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“We will all die one day. That is one of the few things we can be sure of. But will we die well? That is less certain. Dying well means dying for others, making our lives fruitful for those we leave behind. The big question, therefore, is not ‘What can I still do in the years I have left to live?’ but ‘how can I prepare myself for my death so that my life can continue to bear fruit in the generations that will follow me?

Henry Nouwen

 

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Thursday
May192016

Why I Will Vote For Donald Trump

All of my adult life I've been intrigued and involved in the leadership aspects of presidential politics in the US. Why?

First, I'm simply wired by God to care about leaders of nations. It's a calling--a passion. Secondly, I've been a leader all my life and teach university courses on the subject. Third, I wrote my first book on presidential elections in 1976--and have followed them ever since. Finally, I believe that the president of the United States has a unique role to play in global morality, security and world missions.

I was very excited about this year's election because many fine governors, senators, and business people had a chance in the presidential race. I believed five or six of them could make excellent leaders of an American renewal. One by one they were rejected by the voters.

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump now appear to be the presumptive candidates.

Why will I vote for Donald Trump?

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Wednesday
May182016

The Rise of the Secular Regressives

Nations normally die slowly when people turn away from their cultural foundations. Political parties are similar, even more closely reflecting the shifts in public thinking because they make up a smaller portion of the electorate.

The Republican Party morphed in 2016.  The change has been coming for decades but catalyzed this year when a secular icon named Donald Trump ran for president. Trump brought records numbers of people into party of Lincoln--but many aren't following the worldview of Honest Abe.

The Republican Party as we've previously known it is dead. Gone.

For now.

In its place we have the rise of the Secular Regressives.

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