Category Archives: State of the Union

6 Affirmations for the Church

The six affirmations RC wrote in response to these trends are even more relevant today. Continue reading

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Watch your political tone

The tone of politics on the Left is becoming notably worse. Just watch MSNBC. There is no room for fair and balanced political commentary on MSNBC. They give new meaning to agenda-driven journalism. They only employ opinion journalists who fit … Continue reading

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Responsible citizenship

Christians answer God’s call to dual citizenship between their earthly country and God’s kingdom. Continue reading

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Politics, Pastors and Dads

We live in difficult times when men and women of strength, character and leadership are badly needed. Continue reading

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When the facts expose the agenda

How do you respond when facts emerge to expose the deception behind agenda-driven news? Please don’t retreat into frustration that leads to inaction and non-participation. I realize that sometimes it’s hard to tell who is being honest. It’s appealing to … Continue reading

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The State of the Union and of our National conversation

President Obama is no doubt one of the best orators we’ve had in the White House. Yet he chose a tone in his State of the Union that hurt his communication. He conveyed more of a sense of aggravation and … Continue reading

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