"We are disintegrating. Coming apart. Losing our hold on reality." ~ Rod Dreher
Do you believe that many of us, if not most of us, believe what we believe because of how we feel rather than what the facts tell us?
do not dwell on the past.
See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland." ~ Isaiah 43:18-19
We all want to do a new thing in 2016, just as we do whenever a new year begins. One of my favorite writers, Ann Voskamp, offers some wisdom on how we can break through the barriers that impede us from using our gifts to God's glory. Trust the Lord to help you do a new thing this year!
Happy New Year from our house to yours!
Let's see if we can cut through the politics to learn more about the people behind the Trump phenomenon. Maybe we will rediscover our common humanity in the process. It's worth a shot.
It seems that now would be a good time to consider the long-term implications of this current political season, at least from my limited vantage point. Donald Trump's ascension marks the end, in my opinion, of several coalitions which have held sway over American politics and culture for decades." ~ Ron Miller, "The Reckoning"
"For to us a child is born, to us a son is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace." ~ Isaiah 9:6
- Liberty UniversityAssociate Dean and Assistant Professor of Government, 2011 - present
- Regular Folks UnitedPresident, 2009 - 2011
- Frederick Douglass Foundation of MarylandPresident, 2011 - 2011
- 5M Consulting Services, LLCPresident, 2007 - 2011
Ron Miller of Lynchburg, Virginia is an associate dean and assistant professor of government at Liberty University, commentator and author of SELLOUT: Musings From Uncle Tom’s Porch. The nine-year plus veteran of the U.S. Air Force and married father of three has written columns for numerous online sites and print publications.
Ron has been a contributor to a variety of radio, television and print outlets, to include Fox and Friends, The 700 Club, Jansing and Co., C-SPAN2’s Book TV, CBN News, America’s Morning News, the Washington Post, the Washington Examiner, The Daily Caller and more, and is an accomplished speaker who gives presentations at events around the country.
Ron served in the federal government from 2001 to 2004 as a senior executive with the Federal Emergency Management Agency, the Department of Homeland Security, and the U.S. Small Business Administration. He was recognized by Federal Computer Week in 2002 and 2003 as one of the “Federal 100″ leaders in government information technology, cited both years for his technology leadership in the homeland security arena. Since 2004, he has held senior management positions with the American Red Cross and in the private sector and ran his own consulting firm.
Prior to joining the federal government, Ron was a senior requirements analyst, project manager, and division manager in the private sector from 1992 to 2001, and served in the U.S. Air Force as an air intelligence officer from 1983 to 1992, attaining the rank of Captain. His military honors include the Meritorious Service Medal and the Air Force Commendation Medal.
Born in Lake Charles, Louisiana, Mr. Miller holds a B.A. in Political Science from Texas Tech University and a M.S. in International Relations from Troy State University. He was a Republican candidate for the Maryland Senate in 2006. Mr. Miller has been married for 30 years to the former Annik (ah-NEEK) Aeschbach of Hegenheim, France and they are the proud parents of two daughters and a son.
- Texas Tech UniversityPolitical Science, 1978 - 1982
- Troy UniversityInternational Relations, 1987 - 1989