Monthly Archives: April 2011

I Actually Read, Uncle Tom’s Cabin

Harriet Beecher Stowe is featured in the PBS series, The Abolitionists, along with Frederick Douglas, Angelina Grimke, and William Lloyd Garrison.  Stowe wrote the book Uncle Tom’s Cabin. When I read Uncle Tom’s Cabin and I was shocked to learn … Continue reading

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The Ryman Auditorium Or The Union Gospel Tabernacle?

It is called the “mother church of country music” — the Ryman Auditorium. And it was home for the Grand Ole Opry for many years. But what is its real name? Union Gospel Tabernacle. Now that is a bit of … Continue reading

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Save Money On Mission Trips

Churches and individuals:  You can save money on mission projects! If you can’t afford to spend $2,000 or $3,000 to go overseas for a short-term mission project, no problem.  Mission projects are needed right here in our USA urban areas. Just go … Continue reading

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The Donkey Rider In Jerusalem

About 2,000 years ago a poor man from a tiny town rode into a big city on a borrowed donkey.  The story of that ride is more famous than American history’s “midnight ride of Paul Revere”.  It is the most famous donkey ride … Continue reading

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Words From Ignatius Sancho, An African

I found a book recently entitled: Letters of the Late Ignatius Sancho, an African. Sancho was born about 1729 to captives on a ship carrying kidnapped Africans to the Americas. His father killed himself rather than be a slave. When … Continue reading

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Going Dutch? The Dutch Decide Decadence Is Damaging

The Dutch have discovered that decadence is damaging. An article in The Tennessean (Nashville’s newspaper) called Dutch Rethink Anything-Goes Attitude reports: ”the country that has been the world’s most socially liberal is rethinking its anything-goes policies.” The article states that cities … Continue reading

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Christian Spectators Or Christian Participants?

Are we Christian spectators or Christian participants?  Do we sit, watch, and listen to Christianity or do we live, do, and demonstrate Christianity? Spectators are passive observers.  They have no say in the outcome of the things they watch.  TV … Continue reading

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The Holy Spirit Is Not Theory Or Theology

The Person of the Holy Spirit does not present Himself as a theory or as a theology but as a flow in your heart. Speaking of the Spirit, Jesus said: “Out of your innermost being shall flow rivers of living … Continue reading

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Some Americans Suffered An Atrosity

I once stood in a small cemetery where a little known group of American hostages are buried. There are no tombstones, only a flat rock placed on each grave—no names to identify these Americans who suffered tremendous indignities and deprivations as … Continue reading

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America’s Big War Wasn’t “Civil”

America had a big war–brother against brother.  It was started 150 years ago.  They called it “civil,” but it was not. Hundreds of thousands of Americans were slaughtered by battle and disease. The physical devastation was tremendous–billions of dollars spent … Continue reading

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