We arrived Wednesday at the Nashville airport. Our son Joel picked us up. Before leaving the city, he wanted to lunch at Café Mineiro, a Brazilian restaurant.
The next day I was already speaking at the FHU Lectureship on communication and technology. Our daughter studies here and Joel is a dorm dad, besides his regular day job.
We left temps of 95ºF and were greeted by 30º weather with wind. Jet lag, language switch. All our children came to support me.
And we’re finding time for the grandkids: Continue reading
Donald John Trump has stood the United States’ political establishment on its ear by being elected as the 45th President of our country. Trump, a New York City billionaire businessman, had never run for or held a political office of any kind. But he, of all the candidates in this year’s race for the White House—Republican, Democrat, or Independent—understood the times in which we are living and the mood of America. He “touched” and resonated with a broad and vital vein of political discontent running throughout the country and capitalized on it, resulting in his election to the highest office in the land. Continue reading
Americans awoke to stunning election results. I admit to a sense of relief that the Democrat nominee will not afflict the nation with harmful policies of every type. That relief at the moment is overpowering concerns for the future.
God controls the affairs of men. He delights in upsets. What appears stable and unbeatable to mere humans he upturns with a mere word. In the halls of power men plan and plot, but God continues to do his will. Continue reading
Some folks are calling the election for Trump. Amazing.
My reaction, two things.
I am grateful that Hillary Clinton will not be president of the United States of America.
I will pray that Donald Trump listens to good advisors, Prov 11.14.
“I’D GIVE A PRETTY . . .”
One of the fond memories of my childhood is spending several days each summer with each set of my grandparents. All of my grandparents lived within thirty miles of our home and we spent much time together, not only in the summer, but throughout the year during holidays, birthdays, anniversaries, as well as at other times. Continue reading
I wrote briefly about FBI Director Comey’s statement in which he declined to recommend criminal prosecution of Hillary Clinton over the private email server.
My main interest is about how Christians react to this announcement, now that the U.S. is no longer a country of laws. (In such a country, everyone is equally subject to the law of the land, regardless of their position. That is not now true of the U.S.) I gave three quick points on how Christians ought to react.
How do you as a Christian regard this decision? Does it portend the breakdown of justice in the U.S.? Or is it a mere blip on the greater scene? And how do you see the Christian’s role at this moment?
#USA #politics #world
NOTES, QUOTES, AND OBSERVATIONS
As stated in the initial issue of “Hugh’s News and Views” back on November 11, 2010, from time to time I will deal with personal and family matters. I begin with such a personal note this week. Continue reading