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Christians and Violence

Having been born and raised in the inner-city of Indianapolis, weaned on violent T.V., serving in the Army with two years in Viet Nam, receiving Christ, and spending the next forty-or-so years in the flag-waving Church of Evangelicalism, it is only reasonable that violence would become acceptable to my way of thinking; but on the […]

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Why All the Beauty?

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Is War Evil? What part of the human language can adequately express the ghastly horror in the eyes of that individual who sees the flash of death, an instant before his body falls bloody and broken, by a fellow human brother, even a Christian, so-called. That evil embraces the whole nature of human existence upon […]

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Melancholy

Melancholydef.: Noun: ‘me-lun,ko-lee, A feeling of thoughtful sadness.Today as sit in my office watching the wind blow past my window, the snow having decided to slow life down, I slipped into a thoughtful sadness. Filing through my past photos that I had put away for such a day as this, I came upon a gem […]

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Gotta Catch-up

The back-end of IndyWatchman has been down for quite sometime but is now back up. I was unable to repair it myself so I had to bring in the big-guns. All is well on the home front now. Your patience is appreciated. In the mean time I have attended a few Anabaptist conferences and gathered […]

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A Secret Garden

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IndyWatchman ~ Something for my friends from my secret garden. I suppose we all have that place where we go to get away and think and pray and mediate on where we’re at and where we’re going. Sometimes we go alone and sometimes we get swept along with the tide and we find ourselves in […]

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Missing Our Lady

It’s been nearly a year since she went away and it’s no easier now than it was on that day. Some would say that “you’re getting carried away” and it is true, Writing poetry about a dog with nothing better to do. But, Lady was sunshine and a Spring shower, like a bouquet of love […]

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Do You Smell Smoke?

An alarm has been sounding for some time now concerning the state of the Church but very few have paid attention. There is a small fire burning in the basement and the faint smell of smoke rises to those who are asleep. Nothing to be alarmed about! It is small and faint! Should I then […]

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The Way of The Genius

Men want to express themselves so they communicate; they use words, writing, sound, painting, drawing, and photography. The creative soul sees a thing in its mind or in its eye and translates visions into symbols with meaning. He pronounces a sound a certain way  and charges the airway with reverberations conveying a feeling of fear, […]

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The Prosaic Character of Stupor

Very many Christians who live in America lack inspiration, they live in the world of the mundane and common. They are earthbound and unimaginative and only see in black-and-white and life as a matter-of-fact. Comfort and mediocrity grip the existence of those whose lives have been reduced to a generality and a purposeless conclusion. They […]