How It’s a Wonderful Life is a sermon unto itself

Last year, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of Frank Capra's It's a Wonderful Life, I finally sat down to do what I had wanted to do for a long time, develop a sermon based on the classic Christmas film. Only, what I had come to find out after watching it again, was that I could …

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Well, Here Goes Nothing: My Musings on the Rapture, Part 2

Earlier this year, I released a post regarding my musings about the Rapture. In it, I talked about how there are generally three differing opinions on the timeline of the Rapture––not the time of the Rapture, but the timeline. That is, where might it fall in light of the Tribulation––before, during or after? Like I …

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Is there really such a thing as Christian Nationalism?

There's been a buzzword running around lately, I'm sure you've heard it, "Christian Nationalism." Now, I've been a Christian my whole life and have paid attention to politics for half of it, specifically from the Christian Conservative angle. So after this phrase had kept popping up over the course of the last few months, I …

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Some May Call Me A Monster: a short story

By Jeff Miller Some may call me a monster. But I am not. No, but...he is. What is he? I don't know. It's as if another living, breathing soul transforms my body and takes over my mind, my will, and my emotions. This is something I've only heard about in folklore. I'm a doctor, an …

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The Confession: a short story

Jeff Miller Editor's Note: Generally, I don't delve into fiction on this blog, but now and then I have an urge to write a short story. This is one. Nothing particularly Christian, just a story. Hope you enjoy. If I still smoked, I’d be puffing hard on a cigarette. I remember a couple of years …

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Ghosts, Aliens and Bigfoot: Could they be real?

I know, I know. This is a strange topic, especially for this particular blog. And I'm probably risking my reputation for even talking about this publicly. But as I've been trying to find something interesting on Youtube lately, I came across some Bigfoot and UFO material (some Christian channels have been pondering UFOs lately since …

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Ignorance and Arrogance: A short response to the infamous CNN article on ‘Imposter Christianity’

I don't remember where I first heard it, but I once heard a quote that went something like this: "ignorance mixed with arrogance is a dangerous thing." That quote best sums up a July 24 op-ed by John Blake of CNN. The piece, called, An 'imposter Christianity' is threatening American democracy, is too long to …

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Dobbs vs. Jackson: what now?

This past Friday, the Supreme Court of the United States ruled its decision regarding the Dobbs vs. Jackson case, which overturned Roe vs. Wade, the nearly 50-year ruling which legalized abortion across the land. Of course, everyone has had some kind of emotional reaction, from elation to anger, with very few shrugging their shoulders in …

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A Challenge for Moms (and dads) on Mother’s Day

Jeff Miller Mother’s Day 2022 5/8/22 Intro: Good morning, and Happy Mother’s Day.  If you have your Bibles, turn with me today to 2 Timothy 3; we’ll read verses 14-17, and with that, we’ll look at our Mother’s Day promise for this week. No, it’s not a specific promise just for mothers, but it’s a …

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Larry Norman: Only Visiting This Planet

Since today would have been Larry Norman’s 75th, let’s take a look at his groundbreaking album that celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.

Flashback Friday Christian Music Review

This Dylan/Stones -esque 1972 social commentary was unique in that it came straight from the ‘Jesus Movement.’ It made jabs at Vietnam and stood up for civil rights, but Larry went one step further, telling the still-somewhat-hippie world that ‘peace and love’ came only from Jesus.

Larry is best known as ‘the grandfather of Christian rock’ (or Contemporary Christian Music) which was still at the grassroots stage at this point. But ‘Planet’ was released on Verve Records and recorded under the George Martin production crew, which can account for its superior production quality compared to other Christian albums of the time.

The album contains the Christian baby-boom  anthems, “I wish we’d all been ready” and “Why should the devil have all the good music,” as well as the Janis Joplin-inspired “Why don’t you look into Jesus.” Though this was Norman’s fourth album, it is considered the first of a trilogy–Planet…

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