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  • Afghanistan catastrophe came from ignoring the wisdom of Solomon about war

    This is how arrogance and wrong decisions breed incompetence.

  • The seen, the unseen and minimum wage hikes

    Some readers may have been convinced of the immorality of a minimum wage. Still, they worry about the consequences of not having one. After all, minimum wage laws affect only entry level jobs that require no experience or skills. Won’t the wages of the poorest workers collapse? The question illustrates one of the most important principles of economics, what is seen vs. what is not seen, or the short-term vs. the long-term. The media and the public focus exclusively on the most visible aspects of

  • Was Afghanistan a just war?

    In my private conversations with Bush administration officials including Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Paul Wolfowitz and Condi Rice directly, it became clear to me that they felt that they had to justify the wars along grand humanitarian lines, with objectives of transforming great swaths of the world into the kind of liberal democracies that have historically only emerged from Christian civilizations (or colonies of those civilizations).

  • Are Christians allowed to desire wealth?

    What can you hope to achieve in life? What can you expect to get if you do the right thing? And what should you expect? In light of what I’ve written earlier on “daily bread” in the Bible, it might help us deal with economic hard times if we considered some more of what Scripture says about the desire for wealth.

  • The Afghan disaster and the warning of Jesus

    Over $2 trillion, over 3,000 lives, and a country that is less safe than it was when we started. Christ told us to count the cost of war before it begins; we ignored Him.

  • As big companies take anti-biblical stances, here's how to be salt & light

    The first vote I cast in a presidential election was for Ronald Reagan in 1980. Back then I was part of a group that would drop off voter's guides at churches to help educate Christians on the stances their local politicians took on issues like abortion.

  • Is China's financial crisis a judgement from God?

    In the modern media era, we tend not to pay much attention to international affairs, and when we do, it’s generally in search of ammunition to use in domestic political battles. So you might be surprised to hear that, following a series of sudden and perplexing state interventions in the economy, China is going through something of a minor financial crisis.