Recently the publication “The Weekly Standard” ceased to exist. Its publisher, Bill Kristol, has been famous as a ‘never-Trump’ conservative. I must confess I never really understood the phenomena of never Trump conservatives. The group began by not giving the president a chance to enact any policy and now continue complaining about him despite his performance on actual issues and policy. Those who declared and remain never-Trumpers and consider themselves […]
D.T. OsbornI am a retired pastor and freelance writer. I have been married to my bride, Linda, for 34 amazing years. We have two children, a son Thomas, and a daughter Rebecca. I strive to be the best husband, father, writer and servant of my LORD Jesus possible. I write about all kinds of subjects with a continuing interest in religion, politics, science, culture and sports.
The last piece focused on the ‘bad’ news as 2019 rushes upon the world. Here we will examine the ‘good’ news of hopeful trends at the conclusion of 2018.
These are the eight most hopeful trends in society entering 2019 as I see them, from 8 to 1.
One of the certainties of 2018 was that it was difficult to be certain about what was coming next. Political and cultural turmoil seemed the norm during the past year.
From the midst of the raging pace of outrage for 2018, there has emerged some disturbing trends which will linger into 2019.
Number seven of a seven-part series on virtue The culmination of this series on virtue is an examination of the chief of virtues, love. There are more words that have been written or spoken concerning love than perhaps any other subject. It is safe to say that most of these words have to do with a romantic type of love. Love as a virtue is not that kind of love. […]
Christmas can be a confusing season. The most commercial of holidays is also supposed to be one of the most sacred of days. Moreover, the expression of the sacredness of the day is constantly opposed by those who don’t believe in sacredness at all. And what is for many the most joyful of times for others fuels deep depression and loneliness. The Christmas season is confusing because it is […]
Number six in a series of seven articles on virtue Courage is one of the most important of virtues. In fact, it is involved in the practice of all other virtues. In hope of increasing the understanding of this virtue, here are some essential components of courage. Components which define both what courage is and is not. Courage Is Not The Absence of Fear This is a common myth that […]
December 7, 2018, was the commemoration of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor which occurred 77 years ago. That event propelled America into World War II in 1941 changing the course of world history. The events leading to the attack reveal that Pearl Harbor Co-Commanders Admiral Kimmel and General Short ignored significant warnings from their superiors prior to the fateful Sunday. Moreover, other ignored warnings and mistakes in communication on […]