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Proverbs 31: 8-9 : "Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves…"

December 31, 2004
by Stephen Pearl
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That’s Trillion With a Capital “T”

When you follow the news coming out of Washington it’s easy to lose the big picture in all the zeros that trail the numbers in the announcements.  Take the Social Security mess, for example. Our President, who loves to tell … Continue reading

December 31, 2004
by Stephen Pearl
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The Bible On… Deficit Spending

Rom. 13:6-8 “This is also why you pay taxes, for the authorities are God’s servants, who give their full time to governing.  Give everyone what you owe him: If you owe taxes, pay taxes; if revenue, then revenue; if respect, … Continue reading

December 21, 2004
by Stephen Pearl
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The Little Transit Agency That Couldn’t

Here’s a little story about the transit agency that couldn’t.  Our story starts with a really big number, so get out your calculators. How’s 62 million bucks grab you? $62 million is the size of the budget shortfall the South … Continue reading

December 14, 2004
by Stephen Pearl
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A Passing Shot at Bernie Kerik

What is wrong with us as a country?  What did Bernie Kerik do that suddenly made him unfit to lead our Homeland Security efforts? C’mon, gang, it’s not like this guy used torture techniques on the people he arrested when … Continue reading

December 14, 2004
by Stephen Pearl
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The Bible On… Everything Coming Out in the Wash

Luke 12:2-3 “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed, or hidden that will not be made known.  What you have said in the dark will be heard in the daylight, and what you have whispered in the ear … Continue reading

December 14, 2004
by Stephen Pearl
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Gimme Dat Old Time Religion – Conclusion

“Teaching Old Liberals New Tricks” (NOTE: This concludes our extended essay series “Gimme Dat Old Time Religion,” in which we diagnose just one of the many causes behind the Democratic failure this November.) In the three previous installments in this … Continue reading

December 14, 2004
by Stephen Pearl
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“How Do You Solve a Problem Like Old Rummy?”

There he was, hoof firmly planted in mouth, before hundreds of soldiers and the beckoning ears of the entire world.  He didn’t know he had been ambushed by a question that some smart-alecky reporter had fed to that innocent soldier. … Continue reading

December 3, 2004
by Stephen Pearl
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When Church Leaders Burn Out Volunteers

Working in our church’s multi-media ministry has given me a renewed distaste for “mega-church syndrome.” It’s like we are trying to turn our church services into Vegas, Broadway, or cheesy Six Flags reviews.  But we don’t hire and pay pros … Continue reading

December 3, 2004
by Stephen Pearl
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The Bible On… Generosity

2 Corinthians 9:6-9 ”Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously.  Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God … Continue reading

December 3, 2004
by Stephen Pearl
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The Empire Strikes Out

“Stop fussing and hop in bed, Jimmy.” “Awww. Gramps, can’t I play a little more Gamecube?” “Jimmy, your mom and dad told me that you need to be in bed by 9. It’s 9:05. Time for bed.” “AWWW, GEEZ, Gramps!” … Continue reading