Category Archives: American

Colorful race adventures

This Thanksgiving Day I am thankful for my interracial adventures and my new book about them. Read about my adventures crossing the color-line: * selling black history books door-to-door in a race riot; * getting a haircut from Oprah’s dad; … Continue reading

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American Oxymoron, ISIS Videos, Prenatal Dismemberment

1 observation, 2 questions, and a Mother Teresa quotation: An American oxymoron:  Our society advocates both prenatal care and prenatal killing. If ISIS made and posted a video of a pro-choice, prenatal dismemberment, would that shock people enough to cause them to … Continue reading

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Domestic Violence Is Home Grown Terrorism!

The video of NFL star, Ray Rice’s knockout punch to his girl friend (and now new wife) has brought the brutality of domestic violence to public attention.  In America we justly protest against the brutality of ISIS.  However, we often … Continue reading

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How 2 Celebrate The 4th Of July

How 2 Celebrate the 4th! Celebrate the 4th of July by using your freedom of speech (while you still have it). Speak up, in a kind and loving way, about your love for God and your commitment to biblical principles … Continue reading

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America — is it working?

America, how’s it working? Our American culture trains us to flow unrestrained with our feelings, our sensuality, and our desires. This training, however, releases hateful and evil behavior. For example, last night NBC News reported that 20% of American college … Continue reading

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E pluribus unum church . . .

E pluribus unum is much more than just a Latin motto of the USA meaning “from many one.“ E pluribus unum is what happens when Christ-followers gather according to 1 Corinthians 14:26 and many ordinary people share testimonies, Scriptures, needs, … Continue reading

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“There is something evil in our society . . .” –a Washington DC doctor.

“There is something evil in our society . . . ” –a Washington DC doctor after a mass shooting in her city in 2013.. Perhaps it is time to admit that something is terribly wrong with contemporary Western society that … Continue reading

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Credit Card Reader’s Message

I saw these words on a credit card reader:  “When prompted swipe card.” Perhaps a better message would be:  “When prompted obey Jesus — quench not the Spirit.” Americans and other Westerners are subjected to so many prompts:  compulsions, commercials, … Continue reading

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Your life is like a donut — there’s a big hole where God should be.

The first Friday in June is National Donut Day in the USA.  This holiday began in Chicago in 1938 when The Salvation Army began to sell donuts to raise money to help people suffering from the Great Depression and to … Continue reading

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Attention America! Media Alert!

Attention America: Images are influential. What you watch will: * Alter your attitude; * Brainwash your beliefs; * Create cravings: * Dictate desires; * Edge out your ethics; * Form your feelings; * Grab your gullibility; * Hold your heart; … Continue reading

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