Thursday, December 13, 2007

Revolutionary Parenting chapter 1

A while back I started a commentary on George Barna's book Revolutionary Parenting. Chapter one is about how we are failing to raise up spiritual champions. We measure "good parenting" by worldly standards such as not being in gangs and not taking drugs. While these things are worthy goals, they take the focus off of God's standards which go much deeper than these things.

Another thing Barna mentions is tendency of American's do deny facts if they make us uncomfortable and to hand our children over to "professionals". He also emphasises the fact that raising godly children is the resposibility of parents not the government, schools, or even churches.

Though this is off topic to Barna's book, his comments reminded me parental responsibility to give their children a Christian education. By the world's standards, your children might get a decent education at a government school. But will they have a great education about God and the things he thinks are important. Or will they leave school after 13 years of indoctrination with a secular humanist world view?

When confronted with the facts about government schools (as shared in Bruce Shortt's The Harsh Truth about Public School), people often deny the facts (not our government school) and hand their children over to "professionals". Really this makes me sad. I hope that we will wake up as a nation and take back the responsibilities God has given us. He gave them to us with his purposes in mind. Let's not forsake our God-given responsibilities.

Sunday, December 9, 2007

Summary Huckabee's Great News

There was a lot of good news for Mike Huckabee recently. Here is a summary. Also Liberty University for Huckabee has a great graphic here.

Latest Polling from Early States by Rasmussen

Iowa Jan 3rd (Huckabee 1st, 28%)
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey of the Iowa caucus finds former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee with 28% of the vote, former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney with 25% support, and everyone else far behind.

New Hampshire Jan. 8th (Huckabee tie for 2nd, 14%)
The new primary election poll shows a virtual three-way tie for second place between former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Arizona Senator John McCain at 15% and former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee at 14%. For Giuliani and McCain, those figures are a very slight dip from earlier in the month while Huckabee has gained four more percentage points.

Michigan Jan. 15th (Huckabee 1st, 21%)
The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey finds Huckabee earning 21% of the vote. Former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney, the son of a former Michigan Governor, attracts 20% support while former New York City Mayor is the top choice for 19% of Likely Republican Primary Voters.

South Carolina Jan. 19th (Huckabee 1st, 25%)
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee has taken the lead in South Carolina’s Republican Presidential Primary. The latest Rasmussen Reports telephone survey shows Huckabee with 25% of the vote, Mitt Romney with 18% and Fred Thompson with 18%.

Arkansas vs. Hillary Clinton (Huckabee wins with 48%)
Former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee leads former Arkansas First Lady Hillary Clinton in the race for that state’s Electoral College votes. A Rasmussen Reports telephone survey found that Huckabee attracts 48% of the vote in Arkansas while Clinton earns 42%.

UPDATE 12/14/07

Latest Polling from Early States by others

Nevada Jan. 19th (Huckabee 2nd, 23%)
American Research Group shows Huckabee in second to Romney. Huckabee has 23%.