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November 13, 2018

“There is no perfect country; and to speak out against what you believe is wrong in a nation does not mean that you are any less patriotic than the citizen who tolerates wrong. The true patriot takes this view: ‘My country right, to keep it right; if wrong, to set it r...

February 7, 2015

Street protests involving thousands of people have taken place over the past few months in the cities of Ferguson, Chicago, New York City, Philadelphia, Boston, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and Oakland.  The purpose of these groups was to protest the deaths of unarmed...

June 3, 2014

Wisdom can be defined as “the ability to live life skillfully”.  It is needed in all areas of life, especially in the financial aspect.  Financial health affects all facets of life: physical health, economic welfare, personal relationships, general reputation, future p...

January 14, 2012

(Avoiding the Temptation of the Spirit of the Miser)  
I am acquainted with a woman who has been lavished with fine gifts. Her husband has given her expensive gifts that range from personal items like precious jewels to practical items like household appliances. A...

February 5, 2010

For Christians there is one thing needed in the life and work of individual believers: the blessing of the Lord. The notable Chinese believer, Watchman Nee, cautioned in several of his writings that the concern of Christians should be that they in no way obstruct the b...

January 22, 2010

Incorporating a long-term historical perspective into the analysis of current processes or events is often helpful, but is frequently ignored.   On December, 18, 2009, the Wall Street Journal published a Houses of Worship article, “Winning Not Just Hearts but Minds”, b...

September 15, 2008

The deleveraging – unwinding from debt – that is currently sending the U.S. financial markets reeling is but a symptom of the root problem in our economy. The sub-prime mortgage crisis that began in August 2007 was the starting point of a downward spiral in the United...

September 13, 2008

Classical Christian Schools provide a liberal arts education.  Classically defined, this means to “study truth for its own sake, not only for the sake of what you can do with it or what you can make with it”.  (1)  Aristotle used an analogy likening this type of study...

September 4, 2008

One of the definitions for the word tool is “anything that serves as a means: as, books are a scholar’s tools“.  (Webster’s dictionary)  The primary definition of tool identifies it as an implement or instrument used for work.  In considering these two definitions one...

September 3, 2008

The 20th century system of government education in the United States has been very successful.  Before concluding that perhaps this is a ridiculous statement, reason with me for a time.  Paul Krugman suggested in a Roanoke Times news article, The Rise of a U.S. Oligarc...

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