Monthly Archives: December 2012

My Top 12 Blog Posts For 2012

1) Occupy Till I Come — What The Church Can Learn From Occupy Wall Street 2) The Most Important Tim Tebow Quote 3) US Congressman, Thaddeus Stevens, My 4th Greatest American 4) 70 AD — One Of History’s Most Important Dates 5) A White … Continue reading

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2012 WordPress Review Of “Free Gas For Your Think Tank”

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 42,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this … Continue reading

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Imitator or Radiator? (Awash In The World or Aflame For God?)

Are you a radiator spreading the presence and power of Christ to the people around you or an imitator following the influence of popular culture? Are you transforming your friends, neighbors, coworkers and community by godly influence or are you … Continue reading

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How is it that we assassinate suspected foreign terrorists but create home-grown terrorists who ruthlessly slaughter innocent men, women, and children in America?

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Is America Violent & Alienated From God Like Jean Valjean In Les Misérables?

Les Misérables, the new movie musical staring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, and Amanda Seyfried, beautifully brings Victor Hugo’s 1862 French novel to life.  However, it made me wonder:  Is America violent and alienated from God like the main … Continue reading

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Church — Spiritual Impartation Or Powerless Sermons?

Bible interpretation without spiritual impartation is a negation of Scripture.  Sermons,  without the active working of the living God, lack the life-transforming power they claim to proclaim. Our culture desperately needs the transforming impartation of spiritual power, not mere Bible … Continue reading

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Man! My God, the Creator, became a man!

O my God!  Emmanuel!  God is with us.  The Creator became a man!

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21 Creative Blogs About Christmas

Happy birthday, Jesus!  Here are some blogs I wrote about You and and Your birth: The World’s Most Unusual Christmas Greeting Christmas Eve Eve — The Night Before The Day Before The Fiscal Cliff The Christmas Drug — The High Hopes … Continue reading

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The World’s Most Unusual Christmas Greeting

For me, Merry Christmas won’t do.  The day celebrating the world’s most unusual event needs a very special greeting.  So here’s my attempt at the world’s most unusual Christmas greeting: May you have a joyous celebration of Jesus’ birthday and … Continue reading

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Are You Ready For Some Bordom Bustin’ In 2013?

Begin 2013 by busting out of your boredom box; rerouting the routine of your rut; surpassing the same ole, same ole! Do something new and different for the kingdom of God today. No need to repeat what isn’t working. Step … Continue reading

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