Columns

Christians founded the United States and left a clear legacy

    

America was founded by men and women who believed in Jesus Christ and who wanted a government that adhered to principles within the Bible. That is the truth (even though some liberal journalists and secularists scream otherwise). In the special section of the Tulsa Beacon this week, we pulled quotes from 18 Founding Fathers and […]

SCOTUS marriage ruling was a sad day for America

    

It was with at great deal of sadness that I heard last Friday about the decision of the Supreme Court that will give the right to marry to homosexuals. I will say from the outset, this is not a topic I want to write about.  However, if I am going to demand that pastors and […]

Happy Times Are a Long Way Off

    

The New York Times writes, “A cascade of events suggests that 2015 could be remembered as a liberal spring: The moment when deeply divisive and consuming questions of race, sexuality and broadened access to health care were settled in quick succession, and social tolerance was cemented as a cornerstone of American public life.” It was […]

My reflections on July 4th and 2100

    

My November 1985 Tulsa Tribune column, “A Look at the Year 2000,” has inspired me to venture a guess about the year 2100. I clearly predicted the Berlin Wall, the Mid-East war and the economic downturn right at the turn of the century. Some combination of genius, research, dumb luck, and/or listening to the inner […]

Presidential candidates have diverse religious backgrounds

    

Some people say religion and politics don’t mix. I do. So, I wanted to arm our readers with information about the Republicans and Democrats who are running (or about to run) for president. Some may surprise you. Republicans Former Gov. Jeb Bush, Florida Bush converted from Episcopalianism to Roman Catholicism in 1995 and in 2004 […]

Tulsa new zoning code could really affect our churches

    

Last week I wrote about how I believe that the proposed Tulsa Zoning Code held a “soft” urban growth boundary, which is embodied in a particular section of the proposed code.  I concluded the article with the statement that “Its impact will all depend on how it is interpreted and who has the power to […]

A Useful Debate

    

Like all Tulsans I regret what happened on April 2, especially to the families involved.  Although the shooting was an accident, an accident that cannot be dismissed and will play out over coming weeks. On the other hand it brings to light facts that most of us – even those politically involved – never knew.  […]

U.S. law enforcement officers are under assault by troublemakers

    

As each week goes by, more and more information comes out that arouses my suspicions concerning the agenda being acted out by numerous groups around the nation.  Almost every week, stories seem to be generated about attacks made on members of the police forces at all levels. For a few months now, a concentrated attack […]

M&Ms at Grandfathers Anonymous

    

Hello, my name is Walker, and I am a grandfather. Now, each of you must respond, “Hello, Walker.” That is how we will start each meeting when I create the group called GA or Grandfathers Anonymous. I am starting this organization because I am currently in trouble as a granddad. I made it to the […]