Favorites, Life, Politics, Religion

The modern hobby of choice, taking offense.

Share

We have become very thin skinned. Today’s political correctness would have us believe that American Indians are offended to have a pro-ball team named after them. Furthermore, we have recently, and evidently unsuccessfully, gone through a variety of terms to identify Americans with black skin in ways that are not offensive; we can’t say “Islamic Extremists” for fear of implicating…

Continue Reading

Family Sermons, Favorites, Life, Religion

Death and memoriam

Share

Just over a year ago, my mother passed away at the age of 79. She had been sick for about 3 months. Having visited several doctors she was unable to find the cause of the weakness and difficulties that she was experiencing. A three time cancer survivor she started to notice a similarity between the way that she was feeling…

Continue Reading

Family Sermons, Life, Religion

Of Light and Life

Share

“Let there be light,” Genesis 1:3 Most of us will recognize this as the declaration from God at the beginning of the creation. Yet in John 8:12, Christ said; “I am the light and the life of the world. So, in Genesis 1:4 “And God saw the light, that is was good: and God divided the light from the darkness;”…

Continue Reading

Family Sermons, Religion

This Easter, My Different Jesus

Share

Many years ago; I believe it was in “Lichtenrade,” a suburb of Berlin, I had a religious discussion with a young man in his late 20’s. At the end of our visit, as we were leaving, he pointed to a crucifix hanging above his door and said “there is your loving God.” The implication was harsh and the intended meaning…

Continue Reading

Politics, Religion

Phil Robertson Schools the GOP

Share

Friday at CPAC, Phil Robertson of Duck Dynasty fame, schooled potential Republican candidates in religion,The United States and history. It needed to be said. Our Nation has slid into a humanist pool of immorality and narcissism. Phil reminded us that a country so debased can not long stand. Wil and Ariel Durant in their book “Lessons From History” pointed out…

Continue Reading

Politics, Religion

The Moral Middle: The ISIS Debate

Share

The horror and debauchery that is ISIS, has been dominating world attention. Recently however, the debate received some enlightenment courtesy of Graeme Wood and the article he wrote for The Atlantic; “What ISIS Really Wants.” (Read it here.) If you have not read it, you need to. Graeme Wood delves into the religious impetus that drives a steady stream of…

Continue Reading

Family Sermons, Favorites, Politics, Religion

The Real Reason Mitt Romney Ran and Lost in 2012

Share

(Warning, this article contains extremely religious content and may cause considerable discomfort to atheists, agnostics and willing sinners. Some Christians may even experience incredulity and anxiety. Nevertheless, this is the real reason behind why Mitt Romney lost the presidential election in 2012.) Mitt Romney is a righteous person. I can say that because I understand the nature of his service…

Continue Reading

Religion

The Moral Middle: Who Is God?

Share

Several recent articles surrounding Christmas and religion have caught my attention. Many of the writers who I admire and follow closely seem to theorize that God needs to be reasoned. I would argue that understanding God is much more simple and straightforward for God has revealed himself. Those who seek to find him through great bouts of cerebral contortions end…

Continue Reading

Family Sermons, Religion

My Cat and God

Share

Our cat thinks I am a God. She petitions me untiringly. She depends on me for food, shelter, and safety. She watches me do things, which must seem miraculous. In many ways I must seem a God to her. I even have authority over life and death.  Even though I fall far short of the compliment, to my pet I am god…

Continue Reading