Choosing A Side

Choosing A Side

In this 50th episode of the Reflections on Life and Liberty podcast, Michael Quinn Sullivan continues from last week his look at the plains of Jericho. He says we need to be less worried about which side other people are on in a coming fight, and more focused on being...
Be Nice Or Else?

Be Nice Or Else?

The gooey, saccharine-sweet niceness demanded of us by politicians isn’t found anywhere in the Bible. When it came to the ruling elite of the day, those people who profited from self-dealing and cronyism, Jesus was anything but nice. He called them “serpents” and a...
Not Enough Fear

Not Enough Fear

Fear is powerful. Improperly applied, fear can cause us to make irrational choices without thinking. Yet as we find the words of the Book of Proverbs, it can also be the “beginning of wisdom.” The difference is what we fear. Sticking with Proverbs 9:10 for a moment,...
Who Do You Serve?

Who Do You Serve?

No question causes more discomfort than this: “Who do you serve?” Not long ago, I asked that question to a politician who bristled with indignation and replied, “I serve no one!” His answer told me a lot. If we cannot acknowledge who we serve, we cannot possibly build...
Access for What?

Access for What?

No private sin is quite so publicly ensnaring as the quiet promise of political access. It trips up the most sure-footed activist, and silences even the boldest advocate of liberty. The fourth chapter of Mathew’s Gospel records the specific temptations dangled in...