The Political Significance of Christmas

In their effort to make a point, those who discuss law and government and politics for a living often miss the most crucial – the most critical point of all. So, as we celebrate Christmas, this is a good time to take a deep breath and revisit first principles. We should remember the political significance of Christmas. Now don’t get distracted by arguments that early Christians latched onto a pre-existing pagan holiday to establish the date of Christmas. That may be true, but it is a distraction Read more […]

Should a Pastor Teach that It is Wrong For Christians to Defend Themselves?

I suppose John Piper will object to my interpretation of his essay, “Should Christians Be Encouraged to Arm Themselves?” If so, he is self-deceived. The point of this long essay is to tell Christians they should not possess firearms and the secondary point is to deny that he is not telling Christians that they should not possess firearms. The reason he touched on the subject, he tells us, is because he didn’t like the words of Jerry Falwell, Jr., telling his students to arm themselves. I Read more […]

The Dilemma of Joseph and Christmas

One of the many blessings of teaching the Biblical view of law and government across this great land is the wonderful people who become fast friends. One couple in northern California who’ve become friends wrote this week thanking me for the work I had the privilege of beginning in their community. They conclude, “Wishing you all the best in these turbulent times. Merry Christmas.” Indeed, these are turbulent and troubling times. That got me to thinking about the very first Christmas. Read more […]

Americans Cause Climate Change and the Result…Terrorism

Radical progressives have come up with a new theory on the cause of global terrorism…climate change.  You heard me correctly. Climate change causes global terrorism. International leaders, the Pope, the United States Chief Executive and other lawmaking members of Congress are taking this issue very seriously and are wasting no time.  These oracles are empirically certain that Americans (the world’s alleged second largest climate polluters) are causing terrorism but aren’t able to determine Read more […]

Councilwoman Resigns because of Christmas Tree

As far as I can tell, Charlene Storey had no objection to the ceremonial lighting of a large evergreen tree that was decorated with many ornaments. But when the city council called it a Christmas Tree, she flipped out. NJ.com reports, “Roselle Park councilwoman quits over ‘Christmas’ tree lighting.” Minutes after the council voted 4-2 Thursday night to change the name of the ceremony from A Tree Lighting to A Christmas Tree Lighting, the councilwoman-at-large, left the meeting. She later submitted Read more […]

Obama’s Christmas Fantasy: Jesus Taught “Bedrock Values of All Faiths”

Barack Obama took it upon himself to preach his version of Christianity at the lighting of the National Christmas Tree. An excerpt: Now, this is the 93rd time Americans have gathered by the White House to light the National Christmas Tree.  And as always, this tree is not alone -– all across America, in living rooms, and offices, churches, and town squares, families and neighbors are gathering to decorate trees of their own and get into the holiday spirit.  It’s a chance to come together and Read more […]

New York Times Calls for America to be Disarmed

Who didn’t see this coming? The New York Times, in its first front-page editorial in almost 100 years, today called on the government to force Americans to give up their guns “for the good of their fellow citizens.” “It is a moral outrage and national disgrace that civilians can legally purchase weapons designed to kill people with brutal speed and efficiency,” the editorial states. After the events of the past week, which featured saturated coverage of two mass shootings, the media have Read more […]

Animal Control

What the Bible tells us about animal control illustrates God’s view of human responsibility and justice. We saw last week in Micah 6:8 that as disciples of Jesus Christ, we are called to do justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God. One particularly thorny aspect of justice is the question of unintended consequences. When someone intentionally commits a crime whether that is premeditated or not we can see how justice is served, but what about when someone acts without an intention Read more […]

Transgender Fantasy: You Can’t Transcend Sex, Age, or Height

This video isn’t spoof or satire. It is actually intended to be persuasive and support the transgender cause. After 23 years of marriage and 7 kids, Stefonknee Wolscht realized she was a transgender woman. But the rejection from her family and friends left her feeling alone and suicidal. That was until the day she realized she could find love and acceptance as a six year old girl. This is part 4 of our 4 part series exploring the lives of transgender Canadians from the website thetransgenderproject.com Right Read more […]

The Price of Violence

What does God desire of us as the disciples of Jesus Christ? Micah 6:8 puts it in a way that you could call…Discipleship Defined – Micah 6:8 “He hath shewed thee, O man, what is good; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do justly, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God?” Here are three things God requires.  Beginning at the last it is a personal relationship with Him, humbly walking through life in step with Him. That means we hear from Him by reading His Word, Read more […]

Thanksgiving, Collectivism and Christianity

I know way too many ultraliberal folks. (Probably comes from living in California.) That being the case, Thanksgiving is not only a day for giving thanks, but it is a day of annual inevitability when the conversation at some point will turn and someone will assert that Thanksgiving is the very model of socialism and a demonstration of how collectivism is the moral duty of mankind as demonstrated in the Bible. Said assertion means Thanksgiving is also the day when I annually choke on a piece Read more […]

Happy Thanksgiving, America! Here is Your History

We are so grateful at IOTC for the wonderful, providential year it has been. In light of this amazing holiday, I would like to give thanks for the opportunity to share the American View with others across this great country. I am especially encouraged by our American Club youth initiatives. Rush Limbaugh’s “Rush Revere Newsletter” recently recognized the efforts of one of our American Club chapters in North Carolina! In order to reinvigorate American youth, Rush featured this group that drew Read more […]