Entries by Wayne Fowler

Honesty and Courage

What happens when two professors who have little in common other than that title, decide to write about what our country needs right now?  Attack and acrimony?  Cat fights and dog whistles?  Nope. Robert George is a white, conservative, capitalist professor at Harvard.  Cornel West is a black, liberal, socialist professor at Princeton.  The Boston […]

It’s Possible

Roger Stone is not going to prison for lying to Congress, witness tampering, and obstructing an official proceeding.  By Stone’s testimony, he has received a pardon far beyond what President Trump could give. Stone has a libertine and provocative past to put it mildly.  He was a strategist who some say embodied political corruption.  He […]

Good or Bad?

“No one is good except God alone.” – Jesus Every day we are bombarded with what’s wrong in the world.  I just saw a photo of a post-riot street in an American city showing destroyed buildings, burned out automobile hulks, dangling utility lines, and smoky haze.  Maliciously damaging someone’s property is bad.  In the background […]

Love Elegy

Former Sen. Zell Miller resisted the term “hillbilly” as derogatory.  But J.D. Vance claims to be one, and writes from that perspective in Hillbilly Elegy. The short version of Vance’s story is that his grandparents were dirt poor and in love.  They married and moved north to escape dire poverty.  Their grandson (Vance) would graduate […]

Work of God

You can tell much about your view of work by what you think about retirement.  The modern notion of retirement as a permanent vacation creates a bias against the virtue of work.  Consider some examples. In 2018, an investment services company ran a Super Bowl ad in which a granny DJ-ed a modern dance club, […]

Free Indeed

This is starting to look like a cultural revolution to some degree.  Be careful what you ask for, America. Cultural values are expressed in its monuments to the past.  When time comes for change, what happens to those monuments is a declaration to the present.  Iraqis brought down Saddam Hussein in 2003. Ukrainians toppled Lenin […]

The Love Motivation

If you have yet to believe God exists or the Christian gospel is true, I want to reveal something to you.  When a Christian says or writes something that challenges you at the point of faith, it is an expression of love. You matter. George W. Truett (1867-1944) learned early in life that love and […]

Change of Heart

“Change is the only constant in life.” – Heraclitus (500 BC) In a city near you, people have been using both peaceful and violent means to accelerate change.  The daily news compels you to form an opinion on the methods or the goal of that change.  Some plead for America to honor its original declaration […]

Otherness

Chuck Colson wrote, “If we fail to stand for Christ at that place where the world is denying His Lordship, we are missing the mark.” The death of George Floyd and the following violent events are such a denial. Christ is Lord over how we treat one another. You won’t hear that narrative in the […]

Ravi Zacharias

Ravi Zacharias passed into eternity recently. Since 1971, he crisscrossed the globe carrying the message of Christ to the high class and low castes, to national leaders and religious followers, to prisoners and questioners. He spoke at universities and the United Nations, in public venues and in private meetings. The books he wrote, the lives […]