Covetousness as Idolatry

The Tenth of the Ten commands, Exodus 20:17. “Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.”  This speaks clearly to our whole society, which if you haven’t noticed is largely given over to this sin of covetousness. Consider the multi-billion dollar industry of Madison Avenue. It is devoted to manipulating people to desire things they probably Read more […]

The Nativity Versus Deifying Government

“I expect to see religious emblems at houses of worship, not in government buildings.” – Barry Lynn, American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) This week a nativity scene on Shaw Air Force Base in South Carolina became the latest casualty in the war on Christmas. The move follows a trend of systematically removing nativity displays (and other religious art) from public property.  Just ask residents in Santa Monica, Pittsburgh, Clarksville, Tennessee, Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, Chambersburg, Read more […]

The False Hope Of Discrediting Obama: Idolatry Not So Easily Refuted

This HuffPo article states what I would love to be true: For Obama and the Democrats who’ve stood behind Obamacare during four years of relentless attacks from Republicans – including a face-off that led to a 16-day government shutdown and a threat of U.S. default – failure of this magnitude would discredit a core premise of this presidency, that government can do big things to improve Americans’ lives. It is a pleasant dream, but it is probably not really a possible outcome. If people were Read more […]

Obama’s ‘Second Coming’: A Sign of the Times?

There is a reason Newsweek as a print magazine met its demise last year. Between 2008 and 2012, editor Tina Brown tried to make up for a decrease in revenue by catering to a slightly different audience. But even still, nobody was buying their liberal trash, so now it operates as a solely online magazine. Someone alert the folks at Newsweek that we’ve found the cause of their troubled sales. Last week’s digital cover pictured President Obama in profile, facing stage right, head tilted every so slightly Read more […]