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On Goodness

Monday, October 5, 2015  |  posted by John Schroeder

Forget evolution, science versus religion and just, for a minute, concentrate on this:

Gen 1:31 –  God saw all that He had made, and behold, it was very good.

Creation was made to be good.  Clearly we have strayed somewhere along the way.  Any of us can name numerous things around us that are not good.  Human history is an effort to get us back to good.  Or is it?

Consider this scene from the movie “Captain America: The First Avenger”

Captain America is first and foremost “a good man.”  Yet throughout the recently released to DVD movie “Avengers: Age of Ultron” Cap is ridiculed for his efforts to try and clean up the language of the other Avengers.  Proverbs says, “And he who is perverted in his language falls into evil.” (17:20)  Quaint and anachronistic as Cap’s efforts seem to be, he seeks in them to make the Avengers good.  And the other Avengers ridicule him for it.  I wonder if our culture values goodness anymore?

Obama seems unwilling to even define things in terms of good and evil.  And when he does, he proclaims things, not people, evil (like guns).  What constitutes goodness can be a difficult discussion fraught with battling value systems and unmovable faith structures.  But should that not be a discussion worth having?  People like Obama seem to think that it is not.  Assuming it unsolvable, they proclaim themselves so smart that they are above such petty debate.  When all they really are is either too lazy to have the debate or too morally vacant to care. Continue Reading

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Psalm For A Sunday

Sunday, October 4, 2015  |  posted by John Schroeder

Psalm 139:10-12

Even there Your hand will lead me,
And Your right hand will lay hold of me.
If I say, “Surely the darkness will overwhelm me,
And the light around me will be night,”
Even the darkness is not dark to You,
And the night is as bright as the day.
Darkness and light are alike to You.


Friday’s Show: Preston Maddock of American Bridge, Chuck Todd, Mike Allen and Dr. Larry Arnn on “Churchill’s Trial”

Friday, October 2, 2015  |  posted by Hugh Hewitt

Friday’s show from D.C. where I will stay until Sunday evening given the hurricane’s grudging decision to spare us the drama, features regulars Chuck Todd of Meet the Press and Politico’s Mike Allen, as well as the press spokesman for American Bridge, a lefty Super Pac –Preston Maddock.  Mr. Maddock decided to engage me on Twitter last night over my criticisms of the president’s remarks yesterday about the Oregon massacre, so I invited him to spend the first hour with me and he accepted.  Should be interesting, and Chuck and Mike always are.

Hour three will be the second in a series of Hillsdale Dialogues with Dr. Larry Arnn, president of Hillsdale College, about his new book: Churchill’s Trial: Winston Churchill and the Salvation of Free Government.  Pre-order the book today to stay with us chapter by chapter through the next 10 weeks:


Obama and Umpqua

Friday, October 2, 2015  |  posted by John Schroeder

Obama’s reaction to yesterday’s horrific and tragic events was predictable and banal.  He said, “And each time this happens I’m going to bring this up.” And so, each time this happens he forces the rest of us to make the same tired responses.  Let’s discuss four characteristics of his response.

Obama’s response to Umpqua is myopic.  All Obama sees in these events is the gun or guns.  He pays lip service to other things, but all he sees is the gun.  This speech was made before the victims or the shooter were identified; he could not possibly see them.  Therefore, he could not see the individual circumstances of those most directly affected by these heinous events.  All he saw was the gun.

Obama’s response to Umpqua fails to grieve.  He says, “We’ve become numb to this.”  Well, clearly he is numb since it took him but minutes to make his speech – no grief, no sorrow, only his political point.  The rest of us need some time to grapple with the emotional consequences of something this ugly.  We need time to grieve.

Obama’s response to Umpqua is egocentric.  He presumes that his numbness is our numbness.  But more, his failure to vary his response even slightly to the now fifteen such instances during his administration indicates a presumption on his part that he is infallibly correct.  He complains that he cannot get a gun law through Congress, but fails to realize that there might be other things he can do.  He is obsessed with his failure to pass a gun law; he does not care about actually doing something that matters.

Which brings me to the fourth characteristic of Obama’s response to Umpqua – the one that is most disheartening of all. Continue Reading

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