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Imran Khan – An Ideology; A Hope
Imran khan; a former sportsman, philanthropist, an active politician and 3rd most influential leader of 2012 according to the Global Post is the only hope left for the people of an economically diminishing state as such as Pakistan . By so far, Imran Khan is considered as the most popular leader in the country’s history. In 1996 Khan formed his political party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaaf (PTI). It was founded initially as socio-political movement which envisioned to embody anti-corruption policies and to put an end to the endless corruption in the country. However, the road towards success is never easy. His party...
Why Every Christian Should (Legally) Support Gay Marriage
After the passionate back-and-forth on the news yesterday, with the looming possibility of federal legislation on the issue of same sex marriage, I quietly logged into my account, and with a few clicks of the mouse replaced that picture of my gorgeous wife with one of a simple red background and a white equals sign. Marriage equality, is what it represents. I had a feeling it could be divisive, specifically among my Christian friends. Many clicked that little thumbs up picture, showing their support. Many have been silent thus far, perhaps marking their indifference. But following an amazing conversation with...
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The Miracle of the Season
I wish I could write a nice piece about the miracle of the season, but the Newtown shooting ripped away any remnants of a Norman Rockwell Christmas.  Because the primary targets were young children, it was a stark reminder of the madness that exists in this world.   Of course, every day, children are forced into war, slavery, prostitution, and extreme poverty… So, Newtown is not a new or unique story.   Even the Christmas story itself has a bloody postscript of Herod slaughtering all the male babies in and around Bethlehem. While Americans have mourned the victims and embraced the survivors,...
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An Open Letter to Psy of “Gangnam Style”: ‘Merican Style
This is a pretentious open letter for Psy, South Korean native and recent hit author of “Gangnam Style.” It was recently discovered that he launched an anti-American tirade back in 2002 during the Iraq war. Yeah. He’s been lapping up the limelight, so of course the media has to dig up some dirt on him. So I’m here to write him an open letter in the utmost sincerity I can muster telling him why he is such a terrible human being. I have the right to do this since I have never, ever, ever, ever committed a sin in my...
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Thirty Seconds Of Silence
The tragedy in Connecticut has once again thrown Americans into a tailspin. None of us can wrap our heads around the horror of it. We can’t find a reason for what happened. In our bewilderment, there are no words to say. Of course, that doesn’t mean that some well-meaning Christian folks don’t try to come up with something since apparently any God-awful answer trumps silence on any and all current events. Here is some of the Facebook wisdom that some have offered up as a reason for what happened: “How does Barack Hussein Obama have the nerve to get up...
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Bob Dylan’s Tempest: A Dark Journey to Redemption
I haven’t always been a Bob Dylan fan. Being the son of a quirky engineer 60s folk music aficionado, I now live with a personality shaped by the nasal twang sound track that assaulted my young and impressionable ears. As the years rolled on, like a rolling stone, my musical tastes began to morph from 80s hardcore punk, to 90s Manchester shoe-gazing bands and eventually to an appreciation and love of Bob Dylan. The generational gap was filled completely when I had the honor and blessing of treating my dad to see Dylan live at the Houston Rodeo in 2000....
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The Radical Agenda of Ryan and Rand
I will admit it, when I read Atlas Shrugged several years ago, I got caught up in the scrawling epic with bigger than life characters.  Apparently, Paul Ryan enjoyed it too; so much so that in 2005, at a banquet honoring the author, he said, “The reason I got involved in public service, by and large, if I had to credit one thinker, one person, it would be Ayn Rand.”  While he has since tried to walk back from those remarks, it’s clear that the Vice Presidential candidate’s political ideology has been heavily influenced by Alisa Rosenbaum, the Russian immigrant...
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Into the Cross Hairs
High profile shootings occur every year or so; Gabby Giffords, Treyvon Martin, Virginia Tech, and Columbine come to mind.  The latest chapter was played out in Aurora, Colorado where a disturbed young man took his automatic rifle with a 100 round drum of bullets out on as many people as he could put in his cross hairs.   Of course, other countries have mass shootings too (Norway and Finland), but they typically enact tough gun laws in the wake of their tragedies.   Not in the US. The NRA and their supporters have been very effective in shouting down any movement toward...
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Turning a Blind Eye to Healthcare
When the Affordable Healthcare Act was upheld by Chief Justice Roberts and the Supreme Court, it seemed nothing short of miraculous.   As expected, the Republicans immediately began their full-throated outrage of “Obamacare,” promising to repeal it every chance they got.   Fundamentally, this law is about insuring the uninsurable by creating bigger pools of patients and providing lower cost alternatives.   Despite all the rhetoric and hyperbole, the fact is, this law will help a lot of people.  That fact alone makes this a moral issue that every Christian should care about. In Jesus’ day, if you had an ailment, there was...
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Separation of Church and Christians
Those in America, like myself, live in a nation where there is a separation of church and state, however, as Christians – we don’t live in a Church where there is a separation of the Church and Christians. Well, at least you could have fooled me that this is the case. The truth is, in our Christian culture today, we do in fact live in a Church with such a separation lately – and it’s worsening with the heightened political fervor in this election year. This isn’t how God intended the Church – the Body of Christ – to operate. For in division,...
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