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Religion & Politics

Does the religion and/or moral beliefs of political candidates matter? Here in the United States we have what we call the “separation of Church and State.” Though excellent in concept, and mostly true, but when it comes to politics, it simply is not the case. In a wonderful election year, everything from a candidates religious… Continue reading Religion & Politics

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Spoilers – An Advent Reflection

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens” has now been released, and for the past several days all you can see on Facebook is memes and status updates remarking how no one wants and spoilers. Everyone wants to see it for themselves, everyone wants to experience it fresh and new, with only there on preconceptions. I on… Continue reading Spoilers – An Advent Reflection

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“Love the Lord your God…” – An Advent Reflection

Yesterday, my wife who home schools our children, asked me how she was supposed to explain something from my oldest child’s religion book. My daughter is in first grade, and her religion is a heavily watered down version of the Roman Catholic Catechism, and they have just started the Ten Commandments. The have just gotten… Continue reading “Love the Lord your God…” – An Advent Reflection

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Matthew 18:3 – An Advent Reflection

Matthew 18:3 – New Revised Standard Version Catholic Edition (NRSVCE) 3 and said, “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.” A simple, yet mindset shattering verse. What does it mean to become like children? Obviously, theological debates and discussions can come up with many… Continue reading Matthew 18:3 – An Advent Reflection

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“Check Other” – A Perspective on Race

Galatians 3:23-29 23 Now before faith came, we were imprisoned and guarded under the law until faith would be revealed. 24 Therefore the law was our disciplinarian until Christ came, so that we might be justified by faith. 25 But now that faith has come, we are no longer subject to a disciplinarian, 26 for in Christ Jesus you… Continue reading “Check Other” – A Perspective on Race

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A Christian Repsonse to Franklin Graham Concerning Islam

Franklin Graham, son of the lat evangelist Billy Graham, recently wrote on his facebook (Link Here) that Muslims should not be allowed to immigrate to the United States until the threat of radical Islam has been mitigated. Here is my response. I’m a United States Marine, who left active service of this county in 2005.… Continue reading A Christian Repsonse to Franklin Graham Concerning Islam

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A Christian Nation

I find myself in a country large, cultured and full of religious – Christian – thought. Churches are everywhere, pastors and other clergymen are respected, even called upon by the government for advice and prayer. There are Christian symbols all around me, the language used in this countries documents mark a deep influence by Christianity.… Continue reading A Christian Nation