here’s another one in my Facebook face recently. Let’s break it down line by line. TRUMP SUPPORTERS. First of all,… Continue reading

This week in incoherence – 3/25/17

HOW SCHUMER AND DEMS MAY HAVE SEALED GORSUCH’S CONFIRMATION The filibuster is one of the oddest maneuvers in American politics. It always seemed childish to me…like a line of bullies blocking the door… Continue reading

Politics trumps personality

Barack Obama is a classier guy than Donald Trump. No doubt about it. He’s better looking, funnier, more charming, has a more extensive vocabulary, as well as superior social skills. He loves and… Continue reading

So what’s the matter with racism?

In the aftermath of the election to the presidency of a racist, nonconformist, misogynistic, freedom fighting, buffoonish champion of the working man, it seems no one is safe from shaming and acrimonious accusations.… Continue reading

How do I explain this to my daughter?

As millions awoke yesterday morning to the news that Donald Trump will be our next president, a few less than that were expressing their shock, dismay, and distress on my Facebook news feed.… Continue reading

My decision

I’m naturally skeptical but also a bit cynical. Which means when it comes to conspiracy theories I can go either way. For some reason, however, lately I’m finding them much easier to entertain… Continue reading

“I’m still thinking.”

I sometimes wonder what Donald Trump thinks about when he’s lying awake in bed at night, or just before rising. Does he remember the early days of his campaign when he expected to… Continue reading

I could write in Jesus but I don’t think he’d win

“Vote your conscience,” those of faith are hearing from others of faith. But honestly, I don’t know if that advice is anywhere near practical in this election year. The implication of this counsel… Continue reading

Untangling a mess to reveal a decision

And I said, “What is it?” He said, “This is the basket that is going out.” And he said, “This is their iniquity in all the land.” – Zechariah 5:6 It’s three weeks… Continue reading