Social Justice

This term has different meanings to different people, particularly among Christians.  Generally, in the media and public forum it refers to justice in terms of the distribution of wealth, opportunities, and privileges within a society.  In this context, it has… Read More ›

Recent Posts

  • Only God is Good

    “And a certain ruler asked him, saying, Good Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?  ‘Why do you call me good?’ Jesus answered.  ‘No one is good–except God alone.’ ” So many times over my life I have… Read More ›

  • Prayer Reminder

    The scriptures remind us to pray, even to do so continually. (1 Thess. 5:17).  I trust you to implement ‘continually’ as you best discern, but I want to remind you of an equally, perhaps more important necessity, which is to… Read More ›

  • The Destruction of St Pierre

    “Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.” Galatians 6:7. I recently returned from a cruise to the Southern Caribbean and visited the island of Martinique.  I took a tour of… Read More ›

  • The Revelation

    Someone said something to me and I assumed I understood, until I saw what they actually meant.  I was given a message that made sense, but it was not specific or in context, so my understanding was incomplete.  I could… Read More ›

  • Truth of Life Here

    There is a central theme in the “Walking Dead” TV series that is consistently true in society today –  Everything and everybody is trying to survive.  We take steps to maintain our life among the many things that threaten us…. Read More ›

  • The Global Warming Hoax

    In the last few years a number of scientists and politicians have warned about the earth warming unnaturally and the catastrophes that will occur as a result.  Some politicians recently have suggested that the earth will be destroyed within just… Read More ›

  • For Cause and Country

    For Cause and Country, written by Eric Jacobson, is one of the very best books on the Civil War Battle of Franklin, TN.   It is an excellent read for those interested in the Civil War in general or the… Read More ›

  • Bully

    We typically think of a bully as someone who unjustly mistreats weaker people.  Most of us have encountered a bully somewhere along life’s pathway.  I realized two groups of bullies in today’s society that may be obscure.  First, bullies in… Read More ›

  • Authority Over Earth

    First, we must cling to truth, otherwise we will be tossed about like waves on the sea.  A person or nation who abandons their identity is lost.  Relationships, character, truth, justice, liberty, faith and purpose are the things that give… Read More ›

  • The Nazis Among Us

    Many people since World War II have questioned how Hitler could have carried out the holocaust.  How could the nation that produced Luther and had a long christian history have so willingly aided Hitler, including the professing church in most… Read More ›

  • Hind’s Feet

    “When I heard, my belly trembled; my lips quivered at the voice: rottenness entered into my bones, and I trembled in myself, that I might rest in the day of trouble: when he cometh up unto the people, he will… Read More ›

  • Actual Historical Events

    I just clicked open my Bible App and started reading: Peter was arrested and put under the guard of twelve soldiers, bound with two chains, behind a locked iron gate.  An angel appeared and led Peter out of his cell,… Read More ›

  • Faith and Power

    As a small child I remembered two scriptural truths that concerned me.  The first was Jesus is coming back to earth.  “For as lightning that comes from the east is visible even in the west, so will be the coming… Read More ›

  • Stan and Ollie

    I recently went to see the movie, Stan and Ollie.  It was about the last years of the legendary comedy team, Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy.  They were one of the top box office draws from the 1920’s to mid… Read More ›

  • Men Created Equal

    These famous words from the Declaration of Independence of the United States of America were written by Thomas Jefferson.  John Adams and others certainly had significant influence in its creation, but his choice of words stand upon a greater premise… Read More ›

  • Wisdom in Two Men

    I had two uncles, one on my father’s side another on my mother’s side, who epitomized wisdom to me.  My father’s people were from the western part of the state where the land was flat and cotton was king.  My… Read More ›

  • Hypocrisy Redefined

    I noticed an article with an astonishing title/accusation against the Vice President, charging he and his wife of moral hypocrisy.  I looked for the source and noted that it was from a discredited fascist source.  However, what was the basis… Read More ›

  • Sodomite Revenge

    The wicked shaming of Karen Pence for teaching art part-time at a Christian school that adheres to biblically rooted views of marriage arises directly from the Supreme Court’s equally wicked decision to legalize same-sex marriage in Obergefell vs. Hodges.  As… Read More ›

  • Little Girl Blue

    I have long been a fan of Karen Carpenter’s singing.  She has one of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard and I loved many of her songs.  The book “Little Girl Blue” by Randy Schmidt is probably the… Read More ›

  • Splendor of the Savior

    Love, that undefinable, but familiar sense, state of bliss, connection, sacrifice, divine action, desire, favor and emotion is what brought Him to this earth.  He left incomprehensible beauty and glory in order to redeem a people and nations from captivity,… Read More ›

  • From The Pig Pen

    I started a conversation with the knowledge of how many are my failings, even intentional sin.  A question arose, Do I attempt to relate to you as perfect justice, pure righteousness, and the Almighty?  A reply followed, If so, can… Read More ›

  • All You Have

    Most of us are surrounded with things we want and need, yet things needed are really very few.  Still, we are ever looking for more, newer, the latest fashion, new technology.  There is nothing inherently wrong with seeking improved or… Read More ›

  • Redeem The Time

    Ephesians 5: 15-16 states “Be very careful, then, how you live—not as unwise but as wise, making the most of every opportunity, because the days are evil.” (NIV).  The KJV says, “See, then, how exactly ye walk, not as unwise,… Read More ›

  • Throw Out The Fleece

    “And Gideon said unto God, If thou wilt save Israel by mine hand, as thou hast said, Behold, I will put a fleece of wool in the floor; and if the dew be on the fleece only, and it be dry… Read More ›

  • Believers in Truth

    He had an aggressive attitude and seemed unreasonably angry.  I was mindful of scripture that says bless those who mistreat you, with that in mind I replied to him, “Bless you” and explained the circumstances that brought about our discussion…. Read More ›