No! Thatâ€™s the headline on an editorial inâ€”can you believe?â€”the Washington Post! It gets better. The Post flays President Obamaâ€™s rationale for lifting the embargo on Cuba (the incoming GOP Congress will have something to say about this) and it dissects the Presidentâ€™s White House statement.
There was a time when women were praised for working through the problems everyone faces during the course of a marriage. Women used to be ashamed at the prospect of a divorce. As hard as it is for the public to understand, many of these women never bailed out because they still loved their husband, flaws and all.
While government spends a trillion dollars annually on antipoverty programs, total private charity in the US in 2013, according to Giving USA, was about a third of this - $335 billion. And much of this, contributions to universities, museums, etc., doesnâ€™t go to causes we normally think of as charity.
As a matter of fact, the raising of minimum wage does nothing for income inequality. Many people lose their jobs because of the extra cost to their employer who canâ€™t absorb or pass on the cost to customers. So theyâ€™re worse off. Those who receive the raise are still at the bottom of the income scale and the inflation of prices (because of the increased production costs) means their purchasing power is the same, or worse. The real problem is skill set inequality and education inequality, which prepares people for the work place as well as the opportunity to earn a decent living...
Indeed, the world is dying. Not in a false-alarmist, â€śOMG-global-warming-is-going-to-kill-us-all!â€ť sort of way. Rather, this world is passing away in aÂ Romans 1, â€śThe-wrath-of-God-is-being-revealed-from-heavenâ€ť sort of way. How very unsettling and confusing this must all be for those absent â€śthe peace of God, which surpasses all understandingâ€ť (seeÂ Philippians 4:7).
Dr. Eric Wallace addresses the BCS 2014 leadership initiative discussing a Biblical worldview and Politics.