Category Archives: War

Is religion the primary source of violence?

Contrary to the myth that religion is the primary source of war and violence …. Continue reading

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A Savior who brings peace

Peace is a word for the Christmas season. Celebrating the birth of Jesus, “a great company of the heavenly host appeared with the angel, praising God and saying,  ‘Glory to God in the highest heaven,’ and on earth peace to those on … Continue reading

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The gift of peace in four dimensions

Why do we fill the Christmas season with so much stress and busyness? One Christmas tradition I enjoy happens at the close of our Christmas Eve service. As we light candles and quietly sing Silent Night, the peace, at least … Continue reading

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Social idealism or a Savior?

After his horrific experience in the Gulag, the Russian dissident Aleksandr Solzhenitsyn acknowledged that, “The victims hated their victimizers with the hatred by which they were victimized. And as hatred beget more hatred, the whole world became a concentration camp imprisoned and … Continue reading

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Longing for a better day

With the unrest and violence in the middle east and other parts of the world, I was drawn to reflect on the time when Scripture says, “the government will be on his (Jesus Christ) shoulders. And he will be called … Continue reading

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In the News (Links to see)

Pro-choice and pro-life? On abortion, Americans say ‘it’s complicated.’ Last week, Gallup released new data that, at first glance, appeared to show a significant change in Americans’ perspectives on abortion. The number of Americans who identify as “pro-choice” has dropped six … Continue reading

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A Time to Give Thanks and Pray

  Setting aside the partisanship that has polarized the political scene, let us pause as one Nation under God to remember with gratitude and honor those who served their Country!   We express our deepest gratitude to families who lost loved … Continue reading

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Remember their sacrifices

The last Monday of May is set aside to remember those who answered the call of duty and laid down their lives in a service toward their fellow citizens.  Originally known as Decorations Day, mourners honored the Civil War dead by decorating … Continue reading

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Disturbing Divine Behavior?

Provocatively titled, Eric Seibert’s book, “Disturbing Divine Behavior: Troubling Old Testament Images of God” tackles a complicated subject but comes up short repeatedly. Unfortunately, Seibert forces Scripture to submit to his philosophy of pacifism as the controlling hermeneutic for approving the truthfulness … Continue reading

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History of Veterans Day

As we honor our veterans for their sacrifices, a little review is appropriate. Enjoy this and make sure to thank a few veterans today. Dear Lord, Today we honor our veterans, worthy men and women who gave their best when they … Continue reading

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