Try Jesus

June 18, 2008

Riding the bus to work some time back, I noticed a car with several religious bumper stickers, as well as the Ichthus, displayed on the back. The bumper sticker that caught my attention read simply, “Try Jesus.” As I began to consider that short clause, it began to bother me–greatly. As I have continued to think about these issues, my concerns have come to focus on two main areas: (1) the accuracy of the impression that it conveys about Jesus Christ and (2) what such usage says about those who use it.

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Fiscal Responsibility, Restraint & Resolve

June 4, 2008

There is no dignity quite so impressive, and no independence quite so important, as living within your means.
— Calvin Coolidge

Living beyond one’s means affects many individuals, families, organizations, and nations, and it leads to a host of problems. Mark Lange, a former presidential speechwriter, has written a humorous yet pointed piece published in the Christian Science Monitor in which he discusses an affliction behind this: Deficit Attention Disorder (DAD). Not one merely to identify the problem, Mr. Lange proposes the wonder-drug Restraint® and the spine-straightening medication Resolve® for treating this condition. Take a look here. You may not agree with every detail, but I hope that you agree that large doses of Restraint® and Resolve® are badly needed throughout our society.