Archive for January 2014

1 Corinthians 11:23-29

Jan 29th, 2014 | By

Paul instructs the Corinthian people regarding the Lord’s Supper, and the importance of focus & remembrance of Christ’s sacrifice.



The U.S. Disengagement from the Middle East: The Consequences

Jan 25th, 2014 | By

In terms of the Middle East, President Obama’s major goal has been US withdrawal and disengagement from this region. This is evident in Iraq, in Afghanistan, in Syria and in his negotiations with Iran. Many foreign policy specialists are lamenting Obama’s policy decision. . . That disengagement from the Middle East is defining Obama’s foreign policy is seen by most as a given. However, we are now beginning to see the consequences of this foreign policy decision. What are some of those consequences?



1 Corinthians 11:7-22

Jan 22nd, 2014 | By

Paul continues his lesson on Christian liberty in worship & at the Lord’s Supper as it related to the troubled Corinthian culture, with additional commentary from Dr Eckman on God’s Divine Order.



Conservatism and Individual Liberty

Jan 18th, 2014 | By

The terms “liberal” and “conservative” are a part of our cultural and political language. Each has taken on an ideology that is often rigid and uncompromising. Each has champions in the media and there are even two cable networks devoted to the opposing positions: Fox News represents the conservative viewpoint and MSNBC the liberal viewpoint. Neither is objective, for each presents its position on the cultural and political issues of the day as the only reasonable and possible position to hold.



1 Corinthians 11:1-6

Jan 17th, 2014 | By

Paul instructs the people of Corinth on Christian liberty as it relates to worship.



1 Corinthians 10:31-33

Jan 13th, 2014 | By

Dr. Eckman offers a review of the final verses of 1 Corinthians 10, along with an excellent discussion of Christian liberty & responsibility in current events & in our culture.



Iran: Decision Time in 2014

Jan 11th, 2014 | By

Without question, when it comes to President Obama’s foreign policy legacy, his decision to negotiate with Iran over its nuclear program will define his presidency. He assumes that the new president Hasan Rohani can be trusted and that he will break decades of duplicity, lying and manipulation on the part of Iran. It is risky at best, utterly foolish and stupid at worst. We will know in 2014. Several important thoughts on Iran, its nuclear program and President Obama:



Abstinence-Based Education Works

Jan 4th, 2014 | By

The controversy over sex education in the public schools is a major cultural issue in America. Since the federal government has gotten involved in funding such programs, it has become even more provocative and controversial. Former President Bush made the decision to pour significant federal dollars into funding abstinence-based sex education programs. The Obama administration eliminated more than $150 million in federal funding targeted at abstinence programs. Instead, in 2010 Obama launched a new $114 million pregnancy prevention initiative that funded only programs that have been shown scientifically to work; it has continued to expand this effort.