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Relentlessness: Successful People Just Don’t Quit

From Rod’s Success Secrets. Click here for the rest of the ongoing series. Relentless. If there is any word that describes successful people, that’s it. Successful people just don’t quit. Does this seem obvious? Perhaps; but it obviously isn’t. The quality of...

What You Missed at the 2015 Southern Baptist Convention

It was an extraordinary event, not least in that President Ronnie Floyd’s call to prayer for a new Great Awakening was met by 40% more than the total number of registered messengers, meeting together for three hours on a Tuesday night. That’s right, a...

McDonald’s: On the Brink of Death?

So what is everybody’s beef with McDonald’s? I tend to be pretty contrarian, so it won’t surprise you that I remain unconvinced that McDonald’s (NYSE:MCD) is near death. It’s certainly not my favorite stock in the world. But as I see it,...

Most Important Political Facts of the Day

Most important political fact of the day: Ted Cruz has over 120,000 individual donors, vs. just over 12,000 for Jeb Bush. For comparison, the entire Republican field combined had just about 71,000 donors in July of 2007. Trump is sweeping the polls, but Ted is...

Libertarians for Polyamory

Over at The Federalist, Sara Burrows writes about how libertarianism has led her into polyamory, and why in her view, that’s a very good thing. Many people remember Hillary Clinton’s statement that “marriage is slavery” (a philosophical...

Billy Graham’s Interesting Friends

This is just a fascinating group…when you realize it’s at Billy Graham’s 95th birthday party. Trump made clear the other day that he thinks of himself as a Christian but does not understand the Gospel. We need to pray for him. This race may be the...

Technology: More With Less

The infographic below (thank you Cato Institute) is a shocking testament to how technology is making our lives cheaper, better and cleaner by “dematerializing” them. Lots of folks think technology is destroying us, polluting the world and improving our...

The Rapture, Marriage and Religious Liberty

Following the Supreme Court’s Obergefell decision redefining marriage, I’ve heard several people say in complete seriousness “it’s okay, because the rapture’s coming anyway.” Pathetic. That is not faithfulness. It’s just fatalism. Christ will certainly return. But...

Hillary Clinton: Uber Must Be Destroyed

If Republicans are “backward” and “opposed to progress,” why is it that Hillary Clinton, like much of the left generally, is attacking Uber? From National Review: The ride-sharing service is synonymous with the new efficiency and convenience...

Messing With Trump

As I told you: Trump is not committing to backing the Republican nominee and is leaving the door open to a third party campaign. In 1992, a man with a LOT less money spent a bunch of it and took 19%, nearly all of which came out of George H.W. Bush, and thus elected...

The SpaceX Failure Is Part of Progress 

The SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket explodes shortly after liftoff on June 28. Reuters Summary The meteoric rise of SpaceX, a space industry company with 18 successful launches, makes it easy to forget that rocket science is hard. Entrepreneur Elon Musk, seeking to...

Awakening the Sleeping Church

Why do the churches sleep? Because we’re not calling them to anything greater than themselves. Every mass movement in history has been built on a call to great personal sacrifice in pursuit of a vision of creating a better world. Communists, Nazis, the Founding...

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