Evidence that heretical philosophy might have taken American Christians captive – Colossians 2:8-15, Part 2

How could one man like Adolf Hitler have such sway and influence in German society in the 1930s, to the point where millions of Jews ended up being slaughtered by Germans?  To the point where there was major world war, and nearly the entire German populace supported it, including Christians!  How?  It boggles the mind.Continue reading “Evidence that heretical philosophy might have taken American Christians captive – Colossians 2:8-15, Part 2”

Re-enacting to remember [God’s heart for the holidays, part 2]

A few years ago the Gettysburg Battlefield celebrated the 150th anniversary of the terrible and momentous events of July 1-3, 1863 during our nation’s Civil War.  Because my family lives about an hour away, we visited the battlefield hoping to see re-enactors.  While we were there before any full battle re-enactment took place, at oneContinue reading “Re-enacting to remember [God’s heart for the holidays, part 2]”

Is there hope during these dark days of Christmas 2016?

Just in the news on Monday 12/19/16: The Chinese Navy intercepts a US Navy underwater drone. A Turkish man assassinates a Russian Ambassador. A man drives a truck into a Berlin, Germany, Church Christmas market killing 12, injuring dozens more. The American Electoral College elects Donald Trump president, a candidate whose major proposals included buildingContinue reading “Is there hope during these dark days of Christmas 2016?”

The Power That Fueled Lincoln’s Greatness

Do you ever wish you had more power for living? I’m nearly finished reading Lincoln’s Melancholy: How Depression Challenged a President and Fueled His Greatness by Joshua Wolf Shenk.  Now 150 years since Lincoln’s passing, my suspicion is that most people view him in a mythic sense.  But take a look at this photo ofContinue reading “The Power That Fueled Lincoln’s Greatness”