Unable to Sleep Christmas Eve Starting at about age three, I never got a second of sleep on Christmas Eve, pondering all the loot that would be in the living room the next morning. In my defense, my dad always made Christmas morning look like a department store showroom. Each of the six kids could count..
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Dawning of Pair Blue Light My bluetooth microphone actually becomes a microphone when I hold down on the power button for “approximately” two seconds. Before that, it just controls the volume of my ear pieces. If, however, I press the power button once, it will answer a phone call. If I press it twice, quickly,..
God Truly Hates Hypocrites A friend of mine was removed from a Facebook group today for simply observing that women should sometimes have sex with their husbands when they don’t feel like it — just as they sometimes wash the dishes when they don’t feel like it. We do things for people we love because..
ABC, CBS, NBC becomes FB, Twitter, YouTube I saw another friend arbitrarily Facebook-jailed today for thirty days, and — as is becoming more and more the case — there doesn’t even seem to be a “lefty/progressive” reason behind the ban. I’m sensing that your profile starts to fall, generally, too far on the right side..
So here’s the difficult thing about confronting the modern false church: it’s a slippery little snake. I listened to a sermon today about God’s abiding love, about a just God of the old testament who may judge and scourge His people but who never gives up on them. Who could possibly object to such a..
Just who is in charge here, anyway? I’ve studied enough history to know there is a kind of terror that befalls a region when competing armies contend for territory–when the only protection you might have against fickle martial law, plunder, rape, and murder is the conscience of a battle-hardened sergeant who has been living off..
..before it heals So I’ve taken to a new diet of contention on YouTube — theological debates. Roman Catholics vs. Protestants. Reformed vs. Arminian. Saturday vs. Sunday, Gifts vs. No Gifts. I’m beginning to believe the serious inquirer, on any subject, won’t need anything like a “channel” anymore, not because content consolidators aren’t useful, but..
“..unless they contemplated careers in the universities or the church, frugal Scots such as John Henry valued what they had learned at university without paying extra for sheepskin certificates..” — Jon Kukla “Patrick Henry, Champion of Liberty” (more…)
..you let me know everything’s all right There are a few strange mornings where I’ll hear some horribly random, distinctly amelodic pass-code style loop rattling through my consciousness, but this wasn’t one of them. I got lucky, in succession: BJ Thomas’ “Hooked on a Feeling,” and then Handel’s “For Unto Us a Child is Born.” The picture..
“For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” (more…)