Seven Last Words of Christ


With it being Good Friday today I thought I’d share the seven last “words” (sayings) of Jesus on the Cross.  This is from a series I first posted back in 2009. The first of the seven last “words” of Christ. Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do, (Luke 23:34, ESV). Even while […]

Grand View CR U.S. Senate Debate Overshadowed By Candidate and Co-Sponsor Absence


(Des Moines, IA) Absence does not make the heart grow fonder at least not when it comes to grassroots politics.  Those missing from the debate overshadowed the Grand View University College Republicans U.S. Senate debate last night at the Krumm Business Center at Grand View University.  Sam Clovis answering the first question said, “you have […]

Liberal (or Conservative) Advocacy Doesn’t Earn One’s Place in Heaven


The New York Times interviewed former New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg about his investment of $50 million to advocate for gun control.  An the end of the article he said this: Mr. Bloomberg was introspective as he spoke, and seemed both restless and wistful. When he sat down for the interview, it was a few […]

Sarah Palin Coming Back to Iowa to Campaign for Joni Ernst


ShePAC announced late last night that Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin, Senator Deb Fischer, Former Nebraska Governor Kay Orr, and Iowa Lt. Governor Kim Reynolds will campaign for U.S. Senate Candidate, State Senator Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak), at their first “Heels On, Gloves Off” rally. The event will take place on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 […]

Governor Pat Quinn Believes College and Career-Readiness Begins at Birth


Illinois Governor Pat Quinn declares that “college and career-readiness” starts for children at birth further extending government reach to a younger age.

Iowa DOT Targets Fall for Start of Parent Taught Drivers Ed


Last year the Iowa Legislature passed landmark legislation friendly to the state’s home educators including parent-taught drivers education. The new law required the Iowa Department of Transportation to develop rules surrounding the implementation of the new law including approved curriculum and what homeschooling parents are qualified to teach. Some homeschooling parents have been frustrated to […]

Joni Ernst Captures Momentum in Iowa GOP U.S. Senate Primary


Suffolk University released a new poll yesterday that shows that State Senator Joni Ernst (R-Red Oak) now leads the Republican field in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race.  The poll taken April 3rd through April 8th surveyed 253 likely Republican voters (out of a general election pool of 800) with a margin of error of +/- 3.5%.  […]

Mike Huckabee Rallies Social Conservatives in Waukee


(Waukee, IA) Former Arkansas Governor and 2008 Iowa Caucus winner Mike Huckabee spoke to approximately 450 social conservative activists at Point of Grace Church Tuesday night.  He keynoted the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition Spring Kickoff event that also featured remarks from fifteen candidates. Steve Scheffler, President of Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition and Iowa’s […]

Bob Quast Releases Unique Ad in Iowa’s U.S. Senate Race


Bob Quast.  Have you heard of him?  I haven’t either.  He is a Davenport businessman who failed to get enough signatures to file as a candidate in Iowa’s U.S. Senate Democrat primary on June 3rd.  He released a web ad to push his write-in campaign for the Democrat U.S. Senate primary on June 3rd. It’s […]

New Calvinism and the Southern Baptist Church


PBS’s Religion & Ethics Newsweekly did a segment on “New Calvinism” and its movement in the Southern Baptist Convention the largest Protestant denomination in North America.  It focused on Sojourn Community Church in Louisville, KY, but had interviews with those who are in favor and with those, like the president of New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary, […]