Entries by Mark Denison

How Revival Breaks Out

God spoke through his prophet Jeremiah, to his people. His message was simple: “Return to me.” To the very end, he called them to return and repent. As a good shepherd, he called to his wayward sheep. And as a potter with the clay, he patiently and persistently applied pressure on Judah, in order to […]

The Rushmore Report – Where Americans Stand on Their #1 Issue

A new NBC News/Wall Street Journal poll of 900 registered voters (645 of whom self-identify as “likely voters”) brings surprising results. Of note are President Trump’s new approval ratings, Americans’ assessment of what matters most in the midterm elections, and especially their view on which party would best address the #1 issue of the day. […]

The Rushmore Report – Why Faith’s Influence on Politics Isn’t Going Away

“Social issues to return to the forefront on GOP trail.” That’s the title of an article in the Washington Post. What is striking about the article is its title.  “Return to the forefront?”  First, from the earliest days of the last presidential campaign to the present, social issues – protecting the unborn and their mothers, religious […]

The Rushmore Report – The Six Senate Races that Really Matter

The 2018 midterm elections are just two weeks away. It seems likely that Democrats are poised to take control of the House of Representatives with a net pick-up of at least 23 seats. But the Senate is another question. While 35 races are on the ballot, only six really matter. The others will all likely […]

The Rushmore Report – New York Giant Odell Beckham, Jr. Boldly Shares His Faith

Odell Beckham is perhaps the most exciting star in the National Football League. The stand-out wide receiver for the New York Giants made what is described as the most sensational catch in NFL history last year. He has been rewarded with the largest contract of any receiver in history. But the life of Odell Beckham […]

Seven Keys to Wisdom

The Bible has a great passage about wisdom. It’s found in 1 Chronicles 28:9-10. “And you, my son Solomon, acknowledge the God of your father, and serve him with wholehearted devotion and with a willing mind, for the Lord searches every heart and understands every desire and every thought. If you seek him, he will […]

The Rushmore Report – Can Anti-Trump Hatred Carry the House for Democrats?

“I have some thoughts on ‘enthusiasm’ and the election,” tweeted Amy Walter, the Cook Political Report’s ace analyst of House races. What I and, I suspect, others expected to follow was a discussion of how voters’ enthusiasm, positive or negative, tends to determine who wins elections, especially off-year elections, when turnout is more variable. Democrats […]

Teacher Late to Work 111 Times – Keeps Job

It happened in Trenton, New Jersey. An elementary school teacher who was allowed to keep his job despite being late to work 111 times has explained the reason for his chronic tardiness – breakfast. “I have a bad habit of eating breakfast in the morning,” said Arnold Anderson, a 15-year teacher. In a decision filed […]

Big Boys Don’t Cry

When we were little boys, a simple scraped knee or a harsh word from a friend could send us instantly into the arms of our parents. We felt no sense of shame in our tears or in seeking the comfort of a loving person. And then we grew up and became big boys. As men, […]

The Mazeroski Home Run

The 1960 World Series was significant in many ways. For example, it was the only year in which the World Series Most Valuable Player came from the losing team – Bobby Richardson, of the New York Yankees. But the series is best known for the greatest home run in baseball history. The date was October […]