May 25th 2012 No comments yet
On Memorial Day, the bugle call Taps will be sounded at sacred resting places across this nation.Â This mournful tune reminds us that our freedom was purchased not by those who of a “super race” or who were pawns of a totalitarian scheme. It was purchased with the blood of those who loved with the greatest human love possible: “”¦He lay down his life for his friends” (John 15:13).
But for those who have trusted in Jesus Christ, Taps takes on an additional …
May 24th 2012 No comments yet
Ever feel like Bull Meecham (AKA “the Great Santini” from the movie of the same name)? In an early scene, the Marine fighter pilot portrayed by Robert Duvall sits at breakfast perusing his newspaper.Â He mutters “Castro”¦”, “de Gaulle”¦” and then stands to his feet and bellows to the heavens, “God! Why did you put so many jerks in the world at the same time?” Those who daily drive the Tollway or navigate Preston and Main wonder the same thing.
Â As one who navigates Preston and Main twice daily, I am compelled to find that answer. If I call it “application,” …
May 16th 2012 No comments yet
We have all heard the comments of the astronaut who is given the privilege of a glimpse of earth from high above. They have a rare perspective of the place Christians call our “temporary home.” The words astronauts use to describe our earth are beset with adjectives of awe. Their perspective provides them the opportunity to see the beauty of the whole as opposed to the ugliness of the parts. The perspective allows an almost blessed myopia that is simultaneously naive and …
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