On Fear of the World Ending

Hey, remember when people talked about the world ending in 2012?

A lot of disasters seem to have happened recently.  Shootings.  North Korea testing nuclear missiles.  Earthquakes.  Hurricanes.  Celebrity marriages breaking up.  Sports teams losing.  Economies crashing.  Twinkies dropping off the face of the earth.
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Electing Faithfulness: Concluding Thoughts

“Concluding Thoughts on Electing Faithfulness”
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“Why should a foreigner like me care about this country?”
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“I promise I’ll completely tone down the political postings for the next four years, but I ask that you to pay attention to this”

I am very much indebted the sermon I heard this Sunday by Frank Sullivan.  It reminded me that Christ is our hope and that it’s foolish to place our “trust in princes” whose plans come to an end and who’s power is but dust to God.
Sermon on Christ as our Hope
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Electing Faithfulness Part 10: About 5 More Issues to Examine

[back to part 9: Education]

“And other issues to consider”
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“Issues I may not care less about, but am squeezing together for time’s sake”
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“Ok, Caleb Coy, let’s hurry up and wrap this thing up—I gotta vote in like 3 days.”

So, remember how I’ve been going on about Ron Paul because I’m writing his name in even though he’s not running?  In this post I will get into things I disagree with him on, or am unsure about.  This post will also cover other issues I have yet to mention.  After this, I plan on having a final post to reflect on the whole experience before we all go and jump in those booths.  It may be that I have a post after that to reflect on the results, and I already know that no matter what I will be reminding us all not to panic, because Christ will still be King when it’s all over.
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Electing Faithfulness part 9: Our Future is the Hands of our Students

[back to part 8: The War on Some Drugs]

“Our Future is the Hands of our Students”
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“High Stakes and Low Standards”
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“High Standards, but Low Barriers”
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“Repeal NCLB already!”

Our school systems rank toward the bottom of the list when compared with those of other industrialized countries.  Sure, we may be able to brag about churning out all kinds of Nobel winners and innovators, but most of our students are graduating without the knowledge they should have, meaning that those Nobel prize winners stand on the other side of a gap too far from most of our other students.  Our schools pass a lot of kids because our schools are too easy.
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Electing Faithfulness: Part 1: Considering Third Roads

Considering Third Roads
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What’s Wrong with These Guys?
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Egyptians or Amorites?  Who’s it Gonna Be?

You heard a debate the other day.  It was between two guys likely to take the role of single individual holding the most official power in America.  Seems like a big deal.  It is, in a way, but when you look at the big picture, it ends up not being much of one at all.  Still, a pretty big deal.

So many of you will likely think of picking choice A or B.  I see why.  I mean, this is how the game seems to work, right?  People give you two choices and you pick one of them.  And to be fair, in all likelihood, it will be one of these two fellas.  That’s how the system tends to work.  I will tell you now that I don’t intend on voting for either of these guys.

One way in which it has been explained is this:

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