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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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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All Is Well or Can Be

The hard thing about the truth is that it offends every kind of error. Some people in some places at some times blame Christianity for having a low view of humankind. Some people in some places at some times have attacked us for being too optimistic about human redemption.* If you think you are the [Read More…]

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Never Forget the Editor: Caesar and a Millionaire

The best failed movie Disney ever made was The Happiest Millionaire.  The talent is there and the movie begs to be compared to the practically perfect Mary Poppins,  but Poppins has London and the Millionaire has Detroit. QED. How you can fail to entertain with Greer Garson and Fred MacMurray is hard to imagine. The music by [Read More…]

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On Scale of Crimes: Don’t Buy Some Gnats, Because You Will Not Swallow a Camel

People are always doing wrong things to avoid doing another wrong thing. This is a very bad idea, but it is an especially bad idea when the evil done is worse than the evil avoided. Jesus said: Woe to you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites; because you tithe mint, and anise, and cummin, and have left [Read More…]

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The Wind of the City: Civilization and Contents

The wind is blowing hard in New York City. Compared to Houston it is a cold wind, the air is thin here. In Sugar Land, Texas, the heavy air moans by the window when it blows, but here it is shrieking. The difference makes me just a bit nervous, but also awake. I am glad [Read More…]

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What do you think about . . . Three Rules for When to be Still

I often get asked why I do not write on every Big Story of the Day. This sort of question caused me to step back and think: “What should I write? What are my goals? What should my goals be?” If you like to think, and your preferred method is to process “out loud,” learning [Read More…]

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A brief, almost good word, about the Word of Faith Movement

Let’s face it: the church of a Cross, martyrs, and the school for souls is not the church where the right words can make all the pain go away. Once as a boy, I was in the car and my daddy was listening to one of the “name it, claim it” pastors. At one point, [Read More…]

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Time to Honor Engineers . . .

Let’s go back to the old custom of making heroes of our doers: engineers, scientists, teachers, and leaders. For some reason, we confuse our actors, a fine profession, with those people, so a doctor who plays one on television is often a better salesman for a dubious product than the family GP is for real [Read More…]

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The Pleasant and Unpleasant Sides of Being Lost

Terrifying to be lost as a child . . . looking up in the mall and realizing my parents are gone. Where to go? What to do? Bliss when Mom and Dad found me! I once was lost and now I am found. The Bible uses that image a good bit and it works for [Read More…]

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