Romans 3:4

Let God be true, and every man a liar... Romans 3:4

Friday, June 21, 2013

I have been watching from afar a rather nasty battle over Northland International University of Dunbar, Wisconsin, formerly known as Northland Baptist Bible College. Dr. Les Ollila, their former President and Chacellor, is very upset at critical bloggers who in his view have torn his former school apart. There is certainly a great deal of truth in what he says. This gives me an idea. I will be a RESPONSIBLE blogger who attempts to build people up with uplifting messages in church and positive articles. So I may answer Dr. Ollila's valid complaint about "unaccountable" bloggers who "make me sick" and who should "get a life," I will ask Liz Cutler Gates if she will place a link to my blog on website. That way fellow pastors and educators can see my writings and hold me accountable. Dr. Ollila, I promise to be a good boy and will build people up through my blog. Promise.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Dr. David Plaster was my theology professor at Grace Seminary and is perhaps the greatest man I ever knew. It was in his Theology class that I heard that airplanes hit the Twin Tower in New York City. Dr. Plaster later cautioned his students to not use "theodicies," an attempt to explain God's purpose when He allows an evil event to occur. Sadly, Dr. Plaster died a few years ago of a brain fever after returning from a visit to the Central African Republic. If were he alive today my guess is he would tell us, "Yes, evil triumphed in the 2012 election. Since we don't know the mind of God, it is fruitless to try to assign a reason to it. This, however, gives us a reason to proclaim Christ. Get to work!"

Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Woke up at 2:00AM on the morning of Hurricane Sandy because of the howling wind and went to the computer to read about it. The coverage is much the same as when our family experienced Hurricanes Bonnie, Dennis and Floyd in the late 1990s: "The world is coming to an end!", and then the sun shines brightly the following day. The bad news is Jersey and New York have been dealt a heavy blow. The good news is Perfect Storm Sandy pushes Barack Hussein Obama off the Drudge Report a week before the election. New York trumpeter Mark Gould quipped, "They should have named it A-Rod and it wouldn't have hit anything." But then I went to my favorite political website, The American Thinker ( Someone has written a post mortem of the 2012 campaign and why Romney won ("Mitt's Royal Slam" by J.R. Dunn). Isn't it just a bit early for a post mortem? It ain't over yet! And though I'm confident that Obama's Reign of Error is coming to an inglorious end, we're still talking about Republicans here. I live in rural Indiana, and there is no way that a Republican Senate candidate can lose in this atmosphere, right? Google "Richard Mourdock" and see how he has self-destructed his campaign. I'm voting for him, but he's a doofus. Barack Hussein Obama failed as President because he sold himself as The One We've Been Waiting For. The styrofoam columns, the soaring rhetoric, and healing the planet single-handedly is heady stuff indeed. Those who became AT readers didn't buy it, but many others did. Obama used white guilt to get himself elected. The Republicans dutifully nominated The Next In Line as token opposition, and so the country bought the snake oil. It all worked wonderfully. In reality, though, Obama oversold himself. No man except The Savior possesses the ability to do what he claimed he could do. Just as in a classic Greek tragedy, it was inevitable that his conceit and hubris, and also his laziness, would do him in. The chorus repeated "Don't do that!" over and over, but The Hero pressed on blindly. Read more:

Saturday, October 20, 2012

There are two unrealated trends in the election that perfectly describe the angst surrounding Barack Hussein Obama. The first trend is the AIM Surplus website . AIM Surplus is a small warehouse in an industrial park in Middletown, Ohio that primarily sells surplus guns and ammo. I bought a 1942 Russian Mosin-Nagant battle rifle and two "spam" cans of surplus ammo from them. We joke that the reason I'm so well-armed is the coming "Twinkie Zombie Apocalypse" ("They will never get me! They will never get my Twinkies!"). Now if you go to the AIM site, you will find the following weapons are sold out: Chinese Type 53 carbine Russian Mosin-Nagant 91/30 "Hexhead" rifle Russian Mosin-Nagant 91/30 rifle (wartime manufacture) Russian Model 1944 carbine Yugoslav M57 Pistol, "Tokarev" The Mosin is the least expensive military surplus military rifle currently for sale. A functional military battle rifle that is capable of "reaching out and touching someone" at 700 yards (if you can shoot that well) costs about $90, and 440 rounds of surplus Soviet bloc ammo is about $70. The old Soviet surplus arms are flying off the shelves. AIM Surplus cannot keep them in stock. The second Obama indicator is the binder "scandal." As governor Mitt Romney wanted to include women in the governance of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts. His administration organized the resumes into binders, undoubtedly purchased from Staples, for easy reference. Feminist groups are now pitching a fit about "binders." They call the use of binders "demeaning and sexist." Unlike tampajeff and my wife I am not a huge Star Trek fan. But William Shatner, the actor who played Captain Kirk, famously told a group of trekkies, "Get a life!" The feminists should listen to Shatner. Greta Van Susteren, the Fox News talking head, asked, "How stupid do they think we (women) are?" Four dead in Benghazi, Libya. I remember well "four dead in Ohio," the 1970 Kent State massacre. There were riots and burnings all over the country because of the "murders." But when Republicans dare point out that there is at the very least a massive intelligence failure concerning Benghazi, the Admnistration accuses the Republicans of "politicizing the tragedy." And then Obama goes onto the television show of record, the final word of Jon Stewart, and calls the four deaths "not optimal." The mother of Ambassador Stevens replied, "My son is not very optimal. He is very dead." This is the hype surrounding the Obama campaign.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Just a little warning, guys. I'm starting to write comments and snide remarks on Boiled Sports, a Purdue fan website that is linked to Google Blogs. It may generate some interest on this page. That would be nice, wouldn't it?

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I'm disappointed in you, Coach Lovie.

You are one of the good guys. If I had a son who played football I’d want him to play for you. If you were single I’d want my sister to marry you. I am sure you have many good reasons to support a candidate. It is disappointing that you are basing your support for a candidate on the color of his skin.

Look at a calendar. The year is 2012.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

The Theology of Winoism

“I used to be all messed up on drugs till I found the Lord. Now I’m all messed up on the Lord.” Cheech & Chong, Big Bambu album (1972)

“It was for freedom that Christ set us free. Therefore keep standing firm and do not be subject again to a yoke of slavery.” Galations 5:1
It looks like LSD is making a comeback as a cure for alcoholism. Oh, but it gets better:
Why would hallucinogens be suited for these kinds of treatments? Johnson said people taking the drugs in the studies he's helped with report that it is "one of the most meaningful experiences — or the most meaningful — in their life."

Some says the "trip" changes the direction of their lives and can trigger a redefinition of how they see themselves. That could be as profound as, "I'm now a nondrinker, or whatever the addiction may be," he said.

Some of us reading this have had “the most meaningful experience” in our lives, an experience that would “trigger a redefinition” of how we see ourselves. And we did it without dropping acid. How bad off is this world that the idea of repenting before God is so terrible that scientists recommend using drugs to simulate the salvation experience?