Blindly Blessed

In the USA, we have it so good that when the smallest thing goes bad, we catastrophize. We have conquered raging rivers with our elaborate dam systems, and wiped out life threatening childhood diseases. We moved from the horse and buggy as the principle means of transportation to manned missions to the moon and back.…

Duplicity and Pluralism

Leaders lead – in every area of their lives. They set examples, standards, affirming or negating them. John Kennedy remains wildly popular. He was the nation’s first Catholic President, in a nation established, predominately by Protestants fleeing the reach of a European state church. His Catholic roots provoked a deep concern in Protestant churches –…

An Immoral Society

I grew up in the 50’s and 60’s. Then, the nation was still superficially Christian, even though the foundations had already shifted without our awareness. Eisenhower was right, the nation was growing secular at the top, even if the grass-roots were still deeply Christian.  In those days, one kept a ‘public’ record of decency, consistent…

The Spirit of the King

Personal Note: It is not my intent to be political, here. I want to humbly offer the rumblings of my troubled heart. I am deeply concerned about where we are as a nation. Perhaps, this is an element you have not considered. I hope you will hear my heart. As someone has said, “Words are…

A War on Prayer

The death of God is everywhere. He is consistently squeezed from the public forum. Chesterton noted, such a social stage, empty of God, becomes far too small rather quickly, and so other gods are loaded onto the stage – Allah, Buddha, Krishna, yes a hundred other deities, pagan and demonic icons are included. Witchcraft is…

Four Warnings

We will examine two of the warnings this week. Then check back next week to read more. 1. BEWARE: BACKSLIDING ZONE AHEAD Sin unchecked is like a cancer. It grows and develops, and it can claim a soul. Anger can become bitterness and wrath, hate and a murderous spirit, and such people are not saved…

Worldliness

Remember when ‘worldliness’ was a major issue in Pentecostal churches? It is hardly mentioned now! In fact, it is code word for being out-of-date, too old-fashioned, and probably legalistic, certainly not ‘with-it.’ A few generations ago, the avoidance of worldliness equated with a somewhat exotic social-cultural profile. And amazingly, holiness folk were willing to endure…

Obama and his record

On January 20, 2009, Barack Hussein Obama, who had characterized conservatives almost a year earlier, in April 2008, as people who “cling to guns or religion” became President. He is the first sitting President whose views on the Christian faith and whose own faith background, that of being raised as a Muslim, was so dissimilar…