Columns

Here’s my list of some of the worst shows on television

    

I don’t watch much network television (apart from sports) because I can count on one hand the shows that I want to watch. So, here is my really subjective list of terrible TV shows, from the networks and on cable TV. Family Guy This animated show has no redeeming characteristics. The thrust of the show […]

The assault on Christianity continues and is deepening

 

In last week’s article I wrote about how the Chairman of the Civil Rights Commission, Martin Castro, came out with a public statement that essentially claimed that the terms “religious liberty” and “religious freedom” were being used as “code words for discrimination, intolerance, racism, sexism, homophobia, Islamophobia, Christian supremacy or any form of intolerance”. It […]

The Jerk

 

During the Republican primary, 16 potential candidates promised in writing to support the eventual winner. At the time, the potential winner was most likely to be from the establishment, those senators and former governors who had managed past governmental affairs. The problem with this thinking was that a growing number of Americans believed the country […]

A little gratitude fixes almost anything

 

Churches used to do it all the time, but now it is a rare event. It used to be that when I served as a guest speaker, after I finished preaching and as the closing prayer was being said, the pastor would escort me to the back of the church, and people would line up […]

Time to stop funding energy fantasies

 

Recently, SolarCity, Elon Musk’s rooftop solar company, inched closer to bankruptcy. So it shocked investors everywhere when Musk’s other brainchild, Tesla Motors, itself struggling, announced plans to acquire the panel maker and installer. “Tesla Talks Big, Falls Short,” read a Wall Street Journal headline. The subtitle: “Car maker has failed to meet more than 20 […]

Dealing with ITT Technical Institute

 

There were approximately 35,000 students that were effected when ITT Technical Institute closed its doors recently.  These students had hopes and dreams of new skills, career advancement, helping their families, and improving their lives.  These students approached their education with honesty, hard work and hope.  What college students and prospective college students need to know […]

‘Little Las Vegas’ Tulsa will vote on legalizing marijuana

 

I have never smoked marijuana. I have only seen it a few times but I have smelled it many times throughout my life. I have known friends, co-workers and family members who liked to smoke marijuana. I am sure there are a lot of people I know who smoke it and I don’t know they […]

High Noon

 

You may recall the classic 1952 American western directed by Fred Zinnemann and staring Gary Cooper. The setting is a small New Mexico territory town in Hadleyville where Marshall Will Kane is preparing to turn in his badge and depart for a new life. Plans for the new life are put on hold when word […]

Democrats have been changing registration and filing for office

 

On the Pat Campbell Show on 1170 KFAQ (formerly KVOO) the morning of August 22, there was discussion about the next day run-off election and how the followers of the Communist/Socialist movement were changing registration from Democrat to Republican and running for election. Those being discussed were said to have studied the conservative methods and […]

Unimaginable places to discover faith

 

Every once in a while, if you look below this column (in the Baptist Messenger), you will see the words of a writer named Caleb Moore. In case you’re wondering, yes, that is my son, who has become a tremendous father, a caring husband, a great preacher and a decent writer. To be honest, I […]