Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Hello, Dalai!

The Dalai Lama, speaking at Conseco Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, May 2010

On May 14th, I attended an event here in Indianapolis featuring a 75-year-old Tibetan watch repairman named Tenzin Gyatso. He is better known as the 14th Dalai Lama, the Buddhist spiritual leader of Tibet, who lives in exile in India. This was his second visit to Indianapolis; and, having just taught on Buddhism at Heather Hills, I decided to see first-hand what the Dalai Lama was all about.  There has always been a curious side of me in relation to people of fame, whether in religion, politics, sports, or entertainment.  I want to see beyond the mask.  This doesn’t always work out so well. For example, I remember when I was a pastoral intern in 1992, I went to a faith healing service with famed religious leader Ernest Angley. I made two mistakes: I took a video camera with me and…my mom. Continue reading

Heather Hills to Candidate Jon Kirby This Weekend

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After 4 months of searching and investigating over 50 resumes, I am excited to announce that Heather Hills is candidating a man for our new position of Associate Pastor of Spiritual Development!  It has been a rich process thus far and we have been able to interact with many godly men around the country who are seeking the Lord’s will.   However, in the end, one of our applicants has risen to the top of the list and has been unanimously recommended to our congregation by both the search committee and leadership team. Continue reading

Live From Hollywood!

hollywood_signToday, Deborah and I had the day off from the Shepherd’s Conference so we tackled two prestigious locations.  The first was the resting place of my favorite U.S. President.  The second was the resting place of the most famous sign in the world. Continue reading

I Support CCM!

That’s right!  You read correctly.  After thinking through things for many years now, I have come to the conclusion that CCM is a movement that I not only want to support but also promote.  So many of the narrow-minded arguments that people have used against movements like CCM just do not hold any water and I refuse to tolerate them anymore.  I plan to work actively to support CCM and its leaders, not just here in Denver but also around the country.  Movements like CCM can wield enormous influence and it’s time we come together for a common cause, despite our differences. Continue reading

In His Own Words: Mike Huckabee on Populism, Class Warfare, and Ronald Reagan (and Fred Thompson)

I spoke with Mike Huckabee briefly this afternoon by phone and asked him about the increasing use of the words “populist” and “class warfare” to describe his campaign.  You can listen to the conversation by clicking below.

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Mike Huckabee Is a Fiscal Conservative.

So says Dick Morris, former advisor to Huckabee, in this interesting excerpt from a November 2007 article:

 “As Mike Huckabee rises in the polls, an inevitable process of vetting him for conservative credentials is under way in which people who know nothing of Arkansas or of the circumstances of his governorship weigh in knowingly about his record. As his political consultant in the early ’90s and one who has been following Arkansas politics for 30 years, let me clue you in: Mike Huckabee is a fiscal conservative.”

(Read the rest of the article at: http://tinyurl.com/26cpbb.)

A Big Night for Huckabee

011008_republicans_debate.jpgDean Barnett at the Weekly Standard captured many of the same thoughts I had on tonight’s South Carolina GOP debate.  Here is an excerpt:

Huckabee deftly parried Thompson’s aggressive and spirited attacks early in the debate. It was a battle on terrain that was unfriendly to Huckabee, and Thompson attacked with skill. And yet Huckabee got out of the exchange unscathed. Continue reading