A casino coming to your neighborhood?

by Dave Welch -- According to a Wall Street Journal article, the Obama administration, ever eager to expand government revenues, is considering changing existing federal parameters for tribal casino gambling. Both cash-strapped more…

No Christmas in Texas?

by Dave Welch -- As expressed in one of my favorite Christmas songs, as a transplanted Texan from Washington state, I still have difficulty getting in the mood of the season.  As more…

It's about much more than 1 speech

by Dave Welch -- The national uproar resulting from an at-best poorly executed plan for President Obama to address government school children today escalated even more rapidly than the slow-burn-to- raging-inferno of more…

Get mad – then get busy!

by Dave Welch -- A coach threatened with jail for having prayer over lunch at a non-student event? A 10-year-old homeschooled girl forced to attend government school by a court because of more…

His truth will prevail

by Dave Welch -- It is easy for non-mainline evangelical Christians to view the struggles within the traditional mainline denominations with a condescending eye. Methodists, Episcopalians, Presbyterians and now Lutherans have wrestled more…

When the godly govern

by Dave Welch -- I believe it necessary to pick up from last week's column "Who's your king?" with the recognition that while using the choice of Saul as Israel's first king more…

Who's your king?

by Dave Welch -- It is a constant struggle to believe we are making a difference, particularly when we feel a deep responsibility for the condition of our homes, churches, cities and more…

Government Gone Wild

by Dave Welch -- One of the most positive developments amidst the open cesspool in our nation's capital that has spewed enough political sewage in the last six months to qualify as more…

Let the church arise

by Dave Welch -- I believe it necessary to continue the commentary from last week titled "When the wicked rule," because there are vital essentials that pastors and the church in general more…