John Maxwell is considered to be one of the best teachers of leadership in our generation. His 21 Indispensable Qualities of a Leader is a shorter, easy-to-digest book that gives snapshots of areas people need to develop the improve their leadership skills. Here they are: 1. Character “Adversity is a crossroads that makes a person […]

There has been much discussion in recent days about what to do about marijuana. California just voted to legalize recreational use and now cities and local authorities are working to find the best way to handle the new laws. While trying to figure out the logistics of regulating recreational use and monitoring medical marijuana, local leaders are […]

Forward in the Face of Fear is the autobiography of Dr. Edgar Feghaly, missionary to the Middle East. Edgar Feghaly was born in Lebanon in 1949. He was saved at the age of 7 and immediately began witnessing to everyone he could. This was a common theme throughout the book. Despite the danger, he continued […]

Team of Rivals by Doris Kearns Goodwin is an inspiring compilation of the biographies of Abraham Lincoln and the influential-and often rival-men of his Cabinet. During the 1850s, the United States was being torn apart by differing factions within the country. Numerous political and social conflicts flared up as tensions rose between the free and slave […]

“Moreover thou shalt provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness; and place such over them, to be rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens:” -Exodus 18:21 While it is true that a republic or democracy is not in […]

Religion in American politics is a subject that is almost unconsciously a major part of our political system. Despite the rhetorical “separation of church and state,” politicians and citizens both use religion to define and apply their politics. These tendencies raise the questions of which party uses religion more and if the use of religion has increased or decreased over time. This study uses all fifty-seven Presidential inaugural addresses to determine any trends in the religious mentions of Presidents.

As we enter 2016, we enter a special year. This year will include 366 days, the Olympic games, and the United States Presidential election. Every four years, the country gets inundated with political candidates crisscrossing the nation holding fundraisers, townhalls, Q&A events, and debates. From Iowa and New Hampshire in the primaries to the swing […]