Father is Waiting: All Can Be Well

There is hope if we feel lost. Oddly, the first thing that happens when I say this is for someone to shoot out a message saying they do not feel lost. My response is to be very happy for them. If you are happy with how things are, then my job is not to make you [Read More…]

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Don’t Let the Culture of TV Evangelism Into Christian Ed: Do Online Well

Around 1986, I discovered that my Commodore 64 could link to other computers in a service named Q-Link. The speed of conversation was so slow I could see the letters of each word forming as the other person wrote his question. I would try to guess the question and start sending the answer at the [Read More…]

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Let Go of James the Lesser: Education Advice to Jesus

Memo to Administration of Jesus University From: Al C. Biades Ed.D., Consultant for WIN.EDU! T0 Leadership: We are worried about the future viability of your educational project. First, you are heavily invested in disciples and apostles with hardly any support services. One has to question the viability of such a model. You have too many [Read More…]

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It Began With One Academic Falsehood: The Descent into Hell

The road to hell is a broad, paved, smooth gradual slope. By the time a man must abandon hope of redemption, his little graft, his passive aggressive anger, or his little bigotries have become monstrous. Does it really matter if I tell that racist joke? Is it so important that I gossip a bit or [Read More…]

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Before You find Obi-Wan, Know You are Luke

The speeder driving, womp rat killing Luke Skywalker had not done anything to be ready to learn. He was undisciplined and unfocussed. He wasn’t brave enough to defy his Uncle and go to the Academy or loving enough to be patient knowing he would get there eventually. Why would he be ready for the chance [Read More…]

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Avoid Sexual Incoherence

Female and male . . . God created both. And oddly that is now one of the most controversial things Christians believe on the very white, very wealthy fringes of global culture. Sadly, those fringes are dominate in some places in the United States. Most of the world supports marriage between a man and a [Read More…]

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The American Story for the Loyal Opposition

Is the story of America one of manifest destiny? God forbid. Is the story of America so great that a global church should cry: “America first!” Never. Yet the story of the United States of America is also not the story of oppression that my college students bring to me. Every nation needs a myth to [Read More…]

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A Book for this Time: Watership Down

This is not a gentle time. People of the Word turn to words to step back from the events in the hopes of making sense of them. What to read in such a time as this? 1984 is too late, Brave New World still a bit early. Ugly times demand a good work and It [Read More…]

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5 Times Trump Appears in Bible Prophesy, but Wait Until You See Number 6!

The Bible foretells the coming of Donald John Trump. This is obvious enough that friends keep sending me links to the proofs. Sadly, many of these sites lack academic credibility or overstate their claims. The case, my friends, is bigly enough without needing exaggeration. The cases generally hinge on the Bible codes, but these are [Read More…]

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This Post Could Be the Last Post You Will Ever Read

I hope not, but this post could be the last one you will ever read. It is possible and if my media feed is any indication, what is possible is now probable if it is one of the worst conceivable outcomes. It is very possible that this will be the last post I ever write or [Read More…]

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