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Category: Religion

The Deliberate Cruelty of a Not So Good Friday

After Jesus was betrayed by Judas, Jewish leaders took him to Pilate, the Roman governor of Palestine. The Jewish leaders demanded that Pilate crucify Jesus.  Pilate was reluctant to ord...

Lion’s Tooth of Maundy Thursday

For Christians the Passover meal Jesus celebrated with apostles on Thursday before his crucifixion is called the Last Supper. The guest room where it was held is named the Upper Room. Area maps...

Palm Sunday: God as a Gardener

Experiencing God through Plants About 2500 years ago before Israelites entered the promised land, Moses told them that it would be filled with milk and honey. Contrary to common belief, most...

Dr. Carolyn A. Roth: Working with Thorns (When Dealing With People)

Acacia wood was the only wood used to build the Tabernacle.  Gold-covered acacia posts and cross bars stabilized acacia wood panels and held Tent of Meeting curtains in place. In the Tent of...

Review: ‘Share the Light: 40 World Changing Devotions’ by Sam Sorbo

There have been stories of teachers who have become successful performers, however my favorite story is about a performer who not only remains very successful as an actress, but who has become a...

Book Review: “Mrs. Hudson’s Cat” by Dr. Fred Eichelman

It’s the turn of the 20th century in England and evil lurks over the country. Europe is a decade away from The Great War. Plots and intrigues are already in motion. There are drugs being...

Sacrificial Lambs: New York has Blood on its Hands

They stood and applauded. They yelled in glee. They celebrated by lighting the World Trade Center pink. And… Satan threw a party as he danced in victory. The #ReproductiveHealthAct is now law in...

Dr. Carolyn A. Roth: The Earth Groans

Stewardship of creation is good; however, stewardship doesn’t change how 21st century mankind got to the point where environmental stewarded is vital. When the earth was created, it was “Good.”...

Dr. Carolyn A. Roth: Mary and Migrants

“Mom, I’m pregnant.” Mary said to her mother. Astonished, Mary’s mother responded, “Mary, you know that you and Joseph shouldn’t have had sex until the betrothal period was over and you were...

Ann-Marie Murrell: “The Future Is A Phantom”

My (biological) father was a very ambitious man. He was a teacher, a talented singer, a choir director, and later preached in a Methodist church. In his spare time he was also an award-winning...

Book Review: Giving Hope An Address by Julie Wilkerson Klose

Giving Hope An Address is a wonderfully inspirational book for those who want to deepen their belief in the power of prayer or for those who merely want to read a true account of what commitment...

Dr. Fred Eichelman: Book Review ‘Sermons in Song’ and a Call to Support Churches That Are On Task

Life is about choices and today we are led to think that is largely about whether to accept socialism or capitalism as a lifestyle when we see so much on TV about the growing divisions in our...

After-Christmas Scrooge: “God Bless Us, Everyone”

You know, just recently, I saw a man driving a white pick-up truck in my neighborhood and on top of the car was a gigantic unexpected pink pig, all dressed up in a Santa suit with sparkling...

The Christmas Story: A Time of No Fear

Why can't we let go of our fears? If this time of year is a celebration of the birth of peace and freedom for mankind, what limits our ability to walk away from our fears and move forward?

A Modern “Takeaway” from the Christmas Storm of 1776

There’s so much hope and inspiration our Modern-day Patriot can take from the Christmas Storm of 1776.

Secret Christian Code: The Twelve Days of Christmas & the Meaning Behind Politically Correct code of Catholic Faith

Back in 16th century, Catholics were persecuted to the point of death just for practicing their religion.  (Sound familiar?) The traditional carol “The Twelve Days of Christmas”...

The Christmas of 1969: A Story of Fear, Santa, and Dolls With Sunglasses

It was Christmas Eve, 1969. Ann-Marie and her sister, Lisa, were still awake and filled with terror. Would Santa pass them by?

The Gospel According to Star Trek

From the first letter of Paul to the Corinthians, written from Ephesus, c57 A.D. “For though I am free from all men, I have made myself a slave to all, that I might win the more. To the Jews I...