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The Seedbed of Liberty

I posted something on Facebook today that received fairly positive comments. All were positive actually. But some did question my premise that the American seedbed of liberty was planted and cultivated by the colonial church. This is a premise I have long held and I am going to take a few minutes to share a […]

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Thoughts About the Times (Written in 2010)

I was searching for some files in my computer this afternoon and stumbled across this piece I penned on 4/23/2010 – nearly six years ago. It still rings very true. With only minor modifications, I submit it for your consideration below. ……….. God is slow to anger. But the murder of over 40 million (now […]

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Where Are You?

As of today, I have 856 Facebook friends. Of that number, probably 150 or so are folks I have never met in person but became friends with on Facebook through a mutually shared interest, because they are a friend of a friend, or a high school classmate which time and geography has long kept us […]

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The Beautiful

I was involved in some conversations this week that got me to thinking. A few discussions occurred on Facebook. One discussion occurred face to face. All of the conversations boiled down to one simple question—a question that contains some very consequential implications. It is a question that I do not believe anyone can answer with […]

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His Kingdom and My Country

On this Fourth of July, 2013, I am mourning the loss of my country. And I mourn for several reasons. 1. I mourn first and foremost that so many of my American countrymen have rejected the God whose merciful goodness secured liberty for so many generations in our land. 2. I mourn because those who […]

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Six Questions: Question 2

Today I am publishing the second in my series of six questions. These questions and their commensurate answers will help us better understand how Worldviews shape our lives. In answering, I will be comparing the response from two Worldview perspectives: 1. The Judeo-Christian Worldview 2. The Statist Worldview If you missed the first question, “How […]

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Feeling Helpless?

No doubt you have heard that the IRS has recently admitted to targeting certain public advocacy groups. Using trigger words and phrases like “patriot” or “Tea Party,” some “low-level” IRS employees (ahem) took it upon themselves to single out applications for 501(c)3 status from recently-formed organizations created to defend our Constitution and traditional, historic, American […]

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Forgetting God

Like most of my friends, I have long held Ronald Reagan in high esteem. It is hard to imagine that his last day in office as our president happened almost twenty-five years ago. I remember the hopeful feelings I had when he first was elected to office in 1980 almost thirty-three years ago. We had […]

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Reading Recommendations No. 1

Over the years I have built a fairly sizable library of materials related to our nation’s Christian founding and our rich heritage. Several folks have asked me to publish some reading recommendations. I’ll start with these few and build a “library” of recommendations as the weeks unfold. All of the books on this list are […]

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Two Ways To Live

About two years ago, our church went through several weeks of training in a series titled Two Ways To Live. It is a concise, methodical, very Biblical approach to presenting the gospel, and back in 2010, our pastor walked us though it. Yesterday morning, our pastor announced that we were going to go through an […]

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