Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Why YOU Should Love the Homeless–Breaking the Cycle of Rejection

This past Saturday, my friends and I met Leonard, one of many living on the streets of LA, as we were walking in downtown.  Leonard started a conversation with us after we smiled and nodded at him when we were walking by.  Leonard was different because he enthusiastically responded to our small acknowledgement. ...
May 1st, 2014 | Culture, Literature, Social Justice | Read More

An Insurmountable Obstacle

Did you know it’s estimated that in 2011-1012 about 7.1 billion people were considered chronically undernourished? Or did you know that the estimated number of orphans world-wide is around 1.5 billion? Statistics like these are often employed to raise awareness and are often effective in alerting an...
April 24th, 2014 | Social Justice | Read More

Society is No One: When You Have Society’s Approval

Society is no one. It is the no one who sits in judgment over an activist’s appeal. It is the nobody standing in support of a preacher’s morality. It is the no one who cares for and supports you in your personal growth. Of course, everyone together is society, and good society demands good people...
April 10th, 2014 | Culture, Ethics, Politics | Read More

Capitalism is Not God’s Dream for Humanity

Capitalism is often deeply intertwined with the American’s idea of patriotism and Christianity, and for good reason. Capitalism, like the Christian life, encourages discipline. As seen through America’s rise as an economic super power over the past century, capitalism can give a man with a good work...
April 9th, 2014 | Economy, Politics | Read More

Why You Should Listen to Communists

Don’t panic. I am not a communist. I’m a patriotic American, and I fully believe in the freedom and opportunity of the capitalist system, in which hard work, motivation, and diligence gives way to success. I did, however, just finish reading Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels’ Communist Manifesto,...
March 4th, 2014 | Politics | Read More

How Federal Debt is Not Like Personal Debt

If you want a scare, check out our nation’s Debt Clock. The Guardian warns that continuation of this debt crisis translates to the end of the American dream.  It cries out, “The US has enrolled at IOU University where no one graduates until his debt has been paid in full.” The central concern...
December 4th, 2013 | Politics | Read More

The Presidential Claim to Ignorance: Is it Ever Valid?

“President Obama’s ‘I don’t know’ Strategy – and its Limits” So declares the title of an article that echoes the general frustration that “‘I don’t know’ has become a regular refrain for this White House.” Should we criticize the president for his “not knowing” or validate...
November 12th, 2013 | Politics | Read More

Why Distrust of Government is a Good Thing

My colleague, Mr. Daniel Larsen, recently published an insightful article arguing that a government that cannot be trusted leads us to a Savior who can.  He poignantly articulates how the general lack of trust in American political leaders pushes us toward a better  hope in Christ.  That government...
October 30th, 2013 | Politics | Read More

Don’t Call Me That

Leading up to the legislative stalemate that caused the government shutdown, names were flying about, mostly in the direction of Republicans. Since they controlled the House and were sending bills which did not fund Obamacare to the Democratic Senate, the Democrats were frustrated; they were being given...
October 25th, 2013 | Politics | Read More

Government Shutdowns: Moments of Insanity?

We should stop criticizing government shutdowns and start thinking about what the shutdowns tell us. Our government inflicts us with pain all the time.  The recent government shutdown is the most accessible example of such pain.  This kind of discomfort is so repulsive because it happens without our...
October 18th, 2013 | Politics | Read More