Category Archives: Christianity

Song: There’s no Calvin like John Calvin

(Sung to the tune of “There’s no Business like Show Business.”) The Elders, the Deacons, the Choir, the Church, are generally known to be a stodgy bunch, and yet, The Elders, the Deacons, the Choir, the Church, all smile and … Continue reading

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On Sexual Behavior

May we assume that every adult has the right to do what they want in the privacy of their own home, with whomever they wish, provided that all involved parties have attained their majority, are agreeable, are acting of their … Continue reading

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So Many Religions – Why Christianity?

My dear friend, Dr. Levitt asks,”So only the Christian Religion is the one and only true religion? Only Christians know who is the one and only God? Jews? Mormons? Hindu’s? Buddhists? Muslims? Atheists? Everyone is all wrong but Christians? Isn’t … Continue reading

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LGBT Rights and the First Amendment

From Muhammad Ibn Abdullah to Joel Osteen the world seems awash with false prophets. This is why it is so important to be able to say whatever we want, to believe whatever we want about God, or not to believe, to publish whatever we want to publish, to associate with those whom we wish, and to shun those with whom we do not. Continue reading

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Freedom of Speech: An Educational Video

Nine years ago and after amost fifty thousand views,  comments keep coming in on this video, more pertinent today than ever. When the Islamic extremists burned down the Danish embassy in 2006 because of a cartoon, I expected the American … Continue reading

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Poem: Reaping

The constant dreams that fill my head, Of horrid things I did or said, Make me to turn upon my bed, To search in vain for sleep instead. I walk about throughout the day, Mouthing the words that I must … Continue reading

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Poem: The Lace Dress

The lace dress lay so softly on the bed. My friend has gone away and left it there. That she should leave it lying there outspread, was no surprise for it had seen much wear. It fit her well and … Continue reading

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Why I am Unfit to be an Elder or a Deacon in a Bible Believing Church And Some Other Thoughts on the Church and the Law

I have been asked to be an elder a couple of times in the twenty plus years I have been sitting with the Presbyterians.  After giving a brief explanation of why I could not accept such an exalted position, I was invariably asked to reconsider my position.  This left me wondering how the person asking me ever got to be an elder. Continue reading

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To Those who call Abortion, Murder

2 Kings 17:17 They sacrificed their sons and daughters in the fire. Some claim that abortion is murder. To restate this, there are some who claim is that there are rooms all over America, where individuals are murdering innocent children … Continue reading

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Sonnet: A Hero’s Death

Lord, let me die a hero’s death I pray. To meet the sudden blast and never flinch. And should my company flee in disarray, to stand my ground and not give up an inch. Lord, let me die a soldier’s … Continue reading

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I Am a Royal Ambassador for the Heavenly Kingdom of The Living God

With scripture proofs 2 Corinthians 5:16 From now on, therefore, we regard no one according to the flesh. Even though we once regarded Christ according to the flesh, we regard him thus no longer. 17 Therefore, if anyone is in … Continue reading

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Poem: Straddling God’s Thigh

Straddling God’s Thigh I can laugh today, straddling God’s thigh. In spite of what my eye may see, I’m safe there, perched upon His knee. I lay back with a sigh. I don’t understand, everything I’ve done. The circumstances that … Continue reading

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Comparisons and Contrasts of the Contemporary Marriage Relationship among American Orthodox Christians, Jews, and Muslims

Originally published on the Florida Student Philosophy Blog Whosoever spends his days without a wife, has no joy nor blessing, or good in his life. Talmud – Yevamot 62B The Orthodox Jewish view of Marriage Any discussion of Orthodox Christians, … Continue reading

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On Simon Blackburn’s “Lust”

Originally published on the Florida Student Philosophy Blog Perhaps those who love Shakespeare love him because of his ability to so skillfully portray the many facets of the human condition.  He does indeed most always “get it right.”  Certainly, his … Continue reading

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Nietzsche’s Conclusion

Originally Published on the Florida Student Philosophy Blog Zu bald alt, zu spät klug I was a child in the sixties, aged six to sixteen, during a time when existentialism was highly celebrated as pop philosophy. Nothing could be more … Continue reading

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Song: Holy Spirit, Pray for Me

Holy Spirit Pray for me Sing a song though I can neither hear nor see Say the words that lift me to eternity Holy Spirit Pray for me Holy Spirit Lead the way Show me everything God has for me … Continue reading

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My Testimony

I would like to begin by quoting from the book of Romans , Chapter 7 and verse twenty one. “So I find this law at work: When I want to do good, evil is right there with me. For in … Continue reading

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A Response to UNF President John Delaney’s Endorsement of the Jacksonville City Council Bill 2012-296

Originally Published in the Jacksonville Times Union A Response to UNF President John Delaney’s Endorsement of the Jacksonville City Council Bill 2012-296 banning discrimination based on sexual orientation. Invocation Did they have an invocation at the Sodom City Council? Did … Continue reading

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Poem: Invocation

Regarding Jacksonville Ordinance Amendment 2012-296*. Did they have an invocation at the Sodom City Council? Did they all elect to bow their heads and pray? When the boys all finished voting and each one put down his pencil, Did they … Continue reading

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Poem: The Lion & The Buck

What really matters is the same for you as that which matters to the lion and the buck, the lioness and the doe. They lift their heads to God the same as you, you know. They hear his call, they … Continue reading

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Church Politics

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer I don’t believe that there is a separation of church and state. If you are a member of church and you vote, you know what I mean. I have been visiting various churches for … Continue reading

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Mixing Religion with Politics

Originally published in the Jacksonville Observer It is impossible to keep religion out of politics. Why, you ask? Because a few folks involved in politics actually know God, and others have strong religious beliefs that supersede and drive their political … Continue reading

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Song: A New Lyric for “America the Beautiful”

O beautiful for stony heights, From whence to see our land. With Constitution, Bill of Rights Kept safely close at hand. America! America! Has all your glory past? Shall tyranny, not liberty, Reign over us at last? O beautiful for … Continue reading

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Gender Wars

“Although the official ideology and the government support liberty and equality, men and women do not share an equal status in the United States.” In order to respond to the statement that “although the official ideology and the government support … Continue reading

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Song: Six Stringed Parable

Let me tell ya’ll a story ‘bout this guitar I got here. It was never glued together, it just suddenly appeared. Now if you believe my story, if you think that it is true, Then the same thing might apply … Continue reading

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Song: Father teach me to pray

Father teach me to pray. My life’s an empty shell, won’t you within me dwell. I pledge myself to you Oh Lord. Please make us one. Father, I’ve gone astray. I’ve sinned against you Lord, I do it every day. … Continue reading

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