The Engaging Essentials

Don’t Wait on DADT – Chuck Donovan of the Heritage Foundation offers his typically insightful thoughts on the rush to repeal DADT.

City of Man – Justin Taylor previews a new book by Michael Gerson and Peter Wehner (with forward by Tim Keller).  Initially, I thought it looked promising, but, after looking into it more, I’m not so sure.  First, I think the book fails for many of the reasons why I do not personally like to read Tim Keller: feigned intellectualism.  With that personal critique out of the way, I think the deeper issue here is that Gerson and Wehner appear to adopt Carl F.H. Henry’s theological position that is incomplete and borderline unBiblical.  For the sake of interest in the topic, I might read it, but I would encourage you to read Wayne Grudem’s Politics According to the Bible before you do (partly because Grudem eliminates one of the arguments Gerson and Wehner appear to make in his first chapter).

Mark Dever (via Collin Hansen) on Government – A better read, though I’m not quite settled in entire agreement, on Christians and government.  Sermon audio here.

GOP Forgets the SoCons Again? – First Things takes the GOP’s to-be-announced “Pledge to America” to task for nearly entirely neglecting the social conservatives.  But for Mike Pence, the GOP might have entirely written off the social issues.

Ponnuru on the Social Issues – The First Things article links to this op-ed by Ramesh Ponnuru.  In it, Ponnuru observes that the GOP establishment and many GOP pols are claiming economic issues are the only issues on which to win this year.  Ponnuru says:

But somebody forgot to tell the voters. The Republican primaries suggest that while, of course, economic issues are at the top of most people’s minds, conservative voters still care a great deal about social issues.

Bear Grylls in WV – File this under, “Wishing I was in the right place at the right time.”  Though, I find it ironic that Bear was eating at a pizza place when perfectly good grubs, crickets, and raw fish where clearly abundant just outside the eatery.

About Jeremy Dys

Jeremy Dys is the FPCWV's President and General Counsel. In addition to his duties of providing strategic vision and leadership to the FPCWV, Dys is the chief lobbyist and spokesman. Dys is regularly featured in local, state, and national print, radio, and television outlets. He lives close to Charleston with his wife and growing family.

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