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Family Structure Matters; It Really Matters

2019 | Week of July 8 | #1316 “Ok. Let’s pray. Fold your hands and bow your head. Ready? ‘Come Lord Jesus and be our Guest and let these gifts to us be blest.’ Dear Heavenly Father, thank you for this good food you have provided and for taking care of us today. Be with […]

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Morality & Religion: The Founders’ Perspective

2019 | Week of July 1 | Radio Transcript #1315 This week we have the incredible privilege of commemorating Independence Day, and it is certainly appropriate that we do so, complete with, as John Adams said in a letter to his wife Abigail, “solemn acts of devotion to God Almighty….[and] solemnized with pomp and parade, […]

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What We Need: Better Leadership

2019 | Week of June 24 | Radio Transcript #1314 What a week it’s been!  Maybe better said, what a month it’s been! Governor Evers raises for the first time ever in Wisconsin’s history the so-called “Rainbow Pride” flag over the state capitol and shortly after making the announcement, sends out an email letting people […]

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A Flag, Babies & a License Plate

2019 | Week of June 17 | #1313 The last couple of weeks have been a bit topsy-turvy in Wisconsin, what with Governor Evers abusing his power and raising the so-called “Rainbow Pride Flag” over our State Capitol. Unless you have zero access to the news, I’m sure you’ve heard about this issue. We responded […]

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Fatherhood: A Sacred Calling; A Special Privilege

2019 | Week of June 10 | #1312 This year our Director of Church Relations, Dave Lingle, wrote a great piece on being a Christian dad. I think it’s worth sharing here. At a time when fatherlessness is truly epidemic in our society and is playing a major role in so many of the ills […]

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Hallmark, the Church & Marriage

2019 | Week of June 3 | Radio Transcript #1311 If wedding bells aren’t ringing in your ears then you haven’t been watching Hallmark movies recently. While jokes about Hallmark movies abound, I assure you Hallmark and all the actors associated with that company are laughing all the way to the bank! They are making […]

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Vaccines vs. Parental Rights

2019 | Week of May 27 | #1310 Joining the ever-growing bandwagon of those pushing to ensure 100% of children are fully vaccinated, Democrat State Representative Gordon Hintz and Democrat State Senator Tim Carpenter, joined by Republican Representative Tyler Vorpagel, are introducing a bill that removes the personal conviction option as an exemption from vaccination. […]

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Memorial Day 2019 –What Will You Do?

2019 | Week of May 20 | #1309 Next Monday, May 27, will be my fifteenth Memorial Day without my dad, who was a World War II veteran. I always think of him as we prepare to commemorate this special day. Dad very rarely talked about his war experience because it was unbelievably horrific. Consequently, […]

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Whose Morality Are We Legislating?

2019 | Week of May 13 | Radio Transcript #1308 If I’ve heard it once, I’ve heard it hundreds of times—and generally from well-meaning people: “You can’t legislate morality.”  Every time I hear this, I take vigorous exception. First let’s clarify what morality is. Morality is someone’s view of what’s right and wrong. Those views […]

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Moms: So Much More than “Just a Housewife”

2019 | Week of May 6 | #1307 A Family Circus comic strip back a number of years ago pictured a Census employee interviewing the mom surrounded by her four children. He’s filling out the form for her and answers his own question as to her occupation with, “just a housewife.” The mom is frowning, […]

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National Day of Prayer: Participate & Guard

2019 | Week of April 29 | #1306 For biblical Christians, what is more powerful than prayer lifted up to the Creator God? As Christians, we are instructed to pray without ceasing, to pray faithfully for those in leadership in our country, to pray about everything.  Praying should be second nature to us, as should […]

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Safe Haven Laws: A Better Option

2019 | Week of April 22 | #1305 In 2015, I saw “The Drop Box,” a powerful film telling the story of South Korean Pastor Lee who one day found an abandoned infant on his church steps. He and his wife took the baby in. Pastor Lee knew there were thousands of babies in Seoul […]

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Easter: Strengthening Faith & Families

2019 | Week of April 15 | #1304 All of life makes sense in light of what we commemorate this Friday and celebrate this Sunday.  Do your children know that?  Are you taking advantage of what this week offers to not only build and honor your family’s traditions but also to build your family’s faith?  […]

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Sex Trafficking–It’s Everywhere in Wisconsin

2019 | Week of April 8 | #1303 We shouldn’t be surprised given our sex-crazed society, but I confess I blanched when I read recently that human sex-trafficking is in all 72 counties, from major population centers like Milwaukee County to decidedly rural counties like Rusk or Taylor.  No area of our state is safe […]

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A Budget & a Ban

2019 | Week of April 1 | #1301 It’s budget time in Madison—the time when our elected officials are looking at how to spend our money over the next two years. Governor Evers introduced his executive budget, his dreams and plans for spending your hard-earned tax dollars—and now the Republican-controlled state legislature is now determining […]

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Good News, Bad News

2019 | Week of March 25 | Radio Transcript #1301 Let’s start off with some good news this week—and it comes to us from the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals in Chicago which has jurisdiction over Wisconsin, Illinois and Indiana. A number of years ago, Freedom From Religion Foundation filed a federal lawsuit alleging that […]

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A High-Stakes, High-Court Election

2019 | Week of March 18 | Radio Transcript #1300 On April 2, Wisconsin voters will be asked to decide who will be the next justice on our state supreme court. Other important local races will be on ballots, but the supreme court race is the only statewide race. In my opinion, electing a justice […]

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Gambling in Wisconsin: Learning from Our History

2019 | Week of March 11 | #1299 March is National Problem Gambling Awareness Month. So let’s talk about gambling in Wisconsin. A 1996 survey revealed that less than 1% of Wisconsin citizens, or about 32,425 residents were problem gamblers and that the social costs related to those problem gamblers was over $300 million, or […]

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Too Few Babies

2019 | Week of March 4 | #1298 An AP headline in Wisconsin media statewide this week says, “Wisconsin births decline to lowest point in 40 years.”[1] The report notes that the number of babies born in The Badger State in 2017, which is the most recent available data, is the lowest since 1973. Part […]

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What Did We Expect?

2019 | Week of February 25 | #1297 I’m not sure what people expected when the former State Superintendent of Public Instruction was elected governor of Wisconsin this past November. Tony Evers earned all his college degrees from UW-Madison. He spent years teaching and being an administrator in public schools in our state. In 2001, […]

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It’s Unconstitutional & Un-American

2019 | Week of February 18 | #1296 In an attempt to discredit Brian Hagedorn, candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court, One Wisconsin Now last week declared Hagedorn “unfit to hold public office” because he co-founded a Christian school that seeks to follow orthodox Christian beliefs and standards. One Wisconsin Now owes Judge Hagedorn an […]

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What Do You Know about February 19?

2019 | Week of February 11 | #1295 Do you have anything highlighted on your calendar for Tuesday, February 19? Do you know that Tuesday, February 19 is Spring Primary Election day in Wisconsin?  Do you know that low-voter-turnout elections mean every vote is especially important and can make a huge difference in the results […]

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Children: Abuse or Protect?

2019 | Week of February 4 | #1294 As harsh as it may sound, I believe those who advocate for and push children to question their biological sex are guilty of child abuse. Fifteen years ago, we were in the throes here in Wisconsin of getting an amendment to our state constitution passed—an amendment that […]

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Celebrating God’s Plan for Marriage

2019 | Week of January 28 | #1293 Do you celebrate God’s plan for marriage? Does your family? Does your church? I certainly hope the answer to all three of those questions is a resounding, enthusiastic, “Yes!” because every marriage that reflects God’s design of one man and one woman should be celebrated because God’s […]

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School Choice & Children: Not Wards of the State but Gifts from God

2019 | Week of January 21 | #1292 My last assignment as a school board member in Wisconsin was to represent the school board at an exploratory meeting regarding whether the district should add a four-year-old kindergarten program. In the room were stakeholders of all sorts. I mostly listened for the first part of the […]

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Sanctity of Human Life Month 2019

2019 | Week of January 14 | #1291 On January 13, 1984, then-President Ronald Reagan issued a presidential proclamation designating January 22nd as National Sanctity of Human Life Day. January 22, 1984, marked the 10th anniversary since the infamous Roe v Wade decision by the US Supreme Court, a decision that legalized abortion on demand […]

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Living with the Consequences of Elections

2019| Week of January 7 | #1290 On Monday, Tony Evers was sworn in as Wisconsin’s 46th governor. Whether you like him or not, for the next four years, he is Wisconsin’s chief executive officer. With that comes duties, responsibilities and authority. One of the duties and responsibilities the governor in Wisconsin has is to […]

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Values & Priorities in the New Year

2018 | Week of December 31 | #1289 If you watch any TV at all, you’ve likely seen the commercial from the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (ASPCA). It’s especially run at this time of year. I just saw it again the other day as I was getting my daily treadmill […]

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The Coming Government

2018 | Week of December 24 | #1288 “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.” If you think that verse sounds out-of-place—you’re right. Usually, I quote Hosea 4:6 at the end of this program. This week of Christmas, I think it’s very appropriate to talk about why that verse is so important to us […]

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Religious Freedom Wins in Wisconsin City

2018 | Week of December 17 | #1287 The headline on the press release declares, “Christmas Comes Early for Churches as Court Strikes Down Restrictive Ordinance.” The dateline noted Green Bay, Wisconsin. Needless to say, it all caught my attention. This is a case that began in late 2017. It was just over a year […]

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Choose Life Wisconsin Gives Away More Money!

2018 | Week of December 10 | #1286 I had an early Christmas this year! Recently Dan Miller, director of Pro-Life Wisconsin and I, in our capacity as vice-president and president of Choose Life Wisconsin hand-delivered checks to twelve of Wisconsin’s Pregnancy Care Centers. It’s an incredible experience to give money to these fantastic life-saving […]

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Tis the Season To Counter the Lies

2018 | Week of December 3 | #1285 This past Monday, our staff made our annual early December trek to the state capitol first floor rotunda, laden with bins and easels, tables and signs and, yes, permits from the state giving us permission for our errand.  Unlike some other trips we make to the state […]

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Laws Protecting Faith-Based Adoption Agencies Aren’t the Problem

2018 | Week of November 26 | #1283 Last week, an NBC online news item had this as the headline on a story: “Religious exemption laws exacerbating foster and adoption ‘crisis,’ report finds.” The subtitle continued, “Laws allowing child placement agencies to deny LGBTQ prospective parents are worsening the current ‘child welfare crisis,’ according to […]

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Traditions: The Harlan Bible & Thanksgiving

2018 | Week of November 19 | #1282 In 1906, US Supreme Court Justice John Marshall Harlan presented the high court with a Bible, a King James Version of the Bible to be specific, which all the justices at that time signed. Impressively, to this day, all succeeding Supreme Court justices have signed their names […]

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Consequences of Wisconsin’s Midterm Elections

2018 | Week of November 12 | #1281 Election 2018 is history. Well, it’s almost history.  We might have a couple of recounts, including one for attorney general and one in Assembly District 14. However, as it stands right now, Democrat Tony Evers is governor-elect, joined by Mandela Barnes as lieutenant governor-elect.  Democrat Josh Kaul […]

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President Trump Administration Plans to Restore Common Sense & Rule of Law

2018 | Week of November 5 | #1280 Late last month word came that the Trump administration is likely to issue a transgender policy that is both simple and scientific—the word sex means what a person is born as, in other words, sex means biological sex, not what a person thinks or feels he or […]

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Last Call for Election 2018

2018 | Week of October 29 | #1279 Election 2018 will be history very soon. All the TV and radio ads, all the campaign literature, all the phone calls and all the door knocking will be done. And after 8 p.m. on Tuesday, November 6, our opportunity to have a positive impact on this election […]

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Honoring God in Election 2018

2018 | Week of October 22 | #1278 Are you prepared to honor God in the November 6 election? Maybe you’ve never thought about an election from that perspective. If not, perhaps this commentary will challenge you to do so as you ponder your opportunity to vote in the fast-approaching midterm elections.

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Election 2018: What’s at Stake?

2018 | Week of October 15 | #1277 With the midterm election now just three weeks away, it’s time to think about what’s at stake. In my opinion, the liberal progressive elected officials in our state legislature made it pretty clear what’s at stake when the legislative session closed early this past spring. Shortly after […]

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Consequences, Very Real Consequences

2018 | Week of October 8 | #1276 Frequently I’m asked, “How do bad laws get passed seemingly so easily, even in places where one wouldn’t necessarily think that would happen?”  My answer to this question is the theme for this commentary:  elections have consequences, very real consequences. We are now a month from a […]

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