Homage to the Song and Its Creator

Homage to the Song and Its Creator

Hearing music touches us in unique ways different from how we respond to other information. Ideas touch our minds. Music touches our souls. The edifying effect of music can be powerful. “Music has charms to sooth a savage breast, to soften rocks, or bend a knotted...
Imperfect People, Imperfect Church

Imperfect People, Imperfect Church

Some in Christendom teach that believers can be perfected in this life – they call it “entire sanctification.” Thankfully, this erroneous doctrine of Christian perfection is not widely accepted.   We find an all too obvious parallel when looking at the history of...
Are You Ashamed of Your ‘Fairy Tales’?

Are You Ashamed of Your ‘Fairy Tales’?

At a business dinner several years ago, my wife and I met a woman who expressed interest in our life among the Amish and Mennonites in southeastern Pennsylvania.  During our conversation, we mentioned that our sons attended Christian school. That changed the tenor of...
Truth In a Sea of Lies

Truth In a Sea of Lies

Truth is fundamental to human existence.  It makes things work, just as lies tear things down.  All civilizations and cultures have held it in the highest regard – considered necessary for keeping order within society.  And though these statements may...
My Prayers for Billy

My Prayers for Billy

I grew up in a New Jersey suburb close to New York City. Larger than a small town, our community was really a small city.  In 1971, our high school graduating class had many hundreds.  As today, there were bullies, but it was not considered a problem back in...
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