Casting Stones
September 2008 Archives

Yesterday evening, Sept. 25, I had the honor and privilege of speaking at a protest rally in the heart of New York City across the street from Grand Central Station. People representing more than 60 organizations as diverse as the […]

Last February, the Southern Baptist Ethics & Religious Liberty Commission’s (ERLC) Research Institute was having its semi-annual meeting. During that meeting, the research fellows (scholars from various academic disciplines) concluded that American society was bedeviled by serious problems that ultimately […]

In preparation for a speech on religion and public policy, I was recently reviewing sections of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright’s The Mighty and the Almighty (2006). Secretary Albright makes some truly important points in her volume. The whole […]

In the wake of Gov. Sarah Palin’s selection as the Republican vice presidential nominee, there has been considerable “speculation” about why Evangelicals in general, and Southern Baptists in particular, have responded so favorably to her candidacy. As Sally Quinn reasoned […]

It is September 12, 2008, which means it has been seven years and one day since that infamous moment that is etched in every American’s memory. We all know where we were and what we were doing when the terrorist […]

If anyone has any remaining doubts about the national media’s bias and preference for Sen. Barack Obama, I offer Charles Gibson’s interview with Gov. Sarah Palin vs. Gibson’s interview with Sen. Obama on July 23, 2008 as an excellent test […]

Sarah Palin electrified the Republican National Convention last week. The Democrats are still smarting from her one-liners, and senior McCain advisors have to be concerned that, while she excites the party’s base, she also outshines the candidate. They will, no […]

Much has been made of the Democratic Party’s new platform plank on abortion. Jim Wallis has hailed the new language as “an historic step forward.” Is it? Well, Sen. Obama says that “words matter,” so let’s examine the actual words. […]

Sen. John McCain electrified the Republican base and millions of people of every political persuasion last Friday when he selected Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his vice presidential running mate. Why? First, because she is a reform-minded, no-nonsense, pro-life, pistol-packing […]