Six Sure Signs You Picked the Wrong Church

I learned about bad churches by talking to students. I had to do so, because I had wonderful pastors.* My dad is a great pastor and he was in charge of my church life all of my growing up. Pastor George Osborne, the other notable man of God from my childhood,  is a man of wit, [Read More…]

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Don’t Kill A Mocking Bird

The one thing that doesn’t abide by majority rule is a person’s conscience.” – To Kill A Mocking Bird   If you go to school in the United States, To Kill A Mockingbird was part of school. My mom’s generation saw Gregory Peck as the heroic lawyer, Atticus Finch, who was more concerned about justice [Read More…]

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“OK, Next:” Be of Good Cheer

LORD, my heart is not haughty, nor mine eyes lofty: neither do I exercise myself in great matters, or in things too high for me. Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child. Let Israel hope in the LORD [Read More…]

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Justice Scalia: A Great Man Has Fallen

 Let us now praise famous men, and our fathers that begat us. The Lord hath wrought great glory by them through his great power from the beginning. Such as did bear rule in their kingdoms, men renowned for their power, giving counsel by their understanding, and declaring prophecies:  Leaders of the people by their counsels, [Read More…]

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OJ was Guilty: Let’s not Repeat the Mistakes that Set Him Free

OJ Simpson and his murders are back in the media. I recently reviewed the worthwhile miniseries for World Magazine and as part of my preparation read The Run of His Life by Jeffery Toobin and How I Helped OJ Get Away with Murder by Mike Gilbert. If read it, you will not acquit. I was [Read More…]

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A Wee Little Man

When I was a little boy, the only thing I knew about this man was that he was small. Later I realized that he was a tax collector and nobody has to tell someone from West Virginia the government is bad and the tax collectors are the worst of the worst. Later when I was [Read More…]

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Caught by Jesus

The greatest manhunt in history ended in failure when the Romans and the Jewish leaders could not find the body of Jesus. The greatest manhunt in my history was when Jesus used best reason and experience to bring me to Himself. I grew up in the Church. I had a great childhood with parents who [Read More…]

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LinLin the Dog: When Love Goes Awry

Walking down the hallway of a hotel, I saw a terrifying sight: a painting of LinLin the Dog. LinLin must have lived no later than 1907 given the date of the building, the virtues that made his owner paint him are forgotten, but ugly is forever. LinLin has become an object of terror. LinLin lives [Read More…]

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Tyranny Demands Mediocrity

Mao recognized that the Chinese Communist Party was making huge blunders because it was closed off from criticism. As a result, he invited criticism. People were hesitant to talk to the government for good reason. Thousands had already died for daring to speak their minds. Finally, the people began, ever so cautiously to speak up. [Read More…]

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Evidence is Extraordinary

Extraordinary claims require extraordinary evidence. This is a true as far as it goes, except extraordinary things happen all the time. It is extraordinary (in one sense of the term) that you are reading something I am writing. What are the odds? The moment one asks for the definition of terms like “extraordinary” and “evidence,” [Read More…]

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