Iron Sharpening Iron (Operation Mincemeat)

Well, I liked Operation Mincemeat—despite the lukewarm reviews it received. Of course, I tend to watch movies a few minutes at a time (and often over a few days) while I write or do other work on my laptop, so what is slow-moving to most people often isn’t noticed as much by me. Another complaint,Continue reading “Iron Sharpening Iron (Operation Mincemeat)”

Life Wins!

That’s what happened today when the Supreme Court overturned Roe V. Wade (and Casey) and ended almost 50 years of federal support of abortion. The essence of the majority ruling penned by Justice Alito is that there is not and has never been a constitutional basis (right) for abortion. There has been no issue thatContinue reading “Life Wins!”

The Disciple And Freed Speech (2)

In light of this, we’re instructed to be discerning—to think before we speak. “The heart of the righteous man weighs its answers, but the mouth of the wicked gushes evil” (15:28). Sometimes this means we will choose silence over speech. “When words are many, sin is not absent, but he who holds his tongues isContinue reading “The Disciple And Freed Speech (2)”

The Disciple And Freed Speech (1)

I remember a man, he was a WW II veteran, who liked to say that free speech wasn’t free—it came at the cost of the lives of the people who fought to preserve it. It was a healthy reminder of the difference between an entitlement and a legacy. What we have in freedom of speechContinue reading “The Disciple And Freed Speech (1)”

Overcoming Bad Choices And Their Consequences

1. All choices have consequences. I throw a rock into a pond and the water ripples. The ripples are the result of me choosing to throw the rock. 2. You cannot have choices without consequences—life doesn’t work that way. If I choose to throw a rock into the pond (unless it is winter and theContinue reading “Overcoming Bad Choices And Their Consequences”

Learning The Hard Way

FINA, the organization that oversees watersports competition, recently came up with a third category for sanctioned contests. In addition to the classifications of men and women, there will now be an open division where those who with gender dysphoria* will compete. The creation of this category is in direct response to the obvious competitive disadvantagesContinue reading “Learning The Hard Way”

Calling All Dads

Dads, Let me go ahead and wish you a Happy Fathers’ Day! You don’t need me to tell you that being a father today is as challenging as it has ever been. Our children receive so many compromised and destructive messages from our culture. In that light, I wanted to encourage and challenge you toContinue reading “Calling All Dads”

We’re Going To Need A Bigger Boat!

We’re all familiar with the movie director, Steven Spielberg. He’s made a boatload of movies—from franchise pictures like Indiana Jones and Jurassic Park, to the cute movie about the extra-terrestrial, to the powerful, dramatic portrayals in Schindler’s List and Saving Private Ryan. But before he made any of those, he made a movie about threeContinue reading “We’re Going To Need A Bigger Boat!”

Proverbs And Corporal Punishment

Five times in the book of Proverbs the writer encourages his readers to employ the rod in disciplining children (13:24, 22:15, 23:13, 23:14, 29:15). Though some contend that “rod” is used in a figurative rather than a literal sense, there’s no real evidence for that. Since a word is to be understood literally unless weContinue reading “Proverbs And Corporal Punishment”

No Disciples Without Discipline!

Discipline is spoken of in Proverbs from multiple perspectives. 1. Quite often, parents are being addressed and instructed to discipline their children: Discipline your children, for in that there is hope . . . (19:18). 2. There are also quite a few passages where everyone in general is addressed and encouraged to accept discipline inContinue reading “No Disciples Without Discipline!”