Pat Robertson is saying that God revealed to him who will be the next president of the United States, but Robertson also says that he will not reveal what he thinks God told him. He did say, however, that he is not happy about what God told him and that he hopes that he heard God wrong. Here’s the video: Continue Reading →
I am a regular podcaster of Dr. Albert Mohler’s daily radio program. On Tuesday, Dr. Mohler discussed whether Christians should be concerned with the prospect of having a woman as head of state. He and callers discussed how God-ordained roles for men and women are to be realized in the secular world. You can hear the show by clicking on the following “play” button:
A significant amount of media coverage has focused on the religious beliefs of the Republican candidates for President (especially Romney’s and Huckabee’s). But Richard Cohen turns the spotlight on Democrat Barack Obama’s church in a column in the Washington Post. Here’s the heart of it: Continue Reading →
If you don’t know anything about these two teenage boys, then you might be interested to hear the interview Al Mohler did with them several months ago. [click play button]
In last night’s GOP debate (transcript), Mike Huckabee was asked about his support of the Southern Baptist Convention’s (SBC) statement of faith, which explicitly affirms complementarian principles. The following is a video of the exchange, but I have also included a transcript of the same at the bottom of this post. Continue Reading →
The Iowa caucuses are over, and Barack Obama and Mike Huckabee are the winners. A couple of items are worthy of note after tonight’s results.
First, Obama emerges as the first viable African American candidate for President in the history of the United States. At least he seems viable, and that’s a big deal.
Second, Huckabee, who was outspent 20 to 1 by Mitt Romney, came out of no-wheres-ville and is now a front-runner for the Republican nomination. (I’m wishing I would have taken the trouble to shake his hand when I saw him last summer and snapped this picture.) Continue Reading →
Today the Iowa caucuses will be meeting to choose their nominees for president. There have been many predictions as to who will come out on top. I don’t think any of the ones doing the predicting have any clue about what will really happen.
I remember that four years ago, many of the prognosticators saw Howard Dean as the inevitable winner of the Democrat caucuses in Iowa. Boy were they wrong. After finishing a disappointing third place, Dean put an exclamation point on his defeat with a rare display of . . . Hmm. . . Shall we say, jubilance? Continue Reading →
Governor Mike Huckabee appeared on “Meet the Press” this morning (Barack Obama was on as well), and Tim Russert threw a string of “faith” questions at him. You can read the transcript here, or you can listen to the entire interview below. The faith questions occur near the end (at 20:57-29:16).
This is a fascinating interview in which Huckabee comments on abortion, homosexuality, the first amendment, separation of church and state, and more.
I will comment on one item that I thought was very interesting. Russert asked Huckabee, “Do you believe you’re born gay or you choose to be gay?” Continue Reading →
The Iowa caucuses are next week, and Peggy Noonan has a word for Iowans to consider before they select their candidates. Noonan thinks there are “reasonable” and “unreasonable” candidates on both the Democrat and Republican sides.
She defines a “reasonable” candidate as follows: “a candidate who does not appear to be obviously insane. We’d like knowledge, judgment, a prudent understanding of the world and of the ways and histories of the men and women in it.” Continue Reading →
George Will’s recent column about Mike Huckabee gives us some pertinent information as we size-up the race for the Republican nomination for president. Here’s a piece of George Will‘s broadside against Huckabee:
“Huckabee’s campaign actually is . . . a comprehensive apostasy against core Republican beliefs.”