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Resisting the Weaponizing of Words

In boot camp, you learn to carry a “weapon”. It’s not a “gun”, a term referencing large-bore or crew-served arms like a “machine gun” or “main gun”. It also carries the connotation of proficiency related to said weapon. In similar … Continue reading

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Poison or Liberty? A Generational Decision

For weeks, a common tone has been present in the rhetoric and actions of many people claiming to protest injustice. A realization of it came today while viewing a full-page ad placed in the Wall Street Journal accusing all Fortune … Continue reading

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Word of the Week – Liberty

Freedom to make choices wasn’t the idea of political revolutionaries…it was God’s. In the beginning, God made Adam special above all creatures by breathing His own life into him. In addition, He went the extra step to give Adam (and … Continue reading

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What Would You Say to the Signers of the Declaration?

Imagine if you could speak to the signers of the Declaration of Independence. What would you say? A few years ago, I visited Philadelphia and pondered that question while standing in Liberty Hall. Somehow, looking at the actual room where … Continue reading

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Made

God created everything with order and purpose. Some things have obvious functionality, some have stunning beauty, and others are not easily understood. But there’s one creation with a special label attached saying, “Made in the image of God.” When Jesus’ … Continue reading

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When America Said No to the Bullies

Every year on this day, I’m captivated by this thought, “The Founding Fathers didn’t know how it would all end, but they sent the Declaration anyway.” Think about that for a moment. Their words equaled treason in the eyes of … Continue reading

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An Old-Fashioned Love of the Red, White and Blue

With an old-fashioned love of the red, white and blue, Soldiers raise their right hand for the job they’re to do. Then loved ones at home say goodbye with a sigh, For they know that the price of the oath … Continue reading

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A Sober Washington Looks Rough

Now that we’re a few weeks in, President Trump is like the host who’s closed the bar at Washington’s decade-long party (and being blamed for the hangovers). The whining and dishonesty is embarrassing to watch; and the people claiming to … Continue reading

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Liberty

Is there really freedom in Christ? Yes. Does Christian liberty allow for different preferences? Yes. Is Christian liberty designed for self-serving indulgence? No. Even though self-oriented things are often called liberty, a New Testament liberated life is about God-honoring activity. … Continue reading

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2-22-16 “Labels”

We can be labeled many things by others; “nice”, “mean”, “attractive”, “talented”, “clumsy”, etc. Some are welcome-some aren’t. In the Bible, there’s a lot of people who knew about labels. One of them encountered Jesus while in a lifestyle so colorful … Continue reading

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More Than Silence at Ground Zero – (Revisited)

With the significance of today and the “wheels coming off” of our nation’s bus, I thought back to this moment. I must confess – I needed the reminder… — Post from 9/11/13 — Today, with a moment of silence our country remembers the terrible events … Continue reading

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Being Grieved Over Sin Doesn’t Make You a Bigot

There’s a collective sadness sweeping over our beloved country. It isn’t hate-filled, small-minded, or nostalgic; it’s grief. It’s a genuine, heart-felt, deep-in-the-soul sigh over legal affirmation of sin. Of course that statement probably offends some, but the desire isn’t to … Continue reading

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What does “Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness” mean anyway?

I’m a Patriot. There are many reasons why (like an appreciation of our founders and a family history of soldiers dating back to the Revolutionary War), but for brevity I’ll narrow it to one…purpose. It’s stated in the thoroughly-deliberated-over, intentional … Continue reading

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“Don’t worry Dear Lady, you’re not forgotten.”

Today, Lady Liberty was insulted by a 5-4 vote to uphold a grievous law. By doing so, politicians have been allowed to trash her house and mock the high cost paid for their freedom to do so. However, this is … Continue reading

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