Culturally Required

December 3, 2015

The doors of the church remain wide open, the free offer of the Gospel proclaimed to all, but culture’s continued free-fall required us to clarify our Statement of Faith and amend our Bylaws. Hesitant to name specific sins given we are all sinners who have our own particular proclivities and sins to wrestle; we still […]

No President Adolf Hefner

November 11, 2015

Last time I piggybacked on Muggeridge’s observation that when the masses believe God is dead, the resulting vacuum will be filled by those driving for power or promising pleasure. If God is in the grave, there’s a mad dash for his throne. The 20th century is full of examples of peoples and nations oppressed by […]

Boot to the Face

July 2, 2015

It’s not hard to hurl rocks at culture right now. They have given us lots of targets. The latest being the Supreme Court ruling redefining marriage. Just as elections have consequences (Obama’s two Supreme Court appointees that pushed the court further left), worldviews also have consequences. We are watching a culture in freefall because its […]

Sexual Insanity (Part 2)

March 26, 2015

What is the greatest issue of our age? I argued last time it’s culture’s war against a biblical understanding of human sexuality. The Bible asserts the image of God in male and female (Genesis 1:27). Where the world’s acronym for gender identity is LGBTQQIA and growing, God’s is simply MF. Male and female is God’s […]

Sexual Insanity (Part 1)

March 13, 2015

What is the greatest issue of our age? That question would get a lot of different answers. Many on the right would say radical Islam; many on the left would say global warming. A Republican might say it’s the spiraling national debt; a Democrat might say it’s a paltry minimum wage. A “Twelve” may say […]

Follow the Flower

February 26, 2015

Do you know who Barronelle Stutzman is? You should, she’s playing the role of Rosa Parks in our state and warrants our prayers and deserves our applause. She’s the owner and florist of “Arlene’s Flowers” in the Tri-Cities who sells flowers to everyone and hires gays and straights as employees. But she stood up to […]

Why Would You Go?

May 1, 2014

Of course she shouldn’t come. I mean, she is welcome and all. That’s not the point. It is a prayer breakfast sponsored by an evangelical group. I have been to a handful of them. Good food. Fun to run into people you haven’t seen for a while. It’s kind of a who’s who thing. I’ve […]

Pencil and Eraser

March 13, 2014

Pencil and Eraser worked well together, most of the time that is. They needed each other but sometimes they forgot. Pencil was good at communication—filling up a page was no problem. Pencil could say things that would make people laugh. Pencil could say things that could make people cry. Pencil could instruct, motivate, and encourage. […]

Why Not Bisexuals?

October 11, 2012

Pollsters are telling us that the state of Washington is about to be the first state in the union to vote in same-sex marriage. That sentence needs to be amended somewhat. Our governor and state legislators changed the definition of marriage many months ago; we had to go through the legal process (a referendum) to […]

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