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22 Dec

December 21, 2011 Why We Fight For Nativities Scenes

The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the One and Only, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth.  John 1:14 While we were looking for “God” in the glorious splendor of our inner lights and universal morality, the Son became the most scandalously particular yet historically accessible revelation of God. It is not private therapy or rational argument, but a public announcement. Michael Horton The Freedom...

19 Dec

December 19, 2011 Dietrich Bonhoeffer and Scripture

Dietrich Bonhoeffer was a young theologian when Hitler came to power in Germany. He became a leader in the Confessing Church, the church that was formed in opposition to the tyranny of Hitler and his henchmen. His opposition to the Nazis and his involvement with an attempt to assassinate Hitler cost him his life. On April 9, 1945, three weeks before Germany’s surrender, he was taken from his jail cell and hung on the gallows. His final words to his...

13 Dec

December 13, 2011 An Exegesis of Timothy—Tebow

For God did not give us a spirit of timidity, but a spirit of power, of love and of self-discipline. 2 Tim 1:7 I am not a big fan of professional football, but I am a fan of Tim Tebow. I am not the only one. The whole country seems to be caught up in what is happening around this football player. What is happening through this young man is nothing short of a miracle. I use that word intentionally. I...

28 Nov

November 27, 2011 The Far Christian Right

I am a member of the far Christian right, not because I moved to the right but because my dear country has moved so far to the left. I have not moved. Someone who has not lived in the United States for the last twenty-five years, who has lived in a post-Christian Europe, who resides in a socialistic state, who gets her news about America from CNN, who attends churches that are generally non-biblical, can never understand the depth of...

28 Nov

November 20, 2011: I Have a Friend in Europe

I have a friend who lives in Europe, who is a sharp critic of what he has labeled as the “Christian far right.” I confess, I am a part of that tribe, not because I have moved to the right, but because my country has moved radically to the left. It seems that his main criticism of me and my clan is that we, in his words, think we “have been given some sort of God ordained right, to monopolize...

01 Nov

November 1, 2011: Bombs and Bullets

The men were amazed and asked, “What kind of man is this? Even the winds and the waves obey him!” Matt 8:27 This past week was one of the most trying weeks I have experienced in my life. My son is an officer in the Marines and is stationed at one of the hottest places in Afghanistan; Helmand Province. We knew he would be in danger, but the reality of just how dangerous was brought home in the terrible news that...