Sadly, super Bowl Sunday has also become a day closely associated with the sex trade and human trafficking. Pray for an end to slavery and human trafficking. Also, check out this video. End violence against women and children.
I am interested in politics but it has never been my soap box. I beleive that all Christians should commit to working for the common good in every arena of life and that we are called to participate in civil affairs. I pray for wisdom for everyone involved in the process so that we make informed decisions that lead to substantive change. I have never been more hopeful than I am in this election cycle because we have so many good people who long to see a better America.
I love this vision from qideas.
The concepts of justice and civil society together lead to principled pluralism. The goal of Christian involvement in public affairs is to promote justice for all, thereby promoting the common good. Justice includes government respecting the rights and independence of the intermediary civil-society structures lying between the individual and the national government. Government ought to work with – not undercut or weaken – them.
What do you think about principled pluralism? Is this the path to a better America?
It’s that time of year when people discuss the must see movies in the coming year. Some of the lists surprise me – Kung Fu Panda 3 – really? Use the movie generator tool above to help Hollywood get it right.
There is only one highly anticipated film in 2016 for me so far, and it is not Superman vs. Batman.
Always ready for a little more Star Trek.
Have a great weekend!
We should invest in people not ideas. A good idea is often destroyed by bad people and good people can always make a bad idea better. ~Simon Sinek
To me, it’s always a good idea to always carry two sacks of something when you walk around. That way, if anybody says, “Hey, can you give me a hand?,” you can say, “Sorry, got these sacks.” ~ Jack Handy
Sick to death of robo calls, I could not wait for the political circus to move on to New Hampshire. The only thing left for me to do was attend my caucus. In Cedar Rapids the Republican caucus moved outside the boundaries of our precincts to a central location. I was not thrilled by this idea but committed enough to go fulfill my duty.
The initial crush of people did not improve my mood but we eventually snaked our way to the proper sign-in table, received our ballot and landed in some of the few remaining seats. At this point I noticed that the atmosphere throughout the crowd was electric. I also noted that the availability of beer might help grease the skids of the political process.
Within a few minutes we were called to order by the site captain. We heard final pleas on behalf of each of the candidates including rousing comments from Rand Paul himself. A theme emerged: in this moment we have the opportunity to make the world a better place by making America a better place.
I found myself inspired by the possibles offered by so many gifted and qualified candidates truly committed to doing the best they can to make our country great. By the time the voting concluded I was so glad I participated in the process and even more optimistic about the future of our country.
I think our best days are ahead. What do you think about our future?