STEPPING UP PRAYER

Prayer is one of the greatest privileges and powers for life. It has no parallel with regard to our relationship with God and its spiritual benefits to ourselves and those in our “orbit.” But it is also one of the most difficult and frustrating spiritual disciplines, so much so that many people simply cannot find […]

THE BLASPHEMIZATION OF AMERICA

I’ve been having a conversation with someone on my website. He claims that swear words are meaningless because the words are “arbitrary” and “they have no meaning,” but are just emotional expressions. I disagree, and by the end of a long conversation I was claiming that words have a lot of meaning, which is why […]

USURY

I always pay attention when people in the news (particularly politicians) attempt to use the Bible to suit their agendas. Many of us should actively evaluate whether they are using it properly (my experience: they hardly EVER use it properly). Today’s case in point: Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (AOC) recently said, “Usury – aka high interest – […]

FREEDOM OF SPEECH

FREEDOM OF SPEECH MUST ALSO BE CONSTRAINED BY RESPONSIBILITY “ ‘Congress shall make no law abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press.’ That this Amendment was intended to secure to every citizen an absolute right to speak, or write, or print, whatever he might please without any responsibility, public or private, therefore, is […]

ANOTHER ABUSE OF SEPARATION OF CHURCH AND STATE

The Freedom From Religion Foundation is at it again, completely misunderstanding and abusing the Bill of Rights’ “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion  or prohibiting the free exercise thereof.” They are using intimidation, bullying, and financial resources to shut down any expression of religion in the public square, which was not the intention of the Founding […]

ANGRY AND DIVIDED

We have seen it coming for decades, as the angry division between Americans has grown from student unrest to abortion wars, to a greater division between the have’s and have-nots, the reds and the blues, Black Lives Matter and the police, Islamic terrorists and everyone else, between races and between creeds. We are no longer […]

Tolerance

Tolerance can never be complete. There are always two sides. To tolerate one thing is to not tolerate another. If I tolerate free speech, I may also be tolerating hate speech or bigotry. If I tolerate a religion that kills animals, I may also be tolerating animal abuse. It’s impossible to tolerate all things and […]