Election Post-Mortem

Election Post-Mortem History tells us that the political party outside of power of the White House usually does well in a mid-term elections, especially if the president’s approval rating is low and the economy fares poorly. It was supposed to be a Red Wave,...

Does Man/woman Marriage Matter anymore?

Does Man/woman Marriage Matter anymore? On November 29th, Congress passed the Respect for Marriage Act (RMA) which codifies same-sex marriage into federal law, and nullifies the 1996 Defense of Marriage Act. Altogether, 12 Republican Senators joined all 50 Democrats...

Protecting Kentucky from Out of State Lies

Protecting Kentucky from Out of State Lies The Yes for Life Amendment simply says “To protect human life, nothing in this Constitution shall be construed to secure or protect a right to abortion or require the funding of abortion.” It’s 25 simple and...

Is Jesus Against Abortion?

Is Jesus Against Abortion? Is Jesus against abortion? According to talk show host Joe Scarborough the answer is no. Scarborough said on his Morning Joe program that “Jesus never once talked about abortion. Never once. And it was happening back in ancient times, it was...

Restoring a Culture of Life

Restoring a Culture of Life Abortion is no longer a protected federal right. That is the essence of the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling in Dobbs v Jackson’s Women’s Health that overturned Roe v. Wade on Friday. For 49 years, Roe was the law of the land...

2022 Primary Election Analysis

There were several take-aways from Kentucky’s May 17 primary election results. Several primary challenges were waged against incumbents. And for primaries in open seats, the more principled and conservative candidate often prevailed. This means the Republican...

The Good News of Good Friday

I recently spoke to a group of Christians and was a little more transparent than I intended to be. I shared an observation that many evangelical Christians appear excessively fearful and anxious, largely over the culture wars and what’s happening in Washington...

March Madness in the Legislature

March Madness is once again upon us, and a cloud hangs over the Big Blue Nation as the beloved Wildcats were knocked out in the first round by a school most of us never knew existed. There’s also a little March Madness going on in Kentucky’s legislature,...

The God Who Enters the Storm

The pictures of the devastation in the wake of the tornado that hit Mayfield and several West Kentucky communities are hard to fathom. Some have described it as a war zone, “like a nuclear bomb went off.” Hundreds are now homeless in Mayfield. According to one...

We’re All Building Something

I’m building a house. I was told by several friends that building a home would be one of the most frustrating things I’d ever do. But I relished the challenge: designing and carving out a livable space on my 39 rugged acres in the Bald Knob area of North...

Engaging the Culture with Love

I was reminded of an important truth the other day at a conference comprised of pastors, political leaders, and Christians in south-central Kentucky: Jesus radically transform lives. At Commonwealth Policy Center’s (CPC) Christianity and Culture conference, one...

God is Integral to American Liberty

Have you ever visited the National Archives and seen the Declaration of Independence? It is featured alongside the U.S. Constitution and other historical documents in the dimly lit rotunda of the National Archives building. Those timeless words on the yellowing...

Loving Your Enemies, Not an Option

I was recently invited to speak to a group of concerned citizens in Northern Kentucky about a “Fairness” ordinance introduced by their city council and how best to defeat this proposal. The problem with these ordinances is they’re often used as a...