Posts Tagged ‘history’

The Church is Offensive

May 14, 2014 Leave a comment

The Church is offensive and offensive. Read more…

The Middle East: Ancient History Part 3, The Fire

May 7, 2014 Leave a comment

Counter-CutIn the last essay we saw that today’s events are driven in large part by a cosmic spiritual war between God and Satan. If there is indeed such a spiritual war of cosmic proportions raging in our midst, one would expect to see some evidence of that conflict. More precisely, since God’s current offensive is pressed through The Church, evidence of this war should be most evident within The Church itself or through interactions between The Church and the world.

A Consuming Fire

One must understand the nature of something to find evidence about it.
God wages war as a consuming fire:

God is a consuming fire (Deu 4:24, 9:3, Isa 33:10-14, Heb 12:29)

Every war, but especially God’s spiritual war, rages like a forest fire. A forest fire burns furiously until extinguished or all the fuel is spent. Wars burn furiously and uncontrollably until all the fuel is spent. Read more…

Blood Moons

April 17, 2014 2 comments

TIMG_3078 cropped2here has been a lot said and written about blood moons lately.[1] Some claim that the blood moons portend signs of the end times. Others claim that the blood moons are a warning to this nation. Yet others ignore them altogether as insignificant. Which interpretation is correct? Read more…

Rewriting History

April 29, 2013 Leave a comment

Counter-CutLaughter is good for the soul.  Our news would be hilarious if it weren’t so painfully true!

Incidents of social insanity have reached epidemic proportions to the point where it’s impossible to keep up with them.  They are literally consuming and destroying our society.  Some examples of our social insanity follow:

Wisconsin teacher program treats Thanksgiving like hostile, illegitimate, alien invasion.
What more needs to be said?

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All is not as it looks!


Window on the Plains

November 29, 2012 Leave a comment

Driving through the West and Southwest, one notices that every little town seems to have a museum. If the town has a post office, it has a museum. Perhaps it doesn’t even have a post office, but it may have a museum…

I decided to stop by one of these museums, the Window on the Plains Museum, as I was passing through Dumas (pronounced “Doomus”), TX. Frankly, I wasn’t expecting much more than a small room with a few Texas “antiques” – items one would usually find at a garage sale or estate sale.

Was I surprised! The museum really did provide a wonderful window into the history of the plains!

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Scenes from Bunker Hill

November 13, 2012 Leave a comment

The Battle of Bunker Hill, fought on June 17, 1775, galvanized the colonial anti-British movement in Massachusetts and emboldened the revolutionaries.  Although technically the British won the battle because the American defenders ran out of ammunition, British losses were so great as to significantly diminish their fighting capability.  The Americans recognized this and were emboldened to stand up to the British army in subsequent battles.  Col. William Prescott’s command to the colonial defenders, “Don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes!” still rings in our ears to this day. Read more…

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The “Gospel” of Jesus’ Wife

October 9, 2012 Leave a comment


Periodically someone trumpets an archeological find that purports to radically “change” history. One such recent “find” was a fragment called the gospel of Jesus’ wife. If it were true, it would have profound implications for Christianity.  As expected, the “discovery” caused quite a furor, though it turned out to be untrue. Read more…


August 17, 2012 Leave a comment

Politically correct:  Telling leaders and the people what their itchy ears want to hear whether it is true or not.

America is obsessed with political correctness; inconvenient truth is unwelcome and often suppressed.  Our government, social, judicial, and religious leaders have itchy ears that want to hear only what they want to hear.  Our prophets (media, pundits, experts, and consultants) dutifully provide only what those itchy ears want to hear at the expense of the inconvenient truth. Read more…

Naval legacy

July 23, 2012 Leave a comment

This is a short photo essay of a visit to Boston’s historic harbor.  There, next to each other we get to experience some of this country’s greatest symbols.  The USS Constitution represents our historic naval legacy stretching all the way back to the Revolutionary War.  The USS Cassin Young (DD793) represents the historic legacy of “the greatest generation”, the generation that won WWII and freedom for millions and millions of people.  Enjoy the pictures.

USS Constitution

The USS Constitution is the world oldest commissioned warship afloat.  During its long careers the ship won 42 battles and lost none.  It was nicknamed “Old Ironsides.”

USS Cassin Young

USS Cassin Young (DD-793) was launched in 1943.  After serving in World War II, including the Battle of Leyte and the Battle of Okinawa, shecontinued in active service until 1960.


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