Be a Berean, you coward.. I’ve come to believe that I’ve missed, and even dismissed, many of God’s greatest truths by virtue of how horribly they are taken hostage, with singular zeal–apart from the greater Biblical picture. A Christian can be very much like the Jesus-tempting Satan, brandishing a powerful scriptural dagger, sounding “holy” but..
Christ, The Word, The Church, The Republic
You probably are one. No, I don’t mean the sort you might find renting a trailer on Uncle Dawson’s pea farm, after finishing a 10 year stretch at the Tucker, Arkansas Maximum Security Unit, or the sort you might find in a Hollywood “look how far we’ve come” flick. We all know those guys are..
..with a vengeance I borrowed my title from a meme I saw yesterday. It’s perfect. The same people who were worried about Commie Flu hot spots four days ago, the same ones who ridiculed first amendment protesters, the same ones who called church-goers potential Darwin Award winners, seem to have utterly forgotten the horrible danger..
“..you will refute every tongue that accuses you.” “..God is just: He will pay back trouble to those who trouble you..” (more…)
From time to time, a pastor who might have been a missionary to the third world will lament what he might call “American Christianity.” I think this a bad use of language. It runs the risk of throwing out the good with the bad. For the historically illiterate, it might just mean mega-church seeker-friendliness and..
Most thinking people care very little about the virus anymore. It appears to be a dud. If it were a bio-weapon, it would be singularly weak terrorism — a pellet gun against a half-ton Kodiak bear. The thick fur of herd immunity appears to have protected humanity as it has for thousands of years. What..
Good science lands the plane, bad science takes the credit.. In a decidedly more optimistic and productive world, (a few months ago), I purchased a fantastic new drone called the Mavic 2 Pro which makes taking aerial video absurdly easy — even for someone with questionable hand-eye coordination like myself. The science behind it is..
Pay Attention Now.. Dig up ancient injustice and dwell on it. Identify “villains” who were operating under the moral and legal standards of their day. Use it to crucify, blacklist, and terminate the innocent grandchildren of those “villains” and reward people who were never the victims of those “villains.” If you want to get ahead..
Are you a free thinker? Think again.. I have a friend on Facebook who obviously reads a great deal of history, and he posts some terribly challenging facts from time to time. It doesn’t matter which characters from the past you revere, whether its Martin Luther or Martin Luther King, Malcolm X or Malcolm Muggeridge,..
Nine Truths, One Stinking Falsehood.. My mother was fond of teaching us the devil tells us enough truth to get us to swallow huge lies whole. Mom’s ratio was nine truths to one falsehood. I think the Beth Moore ratio is more like 7 to 3, with a fair number of pastoral illustrations harking back..