Around the World in 80 Days, Day 25: China By Way of Hong Kong: “One Country, Two Systems?”

Hong Kong.  The name is derived from Cantonese meaning “fragrant harbor.”  Perhaps Hong Kong smelled like potpourri when, in 1841, the English first amputated this city of more than 230 islands from China’s Manchu Dynasty.  But not now.  The fragrance is that of a locker room full of big sweaty men who’ve spent their afternoon … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 13: List of “Ten Best Countries to Live in” (Supposedly)

In an earlier article, I mentioned that lists ranking the “top” or “best” countries in the world are all over the web.  Well, a friend sent me one today.  It was produced by Condé Nast Traveler and is typical of the genre. This is their list: Norway Australia/Switzerland (tie) [Due to the tie for number … Read more

Around the World in 80 Days, Day 12: The Japanese Could Rule the World

It’s Around the World in 80 Days, Day 12! Larry dials in from Tokyo, Japan – a country of endless fascination that exudes an incredibly admirable work ethic, orderliness, and a strong sense of duty. But is there something missing? Larry called in to the Rick and Bubba Show today to discuss his impresssions in … Read more

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Is “American Exceptionalism” Anti-Christian?

What do we mean when we talk about “American Exceptionalism?” Is the concept arrogant, wrong, or contrary to the heart of the Gospel? What’s the history behind that term? Larry Alex Taunton joins In the Market with Janet Parshall on Moody Radio to unpack where the idea for his Around the World in 80 Days … Read more

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What British Prime Minister Theresa May (and the Left) Doesn’t Understand

As noted in my previous blog, Monday night saw yet another terrorist attack.  A suicide bomber killed 22 people and injured 59 others.  Today details of the attack and video of the aftermath have emerged.  As expected, the British Prime Minister, Theresa May, condemned the attack. I have nothing against Theresa May.  She seems sensible … Read more