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Mr. Bloomberg: ‘Not by works, lest any man should boast’

Dr. David L. Chancey's picture

Last week, former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg stated that he was certain his outstanding accomplishments have gotten him a ticket into heaven. In a New York Times interview, he was quoted as saying, “I am telling you if there is a God, when I get to heaven I’m not stopping to be interviewed. I am heading straight in. I have earned my place in heaven. It’s not even close.”

Unfortunately, if he made this statement, his feelings are similar to many people who also are either misguided or unaware of the Bible’s clarity on how to get to heaven. Read More»

Who defines what is right?

Bonnie Willis's picture

Sometimes there are seemingly insignificant moments in our lives that mark themselves in our memory because they raise questions that to some degree orient us in life.

Such a moment happened to me over 20 years ago during a moral reasoning lecture when I was a freshman at Harvard University. I distinctly recall the professor skillfully surveying the writings of Socrates in order to discuss how to build a moral state. Read More»

The false promise of Canada’s single-payer system

Sally C. Pipes's picture

Government-run, single-payer health care is back in vogue. It’s the Left’s admitted fallback as Obamacare fails. And the Senate just held a hearing on single-payer systems in other countries — with no shortage of witnesses touting their supposed benefits. Read More»

Faith in Obamacare, or government, is misplaced

Cal Thomas's picture

One of the reasons our political structure has become dysfunctional no matter which party is in power is that too many of us are living in the moment. The closest we get to history is the instant replay.

It is as if there is nothing the past can teach us; no wisdom that might be culled from those who have gone before. Read More»

The high cost of liberalism

Thomas Sowell's picture

Liberals advocate many wonderful things. In fact, I suspect that most conservatives would prefer to live in the kind of world envisioned by liberals, rather than in the kind of world envisioned by conservatives.

Unfortunately, the only kind of world that any of us can live in is the world that actually exists. Trying to live in the kind of world that liberals envision has costs that will not go away just because these costs are often ignored by liberals. Read More»

Hitting Hell’s Hill

Ronda Rich's picture

It was an early summer morning, an enchanting time when flowers are blooming, blackberries are spurting to full growth and the birds are happy to have sunny warmth. I had taken myself out to the back porch where often I settle down to write after I have finished a gentle run.

All was perfect that morning except for one thing: The words wouldn’t come. It is a terrible thing to be a writer who is wordless at times. Repeatedly, I erased the words I typed. I began to do what all writers do when inspiration is lost in the world’s mist somewhere — I distracted myself. Read More»

Blockade, Part 1

Sallie Satterthwaite's picture

As often as we have traveled in eastern Europe, Ireland, England, Gibraltar — all potential hot spots — it never occurred to us that we could find ourselves in the midst of an international incident on this continent.
Canadian fishermen, charging Alaskan fishermen with violations of fishing agreements, blockaded Prince Rupert Harbor in British Columbia, preventing the Alaska Marine Highway ferry from leaving on its northbound route.

With us on it. Read More»

Shiny stuff

Rick Ryckeley's picture

Us menfolk can justify buying most anything. Now this statement should come as no surprise to all who have to put up with us. Trust me, it also comes as no surprise to The Wife.

Well, it looks like the apple hasn’t fallen far from the tree. The Boy can justify purchasing things I never even thought about, although he’s not the only one in that family that can. Seems the Mean Lady that keeps stealing our grandbaby can also. Read More»

The right choice

David Epps's picture

Life is about choices. Whatever environmental, behavioral, or genetic factors are involved, the ability to choose is what sets humanity apart from all the rest of creation.

There are those Christians who believe that humans really have no choice, that all has been predetermined. I believe that they are wrong.

In the creation account, God gives our first parents two choices: Obey God, walk with him, and enjoy a life of perfection, or choose to disobey and lose everything. Read More»

He is risen!

LeRoy Curtis's picture

“The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.” – Mark 1:22 Read More»

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