Mushroom cloud from the atomic explosion over Nagasaki rising 18,000 m (59,000 ft) into the air on the morning of August 9, 1945. (from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nuclear_warfare) What is going on in Washington DC? From the get-go, President Joe Biden's foreign policy has been just plain weird. He tried to walk away from Afghanistan without even getting... Continue Reading →
Last Crusader byKarl Friedrich Lessing (1808–1880) Here we begin the first part of a two-part series. The Debate Since we human beings never stop squabbling, I sometimes feel like that old fellow in the picture above. However, I know the wars won't end after I am gone. It just that I sometimes wish that my crusades would... Continue Reading →
from https://www.cia.gov/the-world-factbook/countries/china/map First, let's look at this odd story in the news. On Monday, Danish and Swedish seismologists measured what they say were explosions along the Nord Stream 1 and 2 pipelines, which bring Russian gas to Germany and the rest of Western Europe. Those explosions released and probably will continue to release a substantial... Continue Reading →
We live in world that is losing sight of our Savior. Powerful governments like that of Communist China directly oppose the spread of the Gospel. Our own government runs secularized schools and teaches multiculturalism, which says that all faiths are equally valid and true. By implication, that means that no faith is valid and true. Our mass media is mostly godless. Our great corporations think only of profits.
So, what should we do? We can begin with prayer.
Remember those who are in prison as if you were their fellow prisoners, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering. – Hebrews 13:3
My friend Mandy, the “Blue Collar Theologian,” posted recently about the Church in the West and our need for awareness and courage. She said, among other things, “It is heavy on my heart how often the persecuted church is missing in our prayers.”
Where I live, in middle class America, suffering for the gospel is not an everyday occurrence for most believers. It’s easy to limit our prayers to the health of our children, “traveling mercies” for loved ones on the road, and for Sunday’s service to go well. Of course, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with praying these things. I happen to believe there’s nothing too big or too small to talk to the Lord about. If it’s important to us, it’s…
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