He was admired by leaders of the revolutionary war. Twice wounded for courageous fighting. Regarded as a hero. Celebrated for his courage. Admired for his patriotism. After almost losing a leg fighting for America he expected more.
It is said that he grew disillusioned with the war’s progress. Distrustful of its leaders. Doubtful of its cause. Continue reading
“You’re judging,” is a charge that has been hurled at me through the years. Then it is followed up with “And the Bible says it’s wrong to judge!”
Though not said in those words, this sentiment has been expressed to me in comments on this blog when I condemn an immoral lifestyle.
Is this charge valid? Am I guilt of judging? Well, I guess it’s time to confess. Continue reading
I’ve heard the truism of all my life that “silence implies consent.” This was a maxim with regard to law advocated by Sir Thomas Moore in the 16th century. Philosophically, Plato, the Greek philosopher wrote, “your silence gives consent.”
Apparently, that is no longer so in our topsy-turvy, politically correct culture. Especially as it relates to homosexuals. Continue reading
Amazing. Incredible. Captivating. Those words don’t begin to describe the scene yesterday afternoon when I turned on Fox News and saw the powerful Tornado moving across the Oklahoma plains. I was watching it live as it was filmed from a helicopter. You could see flashes of light from the distance as it evidently took down power-lines. But it was coming across open land. Maybe it would lift up. Dissipate. Move on. And not strike a populated area. Continue reading
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Our son, Kenny, just turned forty. But I can still hear him as a little kid saying, “Daddy! Measure me!” Like most kids he loved to see how much he had grown. We had a post where I measured him and made a mark. It was an objective way to see how much taller he was.
But of course we know that maturity is more than just physical growth. It’s mental maturity. Emotional maturity. Social maturity. Like one sage said, “You are only young once, but you can be immature forever!”
What about Christians? Do we like to be spiritually measured? Our word of the week is “maturity.” Consider Paul’s exhortation as a personal challenge. Continue reading
Billy Sunday was a 19th century baseball player who became a 20th century evangelist. He use to tell of a professing Christian who got a job in a lumber camp that had a reputation of being very ungodly. A friend hearing that the man had been hired, said to him, ‘When those lumberjacks find out you’re a Christian, you’re going to be in for a hard time.’ The man responded, ‘I know, but I need the job!’ Continue reading
The media word of the week is “Scandal.” Everywhere you turn. Internet. Cable news. Talk radio. Print media. Everyone is talking about Scandals. From the White House to the State Department to the IRS. We’re hearing about all these scandals. In his daily commentary, Syndicated Columnist Cal Thomas shared some interesting insights today. Continue reading