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A Meditation on the Last Roll-Call

Nearing the end of a long threescore and ten, With all its chances, changes, losses, sorrows, and dangers, My parents’ deaths and brother too, the nonconformity of my life through, The many tearing passions of my mind, the war of ’68 and ‘9, As some old spent warrior, down a long, hot, lonely corridor, Reckoned […]

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Into the Light, A Photographer’s Journey

Old and blind but in love with light, he’d reach for the hands of friends to guide him back to bygone landscapes, once the subject of his photographs. Often he’d reimagine how hard it was to interpret it just right, and now felt sad but free of such weights. Then, it was a last fleeting […]

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The Questionable Cross

The cross is conspicuously and inescapably Opposed to everything I think and see, And I’m to trust and be willing; When in His mercy there’s killing? The cross was repugnant and incongruity I could not accept this, this blood-love seizing me. That mystery possessed me, though resisting unbending, God’s goodness toward some, and to others […]

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Exposing Traitors!

Adapted from a pamphlet by Followers of the Way TREASON, n. tree’zn. Treason is the highest crime of a civil nature of which a man can be guilty. Black’s Law Dictionary defines “treason” as ”attempting to overthrow the government of the state to which one owes allegiance, either by making war against the state or […]

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The Standard and Rationale for Non-Resistance

Adapted from a book (Christian Non-Resistance) by Adin Ballou This is a reflection on the doctrine of non-resistance with respect to the underlying standard from which it proceeds, then on to the justification from which it originates, and then to the sub-principle of duty in which we understand the application. The Standard What is the […]

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Someday Soon

Someday soon I’ll walk this peaceful garden, Where showers come a refreshing mist. The animals will tread calmly beside me, God’s hand no longer to resist. His mood will be my temper, quiet without need, A presence close and serious, which the heart can only see. A nature that gives life, to all He aims […]

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Love is Prophetic

Love is Prophetic Love is a prophecy, hidden deep within desire. Men ignore love’s potential, and the lateness of the hour. Love is moving earth below us, and the heaven up still higher, Yet men slumber in their apathy, ignorant of love’s great power. Love has forever in the past, and still now does exist, […]

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Thinking of Christ

I am not a big fan of Christmas. I am sure that Christ does not recognize December 25th as His birthday, and for good reason, it was a date plucked from the air by those who were more politician than Christian. If it really were the birth date of Jesus and we were commanded by […]

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Martyrdom, A Word Christians Fear Today

You don’t have to be Catholic to be a martyr. As I was researching the subject for this article I noticed that overwhelmingly the references were to Catholic priest and saints. Let me be clear from the start, you do not have to be Catholic to be a martyr. On the contrary, the definition of […]

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Risk!

Risk The truly free man lives a life of risk. He leaves his home armed only with truth and with no guarantees. Every day he is presented with newness and starts each sunrise at zero; no script or earthly armor and no dictates of tradition; he is a pilgrim and a stranger and draws others […]