Henry Drummond. Source: The Ideal Life (1897) What can we learn from Peter’s turning around? First, it was not Peter who turned. It was the Lord who turned and looked at Peter. When the cock crew, that might have kept Peter from falling further. But he was just in the very act of sin. And when a person is in the thick of his sin his last thought is to throw down his arms and repent. So Peter never thought of turning, but the Lord turned. And when Peter would rather have looked anywhere else than at the Lord, the Lord looked… Read More
James Conca writes in Forbes (2017) that, “The most comprehensive report to date on the health effects of environmental pollution shows that filthy air, contaminated water and other polluted parts of our environment kill more people worldwide each year than almost everything else combined – smoking, hunger, natural disasters, war, murder, AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria. On top of the suffering of human lives (and presumably species’ lives, too), the annual costs are a staggering $4 trillion. This is a Pro-life issue! Read the full article here.
“Thou Shalt Not Steal” (8th Commandment) Swindlers are getting by looting and bilking the government in blatant crime and mostly getting away with it. Insufficient tax enforcement, gaping loopholes, and corrupt looting during Covid measures are bleeding our nation. Ralph Nader sees through the smoke and mirrors to the corruption. Policymakers, regulatory officials, corporations, and the press must become accountable… but they must be pushed by you and me! Read more at the link below. https://scheerpost.com/…/ralph-nader-the-biggest…/…
The United States “military-industrial complex” is the greatest criminal scam perpetrated upon the American public. It sucks down a rathole trillions of dollars, foists its military bases and attendant moral corrosiveness upon many other nations, justifies its bloated budget through endless deadly losing wars and false new enemies, and ultimately seduces people into a cult worship of DEATH. Read More
According to vast millions of Christians, the Bible is the Word of God. Mathematically and linguistically, we could formulate the following: The Bible = The Word of God. And, The Word of God = The Bible. To those millions who hold to an inerrantist view of the Bible, arguments over the validity of a scripture passage can come down to the following: “It says it, I believe it, that settles it.” Along comes independent scholar Rodger Lawson Cragun, who not only challenges the Bible equals the Word of God, but audaciously and provocatively claims this doctrine is a harmful “ultimate”… Read More
We can only understand Jesus’ teaching in the context of his gospel of the kingdom. Jesus taught that the long-expected messianic kingdom was actually breaking into history in a powerful way in his actions and disciples. And Jesus’ teaching explained how Jesus expected his followers to live in that new kingdom. It is clear that Jesus intended his ethical teaching to be for everyone, not only some little group. At the end of his gospel, Matthew reports that Jesus sent his disciples into the whole world not only to baptize those who believe but to teach them “everything I have… Read More
This post is about a cub bear that I found in our chicken coop in August 2020. An illegal radio-tracking collar was on the bear. Trying to get the collar off, the cub had gotten its right leg through the collar and was unable to pull it out. This further tightened the collar such that it was cutting through the bears neck with resultant open wound.
West Virginia has a 365-year season when hunters can train their dogs on live bears (just not kill them except during hunting season. Thus these “sportsmen” (ha) chase bears in spring and summer, often scattering cubs from parents. In this case, the hunter captured a cub and put on a radio-collar to readily locate it whenever he wanted to easily find a bear for his dogs to chase.
This year-round training season needs to be abolished!
Learn to read well, and a world of knowledge and thinking opens up. Reading is such a crucial skill that schools put massive energy into strategies and programs to equip children to read. Yet too often the pedagogy involves boring word drills accompanied by joyless books written around vocabulary words. The Read Aloud nonprofit organization demonstrates studies that a parent or adult caretaker reading even 15 minutes daily to a child massively increases that child’s academic success potential. Reading in the home to children should begin at birth and continue into at least middle school.… Read More
When Mother Teresa died in 1997, a common sentiment among her admirers was, “At least Jean Vanier is still on the planet.” Vanier, a Canadian and Catholic theologian, founded L’Arche in 1964 to provide people with disabilities dignified household communities. Vanier’s idea was not to treat such people as the objects of charity, but rather as friends and even teachers, founding communities in which they lived alongside people without disabilities in a spirit of mutual respect and care. L’Arche communites are now in over 37 countries. Jean Vanier, who died in 2019, has been regarded as a saint. That is,… Read More
“I just cannot believe that Christian leaders and churches aren’t talking about this in every congregation in every corner of the [United States]. Boko Haram killed more Christians than ISIS in the year of the height of ISIS. This is the worst place in the world, at least in the northeast, where these terrorists are.” –Johnnie Moore (Christian Post, Feb. 28, 2020… Read More
A desolate piece of land in rural southeastern Colorado commemorates 230 Cheyenne and Arapaho tribe members who were murdered and mutilated by the U.S. Army. On November 29, 1864, seven hundred members of the Colorado Territory militia embarked on an attack of Cheyenne and Arapaho Indian villages. The militia was led by U.S. Army Col. John Chivington, a Methodist preacher, as well as a freemason. After a night of heavy drinking by the soldiers, Chivington ordered the massacre of the Indians. Over two-thirds of the slaughtered and maimed were women and children. For two days the soldiers roamed the nearby… Read More
In the year 2525 If man is still alive If woman can survive They may find… Zager & Evans top 40 hit in 1969 questioned the future of humankind. How would be the influence of technology upon our species? The duo’s answer is bleak. And that is if even our species will survive to the year 2525. And what will God think?… Read More
Thirty years later I can still remember my first encounter with Robert Tilton. I had stopped by a room at the nursing home I worked at. On the TV screen was Tilton, eyes scrunched shut as he bleated a prayer for prosperity on watchers who had sent in donations. My immediate response was, “This preacher is a fraud bilking money from the poor and hopeless.” … Read More
This rap song by Shai Linne exposes by name some of the predator preachers who fleece Christian flocks. Shai Linne explains here.
The “Prosperity Gospel” is a seductive syncretism of orthodox traditional Christian belief with idolatrous Baal worship. In this, the new Baal priests promise prosperous lives of health, wealth, and security to followers if they sacrifice to them lots of their money.… Read More
It is fitting that my first post on this new edition of Creation Song should honor Jesus. Yes, I am a follower of Jesus. I’m not always faithful or true; nor is He easy to follow. But my heart is to follow Him. I want to want to love Him and be true to Him. Here is some of my personal “why Jesus?” Read More
Creation Song started as a weekly radio program in 1995. After six successful years, I took a break that never resumed. That is, until now in a new format as a blog.… Read More
A timing chain breakdown on an almost deserted highway around 11 pm on a Saturday night in the least populated county in the East. Heading for a Christian conference Sunday morning I very much felt led to attend. It would take a miracle to make it.… Read More
Nothing is worse than the use of the name of Jesus to prey on the vulnerable.” Russell Moore, president of the Ethics and Religious Liberty Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention If there is one good thing about the plethora of sexual abuse revelations in church bodies, it is that some of the wolves preying on the sheep are being caught.… Read More