In 2007 P. T. Anderson released a film many people considered to a masterpiece. The theme of the film can be best summarized by its tagline, “When Ambition Meets Faith… There Will be Blood.” This weekend, his newest movie releases with a similar theme. This time he is focusing not on the dynamic between Faith and Ambition in opposition, but when Faith and Ambition work in accord. This dangerous combination has been used for good and bad. We briefly look at two supposed “Masters” and their approach to this thrust-upon or sought-after position.
On 7 October, Robert Jeffress, pastor of First Baptist Church in Dallas, was speaking to reporters outside the Values Voter Summit in Washington, DC, where he had just introduced Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry. Taking aim at Perry’s rival for the nomination, Mitt Romney, Jeffress said that Romney, a member of the Church of Jesus [...]
Last week, as I was driving from Georgetown, Texas to the Dallas/Ft. Worth airport, I noted that I would drive through Waco. As many know, Waco is now associated with the terrible events of 1993 when the US Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms served a warrant on the Branch Davidian compound and to David [...]