Spiritual Battles

So How Does That Make You Feel?

1 John 4:8
Feelings, nothing more than feelings... so went the lyrics of the one-hit wonder written by Louis Gasté and recorded by Morris Albert in 1974. A huge hit at the time, the song went on to gain a reputation as the ultimate example of cheesy, banal 1970's soft rock. But the opening words of that song heralded a new era that was to develop in popular entertainment...

The Syrian Refugee Crisis – A Christian Dilemma?

Matthew 5:9
Back in the 1980's we lived in a neighborhood of respectable lower middle class homes in north-east Toronto. Semi-detached and row housing, low-rent apartments and the like. Our row house backed onto a public school property with an adjacent park and a walking trail. Serenity in the suburbs. Every morning I would walk to the bus stop at...

The Wrong Prayer

I watched the local news on TV last night. There was a story about the naming of three new vessels in our coastal ferry fleet. The names were allegedly chosen from those suggested by the public in a contest. The coastal waters here primarily consist of the Strait of Georgia, Puget Sound, and the Juan de Fuca Strait. Our ever so politically...

Kentucky County Clerk Kim Davis

Isaiah 5:15-16
Just some off-the-cuff thoughts on this story. Mrs. Davis has a dilemma in that her position as county clerk, under the law, requires her to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples  - a requirement that is understandably at odds with her Christian faith. If she can't come to terms with this requirement, perhaps she needs to resign. There aren't a lot of Christian...

The Anatomy of Hate

Girl Smiling with Bible
One of my categories here is "Spiritual Battles" where I write about issues I believe are directly related to the ongoing warfare between Satan, as represented by the Fallen World, and the Kingdom of God, as represented by His Church, i.e. Christians. The enemy's attacks against us range from the outrageous, unconscionable acts of terrorism and murder...

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