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We’re All About Choice–School Choice, That Is

2021 | Week of January 25 | Radio Transcript #1396 School choice. It used to be there was no choice—at least no real choice for the vast majority of Americans—regarding where their children would attend school. The local public school was pretty much it—unless you were very wealthy and could afford elite, private schools. With […]

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Life—In the Beginning God

2021 | Week of January 18 | Radio Transcript #1395 On January 22, 1973, seven of nine US Supreme Court justices, in a show of raw judicial activism, determined that nationwide a woman deciding to kill her unborn baby was her constitutional right based on a perceived right to privacy provided in the 14th Amendment […]

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Religious Freedom – More Than an Epitaph

2021 | Week of January 11 | Radio Transcript #1394 I’ve been to Monticello, Thomas Jefferson’s home in Charlottesville, Virginia, a couple of times. Each time I’ve visited, I’ve walked to the family cemetery where I always stand in front of the obelisk monument marking Jefferson’s grave and marveled at what Jefferson himself wrote for […]

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Looking for a Few Good Legislative Leaders

2021 | Week of January 4 | Radio Transcript #1393 In 1779, a Marine Captain advertised the need for a “few good men” to enlist in the Marines. Over 200 years later, that phrase became a Marine recruiting slogan. Someone else has said, “Everything rises or falls on leadership.” Thinking about the new legislature that […]

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Taking Every Thought Captive (re-aired from June 15, 2020)

2020 | Week of December 28 | Radio Transcript #1392 Scripture tells us we are to destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God and take every thought captive to obey Christ. To be faithful to Scripture, we dare not just respond to any thing in life, including cultural happenings emotionally. […]

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December 21 & December 25: The Light of the World

2020 | Week of December 21 | Radio Transcript #1391 “Daddy, Daddy! More yites! More yites! We need more yites!” That was my child-like and constant comment at Christmas growing up. Dad never could get enough lights on the inside tree, the house and the outside trees, or anywhere else to satisfy me. To this […]

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We Can’t Give Up

2020 | Week of December 14 | Radio Transcript #1390 At a time of the year when people are generally happier and smiling more often than normal, many are not experiencing that this Christmas season. We’ve struggled for ten months with the virus and related restrictions and guidelines, including how we do church. We can’t […]

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Georgia on Our Minds

2020 | Week of December 7 | Radio Transcript #1389 I’ve got Georgia on my mind today, and it probably should be on your mind as well. I was born in and lived in Atlanta, Georgia, until I was almost twelve, when we moved to Michigan where my parents were from.  Then after college, I […]

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Lies Ensnare; Truth Frees

2020 | Week of November 30 | Radio Transcript #1388 In general human beings don’t like being lied to. But because unregenerate, unsaved people are, according to Scripture, of their father Satan, who is the father of lies, lying happens all the time. Certainly and sadly, Christians aren’t immune to this sin that destroys trust, […]

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Thanksgiving: Our Heritage

2020 | Week of November 23 | Radio Transcript #1387 On November 11, 1620, after over 2 months at sea on the Atlantic, the Mayflower landed at what is today Provincetown Harbor in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.  In late December, after exploring the area from the Cape southwest and then north, the exploration party determined that […]

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Adoption – Making a Difference for Time & Eternity

2020 | Week of November 16 | Radio transcript #1386 A few years ago, I was invited to a widows’ luncheon at my church. Yes, you heard that right. Our church has a great ministry to widows, following the biblical injunction to care for the widows and the orphans. While I’m not a widow, I […]

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Honoring Those Who Have Paid a Price

2020 | Week of November 9 | Radio Transcript #1385 Several years ago, I was in Washington, D.C. on business. As I always try to do on such trips, I squeezed in some time to visit places I have either never been to or are very important to me. This time, I had someone with […]

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Do I Really Believe?

2020 | Week of November 2 | Radio Transcript #1384 “Do you really believe that what you believe is really real?” That’s the opening premise in Dr. Del Tackett’s The Truth Project, a systematic worldview study. This week, as we consider the results of the election we’ve just gone through, that question seems especially appropriate […]

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Duty Calls Us to the Polls

2020 | Week of October 26 | Radio Transcript #1383 What an election cycle this has been! I can’t imagine anyone hearing this commentary anywhere in America is caught by surprise by the news that we have a national election next week. Each day—and sometimes every hour–seems to bring new controversy and breaking news about […]

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Preference vs. Orientation vs. Deciding

2020 | Week October 19 | Radio Transcript #1382 In the space of three days last week, the LGBTQ+ issue was front and center in situations involving two different high-profile Americans. On Tuesday, the second day of the confirmation hearings for Judge Amy Coney Barrett, President Trump’s nominee to the US Supreme Court, Democrat California […]

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Pleading the 25th

2020 | Week of October 12 | Radio Transcript #1381 What in the world is the 25th Amendment? Lots of people are asking that question right now, and rightly so. It’s unfortunate that so many people are having to learn about this constitutional provision the hard way, when they should have already known about it […]

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What Parents Don’t Know Hurts Them–and Their Children

2020 | Week of October 5 | Radio Transcript #1380 “Do you know what they are teaching to kindergarteners in our local public schools?” an irate parent asked me at one of our community events recently.  Sadly, I was pretty sure I did know what that school was teaching in kindergarten, especially when this mother […]

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Hey! What Are These Questions on My Ballot?

2020 | Week of September 28 | Radio Transcript #1379 Events in our state and nation are happening at break-neck speed as Election Day 2020 nears. Last week, a federal judge changed the deadline for absentee ballots and online registrations, a ruling that was temporarily stopped by the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals late this […]

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Even in This, God Is in Control

2020 | Week of September 21 | Radio Transcript #1378 God assures us that nothing happens outside His knowledge and control, down to knowing the number of hairs on our head and even when a sparrow falls from a nest. And He even appoints the day of death—and that is why we must trust Him […]

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Celebrating the Constitution

2020 | Week of September 14 | Radio Transcript #1377 WE THE PEOPLE of the United States, in Order to form a more perfect Union, establish Justice, insure domestic Tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general Welfare, and secure the Blessings of Liberty to ourselves and our Posterity, do ordain and establish this […]

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Purposeful Cultural Transmission

2020 | Week of September 7 | Radio Transcript #1376 From the time I was six or seven, I’ve been involved in elections.  Yes, you heard me right.  My mother, while she never ran for office, was always involved with the political scene.  She found it intolerable, for instance, that when she and my dad […]

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Statewide Emergencies & Government Authority

2020 | Week of August 31 | Radio Transcript #1375 Do public health situations that have at some point been deemed “pandemics” mean that the rule of law is set aside? I’ve been asked that question in one form or another almost every day since March when Governor Evers issued his first statewide public health […]

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Mail-In v. Absentee

2020 | Week of August 24 | Radio Transcript #1374 President Trump has repeatedly said he thinks a mail-in election is fraught with the possibility for fraud, would delay the final outcome of the election, and is unnecessary given the current COVID situation in the vast majority of states, a position supported by recently by […]

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To IRS: Abortion Is Not Health Care

2020 | Week of August 17 | Radio Transcript “Abortion is not health care.” That’s the opening sentence in a letter dated August 12, 2020, addressed to Steve Mnuchin, Secretary of the Treasury, and signed by over 100 US senators and representatives. To be exact, 23 US Senators and 80 US Representatives signed this letter.[1] […]

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Knowing Our History

2020  Week of August 10 | Radio Transcript #1372  (originally aired July 22, 2019) Author George Orwell opined that “[t]he most effective way to destroy people is to deny and obliterate their own understanding of their history.” Orwell’s statement should give us serious pause. Are we being effectively destroyed because we have either been denied […]

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Commit to Action Because All Elections Have Consequences

2020 | Week of August 3 | Radio Transcript #1371 With all that is going on in our state and nation right now, on one level it seems almost trivial to talk about Wisconsin’s fall partisan primary election. On another level, all that is going on actually makes it imperative that we bring up that […]

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Days of Prayer: Our Heritage & Our Hope

2020 | Week of July 27 | Radio Transcript #1370 As the COVID crisis was escalating, President Trump called for a National Day of Prayer, on Sunday, March 15. In a Tweet, the president said, “We are a Country that, throughout our history, has looked to God for protection and strength in times like these….” […]

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Make The Choice With Eyes Wide-Open

2020 | Week of July 13 | Radio Transcript #1368 How K-12 schools will operate this fall in The Badger State is anything but certain.  But this we know: collective formal education will happen, whether virtual, in person, or as a combination of the two. Culturally and financially—at least from the government schools’ perspective—we are […]

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Every American Should See It

2020 | Week of July 6 | Radio Transcript #1367 After surviving Y2K, I decided in the summer of 2000 along with two good friends to take some of the money I’d carefully saved and take a trip out west. I mean a big trip out west. Honestly, before that, I hadn’t been west of […]

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Perpetuating Bad Decisions

2020 | Week of June 29 | Radio Transcript #1366 The US Supreme Court just gave us another supremely bad decision. More on that shortly. First a brief explanation about why two commentaries back to back on bad decisions from our highest court. Our US Supreme Court’s session runs from October through June 30. The […]

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Judicial Activism: Figment or Fact?

2020 | Week of June 22 | Radio Transcript #1365 Judicial activism is alive and well in America, especially in our US Supreme Court. On Monday, June 15, the U.S. Supreme Court issued a 6-3 decision, redefining the term “sex” in the congressionally passed, legally enacted Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, […]

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Taking Every Thought Captive

2020 | Week of June 15 | Radio Transcript #1364 Scripture tells us we are to destroy arguments and every lofty opinion raised against the knowledge of God and take every thought captive to obey Christ. To be faithful to Scripture, we dare not just respond to any thing in life, including cultural happenings emotionally. […]

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The Hearts of the Fathers

2020 | Week of June 8 | Radio Transcript #1363 “Just do what you wish your father had done for you. Be the dad you wish you had had.” That was the advice in a book I read recently about being a good dad. That’s such a simple but powerful admonition. Most children pretty intuitively […]

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Marching & Advocacy Orders

2020 | Week of June 1 | Radio Transcript #1362 As I write this commentary, I’m sitting where I can easily see an American flag flying on private property. It’s waving in the stiff breeze coming off one of Wisconsin’s beautiful lakes. I’m not far from Madison or Milwaukee right now geographically, but it feels […]

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To Mail or Not To Mail

2020 | Week of May 25 | Radio Transcript #1361 To mail or not to mail—ballots? That is the question.  Due in large part to COVID-19, in Wisconsin’s election last month, a record number of absentee ballots were requested. Over 1.3 million absentee ballots were mailed to Wisconsin voters, with nearly 1,160,000 or just about […]

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Memorial Day 2020: Making It Meaningful One Family at a Time

2020 | Week of May 18 | Radio Transcript #1360 Do you have plans made for next Monday, May 25? I hope you do. It’s Memorial Day. And that should mean some special planning. I realize that in most communities in The Badger State Memorial Day won’t be commemorated as it has been for decades. […]

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Constitutional Rights, Emergencies, & Elections

2020 | Week of May 11 | Radio Transcript#1359 Are our constitutional rights and freedoms designed just for times of peace and prosperity, when things seem to be going well, or are they also designed to protect us even in times of, say, a statewide emergency, like a declared public health emergency? In times of […]

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When Two Isn’t Better

2020 | Week of May 4 | Radio Transcript #1358 The Bible, in a myriad of ways, honors mothers.  Stories of Jocabed, Moses’s mother; Hannah, Samuel’s mother; Elizabeth, John the Baptist’s mother; and certainly, Mary, the mother of Jesus, in addition to the Virtuous Woman of Proverbs 31, all remind us of the importance of […]

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Virtual Learning in Wisconsin: Leveling the Playing Field

2020 | Week of April 27 | Radio Transcript #1357 Suddenly lots of parents in Wisconsin are doing schooling at home—parents who never intended to do that. For many other parents, little has changed for them as it relates to the education of their children during the COVID-19 situation. They homeschool all the time—by choice—and […]

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No, Governor Evers, We Don’t Need Another Casino

2020 | Week of April 20 | Radio Transcript #1356 You have to wonder. Does the Bureau of Indian Affairs know we are the midst of a national health crisis? While most of Wisconsin remains suspended in time and activity and people are focused on figuring life out on a day-to-day basis, apparently that’s not […]

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