This Week @ GSB

This should be an interesting week.

The wife and I were invited to the National Prayer Breakfast in Washington, D.C., scheduled for February 2, 2012.

We are leaving for Washington Wednesday to attend a related event and will be staying through the week to see the sights.

So, my plan for the week is to blog on politics and the breakfast and to tweet @kingdomtweets throughout the week.

I will not be presenting you a partisan perspective. That stuff comes a dime a dozen and is stale as a 3-day old doughnut.

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A Question For American Christian Voters

You own a gas station and you want to hire someone to manage the station and its employees.

One applicant has a good resume but has been accused of sexual harassment by four women. Would you hire him? Of course you wouldn’t. No one in their right mind would.

And yet, well-meaning committed Christians across America are still debating whether to entrust Herman Cain with the most important job in the country.

When Bill Clinton was accused of sexual harassment and marital infidelity Christians were quick to remind the world that character mattered. The Clintons blamed the “vast right wing conspiracy.” Today it’s the secularists who are talking about character while Christians blame the “biased media” for smearing Cain.

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Review: The Book of Mormon

If you’ve been following me on Twitter you know that last Friday night the wife and I took in The Book of Mormon on Broadway.

The Book of Mormon is the hottest show on Broadway. Tickets are sold out well into 2012, which means if you want to go you will probably have to pay well in excess of the tickets’ face value. But should you?

The Book of Mormon is a remarkably accurate, brilliantly written and incredibly funny musical lampooning of Mormonism by Trey Parker and Matt Stone, the creators of South Park.

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Deconstructing Tiger Woods

A recent poll ranked Tiger Woods as the most unpopular athlete in America.

Just 5 years ago, Woods was one of the most popular athletes in world.

I had been a big Tiger Woods fan, but when I learned of his serial infidelities, I admit I wanted to see him play badly. I wanted to believe, as I’ve always wanted to believe, that character affects performance.

Ironically, now that Woods has not won for two years, I’m not sure I was right.

We know now Woods had no more character in 2009, when he won 6 times, than he did in 2010 when he was winless. It’s only been since Woods’s true character has been exposed, accompanied by the public humiliation, that his game tanked. That only suggests a link between public humiliation–not character–and performance. Continue reading “Deconstructing Tiger Woods”

On The Casey Anthony Verdict

It seems the whole nation is angry over the Casey Anthony verdict.

If you are a citizen of the kingdom of God and you are struggling with the same feelings, you may want to reconsider.

The Old Testament law required two witnesses to a capital crime. (Deuteronomy 17:6).  To serve as a witness, the individual could not be guilty of the crime for which they served as a witness.  (Deuteronomy 19:15). Additionally, one of the witnesses had to be willing to initiate the execution. (Deuteronomy 17:7).

These strict procedural requirements would, for example, prohibit the modern practice of relying on coconspirator testimony to obtain convictions, and make conviction a practical impossibility where the witnesses were, as some believe was the case in the Casey Anthony trial, family members. Continue reading “On The Casey Anthony Verdict”