Facing the Falsehood of Fake News

True or false? There was once a time where you could fully trust that the news on TV, radio, and in print was all completely true.  False!  But with the recent overuse of the term “fake news,” one could easily get the impression that this is a totally new phenomenon.  News networks, social media sites, and…

Talk to your Children about the Real War

It seems as though each week at the dinner table, I’m talking to my children about another war.  Some weeks, it’s the war of radical Islam against the western world.  Other times, it’s the culture wars, involving issues like abortion, transgender issues, and gay marriage.  Sprinkled in between are discussions of political wars between left and…

You Never Graduate from the School of Christ

Two weekends, two graduations.  Our daughter number three graduated from high school, and daughter number one from college (that’s right, my children have no names, just numbers).  It’s that time of year in America!  As we transition to summer, hoards of young people walk across the stage, and into another chapter of their lives.  They are told…

Home of the Brave…or Home of the Fearful?

Our national anthem proclaims that America is “the land of the free and the home of the brave.”  While it’s tempting to question the first part of that pronouncement, the last part has also fallen on hard times.  Certainly, we still see many individual acts of bravery and courage every day, such as in the…

Teach your Children the Twelve Truths of Christmas

Our children learn a whole lot about life during the Christmas season.  They learn how to indulge themselves.  They learn how to be demanding and self-centered.  They learn works-righteousness from Santa (Good=presents; Bad=lump of coal).  They learn that getting new stuff equals happiness. They learn the secret of discontentment.  They learn that our American economy…