He neither voted for nor signed the Declaration of Independence but James and Hannah Caldwell paid dearly for it. Take a moment to learn their story.
Maybe you heard about the little old school marm getting her fifteen minutes of fame. Apparently, she is suffering from red ink withdrawal syndrome due to her retirement. So she took it upon herself to correct the grammatical mistakes in a kind letter she received from the President...or is it president?
One of my prized possessions is a helmet that belonged to my great uncle, Quincy Haynes Long. It sits on a bookshelf in my office. I bring it out each year at Memorial Day to share with my church family. Quincy was a tank commander in the European theatre during World War II. This helmet … Continue reading They Died in Faith
If I've heard it once, I've heard it a thousand times, "I can't wait till May 9th." I've certainly been among those who have said it. The candidates are leaving it all on the field and I think the electorate is ready to choose their candidates and move on to the general election, full steam … Continue reading A Perspective on the Republican Primary
“I know you,” the spry little lady taunted me. “You’re that preacher that doesn’t believe in the separation of church and state!” I simply smiled and asked, “You don’t think I gave up my rights as a citizen just because I’m a pastor, do you?” This beautiful phrase gained is fame in Thomas Jefferson’s letter … Continue reading Pastors & Politics: An American Tradition
National Grief It is beyond difficult to describe the agony that settles on our nation as journalists describe the haunting tale of yet another episode of terror that plays through our schools. The mere instrument of words can hardly convey the heartache that knows no bounds of party, race, class, or culture. Before our grief … Continue reading The Parkland Tragedy: A Conservative Analysis
The following was published in the Toledo Blade on February 18, 2018. It is with mixed emotions that my tenure as a hospice chaplain for ProMedica draws to a close this week. For the last three years, I have served with an incredible staff of doctors, nurses, aides, and volunteers who provide extraordinary care to … Continue reading Chaplain Urges Promedica to Reassess Culture and Values
Separating Facts from Fiction The endorsement process can be messy, misleading and misconstrued. The rhetoric flying since Friday has been fast and furious. Some of it is true and other parts are not. Let’s begin with the fact that there are sixty-six members of the central committee that are not monolithic. A male and female … Continue reading ORP Endorsements
The sanctity of life is an issue that will live on as long as there are people who are willing to defend the defenseless, advocate for women, and value the foundational principle that "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain … Continue reading Right to Life is an Issue that Never Dies
The Ohio GOP has many excellent candidates running for several offices. Ohio's race for the US Senate is one of those races that has me motivated and encouraged. Everyone I talk to has a great sense of enthusiasm for Josh Mandel and I believe that he will soon be assuming the role as the junior … Continue reading The Mandel Mandate