Whose Fault Is This?

Whenever something bad happens, we become preoccupied with the question of “whose fault is this”. I think we all have this tendency, whether we recognize it in ourselves or not.  The “blame game” is as old as Adam’s attempt to throw Eve under the bus in the garden. Perhaps this is why there are rampant …

Told You So

Nobody likes an “I told you so”.  But… I told you so. For years I have been saying things like “if we can redefine marriage to include same sex unions, why can’t we redefine marriage as ‘poly’; i.e. more than two?  Why not three?  Why not six?”  I’m sure there were some that pooh poohed …

Never Waste a Crisis

One of the maxims that has been attributed to former Congressman, White House Chief of Staff, and Chicago Mayor, Rahm Emanuel is ‘You never want a serious crisis to go to waste. And what I mean by that is an opportunity to do things that you think you could not do before... You never want …

When Helping Hurts

What we today call “social justice” or “compassionate public policy” toward the poor and needy did not exist before William Wilberforce and his associates lobbied the English Parliament for decades in the early to mid-1840s for programs that would help the destitute.  Known mostly as the man who got slavery banned and the slave trade …

No Spirit of Fear

Have you heard?  There was a run on Costco over the weekend!  When on Sunday afternoon, my son Ethan ran to Costco for something and came back saying, “Man, Costco was packed”, I didn’t think much about it.   While a bit of an unusual situation outside the holiday season, I simply dismissed it as an …