Category Archives: Church

Review: Institutes of the Christian Religion (1541 Edition)

Institutes of the Christian Religion ($23.14) 920 pages Banner of Truth (1541 edition) https://www.amazon.com/Institutes-Christian-Religion-John-Calvin/dp/1848714637 I really enjoyed reading this book. I found it to be very edifying. I read sections of it each morning as part of my morning devotional reading, after … Continue reading

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“Choose which of the two you wish.”

The Martyrdom of Marinus at Cæsarea At this time, when the peace of the churches had been everywhere restored, Marinus in Cæsarea in Palestine, who was honored for his military deeds, and illustrious by virtue of family and wealth, was … Continue reading

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Review: “The Presence of the Kingdom” by Jacques Ellul

I’ve read quite a few of Jacques Ellul’s books over the years but I just got around to reading his first book, which was written in 1948: The Presence of the Kingdom by Jacques Ellul https://amzn.to/2ls7k8J I had high hopes … Continue reading

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Border and Immigration Woes

The old “catch and release” policy was to arrest, process, and then drop them off at the Greyhound bus station with tickets to cities all over the USA, which created an endless flow of people into the country illegally…   … Continue reading

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Jim Jones’ beliefs about the Bible

When your opinion of the Bible resembles that of Jim Jones you might be going down the wrong path… In 1978 I was 18 years old and serving in the US Army. In early December of that year I boarded … Continue reading

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A history of gun violence in Birmingham, Alabama

“The future generation of black males, they’re either in the cemetery or the prisons.” ~ Rev. Michael Jordon “According to Birmingham Police a whopping 95-98% of homicides last year were black-on-black crimes.” ~ WVTM 13 News Birmingham PD: 4-year-old dies … Continue reading

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Syrians living in Pennsylvania support Bashar al-Assad

In Allentown, pro-Assad Syrians raise flag, call gas attack ‘propaganda’ “The Syrian-American community has deep roots in the Allentown area, with Lehigh County boasting the highest percentage of Syrians of any county, according to U.S. Census figures. But that community … Continue reading

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