STAFF NEWS: Look Who’s Movin’ Up On The Hill This Week

Courtesy of Legistorm:

The new Chief of Staff for Rep. Tom Tiffany (R-WI) is former Americans for Prosperity Federal Affairs Director Jason Bauknecht. Jason is originally from Two Rivers, Wisconsin.

Ashley Sills (Screenshot from Facebook).

Ashley Sills takes on her first position on Capitol Hill as Scheduler for Rep. Gary Palmer (R-Ala.). Her BS in history was awarded this year by the University of Montevallo. Judging by the accompanying screenshot from Ashley’s Facebook page, it appears she is rather excited about the new job. Welcome to the Hill, Ashley.

Nick Wollerman takes over as Press Secretary for Rep. Neil Dunn (R-Fla.) after serving as the Florida congressman’s campaign manager. Nick earned his BS in finance and real estate in 2019 from Florida State University. Continue reading “STAFF NEWS: Look Who’s Movin’ Up On The Hill This Week”

You Only Live Once? Three Ways To Approach God And Time

How many times have we all heard, in jest or just as often in all seriousness, that you only live once (YOLO), so, in the words of the old beer commercial, we have to grab for all the gusto we can get.

Actually, the YOLO philosophy is but one of several ways human beings across the ages have viewed the questions surrounding God and time. A second one is the idea that time is endlessly cyclical, a wheel that turns and turns. Others think time and history are pointless, utterly empty of meaning. Then there is the idea history has purpose, as the unfolding of God’s will.

The following video is longer than the norm for HillFaith, but this conversation between philosophy Professor Sean McDowell of Biola University and Christian philosopher and author Os Guiness about the latter’s book, “Carpe Diem Redeemed,” is well worth its 58-minute length because it is certain to prompt you to think in fresh ways about this very old issue of God and time:


 

Can You Be Moral Without Being A Christian?

Can you be good as an atheist or agnostic? The answer to that question is yes, of course, according to Dr. Frank Turek, founder and president of cross-examined.org and co-author of “I Don’t Have Enough Faith To Be An Atheist.”

Turek argues that the more basic issue is how do you know what is “moral” on the basis of a subjective understanding of good and evil? If morality is simply whatever any individual thinks it is, then it is nothing more than opinion.

And when morality is whatever any particular individual thinks is right “for them,” there is no way anybody can logically claim to be correct except by imposing force. That’s what political philosophers describe as “anarchy:”

If This One Claim About Jesus Isn’t True, Then Christianity Is A Lie

If a friend tells you they really do love you and, to prove it, they tell you they deposited $1 million in your bank account, how would you know if you should believe them? You check your bank balance, of course!

If the million bucks aren’t there, you know your “friend” is not to be  believed. If you verify that you are now a millionaire, however, well then, you probably should accept that person as a genuine friend.

There is one essential claim upon which all of Christianity stands or falls. Paul the Apostle even says if this claim is false, then he and every other disciple of Jesus is a liar. One way to verify the claim is understanding the credibility of the four Gospels. NBC “Dateline” cold-case detective J. Warner Wallace explains in this video:


 

I Am Second: Mike Fisher

If you are hockey fan, you probably recognize the name of Mike Fisher, formerly of the Ottawa Senators and the Nashville Predators. If you are devotee of country music, you may know Fisher as Carrie Underwood’s husband.

Fisher is a believer in the Lord Jesus Christ, but, as he explains in this “I Am Second” white chair session, it didn’t come easily for him, despite growing up in a highly churched family. Success will do that to you.

This particular video was created six years ago, but it’s coming around again now because Fisher and Underwood have a new four-part series for the “I Am Second” folks that gets down to it about faith, marriage, babies, success and a whole lot more.


 

THINK ABOUT THIS: God Or Poached Egg?

“I am the light of the world. Anyone who follows me will never walk in the darkness but will have the light of life.” Jesus, as quoted in the Gospel of John, 8:12.

“A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic — on the level with the man who says he is a poached egg — or else he would be the Devil of Hell.

“You must make your choice. Either this man was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse.” – C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity.


 

Three Secrets To The Culture Wars

Aussie blogger and pastor Kurt Mahlburg is a perceptive observer of politics and culture in America, Great Britain and Down Under. You may not agree with everything he says, but he’s definitely worth reading for those with  intellectually honest and open minds.

Screenshot from Mahlburg blog.

“It’s been many decades since the term culture wars was dubbed, and the label is now more relevant than ever. What began as a reasoned debate on issues like abortion, multiculturalism and homosexuality has turned into a hearts-and-minds battle for the soul of our civilization.

“The rapid growth of the culture wars vocab is evidence enough of this.

“We’re all familiar with terms like ‘identity politics,’ ‘white privilege’ and ‘virtue signalling.’ But have you heard of deplatformingcancel culturered-pilledsafe spacescisnormativity, or Trump derangement syndrome? Most importantly, do you know what it means to be woke?

“It’s not easy keeping up with the jargon. Actually, it would be far safer to let others fight the culture wars. This is especially true now that people make a sport of branding others with so many exotic new phobias …

Go here for the rest of “Three Secrets to the Culture Wars.”