Journeyman Project Dispatches from the Life of Patrick Fowler: Christianity Explored

19Oct/090

Ronald Reagan’s opinion of Govenment-Sponsored Healthcare

It was shocking for me to discover recently that Ronald Reagan was recorded in an LP discussing the dangers of a socialized system of medicine. I looked for a transcript of this talk, but was unable to come up with one. Instead, I've chosen to link to an excerpt from the LP, that I think is just as relevant for today as it was on the day it was recorded.

If you would like some more perspective on socialized healthcare, please see my previous video post on the subject, along with this post, by Jeremiah Krieger.

9Oct/090

The National Debt: Why Obama’s Spending is Bad

It's common for me to hear people compare the national debt policies of George W. Bush and Barak Obama...but this is just an unfair comparison. I have not found a better illustration, called the national debt road trip, by blogger 'Political Math'. Especially since he keeps his data sources simple: direct from the government.

See more videos and commentary on national policies at http://politicalmath.wordpress.com/

Or follow him at http://twitter.com/PoliticalMath

19May/092

The Church’s response to our President (Video)

I'm not normally a fan of John Piper. I respect him, and value some of his contributions to the work of the kingdom, but I do not have the pleasure of feeling as if we are connected at the heart, and some do.

However, this video does speak my heart...far more eloquently than I could have said it. So if you are wondering what our response to the abortion issue should be, or how we should treat Obama on this issue, watch and listen:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O68MByaMVdM

2Apr/090

Economics Part 2: Sorry Isn’t Good Enough…

I wish this was a video of our Legislator attacking our Executive, but alas, they seem to be on the same side of spending...the wrong side.

20Nov/080

Can the President be a Servant Leader?

It is quite an extraordinary parallel to me to view the presidential news after the election. Outside of the hundreds of African's Americans who have been inspired by this historic occasion, the biggest news now centers around the appointment of Barak Obama's new staff.

The news is reminiscent to me of the New Testament occasion where Jesus' disciples began arguing over who would be the greatest in His kingdom. Jesus uses this setting to make His model of leadership clear by washing his student's feet in the role of the lowest servant in the home. The message: "leaders are servants."