Thoughts After Seeing “The Hiding Place”

Recently we attended a performance of “The Hiding Place”, a play about a Dutch family who hides Jews escaping from the Nazis. As we left the play, my wife said, “Sobering”. That was more than I could say at the time, very sobering indeed. In general, I do not like movies or plays about the … Continue reading Thoughts After Seeing “The Hiding Place”

Misconceptions about the United States of America

The United States of America is a democracy. No, it is not. While the country does use democratic methods to elect many government officials, the United States is a Representative Republic. The founders of the country looked back through history and saw that a pure democracy always resulted in tyranny. The country’s Representative Republic was … Continue reading Misconceptions about the United States of America

Draining the Swamp Looks Like the Reformation

Reform never is easy or neat. Martin Luther seems like the most unlikely person to have started a worldwide reformation, but he did by speaking plainly about things that many others felt. Donald Trump is no Martin Luther, but the things he talks about resonate with people in much the same way that Luther’s words … Continue reading Draining the Swamp Looks Like the Reformation

Harvey, An Act of God

Prayers are often answered in ways that we do not expect. Many people in the United States have been praying that something will bring our country together. In response to Harvey many people are putting aside their differences and are working together. Harvey has brought Houston and much of the country together. However, everyone is … Continue reading Harvey, An Act of God