PRIMARY ELECTION DAY Today is Primary Election Day in Pennsylvania! Be sure you get to the polls by 8:00 PM tonight if you haven’t already voted, either in person or by mail. Governor Tom Wolf signed an executive order extending the deadline for county election offices in Allegheny, Dauphin, Delaware, Erie, Montgomery and Philadelphia counties to receive absentee or … [Read more...] about News & Notes 1
For My Christian Friends
Trump Wants a Race War Many of you, I’m sure, are familiar with the name Francis Schaeffer (1912-1984), the evangelical theologian, philosopher, Presbyterian pastor, and prolific evangelical Christian author who wrote more than 20 books in the last half of the twentieth century — titles such as A Christian Manifesto, The God Who Is There, The Mark of the … [Read more...] about For My Christian Friends
I Still Can’t Breathe
I am posting this in response to the tragic events in Minneapolis, around the country, and around the world. It's a good followup to my post yesterday about white privilege. The author lives in Staunton, VA, and relates all too well to these recent events. I did not write this — full credit to the author, Jillian Marie. Shared with her permission. I am white. And … [Read more...] about I Still Can’t Breathe
What Is White Privilege?
I woke up this morning to photos and videos of Minneapolis burning. Riots over the death of George Floyd led to arson, looting, and destruction of property. It’s so sad, most of all because of a needless death, once again at the hands of the police. The video of him being restrained by the police is very difficult to watch and raises a lot of questions. Race relations … [Read more...] about What Is White Privilege?
My Opinion Is as Valid as Yours
Recently I've seen that statement, or at least that attitude, on so many posts on Facebook. Let me say, categorically, NO, it's not! Before you get all bent out of shape, allow me to explain. As you probably know, for the last nearly 18 years I’ve been a motorcoach operator — tour bus driver — driving all over the eastern US and Canada on a daily basis. … [Read more...] about My Opinion Is as Valid as Yours
Am I a Liberal?
I still clearly remember sitting in Civics class in Junior High School with a very young Mr. Woodland teaching us about Democrats and Republicans, liberals and conservatives. He explained how the liberal Democrats were the party of change, with new and better ways of doing government, while the Republicans were conservative old men (and women) who were stuck in their ways and … [Read more...] about Am I a Liberal?