I was tempted with two titles for today’s article. The first was “Herd to Control or to Heal?”

Some experts believe herd immunity helps us to heal (fight disease) naturally. They think it would have been the wisest response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Others, in the name of health concerns, are using the virus to “herd people” under their control. That’s what will happen in the Last Days when a charismatic global figure will deceive the masses of the world for evil purposes.

I talked about a “trial run” for tyranny last week. Today I want to focus on dealing with the COVID-19 lock down with a title that states the obvious:

Reopen the economy and never close it again.

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From the 1790’s to the 1850’s, camp-meeting revivals sprang up in Kentucky, Tennessee and other places in the newly formed United States of America. These gatherings brought thousands of people together to pray, worship, and hear passionate sermons–often delivered by itinerant pastors atop tree stumps.

What historians would later call the “Second Great Awakening” saw great demonstrations of emotion and religious fervor as thousands co-mingled in the teeming fields of faith. My home church (the Restoration Movement) which was born during those days.

That revival was loud and demonstrable.

Today, another spiritual renewal is visiting America and the world–because of a virus. It’s different than the camp-meeting variety.

Let’s call it the Quiet Revival.

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Like many of you, I watched with sadness the recent defeat of the Obamacare repeal and replace bill in the United States Senate. I was grieved, mad, disgusted, and yet hopeful that something good may still come out of this momentous failure.

I’ve previously criticized the Democratic Party for its secular tendencies and lack of concern for the common person.  Now it’s time to be equally disgusted with the gutless and hypocritical Republicans (at least some of them).

But, are we really looking in a mirror at the failures of America’s most prestigious club (US Senate)? And could the healthcare stalemate produce a flashpoint for renewal in America?

I think it’s important to analyze ALL the players in the healthcare fight. It’s not true that everybody failed in this endeavor, just like it’s wrong to conclude that everyone in America is equally responsible for our cultural decline. Read More