Resurrections are a key ingredient in what might be called one of God’s favorite events — the surprise party.
Kingdom and state
The problem with talk radio, from left to right, it that it assumes politics drives culture. But in reality, religion (even unbelief) drives culture, which then in turn drives politics.
If the natural tendencies of mankind are so bad that it is not safe to permit people to be free, how is it that the tendencies of these organizers are always good? Do not the legislators and their appointed agents also belong to the human race? Or do they believe that they themselves are made of a finer clay than the rest of mankind?
NBC’s retrospective on the late President Reagan spent a lot of time focused on his way with words. As they played a number of his speeches, I didn’t think Reagan sounded like “The Great Communicator.” Instead, he just sounded like an interesting fellow to have a conversation with.
Then the news came on, with an interview of a local politician. And as the politician droned on saying a great many words, none of which I can remember, I realized again just how rare a gift it is to have a politician who not only speaks what he believes, but also who can say it in a winsome fashion.
No wonder so many people hated Reagan! With that combination of gifts, he was their worst nightmare.