"For now we see through a glass darkly."
That phrase, from the Letter of the Apostle Paul to the Corinthians, pretty much sums up the human condition; Man lives in the present here in the material world and remembers the past - and neither of those temporal states are well grasped, because human beings are very limited. We can only see what is in front of us, or what has been told to us by others, and our memories tend to fade with time, often playing…
We are shocked at the news that 20 small children, and six adults, were gunned down at an elementary school in Connecticut.
Our hearts are broken at the thought of helpless children being sent to their graves for reasons that we can only imagine. And in our efforts to assuage our grief, to fight back against this injustice in some meaningful way, we naturally begin to ask, what if there were no guns in America?
It must be human nature to focus on the more visible elements of a…Continue
Added by Jay Walker on December 15, 2012 at 3:08am — No Comments
It doesn’t take long to hear outcries for “separation of church and state” when any mention of God is uttered or displayed on public property. In response, there is an outcry from the other side for “freedom of religion.” I wonder how many people to realize that both sides of this argument lean upon the same Constitutional foundation? It is the first amendment that guarantees both “separation” and “free exercise” with regard to religion. It stands to reason then that a proper…Continue
Added by Phil Whitaker on September 27, 2012 at 7:59am — No Comments
by Diane Rufino, September 14, 2012
A review of Kirk Cameron's movie, "Monumental: In Search of America's National Treasure."
We often hear people talk about America's Christian heritage. Usually it is in the context of some government action or…Continue
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Added by James Vian on May 24, 2012 at 3:30pm — No Comments
For those of you who may have missed this video in the news (on CNN, believe it or not) early last month, here is a home video of a Christian woman in Kentucky praying to G-d, as what would turn out to be a huge F-3 tornado forms directly over her house, March 2, 2012. I cry every time I see this video. Her faith moves me to…Continue
These columns and others by astute observers have summarized many problems that our nation is facing. At times it seems as if the difficulties are so numerous that we can’t resolve them all. We can’t seem “to get a handle” on our current situation because it’s too difficult to grasp. Fiscal, social, economic and political problems are overwhelming us. Although each issue may appear to stand alone, they are all inter-related and interconnected. The linkage is rather clear if one lifts the…Continue
As a young man I joined the Boy Scouts. The scout motto has stayed with me my entire life: Be Prepared. Never in my six decades has this value of preparedness ever been more relevant and urgent than in these the days of Barack Hussein Obama.
It would be foolish to blame Obama alone for the ills that face our nation. He is merely the tip of the iceberg, the manifested logical…Continue
As the proud (very, very proud) grandfather of 3 (soon to be 4) wonderful young people and children, one of my greatest concerns is what type of legacy I will leave for them. I don’t mean legacy in the way that most career politicians use the term….a notable political achievement. No, the legacy that I seek is the one that is firmly implanted on their hearts and their characters. Each of them has unique talents and abilities that equip them well for becoming producers and contributors as…Continue
Added by Charlie Earl on February 13, 2012 at 5:13am — No Comments
Roughly 25% of self-professed Christians in the United States attend independent Bible-believing churches. They are categorized as Independent because they do not belong to a formal denominational structure. Some with common beliefs and practices may join in loose alliances with similar churches, but each local church retains its autonomy and manages its affairs in a biblical fashion. In addition some 76% of Americans claim to be Christian so that would suggest that about 19% of the U.S.…Continue
Added by Charlie Earl on January 27, 2012 at 4:40am — No Comments
Is it possible to know nothing? Or is it more likely to know much that isn’t so? Is uninformed and mistaken the same as unaware and clueless? Does certitude lead to arrogance or perhaps to inner peace? Knowledge is not a firm absolute. At one time intelligent learned people presumed the Earth was flat. At a period in our past no one knew about the atom or the human circulatory system. Knowledge changes….expands….is corrected. It seems to be a geometric process. The more we learn or discover,…Continue
Added by Charlie Earl on December 28, 2011 at 3:36am — No Comments
A Tennessee High School Football Game Prayer
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A friend recently sent me an-mail about a high school principle in Tennessee, Jody McLeod of Roane County High School. I am not going to repeat the entire story here as it is very long but many who read this may…Continue
Added by Bob Russell on October 7, 2011 at 11:54pm — No Comments
Steyn, Mark (2011) After America: Get Ready for Armageddon. Washington, DC: Regnery
“Get yourself a gun while you’re still allowed to.” (255)
I met Steyn when he autographed my copy of America Alone: “Jim, let’s win.” His comment fueled me in low moments for the last five years. His message this time: We’re not winning.
The rot in our hull includes: (my own opinions are in parentheses).
I have been concerned about the path of our nation for several years but did not know what to do or how to do to change it. I had become discouraged and had the thoughts that I could not make a difference; that we were too far gone to turn around. Last June I began watching Christian television stations broadcasting shows about our Christian heritage. I learned all the facts in school, but dates, times, people, and places isn’t the whole story. These programs delved into the backgrounds…Continue
Originally posted at Truth & Consequences on Memorial Day, 2008
This is the day we remember those who have fallen in battle, thereby making the supreme sacrifice in service to our great nation. Too many of us don't fully recognize what this day symbolizes. So I am offering a Memorial Day prayer, both to give my thanks and hopefully help us all be a little more appreciative. Here it is:…
Added by Deanna Zohar on February 1, 2011 at 9:31am — No Comments