Why Socialism Isn’t the Answer

It is now one week until the 2020 election. And although I have tried to keep this blog to religious posts, I couldn't help but be motivated to try and explain how dire this election––and future elections––are to the preservation of a free society. I am unashamedly voting for Donald Trump, not because of his …

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What is True Worship?

Jeff Miller What is True Worship? 08/30/20 So what’s the difference between praise and worship? I mean, we use the two synonymously. We often use the phrase “praise and worship” as a way in which we sing our hymns and choruses or some churches may put that in their bulletin as the time before the …

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CCM Artists compete in bake-off (a satire)

Announcer: Goooood morning! (audience applauds profusely) And welcome to another edition of Celebrity Chefs. Last week, we brought you the best in Christian entertain....I mean.... Christian nonfiction authors. Today, we bring you the best in Christian minist....I mean....Christian entertainment (looks away) is that right? Can I say that? Ahem. (looks back at camera) Contemporary Christian …

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Christian authors compete in bake-off (a satire)

Announcer: (to the camera) Today on Celebrity Chefs––a very a special Christian author episode. The challenge? A simple birthday cake. Yes, a simple birthday cake. (to the authors) You've all made and decorated birthday cakes before, haven't you? The directions are in front of you. All you have to do is follow the directions, make …

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Thoughts on a 2020 Independence Day, Part 2

On July 1, I posted my thoughts about the state of things as we were about to go into this year's Fourth of July weekend. Now, a week after the Fourth, I thought I would take time reflect back on our Independence Day. In a sense, there really isn't much to reflect back on. Afterall, …

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God’s credit card

It's something we've all done at least once––get into credit card trouble. We rack up our limit either on odds or ends, perhaps necessities, and then we wonder how in the world we're going to pay it off. The time comes, and we finally do pay it off––perhaps we're able to pay it off with …

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The Master Craftsman at work in us

It was July 4th, and due to COVID 19, our smalltown historical society museum had been closed for quite a while. But we decided to reopen on the 4th to...well, not such a big crowd. Though, that's unfortunately the norm for the museum. But inside, those of us who were there as volunteer greeters and …

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Thoughts on a 2020 Independence Day

One year ago at this time, no one would have ever expected this Fourth of July to have been so disrupted. Not in my wildest dreams would I, six months ago––heck two months ago when we were still in lockdown––expect our Fourth of July celebrations to be cancelled. And our nation to be in such …

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A Reason to Worship in the Midst of Chaos

This morning I had gotten up and made my wife a little breakfast before she headed out to work. I grabbed a cup of coffee before I needed to get ready for work, myself, and did the usual checking email and social media messages and whatnot. But the unfortunate thing about social media in the …

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What’s Going On?

Back in 1971, Marvin Gaye released a poignant song titled "What's Going On?" related to the turbulent times of the era. Now, 50 years later, things don't seem to be much better. In fact, they may be worse in some ways. What in the world is going on? It seems that the world around us …

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