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  • Division

    At the height of the cold war, school children regularly practiced getting under their desks at the sound of a loud siren, designating a nuclear attack from the USSR, our bitter enemy. The threat was real and tensions high. As… Read More ›

  • More Science Fiction

    I have always enjoyed a good science fiction story, but to be good it must have a device to make it plausible. C.S. Lewis wrote a science fiction trilogy with the first book, “Out of the Silent Planet”, published in… Read More ›

  • From One Racist to Another

    For 18 years the New York Yankees have been playing Kate Smith’s version of “God Bless America” during the seventh inning stretch.  They have recently banned the song due to her singing some purported racially insensitive songs 80 years ago…. Read More ›

  • The Death of a Christian

    “Knowing this, that our old man was crucified with Him, that the body of sin might be done away with, that we should no longer be slaves of sin. For he who has died has been freed from sin.” Romans… Read More ›

  • Because of My Enemies

    A novel idea comes forth like an answer unknown, unexpected, but shining as light, enabling vision. Sometimes amid the rambling questions and flitting fancies that occupy our mind a conversation forms. To some It may seem like arrogance to say,… Read More ›

  • Coming Influence of God

    The desert and wilderness will break forth into blossom revealing the splendor and glory of God. Those with feeble knees and fearful heart hear, “Be strong, do not fear; your God will come, he will come with vengeance; with divine… Read More ›

  • Promises to Israel – Their Irrevocable Call

    “And I will pour on the house of David and on the inhabitants of Jerusalem the Spirit of grace and supplication; then they will look on Me whom they pierced. Yes, they will mourn for Him as one mourns for… Read More ›

  • Alone in the Wilderness

      This is the title of a documentary film about Dick Proenneke, a man who left civilization for the Alaskan wilderness. This movie is a quintessential male statement of challenge, endeavor and quest. The film was compiled from self-made films… Read More ›

  • Judgment

    I heard about a man who found a ticket for his shoe repair that he had lost almost ten years earlier. Considering he had nothing to lose, he went to the shoe repair shop and provided the ticket. The shoe repairman took it, went into the back and after some time returned. The man asked, […]

  • Public Forum and Free Speech

    Are the electronic platforms of Twitter, Facebook, Google and Apple, public forums? Free speech is protected in the public forum, not in private locations. The public square, parks, and sidewalks are places of public fora. Yet, in our society public… Read More ›

  • Protected Class

    I was reading a Wikipedia biography of Pat Robertson that contained a section on Controversies and Criticisms, listing all manner of so-called controversial topics and criticisms, (are these criticisms of Robertson or subjects of his critique). The tone of this… Read More ›

  • Contemporary Churches

    It was 1973, in the news the Vietnam war was ended by an agreement signed in Paris, war broke out against Israel and the Arab oil embargo began impacting fuel supplies in America. In the Spiritual realm, the Jesus Movement… Read More ›

  • The Imitation of Messiah

    Describing God and marveling at His nature is unlimited although words fail.  The things of this world are trinkets in that light.  But, how do those who acknowledge only the physical and secular consider such things?  They regard them as… Read More ›

  • Spirit Undiminished

    I said to my daughter-in-law regarding her baby, “She really loves her Mommy.”  Of course and her Mommy loves her as much or more, but there is something deep in these bonds of love.  I have said for years, when… Read More ›

  • Encouragement Connect

    Religion can be defined as a cultural system of designated behaviors and practices, morals, worldviews, texts, sanctified places, prophecies, ethics, or organizations, that relates humanity to supernatural, transcendental, or spiritual elements.  A common meaning sees it as mankind’s effort to… Read More ›

  • Faulty Humans

    We watched a movie entitled “The Experimenter”, based on a true story of social behavioral experiments conducted in 1961, by psychiatrist Dr. Stanley Milgram.  The movie was OK, if you are interested in mind games or psychology, but I found… Read More ›

  • Spiritual Sight

    She seemed to know well the gist of Christianity, John 3: 16, that is sometimes used as a campaign slogan to reach the lost, but it seemed hollow and standard.  I responded, “The Bible is supernatural, just like God who… Read More ›

  • The Promised Land

    “Now after the death of Moses the servant of the Lord it came to pass, that the Lord spake unto Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ minister, saying, Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou,… Read More ›

  • Intangible Possessions

    I met a minister with whom I had an acquaintance.  I started to share my joy at discovering the wonderful truths for Israel and all Believers contained in Isaiah chapter 60.  He interrupted me saying, “Did you read my book.”… Read More ›

  • Forceful Overthrow of America

    The current rhetoric of the fascist humanist media and their spokespersons spew a constant stream of complaints against: ▪The President, ▪Representative Republic Form of Government, ▪Traditional American society, ▪Conservatives, ▪Evangelical Christians, ▪White people, ▪Masculinity, ▪Marriage, ▪Family, ▪Capitalism, ▪Business, ▪Free Speech,… Read More ›

  • Won’t You Be My Neighbor

    I just watched a movie of this title about Fred Rogers, the creator of the long running children’s PBS TV series, “Mr. Rogers Neighborhood”.  I wasn’t interested at first because I thought I knew all about him and his show…. Read More ›

  • The Sacrifice of Fools

    “Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.  Be not be rash with thy mouth, and… Read More ›

  • The Believer’s Status

    “Oh, I got a text from Shana,” she said.  I paused thinking, how is she texting my Cousin, whom I haven’t spoken to in several years, when she said, “…you know from Arkansas.”  “Oh, yeah, how is she and Chip,”… Read More ›

  • More Evidence

    In books of fiction there are characters I describe as indestructible, not because they are supernaturally powerful or surrounded by great armies.  The author gives them invincibility by virtue of their importance to the story or because they are critical… Read More ›

  • Swirling Around and Standing Firm

    Do you often think about what other people are doing and saying?  It might be America’s favorite pastime and the instantaneous digital media has ignited it like an explosion of voices.  Dissatisfaction stirs much of this hot air that rises… Read More ›