Planned Parenthood Doesn’t Know Fireworks

Kirk Walden Culture, Values & Politics, Pregnancy Help Ministries, Pro-Life 0 Comments

Independence Day is one of my favorite American holidays; I enjoy the ballgames, the fireworks and, as much as anything, the music. This year, Toby Keith’s American Soldier was my favorite, along with classics like the Armed Forces Medley and of course, God Bless the USA by Lee Greenwood. Most people don’t know this, but Greenwood and I are quite …

Our Lives, Our Fortunes, and Our Sacred Honor

Kirk Walden Culture, Values & Politics 1 Comment

For lovers of statistics, the Declaration of Independence is a document of 1,322 words; if you are a stickler for accuracy, the Declaration was adopted on July 4, 1776 and signed on August 2 by 51 men (five more would sign later). The final sentence; the uniting statement likely designed to cement the seriousness of the signers’ resolve, reads, “And …

First, Y’all Need Some Repentin’!

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I’ve been in the middle of the Christian world for 37 years now and dang if I’m not still finding things which totally shift my perspective. Last week I wrote about six ideas I’ve overcomplicated; from Peter, in the second chapter of Acts. Peter, just a fisherman, knew who Jesus was, knew what happened to Jesus, and knew God raised …

A Shooting, Responsibility & What Matters Most

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On Wednesday, an individual (whom I have no interest in naming) opened fire on a GOP congressional baseball practice. It’s obvious his target was Republicans. Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) was one of the four wounded. The pundits gave us the political take on the shooting. But I’m asking, “What is a faith perspective?” Here’s a thought: The shooter is solely …

But Wait, There’s Less!

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In today’s world, we get daily critiques about what Christians do wrong. These criticisms come from those outside the faith (“Christians are hypocrites and here’s why!”), but the most biting attacks usually come from within. My Facebook feed is often loaded with blog posts about where Christians fall short. Posts like, “The Sin Christians Commit Most” or “Why Young People …

Terrorism, Christianity and a Time to Play Offense

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In the last two weeks, we’ve seen Islamic terrorist attacks in Manchester (22), Cairo (29) and London (7). This is a horrifying 58 killings by those attempting to advance their version of the Muslim faith. The world’s collective response? “We have no idea of what to do.” This is not a criticism, just a statement of fact. Let’s admit, while …

Random Thoughts (June 2 Edition)

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In Portland International Airport recently, I noticed something different, something missing. The missing piece was something we see in perhaps every other major airport across the country: Televisions. I know the jokes about “Portlandia” are out there, and it’s a city with its own, shall we say, “unique culture.” But when it comes to Portland International, I like what I …