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November 18, 2019

There is an old religion, all but dead for about 1000 years that used to compete with Christianity in the early Middle Ages.  Manicheanism was a belief in the world as made up of light and dark; good and evil and everything should be viewed from this perspective.  Its...

November 11, 2019

        My second week of break, I am reposting this piece from 2017.  Sadly, this hoary myth is still as strong as ever.

This being Veteran’s Day and seeing the deluge of “thanks for your service” posts from those of all political persuasions, it would b...

November 4, 2019

As I am taking a couple of weeks off, I am reposting this in preparation for Veterans Day and what it means to cheer for victory in war.  This was written by Twain in 1905 as a reaction to the Spanish-American War and the subsequent Philippine-American War.  It masterf...

October 28, 2019

So, as the House of Representatives moves ever closer to actually impeaching Donald Trump, it is a good time to reflect on what all of this might mean, especially for people of faith.

First, it seems as if impeachment is always warranted.  At some time or other nearly a...

October 21, 2019

The recent Trump Administration decision to remove the small number of U.S. troops from the Kurdish controlled area of Syria, thereby allowing for Turkey to send in its armed forces to clear and control the area has created a bipartisan uproar in opposition to this mov...

October 14, 2019

Kindness has been much in the news this past week.  It centers around the fact that Ellen DeGeneres spent a recent Sunday afternoon with former President George W. Bush.  Many on the progressive left slammed her for doing this and she responded with...

October 7, 2019

There is a persistent meme that comes around frequently on social media.  It is a particular favorite of older conservatives.  It usually looks something like this: 

As is clear from the image this line of thinking claims that Social Security is a pe...

September 30, 2019

This Thursday begins another season of what is unquestionably the greatest ministry I have been blessed to be a part of.   Spirit Matters is a ministry that provides social and fellowship opportunities to special needs adults.  There are a multitude of great programs f...

September 23, 2019

The environment has been much in the new this week, what with the “climate strike” protests and all.  It does seem clear that the climate is warming and that this is certainly impacted by human activities.  It also seems clear that the planet is not warming by as much...

September 16, 2019

As Christians we rightly celebrate the Resurrection.  In fact, we should do so daily as it is a concrete reminder of what Christ did to triumph over death and pave the way for our salvation.  Most of the time when we think of “Resurrection”, we do so with joy. There is...

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