Is the Bible Relevant to Congressional Town Hall Meetings?

The current uproar – manifested in numerous town hall meetings – over possible repeal of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) begs the question: Does the Bible speak to this situation? Currently there are an estimated 18 million Americans who have insurance – as a result of the ACA – which is subsidized by the federal […]

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Asking The Right Questions

Are Christians asking the right questions? As I see much discourse in today’s U.S. politics, I am wondering if Christians are actually concerned with doing the right thing, or rather, are we simply agreeing with the side that we voted for without first distinguishing the facts from opinions. Christians need to be asking the right […]

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What is a Christian Statesman?

With all this talk about Christian statesmanship, you might be asking: Just what does one look like? First and foremost, a Christian statesman is a Christian—one who repents of personal sins, believes the Gospel, trusts in the atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ, and invites God by His Spirit to dwell in his or her heart. […]

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Jesus on Homosexuality: When Silence Spoke Volumes

In an opinion editorial published in the Concord [NH] Monitor, Randall Balmer responded to a call from Franklin Graham who “has embarked on a tour of all 50 state capitals in an effort to encourage evangelicals…‘to stand for biblical values’” (My Turn: For Franklin Graham, here are some “biblical values” worth discussing; 01/17/16).  According to […]

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Are You Willing to Go?

Last week I had lunch with a Hill staffer to encourage him in his faith journey.  By God’s grace, I was the one encouraged!  Paul is a staffer working on one of the House committees.  We were meeting so that we could bring each other up-to-date on what had been going on in our lives.  […]

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Remembrance

On this September 11, it is appropriate to spend time in remembrance—of those who perished 14 years ago in that horrific act of terrorism against the United States of America.  I think of the brave first responders—the firemen and policemen that went into the blazing Twin Towers to attempt the rescue of victims.  I think of […]

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Sharing Our Faith

All of us who have accepted Jesus as our Lord and Savior ought to be aware that we have a call from God on our lives—that we should be sharing our faith with others and explaining to them what a difference our faith makes in our lives.  That is, we SHOULD be sharing with others.  That […]

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Distinguished Christian Statesman Award Winners

2015 – James Lankford 2014 – The Honorable John Boozman 2013 – Governor Mike Huckabee 2012 – The Honorable Joseph R. Pitts 2011 – Rep. Trent Franks 2011 Distinguished Christian Statesman 2010 – Rep. Robert B. Aderholt 2009 – Representative Randy Forbes 2008 – The Honorable Mike Pence 2007 – Rep. Todd Akin 2006 – Rep. Mike McIntyre 2005 – Rep. Marilyn Musgrave 2004 – Rep. John […]

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2015 Distinguished Christian Statesman

The Honorable James Lankford The Honorable James Lankford, Senator from Oklahoma, truly deserves to be the recipient of the 2015 Distinguished Christian Statesman Award conferred by the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship in Washington, DC. James’s early childhood was spent in Texas where he accepted Jesus as his Lord and Savior at eight years […]

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2014 Distinguished Christian Statesman

The Honorable John Boozman The Honorable John Boozman, Senator from Arkansas, truly deserves to be the recipient of the 2014 Distinguished Christian Statesman Award conferred by the D. James Kennedy Center for Christian Statesmanship in Washington, DC. A native of Fort Smith, Arkansas, John was raised by strong Christian parents, and he accepted Jesus as […]

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