Rob has served as Chief of Staff for two Members of Congress, a communications aide in both the House and Senate and as director of communications and senior writer at the National Association of Manufacturers. In 2001, President George W. Bush appointed Rob to be senior speechwriter at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, where he crafted language relating to all facets of the President's health care agenda. He has also served as president of Ravi Zacharias International Ministries.
Rob's articles and op-eds have been published in many of America's leading newspapers. He has been interviewed on economic and political topics by outlets as diverse as National Public Radio and The Weekly Standard and has facilitated many successful media events and news conferences.
Originally from the Seattle area, Mr. Schwarzwalder graduated from Biola University and has an M.A. in Theology from Western Seminary (Portland, Oregon). He has also done graduate study in history at George Washington University and the University of Washington.
Mr. Schwarzwalder was awarded a Lincoln Fellowship in Constitutional Government with the Claremont Institute and is a long-time member of the Evangelical Theological Society.
Rob and his wife, Valerie, were married in 1981 and have three children. They make their home in northern Virginia, where they also are active members at Immanuel Bible Church.
Over the past half-century, America has gone from Father Knows Best to Father Knows Nothing. That path has been strewn with sorrow for millions of families in this country. The reality shows that play to diminishing audiences today tend to show the seamier side of life and to revel in the revealing.
Whenever I read such things as Why the Founding Fathers Wouldnt Have Been Anti-Vaxxers, I cringe a bit.
Let us put aside for a moment all the dubious assertions and seeming evasions laced throughout the news conference Hillary Clinton held earlier this week regarding her emails, home-based Internet server, and so forth. For a careful examination of such, read Mollie Hemingways close analysis.
The shadow of crisis has passed, and the State of the Union is strong.
What could be more American than letting moms and dads decide where their kids go to school?
Since last months election, the President has been a busy fellow.
In his news conference following Tuesdays election, President Obama said that The resounding message of the American people is, Get stuff done.
Political action for the sake of life, liberty, family and marriage is a matter of faithfulness for believing Christians. Bravery, prudence, diligence and fidelity to changeless truth should characterize our actions.
Contemplation is valuable. It fosters the prudence good decisions usually require.
Mr. Obama appears not to want to accept the Constitution philosophically, but his attitude toward Congress and, when it disagrees with him, the Supreme Court is more akin to that of a spoiled child who, told he cannot have multiple desserts, throws a fit as he considers how best – even if behind his parents’ backs – he can obtain them.
Hillary Clinton is in trouble. Her problems do not emanate from her legion of critics on the Right. Instead, because she has not spoken with politically correct precision, her traditional allies on the Left are a bit shaken.
Sexual assault is a moral evil. This is clear from the teaching of Jewish and Christian Scripture and from the voice of human conscience. It is an assault on the dignity and privacy of the person, a warping act that, whether committed against an adult or child, does violence to body, soul, and mind.
At the end of the classic film, “The Bridge Over the River Kwai,” the prison camp’s doctor surveys the scenes of death and destruction surrounding him.
Barring impeachment (and those of us old enough to remember Watergate should dread the prospect) or an unforeseen tragedy, Barack Obama will be president for more than three years longer.
Woven through the non-stop evaluations of and reports about Obamacare’s failures is an undercurrent of wounded wonder: The President lied.
All of us over a certain age remember where we were when President Kennedy was assassinated. Although only six, my memory of learning of his murder remains crisp and indelible.
Recently, President Obama appointed GE chairman Jeffrey Immelt to chair the President’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness.
This week, roughly twice as many blacks voted Republican as in 2008. Latino Republican voters also increased, albeit more modestly.
Throughout most of the 2000s, the blogosphere was flooded by horrible messages of hate and vileness and violence directed at the 43rd President. Most of us on the Right attributed these sickening things to a minority of political opinion.
A Google search of the phrase “drum circle” comes up with some interesting entries. It’s linked to such things as “occult meet-ups,” “PaganSpace” and “New Age Connections.” “Drumming” is an occult practice used in pagan rituals.