Peter Heck

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Peter Heck is an author, speaker, and teacher from Kokomo, Indiana. An author of nine books, Peter's opinions have been published in The Washington Times, Washington Post, USA Today, and on CNN, MSNBC, and Fox News.

Todd Starnes takes on John Piper…and it’s truly disappointing

Editor’s note: Mr. Starnes reached out to The First to refute Mr. Heck’s claims that he was tweeting about John Piper. “It’s a long-standing line I’ve used to question Never Trump Evangelicals,” Starnes said. “The entire column is false.” We regret the error and appreciate Mr. Starnes’ feedback, time, and response. *** One of the …

The courts aren’t a winning campaign issue for the left

Though you wouldn’t know it if you watched the final presidential debate of 2020 Thursday night, one of the major closing issues in the campaign is the one over court packing. After weeks of bizarre stonewalling over the fairly straightforward question whether he supports the far-left’s proposed plan to increase the number of justices on …

COVID is Biden’s closing pitch, and I’m not sure it’s a winner

With the final presidential debate upon us, it’s clear that the Biden camp, along with their surrogates and public relations wing that is commonly referred to as the mainstream media, have settled on COVID response as their silver bullet to bring down Trump. It’s understandable. Biden is an exceptionally weak candidate himself. Every flaw of …

Start valuing family and friends over your politics

I know the temptation and tendency to point and gawk at the train wreck happening within the controversial Conway family. Kellyanne was an extraordinarily successful political strategist who essentially managed to do the impossible – coordinate a winning presidential campaign for one of the most unpredictable candidates in U.S. history. George was a marginally successful …

All it would have taken was a little self-restraint

There was a feeling I just couldn’t get over as I watched the vice-presidential debate last week. I was glad to see I wasn’t alone: It’s true that I think Mike Pence is a poised politician with a calm, reassuring demeanor. To be fair, a large part of that has to do with the fact …