All posts by Tex

Marx, Money, and the Market's Future

The Communist Manifesto, that little piece of literature so dog-eared and marked by nearly every college grad, is full of statements that have become particularly interesting in light of the last few weeks of activity on Capitol Hill and along...

/ October 9, 2008

Antiprenneurs: How Free-Market Economies Can Save the World (or maybe just the rainforest)

Capitalism is not a system invented by greedy people to get more money. It is not the primary cause of the “economic crisis” looming large in the minds and T.V. sets of most Americans today. It is not the reason...

/ September 25, 2008

Palin-mania, Texas-style

The thing about Palin-mania is that it’s just so much fun. Sure, it might be a bit silly and less than “mature” (said with a condescending sniff and a New England accent, for good measure), but who doesn’t agree that...

/ September 23, 2008

Value-adds and American Ingenuity

“Everyone has to focus on what exactly is their value-add…We are in the middle of a big technological change, and when you live in a society that is at the cutting edge of that change [like America], it is hard...

/ September 18, 2008

…whew, what a ride it has all been.

Dear readers, friends, and enemies: My sincere apologies for taking such a vacation from contributing to the output of Mere Orthodoxy…it seems that the military and those stars that cross so many lovers have conspired against my steady support of...

/ September 11, 2008

In Memory

America, and the world, experienced a watershed event seven years ago.  My life certainly changed as my military committment “to support and defend the Constitution of the United States of America against all enemies, foreign and domestic” suddenly took on...

/ September 11, 2008

Israel and the Messianic Jews

St. Paul is still relevant today, and not just in the general sense. Paul is relevant today in what has become something almost like historical déjà vu. When Paul began traveling across Palestine and then Asia Minor and Europe, the...

/ September 11, 2008

Evangelical Americans and Israel's Future

Mention Israel to any evangelical American Christian age 50 or older and his or her face will most likely light up at the mention of the Promised Land, the place where Jesus walked and where all the events of the...

/ August 26, 2008

This Year in Jerusalem

Ah, summer…a time of year to kick back, relax, sip some lemonade by the pool, and enjoy the slower pace of life. Maybe for some, but this year I’m doing everything I can to learn, travel, and think as much...

/ June 22, 2008

Music and the Soul

We’re living in a time when there is a manifest crisis of worship in the church. It’s almost as if we’re in the midst of a rebellion among people who find church less than meaningful. They’re bored. They see the...

/ June 18, 2008