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When the World Falls Apart

When your world is falling apart, what is it that is actually changing so drastically? It cannot be anything that can affect your salvation. It may be a change in your role - or what you thought your role was - in the story of salvation. When Peter was called from his boat, when Paul... Continue Reading →

Dependence and Charity

The stated goal of many charities is to encourage independence of families or the individual. The entire operation, if properly aligned, is to help the person and those they support to no longer become dependent on some other entity - in most cases that means they organization specifically does not want the person to remain... Continue Reading →

What are You Afraid of?

As we start another week, what is it that you are afraid of? What is keeping you from doing the miraculous, the amazing, the incredible for the Kingdom of God? Peter could step out of the boat and take a few steps, until he became fearful - even when Our Lord was right there in... Continue Reading →

We Don’t Teach Children Justice

Think about this for a moment: Do we really teach children - with the exception of the mine phase - what justice is? I mean, do we have to teach them about fairness? With my own children, and the children I encounter is schools and other community functions, I hear adults and myself having to say... Continue Reading →

We Don’t Need Another Manifesto

As Christians, we know what we believe. It is expressed concisely in the Apostle's Creed or more completely in the Bible itself. We have a vision. It is that of the Kingdom of Heaven, of Eden and existence beyond the Judgement, where the ideals we desire, justice, truth, and charity are perfectly expressed. We have a... Continue Reading →

Why Chesterton and Revolution?

Someone asked me a question yesterday via the GKChestertonQuote.com site: If "revolution" is so often used as a leftist and communist idea, why would a Christian author like G.K. Chesterton issue a call to revolution like "Pray for Revolution?" To paraphrase Chesterton in Manalive, a revolution is always a  return. A revolution is a radical change,... Continue Reading →

Learning to Hope Like a Bartledan

In Mostly Harmless, the final book in Douglas Adams' Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy series, an alien race known as the Bartledans. They are described as being almost exactly like humans, except that they do not hope, wish, or dream. Wishing a Bartledan a good evening is cause for confusion. They play games and sports,... Continue Reading →

Pigs, America, and Property in Revolution

This past weekend, we marked the anniversary of American independence, with much fanfare and perhaps some somber remembrance.  One of the items that tends to circulate is a list of the sacrifices faced by the signatories of the Declaration. While some of the extreme losses are exaggerated, as Snopes.com points out, some of the more... Continue Reading →

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