By Tom Quiner Did that headline get your attention? It’s not totally accurate. In fact, the nationally-funded National Portrait Gallery, a part of the Smithsonian Institute, IS featuring an exhibit with an important religious figure covered with ants. Only it’s not Mohammed. It’s Jesus. It is politiically-correct to desecrate Christ with tax-payer money. It is…

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nGJWBWcFD_4&feature=player_embedded] What do Steve Johnson and Christopher Hitchen have in common?  They both blame God. Mr. Johnson is a wide receiver for the Buffalo Bills.  Mr. Hitchens is a political columnist and author of the book, God is Not Great. Unlike Mr. Johnson, he is a champion of the new atheism. This…

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7zXfPcO1kFM&feature] I consider the late Pope John Paul II to be one of the most important persons of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. I have written a musical, The Pope of the People, on the dramatic first ten years of his papacy. I talk a little about the piece in the interview…

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cWt8hTayupE] I like this video. You can visualize the magnitude of our national debt problem and how it is driven by entitlement programs. This video was made before Obamacare was passed. The picture is only going to get worse once it kicks in in its entirety. We have to get a grip…

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By Tom Maly [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G0Lwbtni4Ag] [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcAqBHJe6z8] Throughout scripture, Jesus often acted differently from the expectations of His day and was not shy about challenging those who acted hypocritically as they sought to practice their faith. As an example, talking to any woman, much less a Samaritan woman, as Jesus did at the well, was scandalous.  He also touched and…

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By Tom Quiner [youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quS6lhyhz7M&feature=related] Pope John Paul II’s life was a miracle. A Slavic Pope? Impossible! The fall of communism?  Impossible! This man was perhaps the most beloved human being of my lifetime. This video pays homage to the drama and beauty of his life. Someone posted this comment on YouTube below the video: “I…

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By Tom Quiner I participated in an event called 40 Days for Life as recounted in my blog posts on October 7th and 8th. I stood with others in front of the Planned Parenthood facility where abortions are performed. We quietly prayed for the unborn in Des Moines and throughout America. I’m a small cog…

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By Tom Quiner Why the huge deficits? Liberals blame the Bush tax cuts. That notion can be quickly discounted. The Federal Government has pretty consistently collected taxes in the amount of 20% of gross domestic product for the past fifty years. It’s the spending that has changed. The reason for our huge deficits is the…

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