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The Devil Adores the Christian Soldier

There are no Christian Patriots, a lie that’s everywhere believed, And as far as enduring suffering, God has closed His ears to thee. Your faith and life are based upon, a flag and sophistry, That you display with foolish pride, and think it sets you free. You have walked into harm’s way, and accepted the […]

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The Truth is Waiting

The idea among many unbelievers is that if Christianity is “the truth” then why wasn’t it accepted as soon as it made its appearance and the lives of all men changed instantly? But, isn’t this like saying that a flower should appear in its glory before even the seed has germinated? Christianity is a new […]

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Tension!!

After being associated with the Anabaptist for a little while now the question for me arises: What is the most apparent difference between my experience with the Protestant Church and the Anabaptist Church? Both the Protestants and Anabaptist claim to preach the Gospel of Jesus, but the effect that that message has had in the […]

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The Garden of Eden and the Garden of Evil

Man has been separated from God for well nigh seven thousand years and today little thought is given to the idea that maybe what we witness with our eyes and in our thoughts is not normal. Most men and even Christian men will indulge their propensity toward evil. They will watch the theatrics of evil […]

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Practical Holiness

Is there such a thing as practical holiness? Is there a Biblical holiness that is actually displayed in the lives of Christians? Or, is the holiness mentioned in Scriptures only theoretical? Are Christians only to be concerned with knowing the fundamental principles of holiness and not the application and implementation of these principles? Holiness is […]

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The Christian as a Sign In the World

It is clear that the Christian is in the world and that in the world he must remain like a uniformed soldier that is “on-duty” in a hostile land. When his job is done it will be God’s calling that will bring him home and not his own doing. Similarly, Christians are to return to, […]

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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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Regret

Sadness and disappointment about a wrong decision or something done.   Traveling down life’s road not paying attention and not harassed. Meandering, thinking, contemplating with no clear vision and no map. Then out of nowhere and for no reason existence takes a turn. You thought you were on an easy road, alone and unconcerned. Little […]

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Old Plastic Flowers

Old Plastic FlowersWe get so enmeshed in appearances that practically everything is true.Yet, out of custom or habit, even simple gifts excite great expectation of lasting long and eternal good. The longed-for completeness that only deep dreams foretell exit in heaps of discarded facts, like old plastic flowers. Whereunto must a man attend to find […]

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The Truth of the Flower

The Truth of the Flower Is science the truth of the flower? No, the truth of the flower is the image in the brain of the image-maker. Science? It is only a thing of ways and means–pixels on a sensor–binary code in a computer–in relation to the art in the heart of the creator. Mere […]