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Christ: The central fact of history
No one has impacted the world more than Jesus Christ. Even religious skeptics can’t deny his influence on history and Western civilization.
Kristi Noem unites America
South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem unites the left and right in their utter disgust with her story about shooting her 14-month-old puppy.
Put on your armor
Ephesians 6 does not describe preparation for a fight against a political ideology but preparation for spiritual warfare.
Limited government demands police transparency and accountability
If you say you support limited government, you shouldn't support bills that weaken the transparency and civilian oversight of law enforcement.
High schooler makes Olympic wrestling trials
Jax Forrest of Pennsylvania wins Last Chance Tournament to qualify for the Olympic Trials as a sophomore in high school.
Trump betrays pro-life voters
Former President Donald Trump shuts the door on any potential federal legislation dealing with abortion.
The Tomb is Empty
While Christians’ belief in the resurrection takes faith, it is a reasonable faith. There is plenty of affirmative evidence the tomb is empty!
It's Friday, but Sunday's Coming!
S.M. Lockridge reminds of us of the celebration and victory to come as we remember Christ's death on the cross.
MAGA Money-Changers
The 'God Bless The USA Bible' is blasphemous at best.
The Invitation of Christ
John Owen imagines Christ’s invitation for us: “Come I entreat you; lay aside all procrastinations, all delays; put me off no more; eternity lies at the door.”
My cold take on TikTok
While I don't think you should have TikTok on your phone, I don't think the Feds should prevent you from having it.
States can't block presidential candidates from the ballot
The Supreme Court ruled 9-0 that Colorado did not have the power to remove Donald Trump from its ballot.

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About Shane

Shane is an Iowa native, a follower of Jesus, a husband to Cheryl, and a father of three grown children.  Shane and his family live in the Des Moines, IA area having moved back in 2002 after living in Illinois, Florida, Ohio, and Indiana.

Shane is the founder and President of 4:15 Communications, a social media and communications consulting and management firm, specializing in social media account creation, social media strategy audits, blog creation and management, social media account management, online written content for websites, blog content, public relations, and press release distribution.

Shane has 20 years of working in non-profit organizations, and ten years of experience with public relations, community networking, social media marketing, and blogging. He is also an experienced public speaker and trainer.

Shane also founded in 2006 Caffeinated Thoughts, a multi-contributor site that provides “stimulating Christian & conservative commentary” on culture, current events, faith, and politics where he writes on a daily basis and serves as editor-in-chief. He also launched in 2020 The Iowa Torch, a news site focused on Iowa politics. Shane has also contributed to The Des Moines Register, POLITICO, The Hill, Daily Caller, and Fox News. Campaigns & Elections Magazine has recognized Shane as one of the top political influencers in Iowa.

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