Give Me Wax for My Board, Even If I Cannot Surf for the Lord

Church songs are many and varied. As a pastor’s kid, I sang them all and made even the sublime ridiculous with my piping little voice. The worst of the songs were the ones with infinite verses, tunes so flexible anyone could design new words, and everyone did,  especially at summer camp. A particular sin against [Read More…]

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Debate Prep and Live Blog of the Presidential Debate

Perspective:  This is not the most important election ever. There will be another election in four years. A Republic that survived Richard Nixon, Warren G. Harding, James Buchanan, and Woodrow Wilson will survive President Clinton or Trump. Still we should hope for the best, even if we often do not get it. The leader of [Read More…]

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Let’s Be Perfect!

Jesus said a hard thing when He said: Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect. I don’t know about you, but I am not perfect. In fact, we pass off our failure by saying to ourselves: “Nobody is perfect.” This is wrong since at least the God-Man, Jesus, is [Read More…]

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The Bears versus the Raiders: Do I have to pick?

When our annual blow-out Super Bowl party comes around, there is pressure to root for a team. This is normally easy: the Panthers had a feel-good story. Cam Newton and Denver had the old guy going out looking for a win. I am an old guy, so I picked Denver (and this made my two brother-in-laws happy [Read More…]

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Screen Time: Too Much is Too Much

Kids are not smoking so much. That is good, but schools and colleges are seeing a problem that may be as serious as smoking.  We see kids who have never been outside for more than ten minutes. We see kids that do not know how to play with toys. We see kids that have never played with [Read More…]

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