Monthly Archives: August 2011

No Matter What – Defensive Hypocrisy? (No drivers were harmed during the writing of this column)

Irony has always been one of my favorite aspects in literature as well as in life.   I enjoy it mostly because it has a way of reminding you and enlightening you at the same time in the same story.  In … Continue reading

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Lessons (so far) from a controversial project-

As noted and posted elsewhere, I am co-writing a book on the most influential (historical) Christians of all time.  More info can be found at www.toptenchristians.wordpress.com  A key part of this book was determining a ranking of those persons who … Continue reading

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Money, sex, politics and the American way

I cannot speak for anybody else; in fact, I have a hard enough time speaking for myself. Thankfully, I have those who have volunteered to speak on my behalf on a variety of issues. This has been good, relieving me … Continue reading

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Clouds without Rain

(Jude 1:3-4 NIV)  Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend for the faith that was once for all entrusted to … Continue reading

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Addicts Seeking God For Help With Their Addiction Part I

In the book of Psalms, the writer said, “I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth.” (Psalms. 121:1,2) God is the only one … Continue reading

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Finding a cure for textaholics

Recently, the Gracious Mistress of the Parsonage and Yours Truly upgraded our lives with cell phones. Up to this time, I just assumed the cell phone was what a prisoner used. My wife and I drug our feet for a … Continue reading

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Power in the Blood

(Heb 9:11-15) The Old Testament tells us about the tabernacle.  It was a wondrous place where men could finally connect with God to perform a ceremony to cleanse them from the sins they had committed.  There were detailed rules as … Continue reading

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“Why I’m Not A “Christian”

      In 2008, Andy Gonzalez got an invitation that changed his life, and his worldview as a Christian. After receiving a phone call from Missionary “Bush Bunny Brenda”, Andy Gonzalez agreed to travel to Mozambique, Africa. Though he paid his own … Continue reading

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Do Not Judge

(Mat 7:1 NIV)  “Do not judge, or you too will be judged. This is perhaps the most well known verse in the bible.  Christians share it with each other all the time.  Those in the world share it with Christians … Continue reading

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A Military Injustice

Last night I received a phone call from a friend who is a military wife. They were our neighbors across the street for 3 years until they were given orders to move to Hawaii last summer. Major Scott Stewart has … Continue reading

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To Honor Kelly

TO HONOR KELLY Kelly was a normal seventeen year old teenager, excited about entering her senior year in high school in a few weeks, spending time at a neighbor’s pool with her friends. Then two weeks ago she caught a … Continue reading

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A Love Beyond Understanding

(Eph 3:14-19 NIV)  For this reason I kneel before the Father, {15} from whom his whole family in heaven and on earth derives its name. {16} I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power … Continue reading

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