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The Hungry and Insatiable Leviathan

November 4, 2022

C.S. Lewis is ageless. He died 60 years ago but you would never know it by reading him. I was reminded of that this past weekend at our “Slaying Leviathan” Conference. Dr. Glenn Sunshine’s book gave us the name for our Friday and Saturday gathering as well as the theme for the weekend: “Leviathan is rising again, and the first weapon we must recover is the longstanding Christian tradition of resisting governmental overreach. Our bloated bureaucratic state would have been unrecognizable to the Founders, and our acquiescence to its encroachments on liberty would have infuriated them. But here is the…

Rocks, Rapids, and Waterfalls

October 14, 2022

Who likes crisis? I have met a few through the years. But not many. I suspect most would choose a lazy river to a raging current. Blue sky and 75 degrees, feet dangling from an innertube, floating down a peaceful river sounds good. Being on a river with rocks, rapids, and an occasional water fall, however, not so much. But of the two, who ends up with a better story to tell? Most great stories gravitate toward some crisis that cries out for resolution. The shot at the buzzer to win it by one, the homerun in the bottom of…

Resident or Alien?

September 16, 2022

Some of you know the story. If I may, all of you should. It’s the pilgrimage of Christian and his good friend, Faithful, as they travel the King’s Highway on their way to the Celestial City. It’s Bunyan’s “The Pilgrim’s Progress” I’m referring to. Toward the end of their journey, the Highway took them through Vanity Fair. They had to go through it. So did Jesus, as Bunyan explains: “The way to the Celestial City lies just through this Town, where this lusty Fair is kept; and he that will go to the City, and yet not go through this…

An Open Letter to Washington State Attorney General Bob Ferguson

August 26, 2022

Dear Bob, You’ve been confusing me for years. So much so, I went to the State of Washington’s website to see what your job description is supposed to be. I say “supposed to be” because I was suspect whether you are following it. And my hunch was correct. You aren’t. Here is what our state says your job entails. You have nine areas of responsibility: Uphold the Consumer Protection Act, propose legislation, identify theft, keep sexually violent predators off the street, represent the state in court, investigate and prosecute persons accused of crimes, advise elected officials concerning legal issues, provide…

Never Give Up

August 12, 2022

Man gave up. He gave up in the Garden and he has given up ever since. God was simple and straightforward with Adam. Take care of Eden. Eat of every tree. But stay away from the one called the “knowledge of good and evil” (Genesis 2:17). Call it a test. When confronted with the Creator’s rule, would he obey? He would not. His obedience lasted less than a chapter (Genesis 3:6). To trust and obey was too limiting, so he thought. And Adam’s offspring has done the same through the centuries. Man, the rebel. Righteousness too hard. He has given…

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