Monthly Archives: May 2019

The devil likes to gag Christians (and church sometimes helps).

Does the devil want Christians to be quiet about their faith? Is the way church is usually conducted a factor in helping keep people silent about their love for Jesus? What if Christians were ungagged and trained to spontaneously talk … Continue reading

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Some thoughts to remedy awe deficiency

Today’s culture suffers from a lack of awe — an awe deficiency. Perhaps we all need to take some time to let the now, wow us with its unnoticed wonder. Analysis minimizes awe. Wonder wallows in it! Without awe life … Continue reading

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13 war statements that make you think twice . . .

When Jesus said, “Turn the other cheek,” I don’t think He was using it as a punch line. War is the most destructive, painful, brutal, hateful, and costly choice for international relations. When peace is lost, death ravages both sides. … Continue reading

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What makes America great?

What makes America great? The idea that all people “are created equal . . . with inalienable rights.” The freedom to openly speak out against injustice. And the ability to change laws as more light comes to people. I like … Continue reading

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Fresh definitions of some Bible terms about leadership (APEST)

The most moving Christians I’ve met (through their writings) have sought God for themselves as mystics, misfits, reformers, and monks. They have helped inspire me to seek God about the meaning of some Bible terms. Elders are mature Christ-followers, examples … Continue reading

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Saying no to the boxes that steal our peace & freedom.

When society teaches that getting what we want is more important than doing what is right, injustice will prevail. Sometimes we need to forcefully say to our desires, “I ain’t doin’ it!” no matter how much they cry out for … Continue reading

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Forget the past or “never forget”? (Memorial Day thoughts)

Too often our memory of the past is selective. Many people want to forget America’s history of racial injustice, but when it comes to Memorial Day they want to “never forget.” I wrote a book about many incredible, yet forgotten, … Continue reading

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